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Old 05-13-2018, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Garden centers sell statues of owls and snakes you can put out. Would that fool them for a while?
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:54 PM
 
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Flying squirrels are nocturnal....do you mean you see them during the day?
Yes, they start coming in, around 6 a.m. They do beautiful leaps from one tree to another .
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Old 05-13-2018, 11:40 PM
 
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Excellent thought, except by the time I am able to buy the netting, they have created havoc in my garden.
Order it on Amazon and have it delivered.
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Old 05-14-2018, 05:17 AM
 
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Get a hungry cat - If you are allergic, the right dog could also work - If you are allergic to both then try an electric fence or device specifically made for them. It sends a small charge that does not harm them but they obviously will stop the non-sense when they get tired of getting zapped.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:45 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil has been pretty good about keeping rodents out of my AC condenser..... I have a number of dogs and two cats, so can't use any kind of poison..... supposedly, they don't like the peppermint scent......
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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A live trap, then drive them far, far far away. Farther than you think.
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:38 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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A live trap, then drive them far, far far away. Farther than you think.
And don't get caught. You will be breaking the law.
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Mt. Lebanon
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I suggest changing the title of your post. It is misleading and my heart skipped a beat reading it.
I suggest you catch the squirrels and take them to a wild area conservation or something close to your home.
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:53 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Excellent thought, except by the time I am able to buy the netting, they have created havoc in my garden.
You could have bought them and brought them home in the time it has taken to write this thread. My wife did exactly that, with the apple trees in our yard and their avian friends.
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Old 05-14-2018, 02:21 PM
 
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I'm curious whether any of you who use netting have inadvertently caught wildlife you didn't intend to. When I covered my blueberry bushes with it, I ended up with three rather ticked off snakes, and I had a devil of a time freeing them. Now the birds are back to feasting on the berries.
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