3) To squirrel-proof your garden, create a fence out of heavy-duty wire mesh at least 30 inches above-ground and six or more inches below. 4) To keep squirrels out of the trees in your yard, you can install mesh fencing around the trunk. Trimming low-hanging branches will help keep them out as well.
What size mesh will keep squirrels out?
It is recommended that you use a chicken wire mesh that is no bigger than 1 inch (25 mm) to keep out animals like squirrels, raccoons or rabbits. Anything bigger than that will allow animals to slip right through the hole into your garden.
What kind of screen keeps squirrels out?
One effective way to keep these bothersome critters out and prevent them from damaging you screens is to change or reinforce your window screens. Instead of having regular screens installed, consider replacing them with heavy duty pet screens and metal, or add a layer of hardware cloth with 1/2-inch openings.
Can squirrels chew through wire?
Squirrels like to gnaw – on anything – including phone wire, coaxial cable, and electrical wire. They will chew on the insulation until the bare wire is exposed, then move on to another spot and nibble some more.