What to do about pesky squirrels in the garden

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  1. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    There are a couple of them in my backyard that have gotten used to me being around to the point that I can get within about 4' of them. Might be catching them for supper someday.
     
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    If I had my way I'd :smt071 'em along with the magpies!!!! :scheming: They both rob nests and take either the eggs or the young. :(
     
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    A catapult? I could never imagine having them in my garden, they are very shy and nervous around here and hide.
     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    My dogs keep running them out of our yard :smt023 My dogs will chase anything in our yard including the kids, cats and thrown tennisballs!! :rofl:
     



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    :D :D :D @ chasing the kids
     
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    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    Yeah My dogs take care of most anything that comes close to the yard now(kids included). What the dogs dont get, the cats do!
     
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    could toni borrow your dog? norty squirrels, bad squirrels.
     
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    gardenplansireland Seedling

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    You could try the following trick to prevent the squirrels entering the more sacred ares of your garden.
    Next time you visit the barbers or hairdressers, ask to take the freshly shorn hair home with you.
    Tie bunches of this hair with thread and place bunches where required.
    I realise this sounds like voodoo or an outtake from "The Blair Witch Project", but stick with me.
    It seems that the squirrels pick up the scent of hair/fur of another "animal" and are discouraged from entering their domain.
    This method works with various degrees of success depending on wind, rain and dumbness of vermin.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    That's a great tip GPI! :smt023 Toni, you must try that.
     

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