Pumpkins vs. Squirrels 06Oct08

It is fall now, and people not only decorate for Halloween once October rolls around, but they are decorating for fall. I have seen pumpkins, scarecrows, mums, gourds, cornstalks, and so much more! The problem, however, is that once these delicious decorations are placed squirrels want to feast on the food left outside. So how can we save our fall decorations without harming the squirrels?

On my ride into work this morning the DJ on the radio had the squirrel eating her pumpkins issue, and passed along some valuable information that she received last year. She suggested putting tabasco sauce on the pumpkins to keep the squirrels from eating them. She said it works well. So naturally, when I got to my computer this morning I immediately began to research how to keep squirrels away from pumpkins. On almost every site I went to the tabasco sauce trick was mentioned.

Aside from the Cordless Outdoor Repeller found at Taylor Gifts, I found these 2 sites that give interesting information on tips to protecting your plants from squirrels:

If you love pumpkins, and like to hear about different things to do with pumpkins you should visit Denise’s Blog, as she has decided to blog about pumpkins throughout the month of October.

I think we can win the Pumpkin vs. Squirrel battle with these few tips. So keep on decorating for fall!

4 Responses to 'Pumpkins vs. Squirrels'

  1. kendall - October 19th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    thanks im going to try this

  2. kathy - September 17th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    last year i rubbed vaseline on pumpkins and sprinkled cayenne pepper on. lasts longer than tabasco. (rain). it worked

  3. Kris - February 19th, 2013 at 7:30 am

    This is really the 3rd article, of yours I really checked
    out. However , I really like this particular 1, “Keep Squirrels Away from
    Pumpkins | Taylor Gifts Blog” the most. Regards -Rodger

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