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From Squirrels to Bugs, 15 Natural Repellents for Every Pest Plaguing Canadian Gardens

“Pests” like squirrels, rabbits and even raccoons can be cute, but they’re far from adorable when they’re destroying the hard work you’ve put into your garden. It’s natural to want to keep pests like animals and bugs out of your garden, but what can you do if you don’t want to use harsh chemicals or deterrents into your backyard? Luckily for us green-thumbed Canadians, there are plenty of environmentally-friendly ways to shoo away pests – to help get you started, here are 15 natural repellent ideas for the most common pests plaguing our gardens.

Brian McCourt is a contractor, design expert and co-host of HGTV Canada’s Backyard Builds.

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