Squirrels are easily one of the cutest pests we deal with here at Animal Remover. Unfortunately, this can be one of the reasons they become a pest in the first place. Many homeowners enjoy watching and feeding squirrels that come to visit their property, but this can lead to some serious ongoing problems if you aren’t careful.
Squirrels love to munch on fresh fruit and vegetables, and there’s nothing fresher than what’s growing in your garden. Check out these handy tips on how to keep squirrels from making a home in your garden, and learn how to reduce the need to call for squirrel removal.
Humane Repellants for Squirrel Removal
At Animal Remover, we believe in the humane handling of all animals, which means that we don’t suggest the use of toxins or poisons to trap or repel animals. Fortunately, there are many natural methods used by homeowners to keep squirrels out of the garden.
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Capsaicin, the compound found in spicy chili peppers, is enough to make an adult human’s eyes water. We’re sure you can imagine how unappealing it would be to a small furry creature. Many gardeners have also reported success with vinegar sprays.
Letting your dog stand guard outside from time to time can also help. Smelling the animal’s urine on your property will deter the squirrel as well.
Take Away the Source of Attraction
Okay, so you can’t remove the vegetables from your garden to decrease the need for squirrel removal, but you can make your yard a little less appealing. Make sure that garbage and compost are sealed up tight to reduce the smell of food around your home. You may also want to consider removing bird feeders from your property, particularly from the side of your home where your garden resides. Nuts and seeds are major attractants to squirrels.
Put Up a Barrier
You want your plants to get plenty of sunlight, so you can’t just build a wooden crate around your garden, but you can add mesh fencing to the exterior. This will keep the need for squirrel removal at a minimum, and it will also allow your plants to continue flourishing.
Using exclusion tactics will be a big help if you have decided to leave bird feeders up around your home. It means that birds and squirrels can come eat at the feeders, but your garden will remain untouched. If you need help with squirrel removal, consider investing in Animal Remover.
Please contact Animal Remover today for squirrel removal and other wildlife control concerns. You can also continue browsing our main website for more information on our humane methods of animal management.