Asked on Oct 15, 2015

Pumpkin eating squirrels

SJ Hall
by SJ Hall
How do you keep the squirrels from eating your pumpkin arrangement?
  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 15, 2015
    Try scattering around blood meal or hot peppers flakes.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 16, 2015
    I just found out another tip, rub some vics on the arrangement.

  • Bonnie Woolever Bonnie Woolever on Oct 16, 2015
    Spray with a light coat of varnish.

  • Cindie Cindie on Oct 16, 2015
    I sprinkle cinnamon on my flower bulbs and the squirrels don't bother them anymore. I imagine it could work the same way. Also, I make hot sauce water and spray on flowers and bulbs. They hate that too.

    • SJ Hall SJ Hall on Oct 16, 2015
      @Cindie Thanks so much. I think I will add some cinnamon around my mums. Squirrels are chewing on the pot.

  • SJ Hall SJ Hall on Oct 16, 2015
    Okay, so I painted my design on the pumpkin. Varnished and sprinkled with cinnamon while it was still damp. I will let you know if the porch squirrel attacks it or not. Happy Fall.

  • Sue Sanders Sue Sanders on Oct 17, 2015
    I buy cheap can of pepper and from time to time sprinkle in the flower pots on my porch to keept the cats and sqirrels from digging in them. I also sprinkle around other plants in the flower beds to keep dogs from doing their damage. Dosen't take a lot just a light sprinkling.