Anyone have Trouble with Squirrels
For the past three years that I've had fig trees, the squirrels have left my figs alone and concentrated on eating ALL of my apples and strawberries. But, I'm becoming concerned that they might learn that figs are also good to eat.
Does anyone have experience with figs and squirrels? Do they like them and eat them? I'd appreciate suggestions on how to deal with them.
It seems like a losing battle. I don't have cats or dogs, so don't even suggest that. I've read about hanging pie tins etc., but I've also read that squirrels become accustomed to these.
I'm also considering fox urine and also hot pepper spray for the fruits. I've never seen an animal scratch it's eyes out because they got pepper in them, but I have seen a lot of people warn of this happening. I'm not sure if it's real or imagined. Frankly, I'm on the verge of not really caring about poor little squirrel's nose and eyes, but I might be convinced otherwise.