Pest and animals from plants - Knowledgebase Question

Park Ridge, Il
Question by hoselino
June 6, 2009
How can I keep away squirrels from eating my plants?

Answer from NGA
June 6, 2009


Squirrels are tough, but there may be some help for you. The easiest would probably be to cover the soil around planting beds 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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