Scare Away Squirrels
with Natural Squirrel Repellents
cute little fluffy creature, squirrels can cause problems for
some homeowners. Squirrels eat
and ruin bird feeders, and they will eat nuts and fruit from
trees. They can eat from home
made gardens and ruin vegetable and fruit
plants. Not only can squirrels
keep gardens in disarray, but they can also enter our homes and
invade attics. There is an
answer to these pesky creatures.
Squirrel repellents can be used to deter and rid our
private areas from pests.
Mechanical Squirrel Traps
Custom made traps
are a good, humane squirrel
repellent. They are a non-toxic
way of encasing and ridding squirrels from attics or outside
areas such as gardens or trees.
The live traps used as squirrel repellants can be hung
from trees or placed in areas where squirrels
inhabit. Place peanut butter or
bread inside the trap to lure the squirrel into the
trap. Once the squirrel enters
the trap, it will close encasing the squirrel without harming
it. The animal can then be
transported to a different area away from your
Organic methods of
squirrel repellent are the use of hot red peppers, chili
peppers, or cayenne spice.
Other spices such as black pepper or lemon juice can be
spread in areas to deter squirrels.
Placing these spicy ingredients on bird feeders or places
where squirrels frequent will keep them
away. The hot spices when
ingested by squirrels will keep them from
If squirrels are
bothering your flowers or vegetables, consider another organic
method of squirrel repellent.
Using urine from natural predators of squirrels will give
warning for them to stay away.
Using urine from a fox, bobcat, or coyote will keep
squirrels from eating your
vegetation. The urine is
condensed into small pellets that can be spread around the
garden or trees to rid the area of unwanted
Other ways of
keeping squirrels away is wired fencing around your
gardens. Covering your gardens
with proper wire fencing will keep squirrels away as well as
other pesky animals. Wire
meshing is also a safe and humane way to keep animals away
without any kind of traps or organic
One thing to
consider when deciding on squirrel repellents is to never use
any kinds of poisons. Exposing
poison to natural wildlife habitats is illegal in some
regions. Other animals such as
hawks or predators can feed on the poison as well, and it can
be a dangerous way to kill natural wildlife while trying to rid
your area of squirrels. In
addition, your pets or children can be exposed to open poison
which can be lethal to them as well.
can be an effective way to rid squirrels from your garden,
home, or tree areas. Make sure
to keep any methods of elimination safe to the wildlife and
environment surrounding the location.
Most solutions for squirrel repellents are safe for
children and pets especially designed
traps. The important thing to
remember when trying to get rid of squirrels is to remain
patient. With patience, your
efforts will finally win over these pesky