It may sound odd, but we have very few squirrels. Well, one or two is plenty. You can enjoy them and the loss from garden and trees is minimal. I spotted two together. They must be planning a grand theft of my pecans. One of the squirrels just froze along the trunk. See how well it blends in with the tree. It only moved enough to keep it's face out of view, even as I moved around the tree. Not even calling out 'Hey Squirrel!' would get it going. Too funny!