Squirrels

They are cute gathering nuts on the ground, but when it comes to stealing bird seed, “cute” is the last word that comes to mind. 

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Look no further than your kitchen spice rack for one of the safest and most powerful squirrel deterrents:

cayenne pepper

Here are three ways to use this powerful spice. See which one works for you.

Cayenne Dust

It’s simple. Sprinkle crushed cayenne spice (or any pepper spice!) into wild bird seed, over flower beds, or anywhere you’d rather not see squirrels.

cayenne spray

Boil 1 1/2 quarts of water in a pot on the stove. Add 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, two chopped onions, and one chopped jalapeño. Allow mixture to boil for 30 minutes, then remove from heat. Let cool, strain out vegetables, and pour into a spray bottle using a funnel. Then spray away! 

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hot pepper jelly

Did you know our crab apple and tulip tree hanging feeder can be jelly feeders, too? Why not use some hot pepper jelly. If you’re skilled in the kitchen, make some hot pepper jelly. If not, pick up some hot pepper jelly from your local grocery story and fill your feeder with this tasty, squirrel-deterring goodness.


 

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