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Old 07-17-2017, 10:27 AM
 
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Rabbits eat all the young sprouts on my roses... Squirrels dug deep holes in the flowerbeds...
I bought a repellant from Ace Hardware, but it seems to attract rabbits, instead of repelling them!
Does anybody know a stuff, which works, please?
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:36 AM
 
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A pellet rifle. Break barrel, ~$90
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:38 AM
 
Location: rural DE
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A fence. 1" hex chicken wire.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Eat meat and pee.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:49 AM
 
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Some hungry dogs?
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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We have a pack of coyotes that routinely runs through our neighborhood and clears the area of cats and rabbits.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:14 PM
 
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My mom lived in VA and she had rabbit problems. A neighbor said 'dog hair' and gave her a sack. It works.


Find a nice neighbor with a shedding dog - Or visit a dog groomer and say you'd like to take some of the hair off their hands. Put it around the bushes and push it into the bush. It's the dog smell that repels the rabbits. Try it!
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:17 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Plant Hostas in the neighbors yards. They will stay there. We gave up, and now just embrace the cottontails. The Hostas are a mess but they don't bother the roses, which the deer used to eat until I moved them to the fenced back yard. The squirrels just eat the apples, a week or two before they are ready to pick. Oh, and the crows eat my grapes.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: WA
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We had no problems until to county game people decided to clear the coyotes out of the adjoining green belt. My fence was damaged and the rabbits moved in and even though the fence is fixed I have a growing population I can not evict.

I have a trap that is not very effective and am at a loss regarding the next step. I am open to suggestions.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:48 AM
 
Location: SW Fl (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Originally Posted by harry chickpea View Post
Eat meat and pee.
Got to go with this one. It will work.

Harry did not elaborate...he means to pee around the perimeter of said garden.
Sets a boundary, and all animals in the food chain respect man's pee
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