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I have a massive problem with squirrels that i am unable to solve. They dig up and destroy everything from Tulip bulbs, sweetcorn, blueberries, strawberries, beetroot, sunflowers and more. Everytime i plant something new they investigate and dig it up. I have hundreds of small holes around the lawn too.

I have tried sonic deterrents none that have not worked. I have chased them off. They just return tomorrow. Apart from coating everything in pepper which is impractical with watering and rain washing it away daily.

I am at my wits end and feel like giving up all together. Please can you help


  • B3B3 Posts: 27,022
    Holly leaves ,particularly dead ones sprinkled around your plants will deter them. Sprinkle a little soil over them if you think they'll blow away, but don't hide them too much.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • I did consider that but not keen as weeding etc
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,022
    Leave them on the twigs and you can pick them off when you want to weed. By then the tree rats will have lost interest. They tend to go for the seedlings on soft ground. I did see a squirrel tucking into next door's container strawberries once.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    Shotgun; pie.
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