How to Get Rid of Squirrels on Trees
If you’ve had trouble with squirrels on your property, there are many things you can do to keep them away. The female squirrel has her first litter of kits in early spring, while older females have a second litter in the summer. In many cases, squirrels can breed all year long, and they can be found on trees and other structures in almost every part of the country. While you may be tempted to seal off the nest, this can lead to damage and possibly death of the babies. This is why it’s best to call an exterminator as soon as you see evidence of squirrel activity.
Natural ways to get rid of squirrels
Some people have found that peppermint and cinnamon oil is effective in keeping squirrels away. These ingredients are not only effective for deterring squirrels, but also are safe. Simply sprinkle the mixture around your trees and shrubs. Or, you can apply the oil to your shrubs and flowers after a storm. If you can’t wait until a storm passes to apply the repellent, try cinnamon oil and peppermint oil mixed together.
You can also try installing squirrel-repellent plants around your home. Many of these plants are inexpensive and easy to install. Plant them around the trees or in planters in areas where squirrels congregate. Alternatively, you can contact a pest control company to get rid of the problem. These methods are not as effective as humanely removing the squirrels, but they do work. You can try squirrel-repellent plants, but if you can’t, you may want to consider hiring a professional pest control company to do it for you.
The most effective way to get rid of squirrels in trees is to use live traps. Live traps are cages with one-way exclusion doors. You put the squirrel inside and then release it later. Be sure to use repellents before releasing the trap. In addition to a live trap, you should also block off any possible entrances to your home. Otherwise, the trapped squirrel may escape and get into your house.
The most common method of live trapping is a sticky bait. These baits can be peanuts, ear corn, or fish-flavored pellets. However, be aware that these products may taint their nests so be sure to purchase appropriate bait. The bait should have enough poison to kill the squirrel. It should also be attractive enough to attract the squirrel. It will not fall in the trap if it cannot see the bait.
Plants that emit odours
If you’d like to get rid of squirrels on your trees, you can use plants that give off strong odors to deter them. Crown imperials, for example, have a strong skunk-like smell. You can place them several feet away to deter them from approaching your plants. They can also be covered with mulch or aluminum foil to disguise their smell.
Another effective plant for deterring squirrels from eating your plants is a bell-shaped plant called lily of the valley. The lily has a strong odor that makes it unappealing for squirrels. Geraniums, a spring-flowering plant that is fragrant, also deter squirrels. They also have a pungent smell that squirrels cannot stand, so this is another natural deterrent.
A spray of apple cider vinegar can also deter squirrels. Mix it with peppermint oil or cayenne pepper and spray the area near the plant. The more scent deterrents you use, the better. However, if you can’t find any of these, you can also spray the trees with vinegar. You can apply it to the entire tree, too, and keep replacing the cloth as it loses its strength.
Spraying plants with peppermint oil
One way to get rid of squirrels is to spray them with peppermint oil. This smells like chili and squirrels do not like it. Peppermint oil can also be mixed with some water and applied to plants. It works great if used late in the afternoon or on a cloudy day. You can also mix cayenne pepper with petroleum jelly and apply it to tree poles or plants. Remember to wear disposable gloves and always wash your hands after handling peppermint oil.
Peppermint oil can also be used on trees and plants to repel squirrels. You can spray the peppermint oil on the plants or use a cloth to apply it to the trees and holes. Obviously, you should consult with your veterinarian if you have a pet to be sure it won’t cause damage to your plants. Peppermint oil is much stronger than peppermint plants.
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Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.