terkio wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:50 pm
From a search, about how to keep squirrels away.
Add metal tree collars to keep the squirrels out of your trees. Cut a thin piece of sheet metal with metal snips. Make it big enough to go around the tree and 3 feet (0.91 m) wide. Wrap it around the tree 6 feet (1.8 m) off the ground.
Have you ever seen squirrels in trees... ? Squirrels can jump from branch to branch between trees and travel decent distances without ever touching the ground.
Last year when I paid a tree guy to trim back my pine trees I reduced the squirrel's elevated highway but could not eliminate it completely.. My hope was that without a high road exit path, I could tree them and they would be stuck up in the trees for my ultimate solution.
I find my air rifle can be effective if/when I get clean shots. I killed about a half dozen tree rats over last few years, but haven't got a clean shot at one since dialing in my scope with the laser. Still too early in the season for them to be feeding on my pecans, but they are in the neighborhood. Early in the season they can feed on immature pine combs.