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  • From: sherwin <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] how to keep squirrels of trees
  • Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:09:32 -0600

On 11/25/2013 7:56 PM, wrote:
I've got about 15 apple trees & peach trees and last summer I lost everything to
squirrels who would eat about 1/2 a fruit & then drop it. It is next to a woods,
so they can jump onto the trees. I have a fence around the whole orchard, topped with
an electric fence which I bait with peanut butter to keep deer out, and that works.
But the squirrels are driving me crazy. Is there anything like plastic snakes, owls,
etc I could put in the trees? Or any other ideas? Jerry in southern Indiana


The only thing that worked for me was population reduction. Setting out two Havaheart
traps over the course of a season netted me about 30 the first year. That went down
appreciably to almost none, at this time. True, squirrels are territorial and do migrate
back into an area once it is vacated, but that has not been my experience.

Sherwin in Morton Grove, IL

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