Seeing the odd squirrel scurry across your garden or climb your trees might not be an issue, but these creatures can quickly become a problem if they head to your outdoor space in large numbers. Squirrels are well known for ruining growing crops and eating much-loved plants and bulbs in the garden. They will strip bark from trees and devour any berries or nuts you have in the garden. Not only can they cause havoc in your garden, but they could eventually find their way into your home too. Today, we are sharing how to get rid of squirrels in the garden and what you should do if you suspect an infestation.
Get Rid Of Squirrels With Repelling Odours
These rodents are very fussy when it comes to odours in their homes, and there are some smells that squirrels will not stand for. Placing these around your garden can help to keep squirrels away and keep your crops safe. Scatter coffee grounds on the borders of your garden, which will also be a nice treat for your soil. Grow mint leaves in pots on your patio, which is a great addition to your cooking as well. Another option for squirrel proofing is to mix peppermint oil with water in a spray bottle and spritz in any areas of the garden these rodents seem to spend time. Using odours which repel squirrels can work for some gardens, but it is not a permanent fix, and these things need to be reapplied on a regular basis. As soon as it rains, these odours will be washed away and will no longer keep squirrels under control.
Choose Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders
If you are a fan of having pleasant birds in your garden, then the chances are you have some bird feeders dotted around outside. Squirrels are extremely fond of bird feeders, because it is basically a banquet set out and waiting for them to enjoy. If you have a problem with squirrels, then switching to a bird feeder which is squirrel proof is a great idea. These usually have a cage around the bird feed which prevents the rodents from getting to it. There are also bird feeders which have a cone shaped device on one end. This prevents squirrels from clinging to the feeder as it tilts them straight off.
Invest In An Ultrasound Repeller
Squirrels are always on high alert to protect themselves from predators. This means they are very sensitive to noises, and this can be used to get rid of squirrels in your garden. Don’t worry, you don’t have to blast the radio all day to keep these pests at bay. There are repellers available which emit ultrasound waves when any movement is detected in the area. The ultrasound noise can’t be heard by humans but will ward off any squirrels or other pests in your garden.
At Area Pest Control, we are experts in humane squirrel removal from both homes and gardens. If you have squirrels causing you problems, we would be happy to help. Contact our specialist team today to arrange a call out.