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I’m so annoyed with those tiny four-legged garden destroyers that I’m about to scream!

SquirrelThey chew up the lawn, they overturn all of my flowers and they constantly toss the dirt out of my flower boxes.  I caught one squirrel mid dirt toss and I sprayed it with the water hose.  The little bugger took off, and I was left with mud all over the deck.

I’ve read that squirrels don’t like pepper, cayenne or bitter substances.  I guess their palate can’t stand the spicy stuff.  I’m not sure if it works, but I pretty much emptied a can of black pepper in two of my flower boxes.  Hopefully I wont go into sneezing fits every time I play with my flowers.

Although squirrels may look cute, they’re really a gardener’s nuisances.  If you’ve had any luck in deterring squirrels from chewing through your garden, please share your remedy.  I’m just about a wits end.

I keep saying that living green isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t have to be this frustrating.

About the author: Felicia has learned the hard way that health, whether good or bad, is a result of daily choices and habits. On this blog, Felicia shares what she’s learned and the healthier choices she now makes as a result of her new knowledge. She hopes to encourage others to experiment to find alternative solutions to nagging problems (she’s also is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment).

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  • Sheryl June 8, 2008, 5:56 pm

    I’m with you; I hate what they do to my garden.

    I have a couple of little predator doggies that I sic on the squirrels in my yard.

    Good luck finding something that works for you.