My house backs onto a small forest, and it is INFESTED with grey squirrels!! And they are HUGE! I think if they sat on my little Siamese cat they would squash him!! Well, one has recently taken up the hobby of eating my deck. Not chewing it, actually swallowing the wood. He just sits on the railing and munches away.
When I open the back door to shoo him away, he tries to get in the house!! These squirrels are mutant. And unfortunately I can't use a pellet gun where I am LOL. I would like to save my deck and give the squirrels the shock of their lives. Any suggestions? I have read about putting hot sauce on the deck, but I think it would wash away with our frequent November rain. And my deck isn't treated, so it might just absorb the sauce.