Compared to other wild animals, the squirrel is probably the most common creature that humans interact with on a daily basis. Not only do we frequently encounter squirrels, we also regularly encounter the destruction caused by them.
If you are looking to stop squirrels from wreaking havoc in your home and land, continue reading to learn our secrets of squirrel control.
Hang bird feeders from a pole.
If you have pesky squirrels in your yard that keep stealing all your bird food, the best course of action is cutting off access. Rather than hanging the bird feeders from a fence or tree, try hanging it from a pole instead. This will prevent squirrels from climbing the tree or fence in order to gain easy access to the food. The slick pole will also make it harder for squirrels to climb up and reach the food.
For an extra layer of protection, place the bird feeders at least fifteen feet away from your home. This will inhibit the squirrels ability to enter your home in search of additional food sources.
Plant a squirrel predator decoy.
Owls are a natural predator of squirrels in the wild. This means placing plastic owl decoys around your property will deter squirrels from approaching your home or property.
In order to keep up the ruse, you will have to periodically move the owl decoy or else the squirrels will get used to its presence.
For the best results, place the owls on elevated surfaces, such as fence posts, roofs, trees, or garages. Anything that a squirrel might use to climb up would be a good location spot for the decoy.
Plant deterrent flowers.
Despite being opportunistic creatures, there are a select choice of plants that squirrels will more or less steer clear of. This includes daffodils, geraniums, lily of the valley, fritillaries, allium, and peppermint. These natural repellents produce strong odors and bright colors that are beautiful to humans, but are not so pleasant for squirrels.
By planting these flowers strategically around your garden and yard, you can prevent squirrels from digging holes and eating all your bulbs. You can also deter squirrels from trying to enter your home by creating a border around your home with these plants.
Have A Squirrel Problem? Call the Experts at Shumaker Animal Control
If you think you have a squirrel problem on your property, call the experts at Shumaker Animal Control to deal with the problem for you. Our experienced team will take care of the problem in a timely manner, ensuring that your home and pets are not in any danger.
At Shumaker Animal Control, we are a family-owned business who cares about the safety of you and your family but also about the well-being of the animals themselves. All of our trapping and control methods are humane, as we never try to hurt the angry or scared animal.