I had this nasty squirrel eat away at my pumpkin this morning?? I am on the 4th floor in an apt. complex so the squirrels must be pretty desperate for food? Any suggestions on how to get rid of them or deter them just until halloween is over at least
At another place I lived in yrs. ago near a park, a squirrel actually ate a hole through a hard plastic garbage can.....squirrels are like nasty big rats... If anyone knows how to rid them that would be helpful. Thanks
Pay for humane squirrel removal services. You can use a number of different methods for getting them away from your pumpkin, but they may be destroying the property you live in by building their nests and multiplying.
Get a cat. My two cats ate all the squirrels and chipmunks around our home in Canada in around two weeks.
Squirrel removal is the task of many days, which requires time and patience. If you want to get rid of dependents forever, mobilize your strength and begin now.They damage literally everything they can reach, and this costs thousands of dollars. I read few advice here. I hope, I helped you
Aside from poisoning any food, you may want to put hot sauce on the pumpkin. Also loud noise may scare them. cats are another deterrent,although squirrels love to taunt them!
Thanks !!! Great idea!!! I can't believe It has been sitting out there for 10 days and nothing untill this sunday and I shewed it away with the broom but as soon as I closed the door it was right back...hopefully hot sauce will deter them thanks!!!
If you are hungary you can always eat them....no joke...they are rather tasty and full of protein. But try the moth balls that will deter them from coming around
If it was that desperate for food I think that I would let it eat the pumpkin and buy another one and store it somewhere else.
Try a cat. I grew up in the woods with loads of squirrels but never had a single one in the house just as long as we had cats.
I'm sure if you took the time to discuss the problem with the squirrel... you would find out that squirrels would happily get rid of people that want to kill them, if they had the chance!
Your squirrel is merely being a squirrel... by hanging your pumpkin out on display.. you are giving the Nasty Beast mixed messages!
Pumpkins are not a natural food for squirrels... it probably bit into it to check out what it was and guessed that you were offering it a mouthful of something tasty!
Have you considered the benefits of befriending the squirrel and perhaps offering it any of your nuts or stale grainy bread?
That should allow you to get close to it so you can cage and remove it, maybe to someone else's pumpkin patch.... You might find the whole experience with an agreeable, consenting squirrel quite enjoyable...
I just don't understand why people always want to kill things that they don't understand or are prepared to share the world with.... why not take the time to look at the situation from their perspective! - maybe your pumpkin got nailed because it had been abusing the squirrel!
Well thanks but I'm not a squirrel whisperer..nice thought though. It's not like I'm in a country estate with a forrest near by it is a brick apt. complex. So why the squirrels interest in climbing 4 flights for a 2 week old pumpkin ???who knows??
Why on earth would you even consider whispering to a nasty little pumpkin eating thief FGS?
That would encourage it to expect more from your pumpkin! YELL at it!!! LOUDLY!!!
Is there a possibility that it is aroused by the shape of your pumpkin??
Squirrels have been documented having serious relationships with all manner of things!
Probably best if you keep your curtains drawn and stop encouraging the poor wretched wee thing with the shape of your pumpkins!!
You had mentioned communicating with the squirrels above. That's why I mentioned the squirrel whisperer comment. And believe me I did yell at it and chase it away with a broom...anyway it hasn't been back since this past sun. So it must have not liked the pumkin after destroying it. Anyway next halloween I'll just leave the pumpkin inside and that'll solve everything. Hopefully they'll go to a park and collect acorns and other things from nature.
Oh.... I do hope you're okay then....
from what you are saying here you haven't been taken advantage of (too badly ) by this squirrel! Must have been a Scorpio.. huh?
Relationship breakups are tough at times
Take care of yourself and good luck with your next squirrel...
LOL thanks for the laugh!!!Hopefully I won't have to deal with them again for a while
I would say just accept that they are apart of nature and were here first lol.
No cats, they kill birds. Shoot em' with a 22 and cook em' up in a stew.
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