You can use basic household items and equipment to make effective animal repellents that will keep cats and dogs from unwanted areas or activities. These repellents keep unwanted animals away without harming them. Avoid unwanted messes, animal fights and diseases with these homemade remedies.Continue Reading
Use ammonia and vinegar in your yard to produce a smell that deters dogs, and place citrus to repel both dogs and cats with the smell. Cats hate to step on aluminum foil. Apply a layer of aluminum foil around entryways to prevent them from stepping places you want them to avoid. Spray cats with water when they wander into your yard to reinforce to them that they are not welcome. Other items unpleasant for cats include pine cones, holly leaves and rose clippings.
You can place ammonia and vinegar in your yard, but do not place it on vegetation. When applying citrus, avoid placing orange and grapefruit peels in areas that could prove unsightly, such as backyard areas and the perimeter of your yard.
Maintain the strength of repellents that use odor to deter unwanted animals and to keep them from fading over time. Protect them from exposure to rain, which can wash the smell away. Apply these natural remedies on a regular basis, and reapply after inclement weather.
There are several effective vole repellents, such as thiram-based repellents and rodent-proof garden fencing. Thiram-based repellents, including Shotgun Deer and Rabbit Repellent, need to be reapplied frequently and can wash away with rain. Wire mesh garden fencing can be wrapped around plant and tree roots to keep voles away.Full Answer >
A good homemade deer repellent is a spray made out of hot sauce, water, and dish soap. This red pepper spray makes plants much less appealing to deer and other pests.Full Answer >
To eliminate moles, locate the animal's tunnels, and place repellents or traps in each active tunnel on the property. Eliminating moles may require several weeks depending on the severity of the infestation and the ability to identify active tunnels.Full Answer >
Ways to get rid of squirrels infiltrating a garden including putting up a fence and using one or more animal repellents. A family pet such as a dog or cat can be a natural squirrel deterrent in some instances. Another tactic is to entice squirrels with food.Full Answer >