Squirrels can do more damage than just munching on your birdseed. Whether they’re eating the vegetables in your garden or stripping your prized ornamental trees of their bark, controlling squirrel damage is a top priority for many homeowners and gardeners alike. Squirrel repellent can help keep squirrels away from your property without harming them.
A long-lasting repellent that effectively repels deer, rabbits, and squirrels for up to 90 days to keep them away from protected areas.
Using Squirrel Repellents
Like most wildlife repellents, squirrel repellents commonly use naturally derived ingredients, like garlic oil and hot peppers, to deter the animals. The ingredients used aim to irritate the animal’s senses, usually through touch and taste. They are harmless to the squirrels; yet help to change the animal’s behavior. It’s nearly impossible to change a squirrel’s instincts, but these products help to modify behavior, discouraging damage without harming the squirrels. These products are also very safe to the environment, pets, and kids, too. Here are some hints when using squirrel repellent spray or granules:
Repellents tend to work best when the squirrels (or other nuisance animals) are low in numbers, and aren’t causing heavy or widespread damage.
Repellents can’t solve all wildlife issues alone. Using other control methods in conjunction with repellents can help boost the efficacy of your efforts.
Use repellent products on certain plants and areas to give the squirrels access to other food sources. This helps to modify their undesirable behavior feeding on prized plants, and leading them to feed on unimportant ones.
Some repellents can be washed away by rainfall and will need to be re-applied regularly to maintain effectiveness.
Choosing a Squirrel Repellent
At Do My Own Pest Control, you will find great squirrel repellents made of natural ingredients with powerful results. Here are some specific details on what we carry to help you choose the best squirrel repellent:
All natural ingredients include garlic oil, castor oil, lemongrass oil, white pepper, clove oil, and cedar oil. These ingredients are strong enough to irritate the squirrel’s nasal passages, yet safe to use anywhere.
The granular formula can be sprinkled on potted plants, planters, flowerbeds, around the base of trees, newly planted blubs, and can be used to create a barrier.
The spray formula can be used just like the granular formula, but also to protect garden objects from damage.