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Anyone know if there is a product available to repel squirrels?

I am in the process of testing my mega tree strings, and I found one that was chewed through, ruining the string.

I seem to remember a neighbor that had a plastic owl in his back yard, I'm wondering if that was to keep the squirrels away.

Jerry

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The Wife and I setup a feeder for them with peanut halves, AWAY from any lights or cords. Works pretty well here. Only had one string of lights damaged after moving it within about 5' of the feeder. Got the string repaired, but still have to check a couple others.

Tom Straub

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Sounds like it might be worth a try.

I'm thinking the reason they chew on stuff is to grind down their teeth.

I had gerbils when I was a kid, and they had to chew for this reason. Their teeth did not stop growing.

I have a chain link fence in the back yard, and the darn squirrels have chewed through the aluminum ties that are used to attached the fence to the framework.

Jerry

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George Simmons wrote:

I know I'm gonna get flamed, but I use a small bowl of antifreeze placed where only squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits can get to it. Seems to work pretty well.


Agreed.
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I've gotten rid of 21 in the past 4 weeks. I wasn't gonna bother them until I noticed my hose pipe in the yard had all kinda squirrel bites. I immediately thought of drop cords and light strings! I couldn't take a chance on getting them chewed up so I had to take action.

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George Simmons wrote:

I know I'm gonna get flamed, but I use a small bowl of antifreeze placed where only squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits can get to it. Seems to work pretty well.


George here is a flame response



Could use a motion activated sequence and I doubt you would ever see the squirrel again.
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Do you own a cat or know someone who does? Take some used cat litter (no poop) and spread it around outside the base of your tree. If it rains you will have to repeat the process. You can also buy fox urine for the same effect.

Plastic owl will not work. They soon learn that it won't attack them.

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Surfing4Dough wrote:

Have also heard they don't like black pepper--just sprinkle it around (somewhat heavily) where you don't want them.

Like pepper or urine all over the yard?
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Thanks, that is really helpful. I don't have a cat, but, I found some fox urine on Amazon.com. It comes in some kind of crystalized form. I ordered some, and will give it a try.

I also plan on putting a squirrel feeder in the back yard, away from the display.

Thanks all.

Jerry

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