The sense of taste and smell are two of the primary senses that drive away squirrels or even humans to something desirable to eat. Whether it is a tender juicy steak, freshly baked bread, fresh tossed vegetable salad on the dinner table or the things scattered in your garden that squirrels are attracted to. If you are one of the many people struggling to protect their garden against wild squirrels, then a squirrel repellent is one of the answers to your problem. What is a squirrel repellent anyway? How do you use squirrel repellent?
A repellent usually works by simply taking into consideration a certain animal’s dislikes and turning it to something that would deter them away. Some animals will naturally stay away from anything that has the scent of a particular predator’s urine. For example, a fully develop tiger’s urine is very efficient to keep other animals away. Hyena urine is now used by farmers to keep deer away from their crops. Fox urine is commonly used to repel squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, woodchucks and rabbits.
Chemical repellents imitate ordinary substances that deter or repel animals. These chemicals are made to be annoying to a type or specific creature that the targeted creature will stay away to the protected area or object. Other chemical repellents merge both principles. A repellent has two categories, taste and odor. Taste repellents works perfectly in the cold weathers while the odor repellents works good in the warm seasons.
A squirrel repellent is used in keeping squirrels away from your home, in your garden and at your back yard. Basically, a squirrel repellent is a mixture of fox urine and other chemicals. You can make a squirrel repellent simply by collecting fox urine and combining it with red pepper. This method is also effective against rabbits and groundhogs. Most modern homes nowadays use these repellants. It helps keep away unwanted and destructive visitors in your home premises –keeping squirrels away from your homemade bird feeder, from your backyard garden and even up on your house roof.
These cute little creatures can be deceiving. Don’t get all mushy because of their looks, they can be destructive. Some can make holes in areas in your yard or even your walls. In some instances they can also be thieves. They can get inside your home and may steal food not knowing that these critters may do such damage.
Since you cannot put homemade repellant with urine in your vegetable garden, there is also another process in making a non-harmful odor for your vegetables. You can boil water – add some chopped onions, chopped jalapeno pepper and a few tablespoonfuls of ground red pepper. Boil for at least 20 minutes then drain the liquid out. Let it cool and put it in a spray bottle. You can apply this around your vegetable garden. You can also sprinkle some ground red pepper around your veggies. Squirrels are irritated with this smell. The repellant may last for 5 days or more. Basically, you can just spray some of the repellants around your yard to keep away squirrel invasion.