If your garden is attacked by squirrels, then you will see half-eaten and half-rotten fruits in your garden which can be quite depressing for you after working for the result for weeks or months!
Complains come from all over the world about squirrels and this article is actually dealing with this issue by providing some effective methods to keep squirrels away from your garden without literally harming them. After all, they are quite harmless in terms of an animal.
Though lots of people implement some inhumane kind of methods to get rid of this friendly animal, this article will only discuss about the harmless and friendly ways only. These people think that fencing them out is a very effective way t leave them out of the garden.
Till this far it is ok but they even go and install electric wires to tackle the persistent diggers and this can be very fatal to the animals. Several protests have been aroused by the animal welfare organizations to discourage such kind of act to take place and this is getting a positive response from all over the world.
Yes readers, the most effective way to handle them is to behave nicely with them. They are animals and they can feel the love too. If you want, you can entice them to another part of the garden by keeping a better option for them. Most of the time, they do not have the intention to ruin your garden. They just turn out to be hungry/thirsty, so if you keep stuffs like sunflower seeds for them, this can do the trick.
Predators can be used:
Squirrels tend to fear animals like cats and dogs. If you go to the market, you can look for a small kind of dog known as Rat Terrier which are bred solely for the purpose of hunting small animals like squirrels. But if you think that keeping a predator is going to be another nuisance for you, you can keep barn owl houses to scare them away.
Pestering them back:
Since they annoy you a lot, you can take a small revenge by installing sensitive motion lights, sprinkler systems, high-frequency sound emitters or several scent-repellants like animal urine or garlic which will annoy them a lot. By being a bit conscious, you can attack them with your knowledge. Check the internet for more information on what type of smells affect the squirrels specifically.
Using hot pepper:
Another good method to get rid of squirrels is using hot pepper. Buy a container of the pepper from your nearby store and sprinkle it on the plants. You can sprinkle them on the soil too. The squirrels cannot stand the smell and they literally start sneezing. One problem with the method is if there is a heavy rain or heavy wind, you have to re-apply to get the benefit.
Little mothballs can be helpful to get rid of lots of annoying animals like skunk and squirrels. They cannot stand the odor and leave the place instantly. Dig a small trench on the edge of the garden and keep a line of the balls inside and then cover it with soil. You will see the result in a very short time.
Using cat litter:
Several gardeners have said that keeping cat litter can actually drive the squirrels away. Keep them near the plants so that the squirrels cannot go near them and damage them.
The methods mentioned in this article can be implemented without much hassle and if you apply them, you will have a garden which will be squirrel-free in no time! In order to see the maximum result you may have to apply more than one method mentioned above as the squirrels can be very persistent though it is not their fault. It is in their nature!
Although I have said that the methods here are natural, I would like to inform you that over-execution of some these methods can be lethal to their health. For example, using too many mothballs can actually make them sick and if it is contagious, it can affect their whole community. The garden will be solely yours and you won’t need to share it with your unwelcome visitors.
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