The Q&A Archives: Deterring Squirrels from Balconies

Question: How can I keep squirrels off of my 9th floor balcony garden? They love to dine on my plants. Rubber snakes and owl statues are ineffective. I don't want to scare other wildlife (birds) away at same time as squirrels. Thank you. D. Singleton Alexandria, VA

Answer: Your squirrels are obviously climbing up some structure to reach the balcony. Can you place a squirrel baffle on that are to prevent them from reaching you? If not, try different repellents such as cayenne pepper powder, moth balls and commercial products such as Hinder or Ropel to give them a bad taste and keep them away. A good cat is always a nice idea too!!

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