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 Post subject: Re: Squirrel Repellant
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:08 pm 
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Location: plus 700ft in the Santa Cruz Mtns, 8 miles from the Pacific 35 miles S. of San Jose
As the ammonia solution surrounds the plants but is not put directly on the plants, I went for the next home made solution to double down. Add one small bottle of hot sauce, along with a tsp of liquid detergent to 1 gallon of water, mix and spray directly on plants. I went for the verrry hot sauce. I'm still recovering after spraying. I have one more trick up my sleeve before I call in the death squad.


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 Post subject: Re: Squirrel Repellant
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:08 am 
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Location: plus 700ft in the Santa Cruz Mtns, 8 miles from the Pacific 35 miles S. of San Jose
Hot sauce experiment not a winner. Rodents bite into plant, then spit it out i.e. damage is done. Bought nylon deer proof webbing and covered 6 plants previously attacked. Also have spread a combo of compost and mushroom compost around plants to improve yield. Smell is very gross so could act as a deterrent. Attack on clumpers has been more severe but clumpers and runners have been attacked. Rgds


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 Post subject: Re: Squirrel Repellant
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 5:31 pm 
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Location: Island off Cape Cod Massacusetts
This year they are going after some of my other shoots. If it means they won't concentrate on vivax, that would be OK, but I doubt it, vivax being so fat & sweet. I guess before I kill, I'll try some more animal repellent, but in very high concentrations.

For lethal means, there is the "squirrel pole" which is a stick leaned against tree with conibear 110's fastened to it. Make it high enough so cats aren't likely to get up it. The single shot pellet air rifles would work too, if as in my case, the neighbors are too close to responsibly use a 22. I have one I mess around with, though not usually shooting at live things, they break the sound barrier, but pellets are light enough not to go too far. I use the lead free ones to be even more responsible.


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 Post subject: Re: Squirrel Repellant
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 6:37 pm 
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I bought a Conibear 110, but got rid of it because I figured I'd probably break a finger eventually.

I was thinking of getting a large piece of plywood and anchoring it about a foot off the ground, with some food underneath. I could even weight it down so it falls faster. It seems like it would work and wouldn't be dangerous to set.


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