Squirrels: They just love those LP hoses. What they don't like is cayenne pepper or Tabasco. Not sure how long Tabasco works, but worth a try – Mix water, cayenne or Tabasco and dish soap in a spray bottle and spray every few days. We also heard the following are effective: Use double sided tape around the hoses and sprinkle cayenne pepper over the tape; buy stainless steel spring hose protectors (available at some auto part dealers or online); or ultrasonic pest controller
s that deter mice and squirrels. Warning: don't put poison out as that can be lethal to household pets as well as the squirrels.