Gardening expert gives tips on deterring pets and pests
While they can seem like sweet animals, they can damage crops and invade bird feeders, hiding the feed in the garden.
Jordan Foster from Fantastic Pest Control explained: “You can keep squirrels out of gardens with humane methods, including hot peppers.
“Squirrels hate the taste and smell of peppers. Sprinkle some cayenne pepper, hot sauce or chilli powder flakes on the soil to repel squirrels.
“Alternatively, grow hot peppers – they won’t come close to them.” It may also be worth companion planting, planting a shrub or plant which squirrels detest near one they would love.
Keep squirrels out of gardens with cheap ‘DIY repellent’ known to ‘deter’ pest (Image: Getty)
For those with small outdoor spaces, it may be worth making a “DIY repellent” using apple cider vinegar.
Jordan added: “Combine apple cider vinegar …