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Defend your home and garden from squirrels!
The bestselling author of Deer Proofing Your Yard and Garden helps homeowners battle one of nature's most wily and persistent creatures--squirrels--with a storehouse of environmentally responsible techniques that really work.
In her trademark light-hearted yet practical and authoritative style, Rhonda Massingham Hart explains how to
--Understand squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, and other squirrel relatives
--Defend your birdfeeders and design and build squirrel-proof feeders
--Banish squirrels and their relatives from your garden
--Protect your attic, garage, and basement from invasion
--Find and choose effective household and commercial repellents
In addition, you'll find lists of feeder foods and plants squirrels love--and those they'll prefer to avoid.
This practical guide is filled with effective tips for keeping squirrels and their relatives from destroying gardens and birdfeeders, and invading attics, garages, and basements.
About the Author
Master Gardener Rhonda Massingham Hart is the author of Dirt Cheap Green Thumb, Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden, Squirrel Proofing Your Home & Garden, North Coast Roses, and Trellising. Rhonda has written articles for a variety of magazines, including Flower & Garden, Woman"s Day Better Living, and Fine Gardening magazines. Her desire to deer- and squirrel-proof comes from her mutual respect for people and animals and from a desire to incorporate wildlife into our yards and lives. She has lectured extensively on pest proofing and organic gardening techniques and taught continuing adult education classes at her local community college.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Squirrel's-eye View
1. Squirrels Are in Control
2. A Lesson on Squirreldom
3. Identifying the Enemy
4. Revenge of the Squirrels: The Damage They Do
5. Defending Your Bird Feeder
6. Protecting Your Garden and House
7. Squirrel-proof by Design