3 Easy Homemade Squirrel Repellents

Robert James
Pest Control Technician

Squirrels are amazing creatures when they’re running around in the fields and playing by themselves. On the other hand, they can be annoying creatures, especially when they invade your home and garden. To get rid of them when they are menacing around, you could prefer making your own squirrel repellent instead of buying squirrel poison or traps. If you use repellents, you can get rid of squirrels instead of killing them.


3 DIY Squirrel Repellents That can be prepared at Home

Squirrels are a menace for your home and garden. Squirrels are very important for nature. Squirrels keeps the soil healthy or in other word free from pollution. They also help the trees to survive. They run around from one tree to another. This way trees spread around a land. So for our sake, our nature's sake. We shouldn't kill Squirrels. That's where homemade squirrel repellent comes up.

Outlined below are some squirrel repellent which you could come up with at the comfort of your home and by using natural substances.

Cayenne Pepper-Onion Solution


  • Onions
  • Jalapeno and cayenne peppers
  • Paprika
  • Water


  • Put water in a saucepan and heat it to boil.
  • Chop the onions and jalapeno pepper and add them to the boiling water.
  • Mix one tablespoon of paprika and cayenne pepper powder and add them to the boiling water.
  • Cover the pan with its lid and allow the mixture to boil for about 30 minutes.
  • Let the solution cool, sieve and fill it in a spray bottle.

Murphy’s Oil Soap Repellent


  • Murphy’s oil soap
  • Cayenne pepper powder
  • Water


  • Into a container, pour a gallon of water.
  • Add Murphy's oil soap about 6 caps and stir.
  • Put two table spoons of cayenne pepper and add it to the solution and mix thoroughly.
  • Then fill the solution into a spray can.
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Hot Pepper Sauce Solution


  • Hot pepper sauce
  • Water
  • Liquid detergent


  • Empty a small bottle of hot pepper sauce into a container and add a gallon of water.
  • Stir the solution thoroughly and add a teaspoon of the liquid detergent.
  • Then mix completely and fill an empty spray bottle with the solution.

Above are some of the common homemade squirrel repellent solutions which are very easy to make. Once they’re ready, all you have to do is spray the solutions on your garden plants as well as the soil and around the infested places in the house. The use of the solutions is not to harm the squirrels but to drive them away. It is therefore important to note that you should not use harmful substances in creating the repellents.

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Ready Made Squirrel Repellent for Home Use

In case you are not comfortable with creating the solutions, you could look up into purchasing ready made repellents. There are a variety of such readymade squirrel repellents which you can are budget conscious and work as well as the ready-made repellents.Repellents available at amazon. A few include;

I Must Garden Squirrel Repellent

It is made with all natural ingredients and a proprietary blend of botanic oils which are specifically formulated to repel squirrels with its taste and odor. The I Must Garden Squirrel Repellent has been created with ingredients which makes it long lasting and protection effective when sprayed and they’re nontoxic hence won’t harm the animals.

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Defenders Squirrel Repellent

Made from extracts derived from natural plant that are irritable and distasteful to squirrels but favorable to birds. It is easy to apply and can be used over a large garden area (approximately 225 sq. m).

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Repellex Squirrel Repellent

The repellex squirrel repellent prevents tree squirrels from tearing up your garden and eating birdseed's and plants. Has odor and taste deterrents and concentrates on nasal irritation that disturbs the squirrels when they come close to the treated area. Use on seeds and bird feeders to keep squirrels off and is not harmful to birds.


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There are also dry repellents available and are as effective as the liquid spray repellents. If squirrels are terrorizing your territory, worry not anymore because there are plenty of readymade squirrel repellents which are effective and durable. The aim of the repellents is to chase away the squirrels hence are made of non-harmful organic substances which irritate the small creatures. You could also create your own with resources which are readily available near you. Examples of dry squirrel repellents.

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