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What is a good natural squirrel repellent?
Natural Squirrel Repellents
What scent will keep squirrels away?
Squirrels have a strong sense of smell, which they use food sources and shelter. You can repel squirrels using scents they hate such as, capsaicin, white vinegar, peppermint oil, coffee grounds, cinnamon, predator urine, garlic, dryer sheets, Irish Spring Soap, and rosemary.
Will red pepper flakes keep squirrels away?
A squirrel's strong sense of taste and smell are irritated by the capsaicin in hot pepper. Placing hot pepper flakes or spray in an area where squirrels frequent will keep them away.
Does black pepper deter squirrels?
Squirrels simply don't like them. White pepper and cayenne smells frequently discourage squirrels, for example. If you sprinkle your plants with flakes of cayenne pepper, it might keep unwelcome pests out of your garden. Squirrels also dislike garlic and black pepper smells.
How do I stop squirrels from digging in flower pots?
One of the most commonly used tricks to keep squirrels out of potted plants is to put something in the pots that the squirrels won't like. Mix in fresh, strong smelling coffee grounds with the top layer of soil. The odour is repellent to squirrels but does them no harm. Make your own Hot Pepper Spray.
Are any nuts poisonous to squirrels?
Avoid: Cashews, sunflower seeds, dried corn, pine nuts (will cause severe calcium loss).
What poison kills ground squirrels?
Zinc phosphide is an effective poison against rodents, including ground squirrels. You can use this strong poison to control ground squirrels because it kills squirrels rapidly. The squirrels only need to ingest this poison once to get affected and die.
Can squirrels eat cinnamon?
Yes! Cinnamon is not only good for repelling squirrels but other pests as well.
What natural smells do squirrels hate?
Strong smells are a great way to repel squirrels – certain odors make squirrels wrinkle their noses. They're said to dislike the scent of coffee grounds and peppermint, or you could make up your own recipe with vinegar, garlic and onions or peppermint oil to spray in the garden.