squirrel deterrent

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:27:14 PDT
Back when I had free-range chickens, I'd occasionally find an ancient egg in the bushes that would pop out stinky dust when broken.  So, instead of going to all that trouble to make a rotten egg, how about just dusting vulnerable plants with some bright yellow sulphur?  Same smell, much less work.

Diane Whitehead

On 2013-10-22, at 2:08 PM, Rick Buell <rredbbeard@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Fill a 2 liter soda bottle ~3/4 full of water. Add one raw scrambled egg to the water, replace the cap and shake well each day for a week. Surprisingly, this mixture produces little or no gas. After one week, I usually dip a little of the mix onto pieces of paper towel,  and either anchor it in a pot to protect it, or the strips can be hung on the branches of vulnerable flowers, vegetables, bulbs, etc. The scent is more obnoxious to animals than it is to humans. The only drawback is that it needs to be re-applied almost every day, especially after rain. Let me know how it works for you!
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