Anyone tried these animal repellant ideas?
After ordering 22 roses, I have visions of bunnies devouring them. Being pro-active, I searched for strategies in advance and found: Irish Spring Soap, rotten eggs spray, and below are a few more exotic ideas from Garden Experiments Forum. Anyone tried these ideas against rabbits and gophers?
Posted by Nandina 8b (My Page) I have been watching with great interest the extreme efforts a friend has made to repel deer. Nothing worked. She tried them all. Her problem is so severe that the deer climb ten steps onto the porch and attack her hanging baskets.
This spring she was in K-Mart and spotted an inexpensive form of the blue Tidy Bowl gizmo that you hang in the toilet tank at about $.50 apiece. Desperate to solve her deer problem she bought a few and hung them in places she wished to protect. Deer damage stopped.
Posted by Hunter (firstname.lastname@example.org) I know a gardener who sits a cheap TV out by the garden and leaves it on at night. Apparently, the voices keep the deer at bay.
Posted by billybob (email@example.com) Deer will get accustomed to a radio that plays all night. I have tried the following with success: Set up a motion detector but instead of using a light bulb, plug in a radio. Put the motion detector in test mode. A deer approaches and the radio comes on for 5 seconds. The deer stops. The deer moves and the radio comes on again for 5 seconds. It really spooks them.
Posted by sydk z5 MA (My Page) Has anyone tried Styrofoam coyotes? They work well keeping the geese away.