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Old 04-29-2018, 04:48 PM   #1
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I have a grand old oak tree in my back yard where I ran some led string light in it.

Just noticed today that the local squirrels donít know whatís food and whatís pixies.
Any trade secrets to stopping them from eating my wire up other than trapping or killing? We like our back yard friends.


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Old 04-29-2018, 05:14 PM   #2
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Best of luck with that.

I've had them eat all the pvc off the flex line for my grill.
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Maybe this will scare them off.
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Any trade secrets to stopping them from eating my wire up other than trapping or killing? We like our back yard friends.
If they're eating your wire, they're not really your friends.

You like your tree lights and you like your squirrels. Sadly, you might have to pick one or the other.
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Thinking a little cajun hot sauce maybe? But one day of rain that will be washed away.


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Wrap that up in some flex seal tape. Lol


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You can try spraying “Bitter Apple” on it.
Worked for awhile when I sprayed a bird feeder years ago.
It’s in the pet aisle to keep dogs from chewing stuff.
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Exterminators use this goo that come in caulking tubes that doesn't wash away called "hot foot" or something like that. Good for keeping all sorts of things off your stuff without killing them.
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Do squirrels have any natural predators? I wonder if you got urine from their major predator from a hunting and trapping supply place and put it around and on the tree if that would keep them off?

Edit: I just looked it up, and hot foot is for pigeons. There's a different one for squirrels. The pricing looks pretty darned expensive, though.
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Get you a big ol'dog, and chain him to the tree. (Not directly TO the tree, but put the chain around the tree). Most varmint's don't like dogs. They do like dog food though.
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Exterminators use this goo that come in caulking tubes that doesn't wash away called "hot foot" or something like that. Good for keeping all sorts of things off your stuff without killing them.


Dude thatís a great idea. Iím going to dump a little silicone on a board and mix in some cayenne pepper in the silicone and use a stick to apply.


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Edit: I just looked it up, and hot foot is for pigeons. There's a different one for squirrels. The pricing looks pretty darned expensive, though.
Well it's probably pretty difficult to collect urine from a predator. That's what I'm thinking.
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My country/farmer type buddy was just telling me on Friday that theirs a flower that squirlls severely dislike. I wasn't really listening but im sure Google could hook u up real quick. He was telling me to plant it around tomatoe bushes...
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You can buy bobcat urine and fox urine and use it as rodent repellent, trapping supplies sell it.
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Edit: I just looked it up, and hot foot is for pigeons. There's a different one for squirrels. The pricing looks pretty darned expensive, though.
Owls, hawks, eagles, fox, coyote, dogs, to name the most popular ones.
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Owls, hawks, eagles, fox, coyote, dogs, to name the most popular ones.
Browning, Mossberg and Remington to name a few more.
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