Hotsauce Squirrel Spray – It’s not Just for Dinner

by Tig Tillinghast

Here is a link to a study of whether or not capsaicin (the key chemical in hot sauces) used on sap tubing to keep squirrels off will get into the sap. Answer: yes, but not enough for people to be able to taste in the maple syrup.

How about the squirrels? Kept the ones from New England off the lines, but it’s just a matter of time before the Texan ones arrive.