Squirrel Prevention Tips
Squirrels are animals that are endlessly
entertaining for us and our pets. We would most
certainly be sad if squirrels left our
neighborhood. However, we would also be extremely
annoyed if squirrels would invade our property.
And know what? It is a pretty common thing that
Florida squirrels invade properties. The main
reason why these cute animals invade people’s
yards and homes is food. Squirrels are ready to do
anything for food, even destroy your yard or
attic. However, there are ways how people can
prevent squirrels from invading their property. In
this article, we will teach you humane ways how to
prevent squirrels from devastating your home and
Controlling Squirrels Outdoors
As we said previously, the main reason why a
squirrel would show up at your property is food.
You should take this fact in consideration and
start removing food that can be found at your
property. This means that you should get rid of
food remains found at your property that may
invite a squirrel to intrude your Florida
property. You should make an effort and remove all
acorns, nuts, and berries that are found in your
yard because squirrels are especially drawn to
such yards abundant in nuts. We also recommend you
to secure trash cans in front of your house
because squirrels are, like raccoons, also capable
of getting into trash cans.
Bird Feeders and Squirrels
Besides squirrels love invading yards and homes,
they also love intruding bird feeders. And why
wouldn’t they love invading bird feeders when they
are an abundant source of food? These animals are
amazingly crafty when it comes to stealing food
from bird feeders. However, there are ways how you
can prevent a squirrel from approaching your bird
feeder. Let’s find out those ways:
• Buy something called squirrel guard for your
bird feeder. When you purchase this squirrel
guard, attach it to your bird feeder. This special
accessory will prevent Florida squirrels from
getting a grip on your feeder for birds.
• Don’t set up bird feeders near your home.
• Keep the surface below your bird feeder clean.
We know that this is a tough job to do, but by
doing it will keep you yard free of squirrels.
• Put some safflower seeds in your birdfeeder.
Squirrels hate safflower seeds and they will most
likely avoid any birdfeeder containing safflower
Protect Your Garden
If you have vegetables in your garden, the chances
are high that squirrels may invade your garden
very soon. However, you can take some precautions
to prevent that from happening. The best way how
you can protect your garden from squirrel invaders
is fencing your garden properly. We recommend you
install a wire fence around your property. During
the installation of wire fence around your home
and garden, we recommend you bury it at least a
foot into the ground. This will make the squirrels
unable to dig under your fence and thereby not
able to invade your garden.
There are a plethora of products available at
hardware stores labeled as squirrel repellents.
These squirrel repellents usually contain natural
ingredients that squirrels find disgusting.
Squirrel repellents you can buy at your local
hardware store usually contain ingredients such as
black pepper, cayenne pepper, or a combination of
both ingredients. If you want to keep squirrels
away from your yard, buy a Florida squirrel
repellent based on predator urine.
Secure Your Chimney
Squirrels especially love entering people’s homes
through chimney. Now, you can prevent squirrels
from entering your chimney easily. The best way to
make your chimney inaccessible to squirrels is to
place a wire mesh over it.
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