Kev-CatParticipantJune 29, 2009 at 3:06 amPost count: 1029
I would appreciate some recommendations on how to keep squirrels from digging the soil out of our planter boxes around our patio.
Nearly every time I come home I find several 5 inch deep holes and dirt thrown everywhere. My next door neighbor told me they take off when he lets his little dog out so I know it is definitely squirrels doing this. (Now I also have my answer as to why every spring I get walnut trees gowing in them and the nearest walnut tree is 300 feet away.)
I’ve already stopped 2 with my pellet gun but there are too many to get ahead of. Thanks for any advice.
KevhoytarcherParticipantJune 29, 2009 at 3:08 amPost count: 2077hunter_2430ParticipantJune 29, 2009 at 3:48 amPost count: 49nitromag57ParticipantJune 29, 2009 at 3:55 amPost count: 225Kev-CatParticipantJune 29, 2009 at 4:06 amPost count: 1029
Too many? Yes there are too many. Last week between my yard and my 2 next door neighbors I counted 13 that I could see at one time.
I think there might be a neighbor nearby that might be feeding them too. I found a corn-cob by my back door 2 weeks ago. There isn’t any corn around this time of year.
I like that chicken wire idea but I would hate to have to fit it around all of the plants that are already up.
KevMr. PikeParticipantJune 29, 2009 at 4:25 amPost count: 441flyfishrParticipantJune 29, 2009 at 4:25 amPost count: 1448cudaParticipantJune 29, 2009 at 7:36 amPost count: 555Ret58 1ParticipantJune 29, 2009 at 7:47 amPost count: 897rmillerParticipantJune 29, 2009 at 10:57 amPost count: 21Jake5ParticipantJune 29, 2009 at 12:05 pmPost count: 158waterfowler4ParticipantJune 29, 2009 at 1:17 pmPost count: 734WesternParticipantJune 29, 2009 at 2:29 pmPost count: 198
Someone gave my mom the advice of clear plastic forks stuck in the planter to keep cats from laying in them. I tried it with my herb planter last year that the squirrels had been digging up. I don’t know if they had finished their digging or if it worked, but they did quit. The toothpick idea sounds similar and possibly better.
Good luck.dvangorpParticipantJune 29, 2009 at 5:21 pmPost count: 42King EiderParticipantJune 29, 2009 at 8:08 pmPost count: 69Kev-CatParticipantJune 30, 2009 at 12:10 amPost count: 1029
Came home and found 4 more dang holes! 😡 I picked up some cayenne pepper on the way home and will try that starting tonight around the flowers.
Also got some corn from the farm store for a nice little dinner plate. Stopped by Scheels for some better hunting pellets. Time to use the Gamo Hunter tonight. I’ll have to be sneaky due to living in town and having one crazed neighbor.
This fall I’ll cover the boxes with the chicken wire and use that chicken wire idea next spring before planting.
KevIAdukhntrParticipantJune 30, 2009 at 2:36 amPost count: 148drakejosephParticipantJune 30, 2009 at 4:22 amPost count: 171alwaysfishing1ParticipantJune 30, 2009 at 9:22 amPost count: 199
Try motors, grenedes, mines, jk, i know a guy who tied a pie tin on a string and hung it from a post, the wind blows it around and makes some real annoying boink sounds. and they do sell a real small live trap that would be fun to try. probably leagal too in town, since its catch and release, or not.
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