I am having some BIG squirrel problems with those guys digging in my plant
containers. I also think they are multiplying like rabbits, so there are
lots of them. I have tried using Cayenne pepper, but it seems they just
love the stuff, since the container soil gets churned up all over. Maybe I
am not using the right brand? What next? mini land mines - just kidding :-)
DA>From: "Daniel" <dcxdan AT yahoo DOT com>
DA> I am having some BIG squirrel problems with those guys digging in my plantDA>containers. I also think they are multiplying like rabbits, so there are lotDA>of them. I have tried using Cayenne pepper, but it seems they just love thDA>stuff, since the container soil gets churned up all over. Maybe I am not usDA>the right brand? What next? mini land mines - just kidding :-) Thanks,
Google for some coyote urin. Placed at the four courners (and
maybe the the mid-points if your area is lard enough 8-( will
remind them of their natural enemy and send them off to forage
in your neighbors.
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Maybe I'll try that coyote urine thing too! I have similar problems
with squirrels eating the tops off my new plants. Also later in the
season, they like to eat (or take bites out of) my tomatoes, squash,
and even the hot peppers. I've tried a variety of "nice" and
"not-so-nice" approaches, but nothing has worked so far.
I put chicken wire down to keep the cats (including my own) from
digging up my newly planted rows, but the squirrels don't seem to mind
crawling over the wire to chomp on my veggies.
It's looking like, since I'd get arrested for firing a shotgun in the
neighborhood, my alternatives are boiling down to live traps and free
rides down the road for the little %$#@!s.
I have a friend who uses those motion activated water sprayers the pond
people use. She claims it keeps the squirrels, possums and coons out of
their small veggie garden.
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