The Q&A Archives: Squirrels Eating Tomatoes

Question: Do you have any ideas on how to stop squirrels eating all the green tomatos off the vine?

Answer: Squirrels can be very hard to control but some gardeners report success using the repellant sprays such as GetAway (available from Burpee, 1-800-888-1447) or home-made garlic and/or pepper based sprays. Other gardeners find that a pet cat or dog can be helpful. In my experience, in hot dry weather they seem to be in search of water as much as food; sometimes setting out a pan of water (at some distance away from the garden) seems to help.

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