Squirrels, no matter how cute they may be, are considered neighborhood pests when they break into homes or raid lawns and gardens in search of and burying food.
Once they appear, it’s difficult to get rid of them. Luckily, they have sensitive noses, and it’s best to take advantage of that by using products with strong odors, like coffee grounds.
While coffee grounds are fragrant to humans, squirrels are repulsed by their smell. They’re great to use for protection in your gardens, lawns, and trees. However, they have to be constantly reapplied and are not the best deterrents for indoors.
Know more about the pros and cons of using coffee grounds against squirrels, what kind to use, where to put them, other ways of deterring squirrels, and how to make your very own squirrel repellent at home!
Table of Contents
Benefits of Using Coffee Grounds to Keep Squirrels Away
Enriches Garden Soil
Fends Off Other Animals
Disadvantages to Using Coffee as a Squirrel Deterrent
Needs Frequent Reapplication
Potentially Toxic for Pets
Not as Effective as Other Methods
What Kind of Coffee Grounds to Use to Keep Squirrels Away?
Where to Put the Coffee Grounds?
When Coffee Grounds Are Not the Best Option?
What Are the Other Ways of Keeping Squirrels Away?
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- Lysol or epsom salts and water