Recipe for animal repellant?

joyce58(Zone 5 NY)May 15, 2008

Does anyone have a "sure-fire" recipe for a homemade spray to repel wood chucks and /or rabbitts? I have been buying the red-hot pepper wax spray and it is getting costly.

Any suggestions?



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david52 Zone 6

What the state Division of Wildlife here recommends is 1 or 2 eggs and a teaspoon of cheap chicken bouillon in a gallon, sprayed all over and all around the plants that need protecting. Food processor it up, and run it through a strainer, or it will clog the sprayer. Needs to be re-applied after rain.

It does work pretty well on deer, rabbits, chipmunks, and squirrels after greens.

Not so good for raccoons or skunks.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2008 at 9:58PM
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This has worked well for me. All of my neighbors have problems with rabbits and gophers, I have seen zero in my yard.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2008 at 3:48AM
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finnbiker(Z 5 PA)

Yes! this works. It is from Jerry Baker

1/2 cup Murphy's Oil Soap
1/2 cup lemon scented dishwashing liquid
1/2 cup castor oil
1/2 cup lemon scented ammonia
1/2 cup extra hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup of urine

(I actually reduced the castor oil part, as it is pretty expensive. I only used maybe 1/4 cup at most. I didn't use good hot sauce either, just some cheap stuff I found at a Chinese store. Also cheap dish soap from dollar store or whatever.)

Mix these ingredients together in a 20 gallon hose end sprayer, then apply to the point of run-off to any flowers or shrubs that need protecting.
I actually use a watering can.
I don't know the proportion-- Just guess, and it works fine. Reapply after rain, of course.

Good luck!

    Bookmark   May 16, 2008 at 10:25PM
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Which ingredients have the repellent property? What compound/s are present in these ingredients that give them the repellent property?

Here is a link that might be useful: animal repellant

    Bookmark   February 17, 2011 at 12:38AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Now, why did I know that Gail Jones was going to be a spammer?

    Bookmark   February 17, 2011 at 1:01AM
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Thanks Gail, I will have to try that.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2011 at 9:10PM
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You put up a fence 5 foot high & on the out side of the fence a way from the garden, put up a 5 foot lean two with post at a 45 degree angle. Nail wire to it & deer can not jump it.
They can jump high or wide, but not both.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2011 at 10:27PM
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