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Rabbits are such adorable and cuddly animals. It’s such a pleasure to watch them hop about without a care in the world. However, the problem with rabbits is that they can ruin your garden and yard. They will eat your vegetables, seeds, flowers, grass and more. Not repelling them soon could leave you feeling as if you’re wasting time trying to maintain your lawn and garden.
Garlic and Chili Powder
½ cup of garlic powder and ½ cup of Cheyenne pepper can be mixed together with 2 cups of water to create a rabbit deterrent. After mixing thoroughly, the repellant should be allowed to sit outside for at least 2 days before using. After it has had time to sit, you can add just a few drops of dish soap and swirl it in as well. This mixture should be sprayed on your garden and plants that the rabbits might find delicious. Adding a bit of chili powder at the base of all of your plants will make the deterrent settle into the soil and make it much more effective. Sure, rabbits don’t like the smell or taste of this mixture, but you have to keep applying it every few weeks.
Plant Other Food Sources
Repelling rabbits to some people means repelling them against demolishing their garden. Since a rabbit’s favorite food is the clover, people have planted clover around their gardens to keep the rabbits from eating other valuable veggies instead. It’s true that the rabbit might eat more of the clover, but he might still eat the other items out of your garden as well. Besides, when clover starts to spread, it does so rapidly. You may need to figure out if going through all the trouble is really worth it.
Dried blood is a repellant that some people think is effective in repelling rabbits if spread around the border of your garden. However, if you have children who you allow to play out in the yard, is this something you’d really want to risk them getting a hold of? Besides, just like any other repellant, you have to keep buying it for it to work.
Foxes are predators of rabbits and ground squirrels. Some believe that if you spread the fox urine around your lawn, on your plants and garden, the rabbits will stay away. What people expect to happen is that the rabbit smells that his predator is near and looks to dine somewhere further away. Over time, the scent wears away and you will need to re-treat your yard and there’s no guarantee that the rabbit will continue to flee every time. Not only can this cost you money to keep up but the results are only temporary.
Spray Away Repellants
Right now you can obtain a spray away motion sensor that makes it clear to rabbits and other animals that they’re not wanted. The unit is connected to a water hose and when it detects through motion that a rabbit or other pesky animal is in the yard, it makes a warning sound and then shoots a burst of water at the animal. You can even connect several of these units to your water hose to cover a lot more of your yard. Many of them can cover up to 1200 square feet and detect motion 40 feet in front of the device. Some of these units even come with features that they claim prevent rabbits from getting immune to the spray pattern. While it can be efficient in getting the job done, it can cost money and only provides a short term solution to the problem.
While you can never go wrong with putting a fence up, they can be costly to install and if you’re installing it yourself; time consuming. Not to mention, you need to make sure that there are no rabbits inside the area you want to protect first. You can put a fence around your entire yard or you may just choose to fence in the garden that keeps getting wrecked. The fence needs to be at least 2 feet high and made from poultry wire. Still, you should keep in mind that rabbits may be able to squeeze under them or through them considering they can push through some of the smallest spots.
More in-detail how-to rabbit removal articles:
Information about rabbit trapping - analysis and methods for how to trap.
Information about how to kill a rabbit - with poison or other methods.
Information about how to keep rabbits away - prevention techniques.
Information about how to catch a rabbit - remove one stuck in the house.
This site is intended to provide rabbit deterrent education and information about rabbit repellents, such as those you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes, so that you can make an informed decision if you need to deal with a rabbit problem. This site provides many rabbit control articles and strategies, if you wish to attempt to solve the problem yourself. But remember, mothballs and fox or coyote urine won't do the trick, nor will high pitch sound or noise machines. If you are unable to solve the problem on your own, which is likely with many cases of rabbit removal, please go to the home page and click the USA map, where I have wildlife removal experts listed in over 500 cites and towns, who can properly help you with your nuisance rabbit.
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