squirrels eating plants

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squirrels eating plants

Post by drjatie » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:33 pm

For the first time in a number of years the squirrels have started eating my geraniums around my patio. They gradually eat, or chew, them right down to where the stems come out of the soil in the pot. I have spayed them with Critter Ridder but that hasn't helped at all. I'm open to suggestions while I still have some geraniums left!

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Re: squirrels eating plants

Post by lorijones » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:56 am

You might try spraying with Bonide Repels All. This product has different ingredients than just the Critter Ridder including garlic, dried blood, whole egg solids, clove, fish oil, onion, wintergreen. Perhaps it might work better. According to the label, it causes a mild irritation to the animal's nasal passages which triggers a natural instinct to escape/avoid and the animal runs away. I hope this helps.

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