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  • Best Repellant help...

    I mentioned tis in another post in conversation but now is a large issue for me. As much as I could say traps,shoot them,dogs ect... I have big problem with rabbit. Not only they devastate my trees over winter at farm 20 mile away but there are many rabbit in my home neighborhood and they are eat all my flowers and starting on some of my baby fig trees... I can't handle tis anymore!! I tried hot pepper and repellant spray from Home Depot but they just keep eating and I never see them to scare them off.... Unless someone has great repellant I will remove flowers they eat and replace with something else. I know I can not put fence because association say no. And what is point of flowers if I must keep covered with cages... Do anyone have great way to keep them out!?
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    1. Get a big pot......

    2. insert one wabbit....

    3. cook thouroughly...

    4. enjoy with sour cream and shallot sauce and a nice white wine, while watching your flowers and figs growing in the yard....

    or I could hire my cat out to you.....he travels first class
    Last edited by rusty hooks; 05-18-2015, 10:20 AM.
    Ross B. Santa Rosa Calif zone 9b, wish list: CdD Blanc, Igo, Palmata, Sucrette, Morroco, Galicia Negra

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    • #3
      A dog or outdoor cats.
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      Zone 6

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      • #4
        The dog we can not own in my townhome plus wife sneeze from them. Same with cat. My hawk eat too many. He is getting too fat or do not like anymore because he stop catching them. I'd rather find spray or pellet to rid them but one that is not bad smell to human.
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        • #5
          there is a pellet available...I believe it's a .177 caliber...but you're probably too close to other residences

          what about calling the maintenance crew for your subdivision and filing a complaint, they don't want their landscaping eaten either....

          or live trapping a few and taking them to their maintenance offices for the catch and release program.....

          unfortunately Mike, they are rodents...like rats and they must knaw on things to constantly sharpen their teeth....they are a little more discerning than rats but rodents none the less.

          There are french restaraunts that charge big bucks for a rabbit meal......
          Last edited by rusty hooks; 05-18-2015, 07:41 PM.
          Ross B. Santa Rosa Calif zone 9b, wish list: CdD Blanc, Igo, Palmata, Sucrette, Morroco, Galicia Negra

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          • #6
            I almost get to point to run 10,000,000 volt electric wire around garden with carrot tied to it.
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            • #7
              Plant a vegetable garden to distract them
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              • #8
                There is rabbit, cat and dog repellents as well as deer and rabbit repellent at the big box hardware stores or on line.
                Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                • #9
                  You could see what Elmer is up to but his track record is a bit spotty.
                  Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

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                  • #10
                    Talk to Harvey.
                    Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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                    • #11
                      This is not funny...........but it would make a good video
                      Ross B. Santa Rosa Calif zone 9b, wish list: CdD Blanc, Igo, Palmata, Sucrette, Morroco, Galicia Negra

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                      • #12
                        Anyone have small land mine for sale?
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                        • #13
                          Has anyone used motion activated sprinklers for pest deterrent? I've heard they work for deer but I'm not sure about the smaller animals.

                          http://www.amazon.com/Contech-CRO101.../dp/B000071NUS

                          Unfortunately, rabbits can have a new litter every 21 days!!! You need some ferel cats in your neighborhood.

                          We had a few move into my neighborhood and the rabbits and groundhog "problem" has been decreased.
                          Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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                          • #14
                            I have seen tis. My luck damn rabbit pick up pieces of Irish spring soap I spread around to repel them and wash it's nasty rabbit body under the spraying water.
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                            • #15
                              Now I'm revisiting "Caddy Shack".....
                              Ross B. Santa Rosa Calif zone 9b, wish list: CdD Blanc, Igo, Palmata, Sucrette, Morroco, Galicia Negra

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                            • #16
                              Not sure if it would work, but fox urine is available as a "cover scent" for deer hunting, and foxes are a natural predator of rabbits.

                              Phil
                              Zone 7A - Newark, DE; Zone 8A - Wilmington, NC;

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                              • #17
                                I had heard in the past the sprinkling human hair (collect at barber) around plants deters some animal pests.

                                I have heard that human urine (collect indoors and spread later if your orchard area is public ) has some deterrent action, maybe more vs deer. I also heard that fox or dog urine can deter animals.

                                In the past, Irish Spring in fruit trees worked well vs deer.

                                Last year I used some commercial deer repellant (Deer Be Gone ?) that seemed to keep all away from my fruit trees, I know they make same kind of stuff for rabbits but unsure how well it works - my brother says that the stuff keeps the rabbits and deer away for him.
                                Ed
                                SW PA zone 6a

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                                • #18
                                  Yes I use all three now minus urines because they tend to smell bad and we sit outside quite often. But so far I have human hair, Irish spring and deer be gone going to try moth balls too before I get into different urine smelling stuff forst
                                  Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
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                                  2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                                  • #19
                                    A very interesting patio for conversation....long and involved explanations over many glasses of vino

                                    wabbits beware.....

                                    havahart traps....baited with....carrots..
                                    Ross B. Santa Rosa Calif zone 9b, wish list: CdD Blanc, Igo, Palmata, Sucrette, Morroco, Galicia Negra

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                                    • #20
                                      With the rampant breading of rabbits, the problem won't just go away unless the rabbits do. The repellants only seem to only kind of work if they work at all and they require constant refreshing. I would say you need to add wild predators (foxes large bull snakes), get a pet python or look into fencing or extermination.

                                      I have deer, the occasional elk, rabbits, DARN raccoons, black bears, a mountain lion once and so on. You either learn to live with them or figure out how to beat them.

                                      Another thought I just had, some pests can be controlled with sound. Looking to sonic emitters, the frequency is far above what we can hear, but the vermin can't stand it and avoid the area.... or so say the adds.

                                      Good luck Mike.
                                      Last edited by COGardener; 05-20-2015, 11:52 AM.
                                      Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                                      “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                                      • #21
                                        Mike

                                        I would call the Department of Natural Resources and ask if they can help you with the rabbit problem.

                                        Maybe you can get a permit to remove the rabbits using traps.

                                        Good luck with the rabbit removal
                                        New Bern NC Zone 8a ,Wish list : Col de Dame Rimada ,Galica Negra

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                                        • #22
                                          Grazie everyone for you reply. I think for now easiest and cheapest cure for my problem is to just uproot the bulbs and replant them where the can not be reached such as railing pots or I may build a flower pot teiring tower. If they really start on my trees I will fence it in but I promise you it will be clearly labeled high voltage
                                          Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
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                                          2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                                          • #23
                                            Mike,

                                            Here is a link to an ultrasonic animal repeller.

                                            I would think this your best bet!!! For $55.00 plus shipping, beat the heck out of tearing up your yard and rebuilding it.

                                            http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...5783_200455783
                                            Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                                            “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                                            • #24
                                              a little more....motion sensor sprinkler...jet spray

                                              http://www.amazon.com/Pestbye-PB0033...ater+sprinkler
                                              Ross B. Santa Rosa Calif zone 9b, wish list: CdD Blanc, Igo, Palmata, Sucrette, Morroco, Galicia Negra

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                                              • #25
                                                I will try only if sound not scare my hawk away. I feed him last few year but I think he is sick of eating rabbit. He get one at least a week
                                                Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                                                1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                                                2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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