Keeping Animals from Eating Pumpkin Decorations?

How do I keep squirrels from eating my pumpkins? They are eating my decorative pumpkins.

By Lisa from Philadelphia, PA


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October 31, 20100 found this helpful
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Might try spraying them with what I used to use on things I didn't want my dog or cat to chew on. I think it is called Bitter Apple and they make other products similar with different names. They sell at pet stores or Walmart. It is made to make the object taste bad. Doesn't hurt the animals. You can reapply it every night to make sure it tastes very bad. You should be able to reuse the pumpkins it does wash off with water. Good luck with your squirrely endeavors. lol


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November 1, 20100 found this helpful

I have read a tip on mixing red hot pepper in the bird feed to discourage the squirrels. Perhaps if you mixed red pepper in water and sprayed your pumpkins with it, that might work. Worth a try.


Harlean from Arkansas


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