What Are Good Squirrel Deterrents for Your Yard?


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Good squirrel deterrents for a yard include motion-activated sprinklers, ultrasonic electronic devices, and chemicals in the form of sprays and granules. Sprinklers repel squirrels with their surprise water sprays, while electronic devices are harmless and humane, and chemical repellents are non-toxic and economical.

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The Contech CRO101 Scarecrow motion-activated sprinkler, which can detect and spray animals over 1,000 square feet, shoots a powerful jet at them. Powered by a single 9-volt battery, the device is operable all day and night.

Using ultrasonic sound and motion sensors, the Yard Sentinel is an outdoor device that repels pests over an area of up to 5,000 square feet. Easy to use and install, the sound frequency has to be customized for the respective animal.

Havahart’s Deer Off II contains a high concentration of putrescent egg solids and a combination of garlic and capsaicin. The scent and taste of the spray repel animals effectively across 250 square feet for three months and are safe to use around children and pets.

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