How do I keep squirrels from eating my flowers?


I used cayenne pepper by spritzing with water first then sprinkling with cayenne pepper, that seemed to work for awhile but eventually they will eat at the bottom of the stems. Arghhhhhh! Please help.


Kerri Walter

  5 answers
  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Sep 16, 2018

    Kerri, I know what pests squirrels can be! Here are several links that have several solutions to the problem. Pick through them and find one that works for you. Good Luck!

  • Kerri Kerri on Sep 16, 2018

    Thank you so much Rose, I will check it out.

    very best wishes,


  • Glen Glen on Sep 16, 2018

    I have found moth balls are excellent at repelling critters of many types, even armadillos. Sprinkle them here and there around your plants, and at the edge of the flower plot or pot.

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    • Glen Glen on Sep 18, 2018

      I have used mothballs for years with no adverse affects on our dogs or cat. They don't like that odor, just as other critters do not. Of course, we don't live in a neighborhood, so there is no worry about random pets. Feeding squirrels will encourage more to join in the feast, adding to any other squirrel issues.

  • Linda Linda on Sep 16, 2018

    Add bloodmeal to the top of your potting mix.

  • Kerri Kerri on Sep 16, 2018

    We tried bloodmeal before and believe it or not that did not work here, we don’t know why.

    thank you though for your kind response.