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Squirrels do hate certain strong smells, such as cider vinegar, spicy or hot odors, mothballs, animal urine and skunk-like smells. Squirrels have a strong sense of smell that can detect food from great distances. More »

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According to RedBeacon, squirrels hate the smell of peppermint and spicy peppers. Peppermint gives off a strong aroma that discourages squirrels from venturing into an area. Spicy aromas, such as that from cayenne pepper... More »

Squirrels object to capsaicin, cider vinegar, mothballs, urine of predatory animals and skunk-like smells. These items can be used to deter squirrels from both the indoors and outdoors. More »

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Squirrels object to capsaicin, cider vinegar, mothballs, urine of predatory animals and skunk-like smells. These items can be used to deter squirrels from both the indoors and outdoors. More »

According to RedBeacon, squirrels hate the smell of peppermint and spicy peppers. Peppermint gives off a strong aroma that discourages squirrels from venturing into an area. Spicy aromas, such as that from cayenne pepper... More »

Mice are repelled by the smell of cat urine, peppermint and Bounce dryer sheets. Cat urine repels mice because they equate it with death. The peppermint in tea bags, sprays and oils deters mice because of its strong smel... More »

Rats dislike the smell of peppermint, daffodils and hyacinths. Peppermint extract is not effective as a rat deterrent, but a rag or cotton balls soaked with peppermint oil can drive rats out of hiding. They are also repe... More »