Now we love squirrels as much as the next guy, but this time of year they can become real pests. As you may have noticed, squirrels love pumpkins! We have seen whole pumpkins eaten by these little stinkers! This little guy was caught taking a few bites out of one of our pumpkins about a half hour after we bought it.
Notice the heart shaped bite taken out of this poor little pumpkin.
Nothing upsets a kid like his pumpkin being eaten before he even has a chance to carve it.
We did a little research into this subject and found some things that are supposed to repel squirrels. We mixed up a little concoction and came up with this recipe to spray on pumpkins to help keep the squirrels away.
Mix ingredients very well. Make sure you don't have clumps of cayenne pepper. It can clog your spray bottle. Now pour into a spray bottle.
Be warned, you may get a real hankering for some hot wings!!
Liberally spray your pumpkins. You will have to reapply after it rains. Make sure you wash your pumpkin well before you or your kids carve the pumpkins! They will be spicy!!