Smells that are known to deter or repel birds include the scent of weasels and methyl anthranilate, a chemical used as artificial grape flavoring. Birds have delicate respiratory systems, and certain fumes innocuous to h... More »

Some dogs dislike citrus smells, avoiding orange, grapefruit and lemon peels scattered around. Dogs also avoid chili peppers because the capsicum irritates their skin, particularly their noses. Soaking cotton balls in ru... More »

Shake-Away, a commercial cat repellent, is a powder that smells like the urine of foxes, bobcats and coyotes, which are natural predators of cats. Cats dislike the smell of plants such as rue, lavender, pennyroyal and Co... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Furry Pests

Different types of birds found in North America include bald eagles, great egrets and robins. The bald eagle is the national symbol of the United States. More » Pets & Animals Birds

Information on identifying different types of birds can be found on websites such as, and These sites provide information such as identifying parts of the birds, identif... More » Pets & Animals Birds

Some types of squirrel-proof bird feeders are situated atop long steel poles or encased in mesh material that allows small birds in but keeps squirrels and large birds out. They are available on such websites as Birdfeed... More » Pets & Animals Birds

Common types of birds found in Florida include anhingas, tricolored herons, ground doves and white ibis. The anhinga lives in the Florida swamps and is noted for its long, snakelike neck that it holds out of the water wh... More » Pets & Animals Birds