You decorate your house with pumpkins, your kids’ Jack O’ Lanterns and other autumn decor and the squirrels have a feast.
How do I prevent squirrels from eating my pumpkins and off my cornstalks?
Method one: Apply hot pepper sauce. This is rather messy and if then pumpkin gets wet, you have to re-apply.
Method two: Acrylic spray. I have circled the areas where the squirrel has chewed, despite the spray, to demostrate how well this works.
Method three: This is what has worked for me, I put the pumpkins on pots or in urns and take one sad pumpkin and throw it into the bushes for the squirrels to eat as kind of a peace offering. You can put pots of mums around the pot to cover it and also act as a barrier for the squirrels.
Now as for those cornstalks…..TAKE OFF THE CORN! You can use it to throw out to the birds or squirrels in the winter.
Any questions? Just Ask Holly!