Can Squirrels Damage My Plants and Garden

Squirrels are small, cute and furry animals, but can cause a lot of damage to plants and garden. Squirrels love to feed on seeds, plant bulbs, vegetables and fruits. They enjoy digging up plants and creating holes in the garden to hide their food. Squirrels bring nuts from surrounding areas making your garden dirty by leaving the covering all over the place.

As squirrels feed on flowers and leaves, they may sometimes create nuisance and damage the plants in the garden. They keep running around in the garden and may even knock down some of your precious flower pots. They love to chew on plastic and destroy all the plastic items in the garden like furniture, pots, irrigation lines, fencing, watering can and much more. They gnaw on almost anything available in the garden which results in destruction of many costly garden items.

For protecting your garden tools and furniture, it is best to use a garden squirrel repellant which will prevent the squirrels from chewing and gnawing on them. For protecting the garden itself you can try some natural methods. Squirrels sense of smell is very high so a simple method to prevent it from entering your garden is spreading smells which they do not like. You can sprinkle garlic powder or cayenne pepper around your garden or spread used cat litter around the garden edge to prevent squirrels from entering the garden. Bury some garlic cloves or orange and lemon rinds near the plant buds to prevent squirrels from digging. While planting, try spreading a chicken wire under your plants to prevent digging and uprooting of the plant. If the natural methods do not work you may try other products available in the market like squirrel repellant spray or squirrel repellant granules. You may also try the motion activated sprinklers which help to scare away squirrels. If these methods are not effective you can opt for a professional squirrel control experts near your area. It might cost more but can solve the problem.