Eliminating The Bugs Of Your House

Eliminating The Bugs Of Your House

Make Your Own Natural Homemade Squirrel Repellent

by Caitlin Harvey

If you have squirrels that keep eating all your pretty flowers and all the plants in your garden, or if you have squirrels that keep trying to get into your house through your window screens, you can get rid of the squirrels by making your own natural squirrel repellent. These repellents contain smells that squirrels find repugnant. 

Natural Hot Pepper Repellent Spray

Squirrels are not a fan of hot peppers; hot foods are not their thing. Purchase a spray bottle from your local dollar store for the repellent. It is best to purchase a new spray bottle that you know is not contaminated with any harmful chemicals. 

Squeeze a little bit of dish soap into the spray bottle. Next, pour in about half of a small bottle of hot sauce into the container. Then, add warm water and mix the ingredients together. This will create a soapy mixture that you can spray on your plants that will give them a spicy taste to any squirrel that tries to eat you plants. 

You will want to reapply this spray after every time that it rains or your plants get wet. Eventually, the squirrels in your area should get the message that all your plants taste spicy, and should start to avoid them, which should allow you to cut back on spraying them so often.

Hair Repellent Bags

Squirrels consider humans, along with cats and dogs, some of their natural predators. One way to spread the smell of squirrel's natural predators is through hair. Hair tends to hold onto the scent of the animal that it came from, which is why hair repellent bags help scare squirrels away.

You will need to collect hair from either when you get your own hair cut, or from when your pets get their hair cut. If you don't have pets, you can see if a pet grooming business in the area will give you all their clippings one day. You want enough hair to make multiple repellent bags, so try to collect a few grocery bags full of hair.

Take the hair and place it inside of a square of cheesecloth. Then, take the edges of the cheesecloth and gather them together. Wrap a ribbon around the gathered edges and create a knot. Then, make a loop so you can hang up the hair repellent bags.

Hang the bags up around the fence posts surrounding your garden. You can also put them on the ground near the plants that the squirrels like to eat. 

These two easy to make natural squirrel repellents should help keep the squirrels away from your plants and away from your home. Contact a business, such as Affordable Pest Control Inc, if you need professional assistance. 


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Eliminating The Bugs Of Your House

After living with a pest problem in our home for years, I kind of figured the bugs were there to stay. I had tried just about every kind of at-home treatment that I could think of, but nothing was working. It was frustrating, but I knew that there had to be something that could help. After failing for what seemed like the millionth time, I finally decided to work with a professional exterminator. The expert was incredibly proficient and knowledgeable about pest problems, and remarkably, he removed all of the pests from our house that day. This blog is all about working with a pro to eliminate pest problems.