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Anybody have some good hints for getting rid of squirrels? My wife loves to garden and the squirrels love to de-construct her work.

Of course, then I get yelled at...
 

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I can think of a couple ideas. The best one that comes to mind:

BBQ Squirrel
1st. Take as many squirrels as you would like add salt and pepper. 2nd. Put squirrels on grill, bbq whatever let cook for a while, then add some liquid smoke or soy sauce on top and around squirrels. 3rd. When the squirrels are almost done cooking smear BBQ sauce all over the squirrels and let cook until done...( you can use any BBQ sauce you would like or you can try my very own recipe) located at below

BBQ SAUCE FOR SQUIRREL
1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 cup ketchup
3/4 cup mustard
3/4 cup liquid smoke or worcestershire sauce
( you can add as much or as little sugar as you want)

And you thought you got yelled at before!
 

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They are a real pain when you plant bulbs they will dig them up and eat them all. There are some good organic repellants that dont poison them they just dont like the smell of them and should not go anywhere near your rose garden or tomatoes.

Failing that if you do happen to catch one of those pesky critters you might consider Brad's advice. If they are eating from your garden they are presumably eating organic? I am of course not sure I could actually eat one my self but the BBQ sauce recipe does sound like it will work on some chicken.
 

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Years ago we used to have that problem too, but we trapped them with a live trap and that seemed to work. If I remember correctly we trapped 15 in two years!
 

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i can think of a couple ideas. The best one that comes to mind:

bbq squirrel
1st. take as many squirrels as you would like add salt and pepper. 2nd. put squirrels on grill, bbq whatever let cook for a while, then add some liquid smoke or soy sauce on top and around squirrels. 3rd. when the squirrels are almost done cooking smear bbq sauce all over the squirrels and let cook until done...( you can use any bbq sauce you would like or you can try my very own recipe) located at below

bbq sauce for squirrel
1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 cup ketchup
3/4 cup mustard
3/4 cup liquid smoke or worcestershire sauce
( you can add as much or as little sugar as you want)

and you thought you got yelled at before!
lol!!
 

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This is how we get rid of squirrels in my yard...
step1. Get dog
step2. tell dog "get the squirrel"
step3. open the door and watch
step4. say to dog, "good dog".
 

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CATS!! We have 4 cats that hang out in the back yard and 2 that stay out front. I've never seen a mouse or a rat in 20 years, and the last squirrel I found on the back porch had nothing left but the tail.
 

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I can think of a couple ideas. The best one that comes to mind:

BBQ Squirrel
1st. Take as many squirrels as you would like add salt and pepper. 2nd. Put squirrels on grill, bbq whatever let cook for a while, then add some liquid smoke or soy sauce on top and around squirrels. 3rd. When the squirrels are almost done cooking smear BBQ sauce all over the squirrels and let cook until done...( you can use any BBQ sauce you would like or you can try my very own recipe) located at below

BBQ SAUCE FOR SQUIRREL
1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 cup ketchup
3/4 cup mustard
3/4 cup liquid smoke or worcestershire sauce
( you can add as much or as little sugar as you want)

And you thought you got yelled at before!
Good one!!
 

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My dogs keep them away. I have 2 big mutts that love to chase them! They don't come back too often. :D
 

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Squirrel story

Speaking of squirrels. Last week I spotted one messing around underneath my truck. Didn't think much of it because we have alot of rabbits, *****, etc. out here in the country. Anyway, Monday I headed to town and about a mile down the road I noticed that I didn't have any oil pressure. I turned around and went home. After a few hours of troubleshooting, I discovered the wire going to the oil switch and two wires going to the intake sensor had been gnawed in two. I spotted him again yesterday back under the truck. I just saw his tail hanging down. Long story short....services will be held later this week. Needless to say, 22 cal. is a sure fire way of taking care of gnawing, pesky squirrels.
 

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Beeman RS-1 pellet rifle....

....with a scope. $125.00 at Walmart. I recommend the .177 cal. which has a 1,000 fps muzzle velocity. The Beeman scope, which comes with it is a good one. Academy Sports has comparable guns at comparable prices. Their Gamo brand is a very good pellet rifle. These are spring/piston break-barrel guns which only require one pump to be at full power. Please be careful because even tho they are air rifles they are powerful and if used carelessly "...you'll shoot your eye out!"
 

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Pellet guns work great on squirrels, but not so much on possums, they are tough little suckers. I used a Benjamin pump .22 on one that was camping out on the back patio eating the cat food. Shot him twice from about 4 feet away--all it did was piss him off. He eventually left and hasn't come back.
 

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Anybody have some good hints for getting rid of squirrels? My wife loves to garden and the squirrels love to de-construct her work.

Of course, then I get yelled at...
Depending on how drastic you want to be cayenne pepper works well. They used to eat all the bird seed I had in my feeders for the birds, but now all they do is climb the feeder and smell the seed and leave. I even use this in my garden when I'm having problems with rabbits.
 

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Gamo pellet gun with scope. It will take them down. I have one and it works well. Small game don't like me and my buddy when we take them out. Get a break barrel one not a pump one because the break barrels are faster. And remember PETA stands for People Eating Tasy Animals.
 

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....with a scope. $125.00 at Walmart. I recommend the .177 cal. which has a 1,000 fps muzzle velocity. The Beeman scope, which comes with it is a good one. Academy Sports has comparable guns at comparable prices. Their Gamo brand is a very good pellet rifle. These are spring/piston break-barrel guns which only require one pump to be at full power. Please be careful because even tho they are air rifles they are powerful and if used carelessly "...you'll shoot your eye out!"
I have had great success with an RWS 52. with a Bushnell 3x9 scope. Extremely deadly but you have to be very sure of your backstop. I had to stop because the backdoor neighbor (squirrel lover) retired and is constantly out in the yard. Dang squirrels pull up my plants, chew on my roof jacks and aluminum stays on my chain link fence. I have had to resort to more covert measures that have thinned out the herd.
 

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My nieghbors cats do a good job of keepin my yard clear of Sqirrels :D
 
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