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Alligator Repellent: Does It Work?
The alligator is a beautiful animal but as beautiful as it is, it can sometimes be a threat to people or pets. It is also not easy to keep them out of the property, such as a pond or canal because they can cause a threat to people or pets and dig holes to get under fences and they can also climb when necessary. If they want to get to your lake then chances are they will. The biggest complaint with these animals is that they cause a threat to people or pets in a residential lake in search of meals. There are times that they will burrow under certain fixtures and homeowners will want to stay vigilant of larger specimens over 8 feet.
Natural Repellent Sprays Made At Home
There is no approved repellent on the market as of today, however there are some methods that have been passed around as options to try. There is a repellent that you can make at home. All you need is to combine ammonia and human urine in a spray bottle. The reason this is thought to keep alligators out of your lake is because it is similar to a predator’s scent. Because of that smell the alligator will often choose to stay away. You should combine the two ingredients and spray it on the areas that seem to be the favorite target of the alligator.
You should know that this technique is not 100 percent guaranteed and it can have consequences such as attracting other animals that may be more trouble than an alligator. Most of the different repellents and scare tactics on the market don’t actually work.
If the natural repellent is not an option or it has not worked, then perhaps you may want to install a sturdy fence. Regular fencing will not work with most of the crafty alligators. They can climb a standard fence and if they can’t they will simply cause a threat to people or pets under it. The way to make a fence be effective is if you make sure that a good part of the fence is under ground. Some also recommend your fence is placed in a way that it is tilted outwards from your lake.
The outward tilt will make it a lot more difficult for the alligator to climb. The underground fence is effective in keeping alligators and other wildlife like rabbits away from your lake. A metal fence is recommended because some wildlife can chew through plastic ones. Many people simply don’t have the money to install the right kind of fencing and for this reason the best answer is to trap and relocate the animal.
Set Up Traps
A live trap is the one recommended for catching alligators, although it is much more difficult than it sounds. These are pretty intelligent little guys and hard to get an enticing bait for. Because of the difficulty in catching an alligator you should hire a trained professional for the capture and release of the animal in another area where they cannot come back to your lake. These animals are great for relocation because they tend to set up shop in their new spot. The other thing you may want to consider when deciding if you should try to catch the alligator yourself or to hire a professional is that you will probably need a few traps. If you don’t already have them, hiring a professional will be more cost efficient.
More in-detail how-to alligator removal articles:
Information about alligator trapping
- analysis and methods
for how to trap.
Information about how to kill a alligator
- with poison or other methods.
Information about how to keep alligators away
- prevention techniques.
Information about how to catch a alligator
- remove one stuck in the house.
This site is intended to provide alligator deterrent education and information about alligator repellents, such as those you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes, so that you can make an informed decision
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