We just discovered wiring damage to our pickup attributable to ‘rodents’. We have not mice or rats but way too many squirrels and chipmunk on our wooded property. I have put a wire fence around a flower bed to keep the squirrels out and when I see them on our deck I make noise to scare them... Any suggestions about how to if not eliminate the squirrels on our property atleast how do I make our yard less friendly? I have read they don’t like mint and can plant that on one side of the carport but hate the idea of spraying a harmful chemical on the more open areas. Thanks in advance!!
Coos County Oregon
Thank you Dana S! You are right in that this is a 2017 pickup - the Chevy repairman explained the same thing about the 'soy based' wire coatings :-(
I did additional research and found a vast majority of suggestions included apple cider vinegar so I did that - sprayed around the whole carport. Knock on wood, so far the critters are staying away :-) I know winter is coming which means rain which means I will have to reapply again and often.
Unfortunately, we have a large 'grassy' area around the carport which we try to keep mowed... and we moved the bird feeder to the back yard so to not entice squirrels. These are both brazen as well as curious critters that's for sure! Hubby and I are trying to use the most humane methods of 'pest control' we can find...
Again, thank you for your time!