Wildlife can add beauty to your property, sometimes they come around only for the food your lawn or garden provides them. It can be tough to keep them out without taking extreme measures (like building a large fence), but animal repellent products can help cut down on damage and deter wildlife from munching on your landscape or garden plants.
Deterring Wildlife With Scent and Taste
There are many animal repellent products on the market, and most can repel multiple types of animals and often contain similar naturally derived ingredients. Putrescent egg solids, garlic oil, and capsaicin are very common active ingredients, along with other natural ingredients like cinnamon and clove oil and white pepper.
These ingredients work by irritating nasal passages or mouth with the scent or flavor of these products.
These products can repel deer, rabbits, rodents, cats, and dogs. Snake, mole, and bird repellents may be a bit different. For example, a bird repellent is usually just a sticky substance you place on areas you don’t want birds to roost.
Snake Out is a specially formulated dust that uses natural ingredients to effectively repel snakes near living areas. The product poses no threat to children or pets, and yet contains active ingredients that snakes find unpleasant. When snakes come into contact with Snake Out in the air, an escape and or avoidance reaction is triggered so the snakes are actually repelled away from the product. Apply a barrier of Snake Out at least a foot wide on the inside crawlspace foundation walls and into cracks, holes and entry points into the structure. Snake Out can also be applied under covered porches, outbuilding and sheds where snakes may harbor.