How do I prevent squirrels from destroying my outdoor chair cushions?

by Rwa20752356
Last year, squirrels completely destroyed six chair cushions that were in my backyard. They shredded the fabric and removed some of the white polyester stuffing. I spent a lot of money to replace these cushions and I was wondering if there was something I could spray on the cushions to deter the squirrels.
  4 answers
  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 03, 2017
    Ugh, they are the worst! There are a number of things that you can do -

    - plant lavender in pots around the area; they dislike the scent.
    - make a spray with pepper sauce and water; spray around and on the furniture consistently when you're not out there. It dries quickly but helps repel them anyway.
    - squirrels love to jump from trees to furniture, so trim back the trees in the area

  • DORLIS DORLIS on Jun 04, 2017
    Walmart has a vinyl box for deck storage of things. It is large enough to take the cushions so you can put them away when not in use. That is about the only thing I can come up with as I have problems with them also. There is a smell that is attracting them.

  • Gma Kirk Gma Kirk on Jun 04, 2017
    you can spray the cushions with bitter apple, which is available at pet stores.

  • ABR12234501 ABR12234501 on Jun 06, 2017
    When cushions are not in use, cover them in plastic. Plus covered, protects cushions from the weather elements.