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Old 07-31-2020, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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They're cute but so destructive, and with 15 tomato plants growing in my garden I'd really like to have a few for myself. Between the high temperatures (95-100*) and critter attacks all I seem to be able to harvest ripe from my chain-link-enclosed garden is a few minuscule Sun Gold tomatoes.

What's your sure-fire solution to keeping them at bay?
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Old 07-31-2020, 06:58 PM
 
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No solution, I just plan on loosing half to them. What's most annoying is seeing them on the wires with one in their mouth and dropping it.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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No solution, I just plan on loosing half to them. What's most annoying is seeing them on the wires with one in their mouth and dropping it.
I'm agreeable to half, not all. The bait I've been using worked on a family that devastated the early crops, but this time it's hasn't been effective (yet.) From information gleaned off the internet it seems it may take some time for it to take effect... I'm in for the duration.
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Huntsville Area
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BugSpray.com can tell you how to get rid of 150+ critters and bugs.

They sell all the supplies and traps used in eradication. They also sell the pesticides no pest control companies use.
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:34 PM
 
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Pellet gun
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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BugSpray.com can tell you how to get rid of 150+ critters.
Very informative. Thanks.
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Old 08-01-2020, 02:00 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Very destructive animals. Once squirrels find something they want. In your attic, what you're growing etc. You have to kill them or catch and relocate them, which in some states needs a permit to catch and release. They have been known to find their way back taken as far as 3 miles away.
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Old 08-01-2020, 03:35 PM
 
Location: NY-VT-MA border
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I had a problem with a woodchuck eating everything in my garden a few years back. I put a fence up, he dug under it. I put stakes in so he couldn't dig under it and he climbed it. I put a haveahart trap out and caught him, relocated him and he was back the next day.

Then I put up an electric fence. One strand about 1 foot off the ground and another one near the top of my fence (4 feet tall). I haven't had a problem with him since.
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Old 08-01-2020, 03:43 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I trapped them then released them a few miles away. At first I thought I only have 5-6 squirrels. I am upto number 20.
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:02 PM
 
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Pee in their holes.

Lol! I had a prairie dog and ground squirrel problem when my kids were little. I tried a lot of things and they wouldn't leave. I was potty training my second son around that time and he wasn't interested in learning so I told the boys to pee in the holes. My son was potty trained and the critters left.
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