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How can I stop cats and squirrels digging up my plants?

  1. Aspects of Life profile image57
    Aspects of Lifeposted 6 years ago

    How can I stop cats and squirrels digging up my plants?

    I have tried commercial scent sprays and granuels that are supposed to put the animals off but they have not worked at all.

  2. Cat R profile image73
    Cat Rposted 6 years ago
  3. brittanytodd profile image94
    brittanytoddposted 6 years ago

    Try the method for moles on my hub: http://brittanytodd.hubpages.com/hub/Na … st-Control

  4. ValL profile image60
    ValLposted 6 years ago

    Try burying kebab sticks pointing up. This won't hurt the animals but will make it unpleasant for them to be digging around.

  5. NotTooTall profile image85
    NotTooTallposted 5 years ago

    Here are a few suggestions for existing plants . . . you can place chicken wire beneath the base of the plants just below the soil surface and replace the soil back to the base of the plants, re-covering the roots.  You can place thorned rose branches around the base of the plants as a form of prickly mulch.  Soak hot peppers in a gallon jug overnight, strain it and fill a spray bottle and mist the plant leaves above and below.  Fence the area, or create a fence circling the individual plant.  Place a plastic predator (like a snake, owl or cat) near the plants.
    Hope these help!

 
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