Although they are cute and playful, and sometimes it’s actually relaxing watching them play, we must not forget that they are rodents and that the insistence and curiosity that characterizes this species drives them in distroying many objects, whether they are eatable or not. They can even gnaw plastic or metal to reach the food source.
So, squirrels are pests and you shouldn’t let these rodents build their nest near your home because they can bring you aesthetic, economical and sometimes health problems.
Use the following tips to get rid of squirrels from your garden and yard:
Get rid of any food sources on your property, so squirrels can’t be tempted to step into your yard. Nuts, walnuts, berries, acorns and bird seeds are among squirrels favorite foods.
Keep your garden and yard clean.
Protect your garden with a wire fence, high enough so squirrels can’t jump it, and deep enough into the ground so they can’t dig under it, making their entrance tunnel.
Use natural-based solutions to keep squirrels away, because such products don’t harm the squirrels. Sprinkle black pepper or cayenne pepper around your garden and they will keep away from your property. Also, cat and dog urine is a natural solution to keep squirrels away.
If you’ve caught a squirrel and you want to get rid of it, you have to take it at least 6 miles away from your property, because it will always find a way to come back.
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