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Hate on Squirrels

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by carl, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. carl

    carl Active Member

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    Just like in 1984, we need to have a 30-minute hate on squirrels.

    My in-laws think they're entertaining, and actually feed the pests. It's like leaving food for the roaches.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think a separate thread for squirrels is a good idea. I've lived in this house since 1985 and until early this year had NEVER seen a squirrel in on my street. I wasn't pleased when I saw it and hope it moved to another neighborhood. Haven't seen it since.
     
  3. carl

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    I can tell you that tobasco will deter chewing. I've used that to deter them from some areas. You just have to keep reapplying it. Other hot sauces will work too; more scovills the better.

    PS. Birds don't have the capsacin receptors that mammals do, so hot peppers don't affect them. If you put out seeds for the birds, coat them in sriracha to deter the gray undesirables.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you! That is 4 seconds of I could watch over and over.

    After watching a few times I started to focus on the door at the lower left. You can see a hand with a pair of scissors cutting something.
     
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    Yeah, there's a whole bunch of youtube videos of squirrel catapults, and you can find how-tos, also. That thing behind the door is a guy pulling the trigger on the catapult.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You are a source of valuable information. If I ever need a squirrel catapult, now I'll know where to look. ;)
     
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    I so wish my basset could catch a squirrel. She shakes with hatred watching them in the trees.
     
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    Well, if squirrels ever took up living in holes in the ground, the basset would just what you'd need.

    I used to enjoy watching my neighbor's bassets loping around their back yard.

    Never trust a squirrel. Ask any dog.
     
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    I find a paintball gun is great squirrel repellent. And very fun
     
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    May have to try that.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't have anything they can hurt so I like having them around.
    Sorry :D
     
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    It's OK, you can like them, I'm open minded, even if I am squirrelophobic.
     
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    Oh gosh #! Lol all these comments are so amusing.
     
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    You might say that some contributors are kind of squirrely.

    (forgive me...)
     
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    I can't decide if my problem is squirrels or rats. Either way, disgusting rodents keep digging in my compots, knocking things over and chewing off pseudobulbs at the base. They don't even have the decency to eat them after they've chewed them off! Just leave them there to mock me...
     
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    Try spraying your compots with hot pepper sauce. Shouldn't hurt the plants, but the vermin won't bother them a second time.