Squirrels Damaging Outdoor Furniture?

May 8, 2013

Squirrel OutsideI have a problem with squirrels tearing my lawn cushions apart. What can I do to stop this? Can I make a homemade squirrel repellant and if so can I have a recipe?


By D J


July 15, 20170 found this helpful

Bring your outside cushines in the house at night. If you buy bags of corn and sunflower seeds this will keep them away from the chairs.

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February 10, 20180 found this helpful

But why are they doing that l through they are making a nest some where

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November 9, 20180 found this helpful

I took an old pillow, made a slit down the middle, fluffed and separated the stuffing. The squirrels stopped trying to tear into my cushions and went for the stuffing. If all-natural seems better to you, some have suggested 100% cotton. :)

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February 19, 2007

I need help on how to stop squirrels from tearing up and taking out the insides of brand new cushions on outdoor furniture.

Debbie from Dallas, TX


February 19, 20071 found this helpful

I had birds and squirl all over my deck and pooping all over. So a friend told me to get a rubber snake and put it on the deck you have to move it every few days. But I found a real lookin one in the garden department at Walmart.


Never had probelms again. If it is the blow up type make sure to ancor it down mine blew away several times.

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By cheryl. (Guest Post)
April 23, 20070 found this helpful

did you get any help? they are tearing up my cushions. I live in Kaufman.

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By Dina Machele (Guest Post)
July 9, 20080 found this helpful

I had to remove the cushions and take them inside!

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September 12, 20100 found this helpful

I have the same problem. I bought a can of squirrel repellent at Ace Hardware, but it stains the cloth orange. (Guess it is only meant for plants, etc.) I wish someone would let us know what we can do!

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February 9, 2015

Is there a spray I can use on outdoor cushions that won't discolor them or harm my 6 lb. dog?

By Betty M from Ft. Worth, TX


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June 29, 20180 found this helpful

Your pup can help in the squirrel be gone quest. Next time you brush or groom the pup, put the fur in a cheesecloth pouch and put one or two under each cushion; keep them flat so as not to make the cushions unbalanced.


The smell deters the squirrel from climbing on the cushions and no harm to the pup! Replenish fur at each grooming!

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June 30, 20180 found this helpful

You can buy Critter Out. It is safe for pets

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September 2, 2010

What can I spray on the cushions of my porch swing that won't stain them, but will prevent the squirrels from ripping the cushions and taking the stuffing for their nests?

By Rita from Chicago, IL


September 2, 20100 found this helpful

Hunt down a product called Ropel, works good

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September 10, 20100 found this helpful

Keep dryer lint in a coffee can or two; and set it out here and there for them to use instead!

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