Do you see small, shallow holes dug in your garden beds while you water your plants? Do you find fruits that are half-eaten and see that your freshly planted plants have been uprooted? If yes, it’s a squirrel that has been creating havoc in your garden in your absence. Their search is in full swing in fall, especially when they’re prepping for winter. Squirrels land back in spring, making the newest grown plants and ripen fruits when seeds and nuts are limited. While many of us admire their cuteness and enjoy watching them jump and move swiftly, squirrels can bring up severe garden issues, causing wide-ranging damage. Hence, for this reason, we at Accurate Pest Control have outlined a few humane solutions to keep them out of your garden.
Squirrel Control Tips :
- Shuffle or hide their food:- Be careful about cleaning up fallen nuts/fruits. Make use of a handy nut gatherer to collect everything quickly. These food sources can be shuffled to a place where they most frequent, like the back corner of your yard. Also, keep waste bin lids securely closed at all times.
- Get a Furry Friend:- Most dogs/cats love to chase squirrels. Putting your furry friends on a squirrel patrol will scare them away.
- Turn Squirrels nose up:- Squirrels dislike many of the same scents as deer, so using repellents that smell like dear can work like magic. You can also sprinkle some coffee powder on the garden bed or tuck a small amount of dog hair under plants to keep them away.
- Shoo them away:- Frighten and shoo them awaywith a sudden spray of water or a burst of air from a motion-activated air can.
- Construct a barrier/obstacle:- Protect ground crops with row covers by making an enclosure with chicken wire that must be placed up to a foot into the ground to keep squirrels from digging under.
- Plant other plants:- Disappoint squirrels by planting various crops that they turn up their noses to, such as marigolds, mints, Tropaeolum, or mustard.
- Cover the garden bed with mulch:- Squirrels loath the feel of mulch (mostly gravel) under their feet, so add alittle toyour garden bed. Mulch, if used over newly planted bulbs, can help camouflage the scent of fresh bulbs. Also, you can lay down the aluminum foil to keep them away.
If you are a homeowner looking for Rodent Control in San Antonio, contact us today to expel these pests from your garden. Since it is difficult to trap and bait squirrels, it is advisable to call a professional pest control company in San Antonio before your garden gets damaged by these destructive squirrels. We are among the licensed and best pest control companies in Antonio hat use proper techniques to keep your garden free from unwanted critters and remove them safely. Don’t let these irritating pests run their course on your garden. Call us today!