I have a problem with some kind of critter, I think it must be either a
squirrel or possum, that is devouring my tomatoes. They are even eating
them while they are green little babies. Does any one know what kind of
repellant really works? I have heard that fox urine and capsicum (hot
peppers) are common repellants, but do they actually work?
Do not waste your money on repellants; trap them and dispose of them,
shooting them in the trap if necessary. Do not waste gasoline going
somewhere else to drop them; it is like pressing on a balloon and another
will take its place.
Well when I read this post this morning I thought you were a bit harsh with
respect to our little fluffy tailed co-inhabitors of the earth, but I came home
from the hardware store I found the little f*****s had chewed my only red
sunflower off at the base of the stem. Now I think shooting and drowning is too
good for them.
fox or dog urine might work, but you'd have to reapply it daily. some
people swear by ammonia, which is a component of urine, and is probably
easier to acquire than fox urine.
personally, i just let my dogs scare them away. they got a gopher today, so
i guess they're earning their keep.
The small Havahart wire traps are a sure fix for Possums.
Put an apple in it and set it out at night. You'll have your Possum in the
morning if that is the responsible varmint.
Animal control will come out to retrieve it for free.
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