How to get rid of Squirrels - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by gleblanc8
February 24, 2010
How do I keep squirrels from eating my tomatoes before they are ripe?

Answer from NGA
February 24, 2010


Dealing with squirrels is tough, but there may be some help for you. One of the easiest solutions is 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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