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    UsBlkgal Posts: 83, Reputation: 9
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    Jun 21, 2007, 09:37 PM
    Watch out for squirrels
    I feed the squirrels from a hanger in my backyard tree. When I refill the feeder the chiggers eat my legs with a vengeance even though I spray a lot of bug repellent on them.

    Where else can I put a squirel feeder where I can watch the little flea bags without making it easy for rats to get into? (I have a huge covered patio if that is some help.)
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    Jun 21, 2007, 11:37 PM
    I would mow the grass short all around the tree then spray for the chiggers. As far as the rats, if your not in the city, get a pellet gun and shoot them (for fun and practice) or get some cats.
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    Jun 21, 2007, 11:50 PM
    After reading about the other ask me help desk patron's stories about the squirrel's getting in their driers and attics I think that I am going to cut my losses and let them return to getting their food somewhere else or place it on the outskirts of my land.
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    Jun 22, 2007, 08:46 AM
    They can be pesky. They will get into your garden and chow down. I just figure they will get 2 or 3 cabbage and countless cherry tomatoes each year. It is worth it to me so we can watch them do their acrobatic antics early every morning. If ever I saw a rat however, it would be war!

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