What Are Some Homemade Repellents for Opossums?


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Some homemade repellents for opossums include garlic or hot chili, a castor oil-based solution, and a tea-based deterrent. These repellents use the taste and smell methods of deterring opossums without causing physical harm.

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Mix 2 tablespoons of crushed garlic or hot chili in 1 liter of boiling water. Let it cool, and spray around the garden. Mix hot chili with a little water and dish soap, and then apply the mixture on plants that opossums like to eat to repel them. The same works when using hot mustard mixed with a little water and dish soap.

Spraying a mixture of 8 ounces of dish detergent, 8 ounces of castor oil, and 1 gallon of water around the area where opossums reside helps deter them.

Mix 4 heaped teaspoons of Lapsang Souchong tea in 2 liters of boiling water to make a tea-based deterrent. Strain and spray the cooled liquid on the plants.

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