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Squirrels are one of those kinds of rodents that
just become a part of your home. No matter where
you live it is quite common to see squirrels
there, as they rummage around your yard, moving up
trees, heading across power lines, and scurrying
around looking for nuts and other that they can
gather to store. They truly are an industrious
kind of creature.
However, some find them to be a very serious
nuisance to their house. Squirrels are rodents,
which means that they will chew on things, and
that may mean that your deck, house, or shed may
become a casualty to their need to chew on things.
You may also find that the vegetation around your
home is suffering because of these critters.
Squirrels will chew on plants, especially within a
garden area, because they are looking for food. If
they find that your watermelons, carrots, or
cantaloupe is available to them than you can be
sure that they will be chewing on them.
The problem is that squirrels are difficult to try
to contain. Because of their agility it is not
difficult for them to get into your yard, even if
you are trying to keep them out. This may make you
wonder how you can stop squirrels from chewing on
your house or plants?
This is a very challenging kind of question.
Because of the fact that squirrels can maneuver so
perfectly across wiring or tree branches, keeping
them out of your yard is not going to be an easy
thing to do it all. Once they have gain access
into your yard you will not be long before they
are looking for things to chew on or eat, which
put your house and plants at jeopardy.
Your best way to try this is by making your yard
and home somehow unappealing to them. Using such
things as fences and repellents are almost
completely useless. A squirrel can dig under or
move across a fence, removing it has any kind of
important barrier that you can use. Commercial
repellents become useless as well, as they rarely
work as the person intends.
So, what can you do here? Really, one of the best
things that you can do for yourself is to get a
sprinkler scarecrow or other device that is
similar to this. If you have never seen this
before, it is a product that you can purchase that
is shaped like a scarecrow, but has motion sensor
attached to it and a garden hose that is run into
When a squirrel comes across your yard, it
activates the motion sensor which then activates
the sprinkler inside the scarecrow or whichever
device you have purchased. When this happens, the
water sprays at the squirrel, startling it and
making it run away. Place a few of these in your
yard and you will quickly see the squirrels
running away as quickly as possible once they are
scared off by your device.
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