- Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:04 pm
Management is the best solution, don't have it along a rail like optique said, don't have under/near a bird feeder where seed will fall, and using any management technique (covering with wire etc) is best. There are always more squirrels where that one came from, and they were here first anyway. They are more ecologically important to their native area than we are.
The other thing I'll mention again, if you find they want to dig up and chomp the tubers of plants, is to leave out a shallow dish of water. Lots of times critters are just looking for clean water when they take a few bites of tomato or other watery fruits/tubers. We drain away natural sources of water in areas we build houses, so they are looking to fill that basic need.