By The Old House Web
Squirrel repellents include moth balls, naphthalene flakes and dried blood, as well as commercial products available at pet stores and veterinarians, though their effectiveness isn't rated high.

Metal fencing has proven partially effective in controlling squirrels if no trees or structures are nearby. Chicken wire fencing or hardware cloth at least three feet tall, with six inches buried in the ground has shown to keep squirrels from entering gardens or garden plots.

Squirrels will use trees, buildings and utility wires to move from location to location. Metal banding, two feet wide and eight feet off the ground, will prevent squirrels from climbing trees or poles. The height must be correct to prevent squirrels jumping over the band from ground level.

See: Moth Balls; Dried Blood

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