If you’re experiencing a squirrel problem around your property that is particularly stubborn, there are certain steps you can take to deter them from your home. DIY squirrel repellent is a cheap and easy way to keep the area around your home free from pesky squirrels who may be eyeing the comfort of your home. If you’re at your wit’s end keeping squirrels away, give these DIY squirrel repellents a try.
Types of Repellent
Based on where the squirrels around your property like to frequent, there are a few different types of repellents you can try.
- Soil Repellent- If squirrels are especially a nuisance in your garden, digging up roots or burying nuts, you can mix laundry detergent and cayenne pepper into the soil.
- Spray Repellent- A great way to make a repellent that will keep squirrels away from specific areas around your home is by bringing a mixture of water, cayenne pepper, onions, and jalapeno to a boil and putting it in a spray bottle. Spray it near your porch, pool deck, or near your doors or garage. But be careful not to get it in your eyes!
- Spices Repellent- If you want squirrels to stay out of places like your garden, yard, or bird feed, you can make a mixture of paprika, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes and add them to your bird seeds or around your garden. The mix will be too spicy for the squirrels, but your birds will enjoy the extra flavor added to their seeds.
These suggestions are merely temporary solutions to your problem. Repellent may keep squirrels away from your home for a brief period of time, but very persistent squirrels can make their way into your home, attic, or garage with just a little determination.
Trust the Experts
When your DIY repellents become less potent, there’s nothing separating you and your home from the squirrels. Trust the expert squirrel control services of Critter Control® to keep your home safe from furry invaders. As soon as squirrels enter your home, you are at risk to developing harmful diseases like leptospirosis and rabies, The longer squirrels stay in your home, the more expensive the damages the cause will be. Stop them before you put your home and family in danger. For questions, or to schedule a free consultation, call us today at 305-258-3587.