This organic concoction will keep squirrels, cats, dogs, people and any other annoyances at bay.
Step 1: First on the Chopping Block, Habaneros!
Habanero peppers are rich in capsaicin oil. That's the stuff that burns so bad when you eat them. So lets get a bunch and pop them in the blender! DANGER!!!! For the love of Pete, wear gloves when handeling these! A simple touch of the pepper and then rub your eye or nose and presto! Your in a world of hurt!
Step 2: Next Up (Hic!) Vodka!
I find the water of life best for the extraction process. Oil of any kind is soluble in alcohol, not water. If you can't get booze, use rubbing alcohol. Mind you, if you do, it will not be fit for human consumption. mix the two together and wait overnight.
Step 3: Seperate the Solids.
The next day, pour the concoction through a sieve into a tall narrow glass container. Let stand for 2-3 hours. You should see a separation of the oil from the vodka. The oil will be on top. You can use a turkey baster to remove either component. Otherwise you should be skilled at pouring off the top layer. The vodka is now flavoured, but not hot. The oil on the other hand is pure pain by the drop!
Step 4: Apply As Needed.
If you have small children, take serious care not to put this where they could come in contact with it. I brushed mine onto my bird feeder and using a pump hairspray bottle, sprayed my plants too. I am now squirrel free!