squirrel!!! should I just feed them??
So I am a novice gardener and I love birds-feeding the birds attacted squirrels and now I can't get rid of them-tried cayenne pepper dried over plants and the spray and its not really helping. I used feeders that are cakes so there is no more seed on the ground, but when there is less seed they go for the plants. This is so frustrating. If I stop feeding the birds do you think the squirrels will eventually go away? Or do I just feed them. I don't care if they eat bird food I just want them off my plants and veggies. I am also worried that if I do feed them I will have 10 or 20 instead of just the usual 2 or 3 culptrits that hang around. No I won't shoot or kill them. It's not in my nature to do that. I love watching the birds but if it means I can get rid of the squirrels I might just do that. Any suggestions will be appreciated.