SQUIRREL REPELLENT SPRAYS & POWDERS FOR GARDEN & YARD

Last Updated 29, May

 

ABOUT SQUIRREL REPELLENT SPRAYS AND POWDERS

There are many commercially available squirrel repellent sprays and powders that will keep squirrels away from your plants, flower bulbs, and vegetable gardens. The more well known products are ”Shake Away” and Havahart’s
“Deer Off.”  These products generally repel squirrels, and other critters, using ingredients which  keep squirrels away using the squirrel’s extradordinary sense of smell, sense of taste, or a combination of both.

Those products which deter squirrels based upon their sense of smell usually contain some ingredient which preys upon the squirrel’s fear of predators.  One of the main ingredients, in both powders and sprays,  is usually the scent of the urine of a squirrel’s  predator, e.g. a fox, which strikes fear into the squirrel and says “stay away or you will be eaten for breakfast.”

Those products which deter squirrels based upon taste usually contain something which tastes hot and awful to the squirrel but which does not harm the squirrel, other critters, or your garden or foliage.  One of the most common ingredients is cayenne pepper which obviously tastes hot to the squirrel as it does to us.  The squirrel will usually venture one taste of a hot & spicy morsel, e.g. your bird seed, and then learn to stay away from it.

Some products use a combination of both the taste & smell tactics and the squirrel has the “worst of both worlds.”

Before you buy a squirrel deterrent spray and powder you should do the following:

1. MAKE SURE IT IS SAFE

Make sure the product is safe for general use, e.g. will not harm the squirrels, other critters, your plants, or the environment. Many of the products will say “EPA Registered” and also list what areas which the product is safe and intentded to be used.  MOST IMPORTANTLY make sure it is safe  FOR your particular use, e.g. only some of the products are safe to use on edible vegetable gardens.

2. MAKE SURE IT WORKS

There is no “magic bullet” that will keep every squirrel away and no squirrel deterrent product that is perfect. There are many factors in determining the efficacy of a product including the squirrel population, the size of the area treated, and the weather, to name a few.  Interestingly if you read the reviews on these products some say t people say their squirrel repellent works amazingly and another person will say the same product didn’t work at all. READ THE REVIEWS, and what you are looking for before testing something is a general consensus that the product worked to keep squirrels away.

 3. BUY ENOUGH FOR YOUR AREA

If you have decided to treat a specific area with a  spray or powder make sure you buy enough for the purpose.  Know the size of your area and read label for the product as to the area it is intended to cover.  Needless to say if you intend to use some powder on your newly planted flower bulb garden there is no point in appying the repellent to half of it.

4. INTEND TO REAPPLY

Keeping squirrels away from intended areas, be it a birdfeeder, a flower bulb garden, or a vegetable garden, must be part of a squirrel control plan.  It requires vigilance but it is worth the effort when you see your spring bulbs bloom which would otherwise have been dug up by these furry felons.

With persistance in mind you should plan to eventually reapply any of the squirrel repellent sprays or powders….especially if you see that they are working.  One of the drawbacks of these spray and powder products is that their lasting power is dependent on certain things such as weather, e.g. rain.  However, there are new products which advertise a lasting period of 90 days after application, such as the “Shake Away” 90 Day Squirrel Repellent Packets. Whatever product you try you should plan on reapplying the product dependent on your particular situation, the time of year, and your squirrel control plan.

SQUIRREL REPELLENT SPRAYS 

  • DEER OFF SQUIRREL REPELLENT SPRAY SERIES BY HAVHART
    • The following are just a few examples of the Havahart Squirrel Repellent Spray Series. This line is available in many sizes, in spray, and in concentrate.  
    • To See All Havahart Deer Off  (for squirrels too) Repellents Click HERE

deeroffspray_picnikHavahart Deer Off DF32RTU Deer Rabbit and Squirrel Repellent 32 Ounce Ready-to-Use Spray

32 OZ, Ready To Use, Deer Off, Spray, Covers Up To 500 SQFT, All Natural, Safe, Effective, Long Lasting, & Weather Resistant Animal Repellent, Protects Plants With An Odor & Taste Barrier, Effective On Deer, Rabbits, Squirrels, & Other Animals, Safe To Apply On Fruits & Vegetables, Lasts Up To 3 Months.

For more info Click HERE

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Havahart Deer Off DF32CT Deer Rabbit and Squirrel Repellent 32 Ounce Concentrate deeroffconcentrate_picnik

  • 32 oz Concentrate DEER OFF
  • Patented DUAL DETERRENT SYSTEM provides both odor and taste barriers to repel animals
  • Effective on deer, rabbits, and squirrels
  • EPA registered for use on plants, bulbs, flowers, trees, and food crops
  • Won’t leave a visible film or residue

For more info Click HERE

SQUIRREL REPELLENT POWDERS & GRANULES

  • SHAKE AWAY SQUIRREL REPELLENT GRANULES AND POWDER PACKETS
    • The following products are only a few examples of the Shake Away Squirrel Repellent Series.  The line is available in many sizes, in granular form, and in packet form.
    • To see all Shake Away squirrel deterrent products click HERE. 

 Shake Away Squirrel Powder 90 Day Packets 2×4oz Packages #8005508

SHAKE AWAY 90 DAY GRANULE PACKS

 Shake-Away repellent granules have an odor that signals danger to all pest critters and are less messy than liquid. Patented formula won¿t burn plants, bushes or trees. Heavy granules won’t wash away in rain - and they’re naturally moist for better “cling.” Granules last longer, smell stronger, and won’t evaporate or freeze like liquid. 

For more info Click HERE

90 Day, Squirrel Repellent Granule Pack, Uses The Effectiveness Of Fox Urea & Blends It Together, Creates The Safest, Simplest, Most Effective, 100% Organic, & 100% Natural Method To Keep Squirrel’s & Other Small Critters Out Of Bird Feeders. 

Shake Away 8004520 20oz Small Critter Repellent Fox Urine Granules

shakeawaysmallcritter_picnikEasy to apply granules can be shaken right from the container to the ground. Makes no mess. 100%  Organic and safe. Does not harm the animal you are repelling. Guaranteed protection for small gardens, flower beds & yards. This formula is designed to repel the following animals: Chipmunks, Gophers, Groundhogs, Porcupines, Possums, Rabbits, Skunks, Squirrels, and Woodchucks. 

For more info Click HERE

20 OZ, Fox Urea Granules, Uses The Effectiveness Of Fox Urea & Blends It Together, Creates The Safest, Most Effective, 100% Organic, & 100% Natural Method To Keep Pesky Animals Away, Works To Keep Squirrels, Rabbits, Skunks, Chipmunks, Gophers, Woodchucks, Possums & Other Small Critters Away.