Douglas Squirrels digging in planters
In 2017 I acquired a couple Douglas squirrels in my yard. I now have a couple more. While they are charming and industrious, they are a digging my in planters. The plants are tolerant, but the dirt is spread all over the deck. I need to be on top of refilling the holes in the planters. I do not want to kill the animals just deter them. I got some Shake Away (both coyote and red fox urine). This has some benefit but I need to put it out every other day. Also tried Cayenne pepper and Root-tone fertilizer (no appealing to them) on the planter dirt Now they are attacking/digging up the dirt in my hanging plants. Other suggestions?
Clackamas County Oregon