Friday, July 8, 2011

I'll Out Fox 'Em Yet.................

Yep, I'm still contending with all the ground squirrels that are all around us. If you remember, last year I even placed a stuffed teddy bear in our little orchard, hoping to scare the little buggers away. Yeah, right!

Then came this brilliant idea. Plastic shopping bags crinkle and make noise and certainly blow around with all the wind we have.

And they're slippery if you try to walk on one. It just made sense to me that the squirrels wouldn't be able to climb over them either. Plus, as the wind catches them, they inflate.

Guess what? What little fruit we have left is still there! I placed the bags around the base of the trees and above and below the apples and pears.

We'll see if they figure a way around 'em! Cross your fingers.


Tracey said...

I just finished looking up ways to prevent the same thing or else I won't have a pear left on the tree and then I saw your post! Ha! I am going out to tie bags on all my trees. I read to put dog hair around the trees so the scent will keep them away. I am willing to try anything. Last year they are every pecan off of 9 trees! My peaches are just ripening so this means WAR!

Heather J said...

I wonder if it would work on birds and tree squirrels I may have to try it. My mom and dad's fruit trees are frequently picked clean before we get to them.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

Good luck. I can't keep the tree squirrels out of the bird feeders.
Beside that all the holes they dig in the ground. Between the ground squirrels and tree squirrels there are holes all in my yard.

Caffeine Girl said...

What a clever idea! Around here, the squirrels try to eat all our flower bulbs.