To prevent from climbing a certain tree place a metal band around the trunk at least 2 feet wide and 6-8” off the ground. This will only work if there are not other trees in close proximity they can jump from.
Pepper based spray
1 quart warm water
2 Tbsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp Tabasco SauceTM
Mix together and allow standing and cooling for a few hours. Spray onto decorative plants to discourage chewing.
Sprinkling blood meal in and around your garden can help keep squirrels away.
If squirrels are visiting or disturbing your bird feeder the most effective solution is to feed the squirrels away from your bird feeder. Unfortunately animals can not understand that the food you are placing in your yard is not meant for them. This way the squirrels will be satisfied and have no need to go to the bird feeder. There are also commercially available “squirrel proof” bird feeders, however it does seem like it’s always a matter of time until the squirrels figure out how to get to the feed.
We strongly discourage live trapping for the following reasons:
Our mission, vision, and CORE values
Mission: To engage the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.
Vision: To compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals.
Core Values: Be good to animals. Partner with people. Lead responsibly with compassion.