You can make a natural cat repellent by mixing essential oils such as orange, lemon, peppermint or lavender with water. Mix 1 part of these oils with 3 parts water in a spray bottle, and spray the areas in which you want to keep the cats away from.Continue Reading
As with humans, there are scents that some cats may hate, which other cats may find appealing. You may need to try different scents and mixtures in order to determine which work best for the cats that you are dealing with. Since cats are not fond of citrus scents, you may consider squeezing a lemon into a liter of water and adding 24 drops of eucalyptus oil. The mixture of citrus and eucalyptus should prove a deterrent to many cats.
Another, somewhat longer procedure involves boiling 2 tablespoons each of cinnamon, lavender and rosemary in a pint of water. Let the mixture cool and sit overnight. The next day, strain the mixture through a clean swathe of cheesecloth. Mix in 1/2 cup of vinegar and 12 drops of a citrus-based essential oil. Once thoroughly mixed, pour the liquid into a spray bottle and spray it onto the areas you wish to keep pet-free.Learn more about Furry Pests
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.Full Answer >
To make raccoon repellent, boil five chopped habanero chiles and 1 cup of cayenne pepper in a pot of water. Strain the mixture into a spray bottle, and spray the mixture in the affected areas. Repeat the application every three to five days until the raccoon activity ceases. For best results, clean garbage cans with vinegar and water to avoid attracting the pests, and remove other food and water sources in the area.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 make one of the many different types of possum repellent, you need water, molasses, dish soap and a spray bottle. Combining one cup of molasses and some dish soap with one liter of water will create a possum-repelling spray for plants.Full Answer >