Preventing Squirrels From Eating My Pumpkins!NEWS | Nirasha Jaganath | October 17, 2011 at 8:03 am
I have been at my wit’s end with pumpkins. I tried growing it (I will have to admit that the entire team had no luck – blame it on the weather) but caved in and bought 2 from Wilson Farms. We barely managed to get a chance to enjoy the view of our porch with them sitting on the railing when lo and behold we return home one day and found one eaten. I was aghast. I promised my tearful 4 year old girl that I would get another, meanwhile swearing under my breath knowing that a new one would most likely meet the same fate.
So I got on and asked my online peeps – How To Prevent Squirrels From Eating Pumpkins? Here were some suggestions I got:
- Get stinky squirrel repellant spray at the garden store. Be warned that the squirrel spray smells awful, so if it’s by your doorstep it gets a little rank.
- Spray them with hair spray.
- You can also use eucalyptus oil, but you have to reapply it quite often.
- I’ve heard garlic, but that might just be for pests.
- I think owl statues help keep squirrels out of your yard in general.
- Try sprinkling some cayenne pepper on and around them.