Problem Squirrels - Knowledgebase Question

Name: tanika randolph
St.petersburg, FL
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Question by niki1
May 13, 2001
Why are the squirrels stealing the blooms from my rose bushes?

Answer from NGA
May 13, 2001
OK...squirrels are tough, but there may be some help for you.

The easiest would probably be to cover the soil around your roses with sheets of 1-2 inch diameter wire mesh. Squirrels don't like to walk on it.

You can also try pruning trees so the lowest branches are at least 6 feet above ground and placing 2 foot wide metal bands around the tree trunks, positioning them so the bottom of each band is at least 2 feet off the ground. This will discourage squirrels from taking up residence in your yard.

I realize these aren't really simple solutions...but it's not a simple problem!

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