Posted by John Fasoldt on 13:33:17 4/17/2012 from 184.108.40.206:
In reply to: chewing deck rails posted by Lora on 9:47:49 4/17/2012 from 220.127.116.11:
Never use bleach or salt solutions, the squirrels like that stuff. Not sure if the red pepper will work, I doubt it, the staining might work if you use a oil-based material.
You could also try a salt lick, like the ones they use for cattle or horses. That might keep them away from the deck until the sodium chloride wears off.
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