Posts tagged ‘Corn’

June 8, 2011

Waging war on squirrels

Sad, sad day. The squirrels didn’t even wait for the corn to grow corn. They just went after the apparently delicious stalks and leaves! I can’t believe it. I’ve read that cayenne pepper helps keep them away, but I didn’t have any so in a moment of desperation mixed dish soap with water and some siracha sauce (it’s all I had!). Then someone told me that the siracha sauce probably has sugar in it, which attracted the little buggers even more. So I found some red pepper flakes in my spice cabinet and sprinkled it all over the soil around the corn and even in the leaves a bit. That seemed to work for a few days. Booooooooo squirrels.