How to Stop Squirrels From Eating Your Pumpkins

By Melissa Moore on October 10, 2022
Families shop for pumpkins ahead of Halloween at an Ontario, California pumpkin patch on October 9, 2022. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

There are fluffy thieves living among us.

Squirrels like pumpkins, and not just to admire.  Apparently, squirrels like nibbling on your front porch pumpkins.  It’s a thing and it’s a big thing here in Colorado.  Nibble here, nibble there and you’ve got a hole in Mr. Jack Lantern.

So how do you stop the furry menaces  from stealing bites from your pumpkin?

Vaseline. Whether it’s Tik Tok or other social media sites – the trend is to coat your pumpkin in Vaseline.  The Vaseline makes them slippery and the squirrels can’t get a tooth in them.

Other ideas – spray with hairspray – they don’t like the taste.

Obviously if you paint your pumpkin this may not work.  Let me know if you try this!

xox Melissa


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