10 Most Common Types of Squirrels in Backyards

Common types of squirrels in backyards

A guide with 10 of the most common types of squirrels we come across in backyards in the USA, with informative descriptions of each.

I’ve always been captivated by these energetic creatures, their cheeky antics, and the remarkable diversity that exists within their ranks. From the sprightly Eastern Gray Squirrel, a common sight in many of our neighborhoods, to the elusive flying squirrels gliding through the twilight sky.

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10 Scents That Keep Squirrels Away

Scents that repel squirrels

A guide with ten of the most effective scents and smells to repel squirrels so you can protect the flowers and plants in your yard.

With those big puffy tails and pointy ears, squirrels are certainly cute, but they can also do some impressive damage. They love to dig holes in the garden beds, munch on flowers and veggies, and can even do significant damage to wood on the exterior of your home.

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9 Plants and Flowers That Repel Squirrels

Plants that repel squirrels

Squirrels and gardens are not a good mix. Not only do these mischievous rodents like to eat some types of flowers and vegetable garden staples, but they will readily uproot a plant to hide an acorn for winter.

If you have squirrels damaging your plants, one of the easiest solutions is to plant more plants, which may seem counterintuitive. As long as you pick the right types of flowers, this trick can be incredibly effective.

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How to Keep Squirrels Away From Plants (10 Tips)

How to keep squirrels away from plants

A guide with ten practical methods to stop squirrels from digging up plants and keep them out of your garden.

Whether digging up your soil or munching on your produce, squirrels can quickly undo all the hard work you’ve put into your vegetable and flower gardens.

Luckily, despite how intelligent and persistent these rodents can be, there are some effective ways to keep them from damaging your plants without resorting to drastic or expensive measures.

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Does Cayenne Pepper Deter Squirrels?

Does cayenne pepper deter squirrels?

A guide on using cayenne pepper and other hot peppers to keep squirrels away from bird feeders, and how to make spicy birdseed.

Cayenne pepper has been touted as a cure-all remedy to keep squirrels out of your bird feeder. But does this simple method actually work?

In this article, I will look at the theory behind using cayenne pepper and other hot peppers to deter squirrels and show you how and why it works.

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How to Make Bird Feeders Squirrel Proof (10 Tips)

How to make bird feeders squirrel proof

A guide with ten practical tips to keep squirrels away from the bird feeder in your backyard and keep birds safe and happy.

There’s nothing better than looking out your window to see a flock of colorful songbirds enjoying the offerings in your birdfeeder. But this fun and rewarding hobby can quickly become costly and time-consuming when squirrels get involved.

These tree-dwelling rodents can make quick work of even large-capacity bird feeders. This means you have to spend more on seeds and fill the feeder more often. All without the benefit of seeing more birds visit your yard.

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What to Feed Squirrels in the Backyard

What to feed squirrels in the backyard

A guide explaining whether you should feed or not feed squirrels in the yard, what kind of food they like, and how best to feed them.

Some people will do everything possible to keep squirrels out of their yard, while others love having them feed and roam in their outdoor space.

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