Best Squirrel Repellent

I Must Garden Squirrel Repellent offers superior year-round protection against squirrel damage. It is available in two uniquely powerful options - a Liquid Repellent to prevent chewing and gnawing, and a Granular Repellent to prevent digging. Both options are totally harmless to squirrels. I Must Garden Squirrel Repellents are people and pet-friendly and safe for the environment too!*

best natural squirrel repellent safe for use around your home and pets

Proven Protection from Squirrel Damage

  • Easy to use – both Granular and Liquid repellents are simple to apply
  • Safe for people, pets and the environment*
  • Formulated to specifically repel squirrels, not harm them
  • Long-lasting and rain-resistant
  • For detailed product information CLICK HERE

*when used as directed

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I Must Garden Squirrel Repellent is an environmentally safe, humane, and effective way to deter squirrels from damaging plants, furniture, decking/housing, hoses, flower beds/pots, and more! It contains a combination of natural ingredients such as castor oil, garlic and white pepper along with botanical oils that smell and taste bad to squirrels. We developed two squirrel repellents, a Liquid and a Granular, each target different kinds of damage - giving you maximum protection against the costly destruction of squirrels. There are no poisons, harmful chemicals or toxic glues in our products. All of our repellents are safe to use around children and pets, and are completely biodegradable.

A note regarding the use of our Squirrel Repellent on Bird Feeders

Squirrels love bird seed and will often do anything to get on a feeder and eat. While many customers have had great success using our Squirrel Repellent to keep squirrels away from birdfeeders, there are some squirrels that love seeds so much they will ignore dogs, physical barriers, and even strong squirrel repellents on their way to their favorite snack. Because of the variable nature of squirrels, we do not guarantee our Squirrel Repellent for use on bird feeders. If you choose to use our Squirrel Repellent on bird feeders, rest assured, it will not harm birds.


I Must Garden Liquid Squirrel Repellent is available in a ready-to-use spray that is versatile and potent. Natural oils help the repellent adhere to a variety of surfaces and can be sprayed directly onto any area needing protection, including:

  • Plants and Trees including flowers and leaves
  • Bulbs
  • Outdoor Furniture including cushions
  • Decking/Housing
  • Hoses
  • Car Wiring
  • And anything else squirrels are chewing


I Must Garden Granular Squirrel Repellent is available in a convenient shaker jar that makes broadcasting repellent quick and easy. Powerful granules contain our proprietary blend of botanical oils to prevent squirrels from digging wherever repellent is applied including:

  • Flower pots / planters / beds
  • Bulbs
  • Lawn/mulched areas

Pleasantly Scented

I Must Garden Squirrel Repellent is pleasantly scented, making application easier and more enjoyable than ever! Our repellents contain botanical oils like lemongrass and clove oils that smell great to humans and terrible to squirrels.

How it Works

  • Repels Squirrel by both smell and taste
  • Spray liquid repellent directly on any surface you want to protect from chewing
  • Sprinkle granular repellent in flower pots or beds to prevent digging
  • Contains natural stickers for rain-resistance

The Right Repellent for Every Problem

I Must Garden Squirrel Repellent is available in a variety of ready-to-use spray and granular sizes.

How to Apply

We developed two repellents, a liquid and granular, to target specific types of squirrel damage. The Spray and Granular work great together too, giving you maximum control when protecting flower pots, planters, bulbs, trees, and more.

If you live in an area where you regularly experience squirrel damage, preemptively apply the repellent before undesirable bad habits take hold. When it comes to animal damage, it is easier to prevent a habit than to break one. If bad habits are already established, initial applications may need to be heavier and more frequent until under control.

Prevent Chewing and Gnawing – Use the Spray!

There is nothing more frustrating than to find newly planted bulbs, lawn furniture, outdoor cushions, or expensive decking damaged by the endless chewing of squirrels. Stopping that damage is easy with I Must Garden Squirrel Repellent Spray. Simply spray plants and surfaces for long-lasting protection. Please consider the following guidelines:

Protecting plants

  • Apply repellent to dry surfaces. This helps the repellent adhere to the surface and gives it long lasting effectiveness and rain resistance
  • Be thorough with your spray - make sure you cover the area you want protected with a fine mist
  • Reapply repellent every 2-4 weeks. Areas with heavy squirrel pressure may require more frequent applications. Adjust application times as necessary
  • Squirrels cause most of their damage early in the morning. For best results, water your plants in the morning and apply the repellent in the evening. This way the repellent will still be strong when the squirrels start scoping things out come daybreak

Protecting outdoor furniture, planters & pots, decking, and buildings

  • Be thorough with your spray - make sure you cover the area you want protected with a fine mist
  • Before applying to directly to furniture and decking, check for staining and discoloring in an inconspicuous area
  • To protect outdoor cushions from squirrels and to prevent staining finer fabrics, spray paper towels with the repellent and lay the paper towels directly on the cushions. Doing this in the evening will dissuade the early morning mischief squirrels take delight in
  • Apply repellent to dry surfaces. This helps the repellent adhere to the surface and gives it long lasting effectiveness and rain resistance. Reapply as necessary to maintain control
  • Applying repellent to planters and pots helps protect the container from chewing, but also offers additional protection to the treated plants inside

Prevent Digging – Use the Granular

Squirrels are notorious for digging up newly planted seedlings in flower pots. The soft soil in flowerpots is an indication of recently hidden nuts and/or seeds. In the process of looking for the nuts in the soil squirrels will fling the plants out of the pot. How many times have you had to replant nearly dead seedlings only to have the same thing happen the next day?

Protecting your flower pots, beds, and lawn from digging damage is easy with I Must Garden Squirrel Repellent. Please consider the following guidelines:

  • To repel squirrels from digging in pots, planters and flowerbeds, generously sprinkle I Must Garden Squirrel Repellent onto the surface of the soil at a rate of approximately 1 lb for every 50 sq. ft.
  • Granular repellent can also be mixed into soil when planting
  • Reapply repellent every 2-4 weeks. Areas with heavy squirrel pressure may require more frequent applications. Adjust application frequency as necessary to maintain control
  • It is easier to prevent a habit than break one – consider applying repellent as soon as plants are in the soil

Protect Bulbs

Both new bulbs and established bulb beds can be protected with I Must Garden Squirrel Repellents.

To protect new plantings:

  • Remove loose skin from bulbs and set in pan
  • Granular repellent can also be mixed into soil when planting
  • Cover bulbs with repellent and soak for 15 minutes
  • Remove bulbs from the repellent and plant (Save leftover liquid repellent for later use)
  • To provide additional protection, consider a top dressing of either the spray or the granular repellent

To protect established plantings:

  • Sprinkle Granular Repellent on top of planted area, or
  • Spray the Liquid Repellent on top of the planted area
For additional information about repelling rabbits check out our TIPS page and our FAQS – or contact us directly with any questions.


Ready-to-Use Approximate Coverage
32oz Trigger Sprayer 500 Sq Ft
1 Gallon Ready-to-Use 2,000 Sq Ft
3 lb 150 Sq Ft
10 lb 500 Sq Ft

I Must Garden is proud to use only natural ingredients regarded as safe by the EPA.

To find detailed information about a specific ingredient click HERE

  • Castor Oil
  • Rosemary Oil
  • Lemongrass Oil
  • Cedar Oil
  • Clove Oil
  • Garlic
  • White Pepper
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Citric Acid
  • Xanthan Gum
"I was losing the battle and was looking at giving up or something more drastic until I found your squirrel repellent. Now I don't have to think about squirrels being such a nusance. "
"I had endured the squirrels uprooting my container flowers on the deck for far too long. I bought this repellent being somewhat skeptical but I was absolutely amazed at how quickly and thoroughly it works. This is my second bottle. Very good stuff that works. Thank you. "
"Wonderful all-natural outdoor repellent products that I just love and use constantly, this product Squirrel/Raccoon repellent granules comes in nice smaller size…I will always buy your products. "
C. N.
"It works! Yippee! No more squirrels on the lawn furniture! "
Linda C.
"I have not seen any burrowing under the house since I sprinkled this product around the entry/exit holes. Thanks! "
"Arrived very quickly and seems to have deterred the squirrels from chewing the siding. "
Lois K.
"Great service, great product--tulips look great and squirrels are ticked-off! "
Gregory B.
"Works great. "
D.J .C.
"I ordered the product, which I use on a regular basis. I received it in two days as promised, in good condition. I'm totally satisfied. "
Lydia B.
"Great product Good price. "
Maragaret A.
" After first use I had my hibiscus buds opening into flowers the next day. So far very encouraging. "
Christine C.
"Worked as described…very satisfied. "
Stanley B.
"Very rapid receipt of product. Extremely satisfied. "
Carl H.
"Good product. We have tried many things to keep squirrels from climbing the screened in patio. So far, this seems to be working. Many thanks. "
Evelyn S.
"I use this stuff to protect my lawn furniture pads and my plants. it works. Great product - highly recommended. "
David B.
"Very happy with purchase and service. "
Dennis F.
"I have sprayed some spots on my flower garden and so far no squirrels on my flower bed! Thanks! "
"Great Squirrel Repellent and a Great Price Too! "
Jennie W.
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