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Old 05-14-2018, 02:46 PM
 
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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.
LOL do you think the kidnapper would let her have the phone?????
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Old 05-14-2018, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Go to the dollar store and buy a few boxes of mothballs. Also buy a few containers of hot chili peppers in the spice area of the dollar store.

Sprinkle the chili peppers on top of the containers and put the mothballs in and around the containers.

You'll have to keep re-applying these, but it is a cheap fix and I think this should keep them away.

Good luck!


BTW, I've heard of netting trapping and killing birds, so use with caution if you are going to use it at all. (I wouldn't)
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:50 PM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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In my property, I have a garden 70 x 20. Then on containers, on the deck, I have about 70 containers full of perennials, that I cannot put in the garden due to back problems.

Then, I have these four flying squirrels that go from tree to tree, and they are getting into my containers, putting holes everywhere. I stay home a lot to chase them away, then leave the house at 7 pm, since they do not come back at that time. My neighbors must think I am going crazy, because I take a kitchen pot, and a large steel spoon, and chase them out temporarily, making lots of noise.

What can I do without killing them? Thank you,
you could take that kitchen pot and make a nice hanging planter out of it
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:50 PM
 
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We had prairie dogs and ground squirrels in the backyard when my kids were little. I tried several things to get rid of them and nothing worked. I was potty training my second child at that time so I told him and his brother to pee in the holes. That did it. The critters finally left. I guess what I'm really suggesting for you is to mark your territory.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:51 PM
 
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I sprinkled cayenne pepper in my flower pots to keep the little pests from digging up my flowers. Fun to watch them lick it off there paws. Did not take them long to leave my flowers alone.
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:10 PM
 
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Find some skeet shooters who want to hone their skills?


Get a pet falcon?


Build an indoor conservatory?


Put your watch on a cat and maybe you'll be rescued?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfqVYCRdtdc
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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In my property, I have a garden 70 x 20. Then on containers, on the deck, I have about 70 containers full of perennials, that I cannot put in the garden due to back problems.

Then, I have these four flying squirrels that go from tree to tree, and they are getting into my containers, putting holes everywhere. I stay home a lot to chase them away, then leave the house at 7 pm, since they do not come back at that time. My neighbors must think I am going crazy, because I take a kitchen pot, and a large steel spoon, and chase them out temporarily, making lots of noise.

What can I do without killing them? Thank you,

Funny, I can imagine the neighbors sipping their coffee in the morning saying "There goes that crazy woman again, we need to move"

Try the cloth idea, they aren't going to destroy everything when you step out to get it.

I was pissed when they dug up my pots yesterday because I had just put seeds in there for some herbs.


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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......

I also find this idea interesting because I know it works for mice, didn't think to use for squirrels. I might give it a shot. Rep Points for this.
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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And don't get caught. You will be breaking the law.
Doesn't that depend on the state? Are these particular animals endangered/protected? What am I missing?
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:13 AM
 
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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......
The peppermint oil sounds good.......will try that......someone suggested getting a netting, I fear the birds may get caught, and kill themselves trying to get out........and that is not my intention.....not even with the squirrels.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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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.
I used to have to free snakes from my pond net. They didn't seem ticked off, but were still very difficult to remove.
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