Spend a day on social media or surfing the Internet, you’ll see all sorts of remedies for repelling rodents and other animals, but do they work?
Here’s some info you can use when making decisions on the endless “old wive’s tales” and folk remedies out there. Remember, whatever is printed on the label of any chemical product defines Federal Law in how the product may be legally used, and with good reason.
Electronic/Ultrasonic Repellent Devices
Plug it in, and like magic, watch numerous species simply disappear! The reality is that animals quickly become accustomed to new sounds, and render these products ineffective in a matter of days. Often, they don’t work for that long.
Mothballs give off a gas that kills insect pests. Napthalene is a chemical that is labeled as a carcinogen, and should only be used according to the label. It contaminates soil, and can make people and animals sick.
You’d think that the urine of a predator, such as a coyote, fox or a wolf would frighten and repel animals, right? Remember, pests live among predators, are accustomed to predator odors. They have evolved to use other senses to avoid capture.
Ghost, Jalepeno, Carolina Reaper and other hot peppers are sometimes recommended to control rodents. Interesting results! Mice, rats, and even rabbits will eat a pepper plant.