What smells repel squirrels

Squirrels are almost everywhere as they may be adorable and at the same time be a major pest, it doesnt matter whether you are in a city or the country, it is certain you will always meet them. And it depends on where you reside, they are bound to be a nuisance, they are not dangerous but they can wreak havoc on your home and yard. They can be a nuisance in the yard or garden by eating fruit, vegetables, birdseed and chewing tree bark. Squirrels have a way of finding their way into your crawlspaces and attics and setting up nests.

Due to the frustrations it has cause some homeowners, it is necessary to get rid of skunks as soon as you notice them. Therefore, if you want to chase the frustrating rodents out of your home or property, below are the smells that can repel squirrels away from your home:


Squirrels hate the smell of apple cider vinegar due to is acrid smell and taste. Because of this, using apple cider vinegar is highly effective in keeping squirrels away from the home or garden. To use this to repel the squirrels, just immerse a clean cloth in the apple cider vinegar and place it in some important places in your home, such as the attic. However, you will need to replace the cloths with new ones after some days because the strong scent would have gone down. Repeated process of this method will definitely keep the critters away from your home.


Mothballs can make humans feel nostalgic for visits to the Grandmas house but the scent is total turn off for squirrels. If you are faced with the presence of squirrels inside and outside of your home, mothballs will definitely help you to drive the annoying critters away. However, you need to be cautious, as the scent of mothballs is unpleasant to some people. T o use this method; simply place the mothballs beside your plants or the areas where there is problem in your home like the attic. It is also important to replace the mothballs after some weeks when their smell begins to fade.


Like other animals too, squirrels dislike any thing that smells like their predator such as their urine. Though there are many squirrel repellants available at stores specially produced to imitate the smell of these odors, and they mainly come in form of sprays. However, It is essential to read the instructions o the product label well to make it work effectively. This works my invoking the thought of the squirrel to remind it of a daunting predator, and this will make it think that something dangerous is around the corner, so it will avoid the area as soon as possible.


Just like most critters dislike spicy and hot things, squirrels really detest the smell of cayenne pepper and garlic.  Therefore, using this spicy can help to repel squirrel from the home or garden. To use this method, simply crush garlic and cayenne pepper together to form flakes, add water to it and pour it inside a spray bottle, and then spray it around the suspected squirrel areas. However, you will need to reapply it after some days to get effective results.

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