Go hug one of them valuble sugaros for me. Those things pollinators are dieing off, all of their seeds are being eaten due to reduction of alternet food sorces for animals, and the tender young are trampled by cattle. They need our help to survive and are a vital part of the desert ecosystem
Actually, I've seen ultrasonic devices that emit soundwaves which 'supposedly' deter skunks, dogs, cats, racoons, etc. Never tried one so don't know if they work. Maybe they work on deer and squirrels too?
Or someone can breed a giant vft and place a nut in the centre of the trap!
They have hot seeds just for squirrels. Birds are able to eat the seeds no problem but the squirrels hate them because the seeds are hot/spicy. May give it a try. Although you may end up with Bluejays and other birds which love to pick on cps. Or you can barrow Ozzy's D.Capensis plants..
That is a really great gadget, but as Travis pointed out, you will attract birds & they are almost as bad as the squirrels.
I found this recipe that I am going to give a try.
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons tabasco sauce
2 tablespoons chili pepper
1 tablespoon Murphy's oil soap
1 quart of water
Mix it all together & spray it on the ground around the plants. I am going to use it directly in my vegetable garden, it's organic but may not be good right on the cp's.
We had a dog who was real good at scaring the squirrels away. Someday we will have another
Spec, please note that you are joking. Some people do think that ferrets actually run wild and destroy things and spread health threats all over the place. This is not true. There are the endangered Black Footed Ferrets in northern Az, but they don't hurt anything except the gopher population. (ferrets eat them.)
The reason Spec thought this would be funny is because I have 4 Ferrets as pets. Rasskal, Jasmine, Dixie and Schulliegh.
P.S. Spec, you just added about 3 more weeks to the block list of my buddy list.