Help with squirrels in the garden

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Patricia from Illinois wants to know...

Last summer the squirrels ruined most of my garden, does anyone have any
ideas on how I can prevent this?

Thank you.


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by MMAIER   
lost of good suggestions....
even worse than running my garden, they are noisy and have tried to get into my attic!
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by KATHUTCH1   
tried the hot pepper did not seem to deter them , my dog is excellent at chasing them
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by BECCA578   
sorry
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by GRGELIZ   
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by SHUGIE8645   
My son used to nail fresh corn cobs to the trees, and that kept the squirrels happy enough to leave everything alone. Also, a peanut butter sandwich now and then is very much appreciated. It's easier to friend them than to get rid of them. Give them what they want, and it will keep them busy. We've raised a couple that fell out of nests. Precious little critters.
by KLMG   
no idea; would check with the local garden center
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by MIKEANDMINDY   
Mothballs sprinkled around the garden keeps pests out, you will have to keep doing it after every rain. You can hang drilled water bottles on sticks and fill them half way with moth balls to get you through the season. I know it works on deer (and fox at chicken coupes). I'm not sure about the cute little squirrels. I do know they like my chicken scratch (which is cracked dried corn) and you could always try to buy a bag of that to feed them and keep them off your food. I hope some of this helps. Good Luck!!
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by AGARNER   
If you were in a dry area, put out some water for the critters. They will get produce for the water content.
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by GESWHOSBAC   
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by ROBERTDUGGER   
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by LORAC3265   
They are ruining mine too.
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by AE127   
Scare crow sprinkler. Its $20 at Walmart. I've had one for over 5 years and it works great
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by BENOGENO   
cat?
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dk
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by ONLYCOKE   
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by SPICELIVES   
Cayenne pepper works for me.
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by GESWHOSBAC   
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by ANGUSCD   
thank you
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by GOMERPYLEGRIFFITH   
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by ARTBUECKER   
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by TLCROCKETT   
Cute squirrel--too bad they cause such havoc. We live in the country and have a dog so we don't have problems!
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by ESHOPPER99   
A good dog with a bad disposition toward squirrels may do the trick! good luck
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by LUVTNIS2   
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by BOTTLENOSE   
Thank you all for the helpful ideas
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by TONY1787   
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by TIJE   
great ideas
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by SUSANLEE1981   
WHAT IS IN THE SQUIRREL'S MOUTH
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by MSWEIR   
A green tomato. Same happens at my home.
by 156ABC   
Crab apple maybe?
by ABUDOG   
thanks
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by J.LEDET   
I had the same problem a couple of years ago. We were in a drought and they were looking for water. We now have water for them, away from the garden. It seems to help. They will come steal a tomato now and then but not like before.
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by LAET   
interesting
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by GIRLANGEL   
ok
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by PATTY1218   
good tops thanks
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by BOOTSBRADY   
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by VICKERSW   
They ruin my garden, too.
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by POSEYN   
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by KSUEPER   
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by EDHEJL   
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by CJP   
tomatoes????
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by NEWME36   
Plant merigolds.
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by WENDY500   
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by STUMBELINE   
Good ideas. Thanks for sharing them.
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by SLANES   
thank you
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by DANCEHOCKEY   
Good ideas, thanks
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by LHUTCH64   
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by SHANWIN   
Thanks.
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by ERICWHIN   
I bought a roll of plastic fence and use that for the bottom 3 feet. Above that I've got bird netting. Keeps everything out. Just need to be sure that there are no gaps between the fence and the ground. Fill with rocks if necessary. Both products were at Home Depot. For the "gate" I doubled up the fence so that it was 6 foot high in just the entrance part for easier access.
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by MSWEIR   
We tried plastic fencing and netting. Squirrels chewed right through to get to our raised-bed strawberries. :(
by BLONDEE1209   
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by BAIKU   
what is that in it's mouth?
by SHELBYACAT   
not sure
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by MSWEIR   
Green tomato.
by HBBULL   
netting
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by RONDAF   
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by SEAYA712   
Use the mesh netting...keeps bunnies out of my veggie bed too
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by MICHELLEG1   
Mesh seems to work for me.
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by DRESNICK   
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by MANDYJ28   
Good tips from others
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by YJB1970   
Thank You
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by DTAYLOR98   
The squirrels never seem to bother my garden.
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by DEBBIECG   
thanks, way too many here !!!
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by SPIKE2   
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by MSLILY64   
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by SHELLEYSBUTTONS   
they take tomatoes for the juice nside . providing fresh water ,, in a dish or bird bath would help . also if yo provide squirrels with nuts .. no shells or salt. they wil have something to eat ... feed them elsewhere and it wil be easier to co-exist ..
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by LPWALSH   
Interesting! TY.
by TIGERP   
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by MYPRIVATE   
thanks
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by TINAMYERS   
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by ABBY20   
Thanks for sharing
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by ANDREALOU   
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by CORNPIGS   
ok
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by BOBBISNY   
thanks
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by CHESTERBOY   
Thanks
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by FLYNDRGN   
Thanks
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by ILLINI02   
Thank you!
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by BOOBEAT1984   
Cayenne pepper
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by SWEETIEWHEATIESCOTIE   
Cayenne pepper helps in some cases.. but not all. You have to be careful that the family pets can't get to it.
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by HOMELL   
no idea
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by PRINCESSA   
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by SPONIN   
good luck
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by SNSMANE   
Screen wire around the tree right below the feeder sometimes helps.
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by TIGGERGER2000   
agree
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by NORRIS   
i thought i had posted already but can't find it,anyway
i have tried yard spinners hanging from the trees,
cayenne pepper,garlic cloves,merigold flowers,mothballs,
animal urine i got at the hardware store and another
powder i got at the hardware store,the only thing
that helped for a short while was the yard spinners,i
am going to try 032251 idea,those little buggers eat
all of my tomatoes and eggplants and dig holes all
over my garden and yard,i hope this will keep them
out of my garden,thanks for the tips
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by MUUMMY   
I have used dried blood and it works occasionally. The drought has really had all animals taking many vegetables this year.!
by NORRIS   
i meant to say,the squirrel in the pic looks like them in my garden fleeing with my tomatoes :( :(
by DIANA1006   
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by ANGELS2RS   
gl n/a
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by BWHITED   
we have more rabbits in town than squirrels for some reason.
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by SASSYK   
yep
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by YOMOMDAD   
Human urine seems to keep deer away, maybe it would work with squirrels.
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by EGGSHELL28   
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by DQEEZA   
when you get a hair cut ask for the clippings and spread the hair around the garden. gives off human scent.
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by GRANDMONSTER   
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by OPIEDY   
yum
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by PUMPKINSMILE2008   
buy the cheapest nuts in shells and spread them near your trees away from garden do this every night. Even sunflower seeds would work. great for birds too
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by COGIT8   
We set up a platform feeder on our deck, by the sliding door. Our cats LOVE to watch the birds and squirrels, it's easy to toss more birdseed out when it gets low, and our garden stays safe!
by STACARO   
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by BRIE2   
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by STRAW-B   
If you plant marigold flowers, some animals and bugs won't bother anything because they don't like the smell. Also deer don't like daffodils maybe squirrels won't either...
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by SPAGADOR   
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by SPIKE2   
No, we don't have squirrels, but if you could tell me how to keep snakes away, I'd be happy.
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by JUANTORRES   
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by CHALLENG7   
I plant extra lol
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by LAURE2   
Good luck
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by Y1DER   
We keep all animals out of our yard with human urine...with two little boys and a husband, well....:)
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by ONGMINGH   
hope no neighbor caught sight of that :)
by SANDY413   
no idea
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by K0259855   
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by LINDAANGEL   
I don't have any help. Sorry
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by WENDY500   
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by DRAGONFAIRY2   
sorry I have no idea
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by RITA4   
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by 9637   
Sorry Sara - not a real problem of mine.
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by BOZERENG   
Gee, I wish that I could help but from the comments listed below it looks like you've got some good ideas to try out! GOOD LUCK!
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by BROWNEANN   
Lots of great ideas here. I have a squirrel proof bird feeder which real does work and saves the seeds for the birds. I have watched the squirrel try to get food out of this feeder, but they give up and go elsewhere. They don't bother my flower garden. The birds are more of a threat to my Monarch caterpillars then the squirrels are to my plants.
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by JUNE61987   
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by DONNASWA   
have no idea but at the farm they eat the walnuts that fall from the trees
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by BANMID   
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by NORMAN5   
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by LURKER#1   
But they are fun to watch!
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by BLA1228   
they certainly can be pesky little buggers!!
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by BARBWIRE4471   
We actually gave up fighting with them. We have several feeders inside our fenced in yard--where the dogs are. And one feeder outside the fence--for them.
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by QUILTINGJ   
Sorry, we use to have a dog and that kept them away, now that we don't, I think we have squirrels into the roof over the porch.
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by LOUISE   
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by SUESICAL   
i love my squirrels
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by SUGARMOOKIE   
hope ou get some ideas that will work for you
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by LRDORN   
Anxious to read the comments. This is a good question.
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by BARB9457   
we have a dog that chases them
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by CHESTERBOY   
Sounds Good
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by CKCOX   
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by FAMJR   
Once I started to put out water & food (old dried out bread, cookies, donuts etc.)for the critters, they left our garden alone. Been feeding them for over 20 years now. They look for food & have no idea they should not bother the garden, so by feeding them,we all win, they get food & water & we have our plants.
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by COGIT8   
I think this can be key. We've had a bird/squirrel feeder the whole time we've had a garden, and other than newly planted strawberry starts (which they dug up), we've had no trouble with squirrels in the garden.
by EMGONZALES   
wow
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by RJKELSO1480   
sorry
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by A HYGIENIST   
great ideas
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by REBAB   
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by STRONI   
wow
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by REDCATWOMAN   
some great ideas!
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by SALVADORARIAS   
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by MOMMYPIE55   
Thanks for all of the great ideas!
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by MRSNHBSA   
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by LINDABRAND   
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by MARGIE02   
Good tips
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by REIGN10   
Lots of ideas...thanx
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by REVVER   
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by BOB455   
ty 4 the tips
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by BLACKCAT13   
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by SHELBYACAT   
wow I always enjoyed squirels but my neighbor has his own solution.......he shoots and cooks to eat. i was wondering why not as many squirels as norma till my husband told me?????
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by GINNYMKITTY   
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by BIESTEK   
good tips here but not sure they'll work ... those buggers are pesky and have no pedators around here so the population just grows and grows.
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by 92651   
My mother feeds the little rats unsalted peanuts in the shell and they leave the plants alone. I have two cats that kill the rodents around my house and garden.
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by CHIREX99   
none in Hawaii
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by LIBS1DLAB   
You have a couple options. You can get predator urine such as coyote or bobcat which you can purchase online or at places like Pet Smart. Pour it around the area you want to keep them out of. This may be what others are calling "liquid fence". The other thing is to plant bulbs and other items and cover them with chicken wire. You cover the chicken wire with more soil and no one knows it's there but you. This keeps the critters from getting to the roots and digging plants up. The only other thing to do is trap and relocate but if the squirrels in you area are anything like the ones in mine, it would be a loosing battle. Hope this is helpful.
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by B.J. IN ILLINOIS   
Human urine works also
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by BEACHREADER   
Thanks - I need these tips.
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by CHERLNN   
I've never heard about liquid fence. Have to check it out.
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by HINTON4PLUS1   
put feeders out and enjoy watching them
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by COOPZ   
don't have a problem with them
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by RONNAN   
I use "Liquid Fence" on my gardens and when applied once a month, nothing is bothered by deer, squirrels or rabbits.
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by MAMACHELE51   
I don't know
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by CORNPIGS   
ok
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by NUTTIER1   
thanks
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by TAMMY_534   
Thanks for all of these ideas!
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by JOY11   
I have that problem also. I like the tip about the hot peppers. I have heard you can sprinkle cayenne and it will keep them away.
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by MASTOOKS   
Well, I have squirrel feeders on the ground and in the trees and on a stump. They hold corn, peanuts in the shell, or sunflower seed. It's great fun for my cats(indoor cats) and I to watch them eat they're food. They don't touch any of my flowers.
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by DANCEHOCKEY   
good ideas
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by SHASHA192000   
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by AMBERANNIE   
thanks for the ideas
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by KATLYN00   
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by OLYMPIAR   
I have no idea but have to battle with them also. I wish I had a solution.
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by FLOMARY   
good ideas
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by PRUI   
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by KATHY1211   
traps
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by FATLIL   
good luck
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by KJLOOM   
Have you tried human hair around your garden? If you call a beauty shop most will save the hair for you. But you do have to replace it after a good wind storm otherwise they think someone si nearby. It works great with rabbits and moles. Good Luck!
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by LSCHRADE   
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by MEL98942   
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by NEWME36   
Try planting the flower merigolds. They are suppose to ward off rabbits. Maybe they may have the same affect.
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by ZOONOSIS   
I have never had any luck with Marigolds warding off anything. =o( I have them planted all over the yard too.
by 161821121225   
thanks :)
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by LEE DELORES   
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by BIGKCRAWFORD   
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by GRAM1048   
good luck
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by CPOGIE   
Sorry no help here...
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by DFULCHER99   
We have lots of squirrels and my dog loves to chase them, hasn't caught one yet but waiting for the day. He gets pretty close sometimes but I like watching them also even though they did eat my tulips this year.
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by MUGHIBEAR   
I feed mine peanuts. It keeps them out of the neighbors' tomatoes because they're not hungry.
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by AMY1   
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by PEACHIE2   
If you don't/can't have a dog, the dog hair idea is probably your best bet. Our dog keeps the squirrels away
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by CTENTAS   
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by DIVI TREE   
I tried all the different peppers and that didn't keep them from digging up my tulip bulbs either!
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by WCSTONE   
Pepper mixture didn't work for me either
by BROOKLYNBABY65   
try a mixture of various types of peppers, cayenne, red, black, and sprinkle in or around trees. Also keep them trimmed so they have less places to nest
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by MYAMY0502   
good luck
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by MYAPAIN   
all that i know of to use is a netting of some sort
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by 061503   
Buy a gun.
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by RLONG1150   
agree too
by KAYSTAR   
agree
by TIGGERGER2000   
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by SASSYSUEFL   
me too as I live in FL & we have lots of squirrels all over & could also use some tips too..TY
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by HAH13   
great info ty
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by AECF   
No solution that I know of
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by DEBSCOUSIN   
I've heard people say hanging pie tins will distract some animals. The aluminum's shiny glare from the sun hitting it scares them. Perhaps it will scare a squirrel too.
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by KYCAMP   
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by RUTHIE37   
guess it comes down to sharing with the pests..only thing that helps is to feed them!
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by BROUJP   
Thank-You.
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by CLAUDIA229   
I'm curious too. Would something like marigolds or moth balls around the perimiter work? Otherwise, probably a fence.
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by LISAJOS   
Both of these worked for me
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by TOMANDJULIE   
call your local county extension and they will have ideas
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by JUSTBECKY0512   
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by CHRISTMAS2   
sorry no ideas to get rid of squirrels but the hints from others should work. good luck
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by EEEK   
our cats always want to 'play' with the squirrels.
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by SANDY314   
maybe moth balls around the edge of your garden..rabbits got my beans last year...
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by 8182122   
be careful with moth balls, water will break them down and then you have poison in your soil and leaching into your veggies.
by NDAKOTA BLUE   
I agree on the moth ball idea. I don't think they'll like the smell.
by MOTOBABE   
sorry
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by NWCWC   
lots of funny answers
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by TLCROCKETT   
I agree with that!! Of course I have no answer of my own.
by CLARKDL   
no idea. sorry
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by RAVHPB   
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by ALICERJ   
put out peanuts for them and they won't be hungry enough to eat your garden.
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by ANDREAKOLEILAT   
My neighbor to the left gives them peanuts. My neighbor to the right gives them dried corn. They hide it all and invade my fruit trees. grrr!
by BAIKU   
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by KATHY1007   
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by JOERACER   
If you "Google" how to keep squirrels out of your garden you will find tons of "Expert" tips and videos!
Helped me!
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by TERRIOBRIEN   
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by RJLBUD   
no
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by 190663   
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by LORACWICKET   
Not a clue.
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by MYPRIVATE   
thanks
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by N7NICKYS7N   
my dog helps with this one
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by OFTHEMOUNTAIN   
WIsh I had a dog!
by NLLIB   
same here
by BABAWAWA   
The dog hair sounds like a good idea!
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by LEWISTON   
Let us know what works. ty
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by MASTFAN   
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by CPOINDEXTER   
thanks
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by HEATHER (OHIO)   
marigolds?
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by JELLYBEAN2   
ty for all the hints.
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by MARRISA0733   
interesting to read all these comments -- best luck!
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by ELIZABETHASQUINI   
agreed!
by JERRYHIGG   
Shotgun, hand grinades, lasers, machine guns, mustard gas...etc. lol
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by YOSHIE95   
lol
by ABUDOG   
some good ideas
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by LUANDECK   
wish I knew... :/
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by CHRISOC   
thanks
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by CHELLEMS   
sorry, dont have that problem
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by SHELLEYBERBACH   
goodluck
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by SEATSEAMER   
load them now, cause the squirrels are attacking everything, those pesky pesks.
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by JMH5679   
god bless the nra (lol)
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by 2962BANDER   
Nothing beats a 22 riffle!!
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by SUE1933   
thanks
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by GMBUSDRIVER46   
try an owl figure in a tree
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by COMPMAMA   
Besides having a fox come live in my yard, the only thing I have found that makes squirrels and rabbits stay out of the garden is a solar animal repeller. I got mine from Starcrest of California for $18. It sets off a signal when it senses body heat, you can't hear it but animals can. Works day and night and is weatherproof. You can also use batteries in it if sunlight is limited.
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by FRRONALD   
Wish I knew.
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by BRIM   
dont know
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by LAVNDRLADY   
the dog hair idea is a good one
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by CATIES   
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by EGGOFHEN   
We have tried everything you can think of;But they allways find a way to what they want.
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by SKYMAN103   
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by MOLLYKAY   
thanks for the great tips
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by ONFIRE4HIM316   
lots of good ideas
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by DFAN   
don't know because our squirrels get into everything, they've started on my pear blossoms now
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by JACKIE60130   
Get dog hair from either your own pet(s) or a groomer...toss it around the garden. A natural deterent and FREE. Good luck!
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by FREDDYJOE   
will try this thank you
by GIRLE04   
I've heard this one, too.
by MB2003   
Thanks!
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by WALLYFAN1   
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by JKOMJIAN   
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by TEALSKIES   
sorry
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by TOPSEABUG   
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by PJ STERLING   
More squirrels each year eating more and more of my garden, and I haven't a clue how to get rid of them.
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by TERRI14   
no squirrel problem here
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by AGGIEDOO   
I've heard that mixing cayenne pepper with an oil and applying the paste around the edge of the garden will help.
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by JESUS IS LOVE   

THIS is the BEST and works IMMEDIATELY!!

The squirrels' natural enemy is the fox. Hunters use fox urine to disguise their scent. Buy bottled fox urine at a store that sells hunting paraphanalia. Wear some rubber gloves and soak some cotton balls with fox pee. Place the soaked cotton balls in your attic and wherever the squirrels hang out. They will get eerily quiet so as not to alert the "fox" to their whereabouts and get out of there as fast as they can! Wait a few days to be sure they're really gone and seal up any possible entry points.



Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_get_rid_of_squirrels_in_the_soffit#ixzz1rw2hZgYk
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by NANCYYC   
thanks
by JSCHNACK   
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by SAHOBSON   
I wish I had a suggestion
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by MOGAE   
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by PACUNURSE   
hmmmmmmmmmmm - I don't know
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by BARINSKY   
We don't have a vegetable garden or fruit trees that squirrels would enjoy. So, we sit in our sunroom and enjoy watching them play. But I understand how it can be upsetting for people who do try to have gardens and fruit trees only to have them destroyed by squirrels. I wish you well in your search for a solution that works.
by HBBULL   
i enjoy my squirrels
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by SWEETIEWHEATIESCOTIE   
So many good ideas. Thanks for sharing.
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by 080559   
BB gun
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by WAUNELL   
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by KRIZZEL   
I have no clue, they eat my almonds every year :-(
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by GLKA   
sorry
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by MSLILY64   
no, we still have pests digging in our grass :(
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by SLLUBS   
TY
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by REFUNDER50   
thanks
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by BJE123   
thank you
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by SHVESTER3   
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by GABBYMH   
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by JANMIC   
cayenne pepper also good for keeping rabbits out
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by JUNAMOON   
mint and cayeene pepper both work well
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by CLEANONE   
good luck
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by DYIMOVOSHKA   
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by YJB1970   
Home Depot has some great organic products that really work.
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by FUN4CLC   
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by ZOLYSHKA   
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by KSWALSH   
great tips.
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by MANNYBA   
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by ICANWATCH   
never had squirrel garden problems-they seem to leave it alone. rabbits are anothe story.hope you get a working idea
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by JACKI2954   
I don't have squirrels either but the rabbits are a BIG problem ugh....
by NOMOMOMO   
good luck !
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by MISSYD2   
sorry
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by WEDGEL   
a few years ago someone told me use moth balls for ground squirrels, they were taking over!!! We have 7 acres of lawn, live way out in the country. Hubby got me boxes of moth balls and out I went searching for holes, I used over three boxes and was very happy with myself thinking the problem was solved!!! NOT, got up the next morning and my yard looked like it had snowed, they throw all the moth balls out of the holes overnight. So on to next plan, live traps, caught them with traps and animal cracker cookies, they love those cookies. Took them way out in the country (has to be move then 5 miles) and let them loose in a wooded area with water and protection. They can do serious damage to your home, and your yard...
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by VAMC2   
lol
by LISALJOST   
Not laughing at you, but with you. I did the same thing with moth balls and the next day...my yard was littered with them. They just kept throwing them out of my garden and continued digging and eating anything they wanted.
by MARYFERN   
LOL!
by DMG260   
good luck
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by VACTOR2   
no clue
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by ARKE3   
Thanks.
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by CHILPEP   
Will be interested to read what people come up with.
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by MONIKATUL   
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by PSEUDO1616   
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by PMKIRKWOOD @MAC.COM   
Plastic pinwheels seem to be a deterrent. Also, tying plastic bags on stakes throughout the garden space. In other words, anything that "moves", seems to be a deterrent.
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by PUTER_TATER   
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by PRELUDER93   
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by MYMEEMER   
I don't know for sure, but I bet the moth balls would help.
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by DRFATZ   
Thanks
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by NWMOM   
nope
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by CUALUM   
hang some old CDs around - the motion scares them
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by FIREDUST37   
Thank you.
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by BOBBISNY   
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by SHELTIESHA   
No Clue
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by PLG24   
I was told to try moth balls.
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by ZIGGY7   
Thanks!
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by SJEASLER   
I need a solution to squirrels too.
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by CUBAN1988   
Wish I could help
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by PRINCESSPOWELL   
try lemon grass, it helps keep something away I can't remember what. Good Luck
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by CUALUM   
lemongrass is the cousin of citronella - which keeps mosquitoes away. Lemongrass isn't as good for that, though.
by STELLATJ   
great tips
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by CHICO1DOG   
sorry cant help
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by SHOP2CHIC   
I heard if you plant mint around your garden mice, mole,squirrel,gophers and even rats.. hate the aroma
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by ALS6437   
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by PURPLE1010   
thanks for the suggestions! :)
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by TAMMYANGEL   
thanks
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by GHAYNIE   
they are a pain
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by 4908   
ty
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by FPAJVAB   
good tips
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by GAILFREE   
thx
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by MOOK15IE   
hope you get some good ides
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by GODIS1   
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by PAULETTE294   
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by MOM294   
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by CB6658   
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by RZUROVEC   
Sorry
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by SHEEN3007   
sorry
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by OAFMAN69   
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by BLIZZARINO   
we have never had this problem where we live in Florida - up in NY, different story. They ate all our corn!
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by DANCINGTIGGER5   
I've tried moth balls and it's been helpful.
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by WINONA2   
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by PEPSIGRANDMA   
Sorry, I can't help. My squirrels leave the garden alone.
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by CATERNIA   
sorry
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by FRANNY-LU   
Moth balls!
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by PUPPYDUPPY   
I must hav efinicky squirrels! I feed them a few peanuts in the morning and they leave the garden alone!
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by WCSTONE   
I would like to know also. I have problems with squirrels on my 2nd floor apartment balcony. Tore apart a styrofoam cooler among other things.
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by SEAYA712   
Love watching the squirrels, except in my garden...maybe I'll try squirrel feeders so they stay out of my garden..and some cayenne pepper :)
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by JBREPAIR   
moth balls
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by CARROTTHEAD   
might sound crazy but we got a lot of those plastic spinners from the dollar stores and hang them from tree branches and the flower peg spinners we stuck them in the ground. so far has kept the birds and squirrels at bay
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by ASWP   
great idea, thanks
by SAVANNAHA   
bb gun lol
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by ELVISSYKES   
I invite the cousin that eats squirrels over... He gets a freezer full and my garden is saved.
by CHRISUSA46   
try moth balls (if you can stand the smell of a winter closet when you're outside!) anybody know if squirrels have any benefit in nature?
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by AJBANAS   
can't help
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by KSUEPER   
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by CITYDINER   
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by WEENIEWIFE   
our garden is fenced in with the wire fence buried about 6 inches into the ground. Can also re-inforce it with chicken wire. It seems to help us. Now with chipmonks that's a different story.
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by CHABIAS   
I did this with my garden too. We definitely needed the chicken wire to keep critters out.
by NAPOLEONBAKER   
I have more trouble with chipmunks than with squirrels or rabbits.
by TJMCW   
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by NENNIE1   
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by COWCHIPPER   
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by GREYHOUNDMOMX3   
I've heard that moth balls will repel squirrels.
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by HEMEN2   
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by GIRLS2   
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by GRAYSON   
will be curious to see if anyone has a good solution
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by ADDMUP   
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by MEMAW1   
good luck
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by CHITCHATCHANDLER   
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by SKY40   
Wish I knew also
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by SJFISHER   
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by DIMSUM12   
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by AMAEBI   
Wish I knew.
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by 032251   
I checked on-line & found this homemade repellent recipe:
1 ounce Murphy's Oil Soap
1 ounce hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Hope it helps.
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by NORRIS   
i have a question,do i mix this with water and put it in a spray bottle or just sprinkle it around my veggie garden,tia
by CAROLAB   
We've put cayenne pepper in our bird feeder before to keep the squirrels out. They don't like the pepper but it doesn't bother the birds nor harm them.
by SMAJPP   
Even if you keep of the garden, you won't be rid of them. Good luck.
by WWONG07   
I'm curious as well
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by JILLW45   
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by DADISH   
I'm curious to know as well!
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by 20456   
agree
by HEDGECLIP   
sorry
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