How to Keep Squirrels Out of My Garden 1

For the most part, squirrels can seem like fairly harmless creatures when observed in the wild. However, if they happen to invade your property in search of food, they can cause significant damage to your garden and, eventually, the interior of your home. That is because squirrels are rodents like rats and mice, and at the end of the day, they will chew, contaminate, and behave just like their destructive cousins in their attempt to forage for food and shelter.

If your residential property is infested with wildlife and your produce is being eaten or destroyed, try these tips to keep squirrels out of your garden.

4 Ways to Keep Squirrels Out of Your Garden

  1. Monitor food placement. Food is a great motivator—for humans and critters alike—and will likely be the main draw for squirrels to intrude on your property. If you have a bird feeder, consider strategically placing it away from your garden where agile squirrels cannot reach. Also, try and be proactive about picking up and discarding any fallen or rotten fruit or vegetables as they can attract squirrels to your garden.
  2. Limit their passage. Consider restricting climbing access as much as possible by installing tree baffles around the trunks of your trees. Either plastic or metal should do the trick, and can really hinder a squirrel’s climbing prowess. To help keep squirrels out of your garden, you could also try enclosing it with sturdy and tall mesh fencing.
  3. Apply scented deterrents. Squirrels can be put off by certain odors such as predator urine. You can purchase various types at home improvement stores or online retailers, but remember to reapply the solutions every time it rains. To further keep them out of your garden, try planting daffodils as they can be a good deterrent to squirrel activity.
  4. Contact squirrel removal professionals. If these methods don’t reduce the number of damage squirrels are causing to your garden, call the expert wildlife removal team at Critter Control® of Polk County. With our CritterSafe® wildlife removal methods, we can remove squirrels from your property humanely, efficiently, and effectively so you can restore the beauty back to your garden.

Superior Squirrel Removal by Critter Control® of Polk County

If you catch a wild animal, such as a squirrel, tearing up your Central Florida garden, keep your distance from the animal and contact the wildlife removal experts at Critter Control® of Polk County immediately.  Our licensed and trained professionals will quickly and safely remove nuisance wildlife from your property and keep them from returning.

To schedule your inspection and receive a free estimate for our squirrel removal services, call us today at 863-204-2815.

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