1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Official TEG Poll: What is your garden style?
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  3. What am I? - The Traveling Desk Plant Discussion Thread
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  4. TEG Picture of the Week (POW) - Submit your Pics Now !!
    Click HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice

It's a WAR!!!

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by dewdropsinwv, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Jul 16, 2017
    dewdropsinwv

    dewdropsinwv Deeply Rooted

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Messages:
    1,234
    Likes Received:
    457
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Hillbilly town WV
    MontyJ is on the war path with the squirrels around here. They ate EVERY peach off his tree. Lets just say MontyJ is not a happy camper this season.
     
    Beekissed likes this.
  2. Jul 16, 2017
    Beekissed

    Beekissed Garden Master

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,795
    Likes Received:
    3,889
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Location:
    Eastern Panhandle, WV
    Know how he feels. Got a few cats and it drastically reduced the squirrel population here....also the new dog won't tolerate them around the peach trees because HE likes to eat the peaches, so we finally got a real crop off the peaches last year for the first time in 22 yrs.

    This year will be the first time I actually get to SEE what type of apples we have growing on some of these trees, as the squirrels have always stripped them before they could mature enough to tell or taste.

    Cats...hungry cats help a great deal.
     
    dewdropsinwv likes this.
  3. Jul 16, 2017
    baymule

    baymule Garden Master

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    10,419
    Likes Received:
    8,181
    Trophy Points:
    377
    Location:
    Southeast Texas
    Fried squirrel.......
     
    dewdropsinwv and Nyboy like this.
  4. Jul 16, 2017
    ducks4you

    ducks4you Garden Master

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Messages:
    4,230
    Likes Received:
    1,403
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    East Central IL, Was Zone 6, Now...maybe Zone 5
    I would torture ANYBODY who steals MY peaches!!! Didn't know that cats kill them, but GLAD to hear it, since I ran a "cat sanctuary repopulating my town with cats," albiet inadvertently.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2017
    Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Garden Master

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    5,457
    Likes Received:
    2,942
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Location:
    Northwest Arkansas
    When I lived in suburbia I once permanently removed over 50 squirrels from my backyard in a month. I'd catch 2 to 4 a day in my two traps with BOSS as bait. They were so thick in that neighborhood that new ones would move in as fast as I removed them. I even hooked a neighbor on trapping them but he only took them to a local golf course to release them, those squirrels probably beat him home. I'm confident Monty will know how to permanently remove the squirrels assuming he resorts to live trapping them, but they need to be released several miles away to keep them from just going home. If Monty wants suggestions on how to live trap them let me know. It's not that hard.

    Squirrels are like a lot of other things. They aren't too bad until you get too many of them. My problem here is rabbits, not squirrels. I'm constantly thinning rabbits out. In suburbia the squirrels were so thick I couldn't plant anything or pull weeds and disturb the ground or they'd dig it up, maybe looking for buried nuts. The final straw was when they chewed the flashing from a roof vent so I got a lot of water in the house in one of those south Louisiana thunderstorms. When that happened they got thinned out.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2017
    Nyboy

    Nyboy Garden Master

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    16,582
    Likes Received:
    10,281
    Trophy Points:
    427
    Location:
    White Plains NY,weekends Lagrange NY.
    I ha upload_2017-7-16_14-7-46.png ve black ones
     
  7. Jul 16, 2017
    Nyboy

    Nyboy Garden Master

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    16,582
    Likes Received:
    10,281
    Trophy Points:
    427
    Location:
    White Plains NY,weekends Lagrange NY.
    I purchased a chain link dog run on CL and planted my fruit trees inside. It helps with the deer not squirrels
     
  8. Jul 16, 2017
    ninnymary

    ninnymary Garden Master

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    9,301
    Likes Received:
    5,576
    Trophy Points:
    377
    Location:
    San Francisco East Bay
    I have yet to taste my apples since rats eat all of them. They've also eaten some of my big beautiful Black Krims that were already ripe. I don't know how I missed them since I've been picking tomatoes when they are only half ripe to beat the rats.

    Mary
     
  9. Jul 17, 2017
    dewdropsinwv

    dewdropsinwv Deeply Rooted

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Messages:
    1,234
    Likes Received:
    457
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Hillbilly town WV
    I'm sure Monty will find a way to thin them out. He let them alone for a number of years because we did not have many sqirrels around here. Now we are over run with the little buggers. rabbits are making a comeback also. Need to thin them out as well since he has spoken about a small garden next year.
     
  10. Jul 17, 2017
    baymule

    baymule Garden Master

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    10,419
    Likes Received:
    8,181
    Trophy Points:
    377
    Location:
    Southeast Texas
    Mary I would set out some rat poison.
     
    Nyboy likes this.

Share This Page