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Squirrels are digging up the flower beds!!!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by MrC, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. MrC

    MrC LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Messages: 189

    Other than shooting and trapping them how do you deter them? I've read spices work but have to be reapplied after it rains. I've got a sprinkler system that gets the flower beds so this may not be the best option. Any suggestions?
  2. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,316

    Try loud objects (like pie pans) and hang them on certain places in the garden. Then again, this is kind of an eyesore if the garden is in a very visible location. I have really had very little sucess with any method. My advice: Invest in a pellet rifle :laugh:
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Try The Scarecrow scatmat.com.
  4. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    They are probably going after maple drupes or some other seed. These occurrences are usually brief. If you can't stand it try Miller's Hot-sauce. Squirrels hate the stuff.
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    We feed our squirrels. Two reasons: 1) they are very fun to watch, 2) they were here first. I live in a wooded area just north of the metro, with lots of natural wildlife (hawks, eagles, racoons, deer, turkeys, oppossums, many varieties of songbirds, etc, etc.). 500 feet from my home = a new 125 acre "development" where they bulldozed/clearcut all remaining natural beauty (trees & hills). 125 acres destroyed now + half-acre lots go for $60,000 each. Now these homeowners are complaining about wildlife???
  6. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 680

    welcome to america!
  7. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954


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