Thursday, July 31, 2014

Man On The Edge

Hi folks!!!

Just in case anyone was wondering I'm still breathing.

You might remember this post. OK, kinda irritating but cute.

Or this one. Again irritating but I can laugh it off.

Or this one. Not much you can really do about these guys so you just pick them off.

But now, They crossed the line. They really pissed me off.
My garden is littered with half chewed cucumber carcasses and squash necks with no bodies below it. There are tomato skins and half eaten maters on top of my fence post and littering my yard. They have eaten about 1/3 of my bounty.

So I got this.
Might have worked a bit but it has rained alot. Maybe if you sprayed it in their eyes.
We tried Cayenne Pepper sprinkled on the plants.
We tried Foil on the ground around the plants.

Now it is time for extreme measures.

So I got A new sign.

Things just got real folks.


Travel & Dive Girl said...

LOL! My husband's been running around our garden with a pellet gun for months. Finally he borrowed a live trap and within 5 minutes, the problem was solved and relocated.

Simply Suthern said...

Hmmm? Them suckers are smarter than I am. I thought about using rat traps. Didnt think about the live traps. I will definitely look into that. I would prefer that way and my daughter wouldn't hate me.

Beatriz said...

LOL! I had the same problem with my sunflowers.

bunny said...

My garden was pathetic this year...I give up! Next year...a tree.

Hope you'all are doing fine.

Juli G said...


*sigh* we also have the same problem with our sunflowers... let me know if you find something that works. Although, we have so many squirrels we'd relocate 7 and 16 would move in.

And that says nothing for the raccoon, deer, wild cats, coyotes, and fisher cats. Sometimes it stinks being so close to a wetlands conservation area.

Chicken said...

Yikes, ok, I'm not stealin' anymore of your summer squash!!!!

Simply Suthern said...

Juli, Well some websites show netting but if a squirrel wants in they just chew thru it. I havent been able to procure a forcefield yet. Still working on that so for the time being it is phasers on stun.

Pearl said...

Maybe if you spray it in their eyes.


Why I oughta...

Welcome back, Suthern!!


Life happens said...

Welcome back! Those cute little buggers can be destructive for sure. Good luck. :)

Simply Suthern said...

As the garden has dwindled down so have the visits. I spose they kinda won but we did get our share of veggies.

Forever Engaged said...

Jeez, my husband loves taking those guys out. I'll send him your way. Lol

Simply Suthern said...

Forever, I went looking for a pellet gun at Dicks. Got squirrel problems? they ask. My son got this one and we have no more sqirrels. Someone else suggest a different gun with the same results. I should just be hiring these kids out.