Pumpkins being eaten by squirrels!

United States
October 29, 2007 11:16am CST
We set our pumpkins out last week and the squirrels are eating them! I'm going to try setting them back out after misting them with a mixture of vinegar and pepper. Any other suggestions? I'll let you know how this works. I'm going to carve them today when my kids get home.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
30 Oct 07
Instead of black pepper, have you tried cayenne pepper? I often have to use it in my birdfeeder to keep the squirrels out. I read it doesn't bother the birds, but the squirrels hate it. Works good in my feeder, thought it might work on your pumpkins too.
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• United States
30 Oct 07
Great! Thanks I will try this. My carving time was postponed until tomorrow, so I'll have to give that a whirl, I was thinking of white pepper though, I'll have to see if I have any cayenne pepper in there. Either way I'll post the result. Thanks again.
• United States
2 Nov 07
This seemed to work very well. I will have to try again next year to see how long it lasts or if I'd have to keep remisting them.
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