Squirrel Problem

fluffybonbon(9)June 5, 2014

Is any gardener has squirrel problem ?
They dig the soil , eat all the green apricot , pull the young plant in the pot ect... they are so terrible .
Please give me some tips to prevent that happen .
Any advise would appreciated .

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lazy_gardens

You have to use barriers to keep them away from pots. Make a cage of wire mesh, called "chickenwire", and put the pots in it.

Small garden areas can have a cage over them you remove to work.

I don't know how to keep them out of trees.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2014 at 10:41AM
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herman_neutics

I cured my problem with old fashioned lead poisoning. It took several years to pare the population down to a workable head count.

Over winter squirrels girdled countless Japanese maple trees to get a bit of sugar. Not anymore.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2014 at 8:02PM
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yardenman(z7 MD)

The best way to get rid of squirrels is to use a hav-a-hart trap baited with peanut butter and then just drop the trap into a large tub of water. They don't hold their breath long. I use the hav-a hart trap so I can release curious cats (like my own).

But the water dip is fast, final, and as humane as I can manage in suburbia.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2014 at 9:24AM
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