How to Protect Corn From Pests

Learn how to protect corn from pests like raccoons and squirrels. Securing your corn ears with tape will protect them from critters.
By William Woys Weaver
August/September 2007
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Ears of corn can be protected from critters with tape.
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How to protect corn from pests using simple reinforced packing tape.

How to Protect Corn From Pests

Ears of corn can be protected from raccoons and squirrels by wrapping the ears with reinforced packing tape. Circle the ear with the tape about 2 inches below the tip. Then wrap the ear to the stalk so the critters can’t pull it down. (Do not wrap the tape so tightly that the corn cannot expand properly in the husk.)








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