Rabbit Control - Knowledgebase Question

Downers Grove, Il
Question by iggr35
July 10, 2009
How can I keep rabbits out of my garden other than a fence


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Answer from NGA
July 10, 2009

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I don't think there's a list of plants that rabbits won't eat, but there are a number of animal repellent sprays that can help deter rabbits from eating the flowers. Try 'Get Away' or 'Deer Away'. Natural scent repellents such as coyote and fox urine are also available. Consider also interplanting your flowers with garlic, onions, Mexican marigold or Dusty Miller. Bunnies tend not to like their aroma. Or, you can make your own animal repellent mixture by mixing a few teaspoons of cayenne pepper, and a dash of soap in a quart of water. Spray on the plants you want to protect. Or, you can try to scare rabbits from your garden by burying empty pop bottles with the tops poking up a few inches above the ground. The eerie whistle that results when the wind blows can scare them away. Sprinkling blood meal, ground hot peppers or human or dog hair around plants is also sometimes effective. Good luck with your project.

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