Problem Squirrels - Knowledgebase Question

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


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Answer from NGA
May 13, 2001

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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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