Monday, July 3, 2017

Pesky Wabbits

            Fences are of course the best way to keep them out but they don't do much for the landscaping; unless you spend the big bucks and buy the cutesy fence. Scent repellents like fox lure work very well and are not seen.
            Rabbits and deer avoid the smell of blood meal that has been sprinkled around. Reapply after a heavy rain. Corncobs that have been soaked in vinegar for 5-10 minutes and scattered throughout the garden work well too. After two weeks soak them again.

            Fake owls and snakes work well, if you move them every 2 or 3 days. People make the mistake of forgetting them; even the dumb animals catch on fast to a fake predator.

            Some folks swear by planting Marigold perimeters. Others watch the rabbits eat the Marigold perimeters; the jury will be out forever on this one.

            Trapping and relocating can be a trading of problems. You may be bringing them to a place where someone else is trapping them and, unbeknownst to you, bringing the furry little buggers back to your yard. If you suspect this, paint a little spray dot on the wascally critter’s backside before you take it away.

            Whatever your solution to this problem, it will have to be fought with tenacity, for your garden’s sake. To think they’re cute is to “cute” your way out of enjoying the fruits of your labors.

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