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    Richard Wobby
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    @richard-wobby

    My mother, the original Mrs Wobby verses my wife Mrs Wobby always used cayenne pepper. She would mix up a potent wetter and peper mixture and spray it around the surroundind area. There is no homemade?magic bullet? that will stop these very agile and smart rodents from ever again visiting your private spaces. However, if you do any research on repelling squirrels the one consistent ingredient you see is cayenne pepper. Again, it is contained in many of the commercial products designed to keep squirrels away, and which products are guaranteed to work. Even local governmental animal control websites recommend it for squirrel problems. Remember, controlling squirrels has to be part of a squirrel control plan. You can?t simply sprinkle or spray some cayenne pepper or commercial product containing it around your car once and then say it doesn?t work when you see a squirrel in your car three weeks later. It requires vigilance. The succcess of any squirrel repellent remedy is also dependent on things such as weather (rain will require reapplication), squirrel population, and the size of the area sought to be controlled. If a recipe to keep squirrels away works for a short period of time and there is intermittent rain, then reapply it.

    Below I have included several of moms recipes which you will notice are merely slightly different variations of the same ?hot pepper? theme. It all depends on what your hot pepper source is, e.g. cayenne pepper, actual chilie peppers, jalapeno peppers, or hot sauce. Note: If any of these recipes use cayenne pepper spice instead of a liquid hot sauce strain your ?brew? through cheesecloth, even if the recipe doesn?t call for it. Otherwise, your sprayer will get clogged with the larger wet granules of the pepper.

    1. Hot Pepper Repellant Spray

    This recipe uses yellow onion, an actual jalapeno pepper, and cayenne pepper. The recipe is at Urban Wildlife Rescue, Inc Here.

    2. Cayenne Pepper Spray

    This recipe uses water, Murphy?s Oil Soap, and cayenne pepper. See the complete recipe Here.

    3. Hot Pepper Spray

    This recipe uses only crushed chilies and water. Read it Here.

    4. Another Hot Pepper Spray

    Using cayenne pepper, water, and horticultural oil. See it Here.

    5. Squirrel Repellent Spray

    This last recipe uses hot pepper sauce (like Frank?s HotSauce), Water, and a small amount of liquid detergent. You can find the recipe at Evergreen Animal Protecive League Here.


    CONCLUSION

    Cayenne pepper and capsaicin are at the forefront of any squirrel repellent product or home brew. The ingredients are cheap, the recipes easy, and it would be worth the time of any car owner who is serious about squirrel control to try just testing one of these recipes.

    REMEMBER: REPEL, BUT BE NICE!

    #247600
    Royal
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    @royal

    I keep mine in my garage, but over the years have talked to many who insist that cayenne pepper is the only thing that works. 

    #247601
    Paul Mossberg
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    @pmossberg

    Hey Wobby…except for the Murphy’s Oil Soap, your recipes are making me hungry.

    A warning to all my TD friends out there, anyone that follows Wobby’s recipes runs the risk of having me lurking around their TD!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #247602
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    We need to reunite you with your TD, my friend!

    #247603
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    You ain’t kiddin’ Ed!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

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