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Old 12-01-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Any idea how to prevent squirrels from stripping off the lower bark from my favorite palm tree?
Any idea how to make sure the tree doesn't die from this treatment?
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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mouse,rat,rat with bushy tails poison?
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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Get some died blood fertilizer and spread it around the palm. Wet it down. Its works like garlic does with vampires.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Del. County -right outside Phila.PA
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Any idea how to prevent squirrels from stripping off the lower bark from my favorite palm tree?
Any idea how to make sure the tree doesn't die from this treatment?


Some people recommend these: coffee grounds/hot pepper/soap.
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Some people recommend these: coffee grounds/hot pepper/soap.
I do not know about soap...but coffee grounds helps a little and hot pepper helps more; but after a few days or rain; you have to replace the hot pepper...I use it to protect new plantings from squirrels. I never heard of the "Blood" fertilizer deterrent......but it is good for plants, so why not fertilize and deter squirrels at the same time...I'll see how that works. Also the coffee grounds fertilize plants too, so it won't hurt to also use that technique in conjunction with the others. Good Luck...I'm having trouble with Racoons!!!.
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:08 PM
 
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Shoot it!
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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How about putting unsalted shelled peanuts out daily far away from the tree for the squirrel?
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:06 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I really enjoy the squirrels, I think they're fun to watch. I think if you lure them with other things they'll leave the palm alone. We have bird feeders and the squirrels eat what falls on the ground. We also have plenty of pine trees and they eat the cones.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Going back to the forest to be with nature's goodness.
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Shoot it!
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: N.E. Fl.
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I finally had to start trapping the squirrels around my home.One day I counted 18 squirrels in my yard.In the last year and a half.I have relocated 150 + . I only see 1 or 2 a day now.My yard is much cleaner,no holes dug ect.I take them about 5 miles to a large state forest.I feel its a win for myself and the little pains in the butt.
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