4774Re: Squirrel troubles...
- Aug 4, 2005Greetings to all.
I know this is a little late in responding, but I have an easy and
safe way to keep the squirrels away. Go to your garden center and
buy a small package called "Squirrel Away". It is a very strong
pepper that is ground up to powder form. It is used to mix with
bird seed to keep them out of bird feeders. But, if you spray your
plants with water, then dust your plants with the Squirrel Away, I
think you will find this works fine. It will last as long as the
pepper doesn't wash off the plants. I used it in my yard in a
corner where kids were hanging out, and it lasted for better than a
month, even with several bouts of rain. The pepper will make you
sneeze if you inhale it. It has kept the kids away and the
squirrels out of my bird feeder. I don't use the amounts that is
recommended on the package. I use less and it has worked wonders
for me. I have filled the birdfeed only twice using this and the
squirrels stay away. I only have to use the stuff in the feeder
when I fill up after 4-6 times. The squirrels will come back and
check from time to time.
Hope this helps.....
--- In SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com, Lyn Tonnessen
> Hi all. You were all so efficient in your suggestions aboutsnails, I
> thought I'd pose my problem to the group.live. My
> I live in an apartment, so I must make do with a container garden.
> Luckily, though, I have a patio where my container garden may
> problem? Gray squirrels with absolutely no fear. I live in a highlydill
> suburban area (Columbia, MD), and the squirrels are savaging my
> and chives, digging them up.
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