8 edition of Squirrel Proofing Your Home & Garden found in the catalog.
December 1, 1999
by Storey Publishing, LLC
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||160|
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Squirrel proofing: your home and garden. [Rhonda Massingham] -- Describes the habits and habitats of squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, and other squirrel relatives and offers advice on banishing them from gardens, attics, and bird feeders.
Needless to say, learning how to build a squirrel proof garden enclosure has been on my to-do list ever since. We'd labored as a family to build a wonderful raised vegetable garden. We lovingly planted half a dozen tomato plants and carefully cared for a handful of cucumber, melon, squash and pepper plants, eagerly anticipating a summer filled.
The best type of mesh for a squirrel-proof fence is made of thin-plastic rather than a rigid plastic (only slightly heavier than traditional garden netting) with 1-inch openings. I found mine at a big-box hardware store and bought two 4-byfoot rolls.
How to Fence Off the Garden for Squirrels. Both ground squirrels and tree squirrels can decimate a garden bed. Ground squirrels usually provide more of a problem because they dig or walk into beds. Squirrels can not stand the smell of humans, so they leave the gardens alone.” Plant nasturtiums, marigolds, and mustard as a border around your vegetable garden; these plants have an unpleasant aroma.
Don’t trap and relocate squirrels. This is a losing battle, since the population of squirrels. Squirrels can create all kinds of damage in the garden. With the exception of flying squirrels (found in various areas around the country, including the East Coast and Pacific Northwest) these rodents are active during daylight hours.
Watch for these signs that squirrels are visiting your garden: Shallow digging spots in planting beds. Squirrels are small and easily hide, so the motion activated model might not catch their movement. Keep Squirrels Away from Plants in the Vegetable Garden.
If squirrels are eating your plants, you will probably want to step up your game and use a spray squirrel deterrent. Defend your home and garden from squirrels. The best-selling author of Deer Proofing Your Yard & Garden helps homeowners battle one of nature's most wiley and persistent creatures - squirrels - with a storehouse of environmentally responsible techniques that really work.
Use a squirrel-proof bird feeder or add squirrel guards or baffles to existing feeders and poles. Keep the area under the bird feeder clean and free of dropped seeds and nuts. Place feeders at least 5 to 6 feet off the ground and at least 8 to 10 feet away from any structure (house, fence, shed) that they can use as a launching pad to jump to the feeder.
Follow these tricks to squirrel proof your home. 5 Squirrel Proof Home Tips. Repair damaged potential entry points to home like eaves, soffits, and roofing.
Squirrels can scale trees easily and have excellent jumping skills, making few heights off limits. Any tiny home damage should be examined seriously and repaired quickly to prevent squirrel entry.
Use squirrel proof bird feeders. Once we understand How Squirrels Get into Houses, we can begin to take steps to keep them part of the Skedaddle process we will fully inspect your home and detail all potential squirrel entry points. Our technicians then get to work protecting your home by installing 16 gauge galvanized steel wire over top of potential entry points.
The squirrel baffle works by keeping squirrels from climbing up your bird feeder. It’s easy to make and can be a great solution for squirrel proofing an existing bird feeder. For the complete DIY tutorial, check out Bird Watching Bliss here. DIY Plastic Bottle Squirrel-proof Birdfeeder.
To keep squirrels from getting under your house or in the garden, use 1-byinch mesh wire or chicken wire to deter squirrels from finding their way under your deck and into your garden.
For keeping chipmunks out of your garden and house, make sure you bury the fence at least a foot underground to keep them from being able to dig under it. Squirrel proofing: your home and garden. [Rhonda Massingham] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search.
Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Squirrel proofing. Pownal, Vt.: Storey Books, © (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type. 10 Ways to Squirrel Proof Your Garden All herbivores can be pests in the garden but the one we probably deal with the most here in the GTA are squirrels.
With fresh planted bulbs and the cold weather approaching these guys can’t help but be tempted to start digging, so here’s some tips on how to keep them out. The Tips 1. Tips for Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeders 1. Rule of Generally, squirrels can’t jump more than 5 feet up from the ground, more than 7 feet across from a tree or building, and are reluctant to drop more than 9 feet onto a feeder from above.
Place your feeder station with these numbers in mind to deter a large majority of squirrels. Spread squirrel repellent. If you don't have easy access to a canine furball, Nikki Tilley, senior editor of Gardening Know How, advises spreading some predator urine around your garden, or even ground chili peppers.
"And adding some cayenne pepper to those bird feeders will help keep the squirrels out but won't adversely affect the birds," she says. Copper and Glass. This DIY bird feeder is squirrel proof thanks to copper and glass!
While birds can enter to get to the bird seed, the contraption prevents squirrel entry. Check out this sure-fire method to prevent squirrels from digging in your potted plants.
Photo: Courtesy of .For the best results, try several methods to squirrel-proof a bird feeder to deter even the savviest squirrels. Location: Squirrels can jump distances of 10 feet or greater, so place feeders well away from trees, wires, porches, gutters, roofs, and other launching points to make it harder for squirrels.
But in some cases, squirrels eating fruit tree buds may also chew on bark, causing tree wounds that invite decay and fungal diseases. Squirrel proofing fruit trees can protect young fruit and prevent the rodents from accessing power and phone lines, disrupting service.
They will also chew on siding and gain entry to your home.