squirrels and vegetable garden - Knowledgebase Question

Jacksonville, Fl
Question by kaygfox
April 10, 2010
What is the best way to keep squirrels from eating my vegetable garden. We have heard advice from . feeding them to put out critter chow
. put chicken wire cages around their favorite veggies
Also do they like little berries.

Thank you

Answer from NGA
April 10, 2010


Squirrels are really difficult to deter so a barrier around your plants is the best way to keep them from destroying your veggies. They aren't as attracted to berries as they are to your other edibles. I'm sitting on the fence in terms of whether or not to feed them. If you set out squirrel food you may attract squirrels that may not otherwise visit your garden. On the other hand, providing some dried corn or other food might keep them so full they won't raid your garden. Best wishes with your veggie garden.

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