‘Animal Repellents’ Archive
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
In the grip of chilly winter storms, home gardeners bit by spring fever envision lush gardens, vibrant landscapes, and thriving orchards. But all too often, such dreams turn to close-cropped nightmares as marauding animals wreck destruction on the inviting green before them. In areas where animals roam freely, this scene can occur year after year. Damage can range from nibbling tomatoes just as they turn red, to chewing unsightly holes into ornamental trees, to extensive breaking up of young fruit trees. How do you stop the damage and financial drain, and give your plants a chance at growth? The answer may well be the use of a garden animal repellent.
The idea behind a garden animal repellent
is one of aversion and avoidance. A garden animal repellent is a conditioning tool used by the gardener to overcome an animal’s natural attraction to a target plant. No matter how tasty a plant specimen is, the repellent should cause the animal to turn away from its intended feeding, and find a plant less fraught with anxiety-inducing vibes.
One way to cause an animal to avoid a plant or a landscape section is with the use of predator urine. Urine from predators–such as coyotes, foxes, bobcats, or wolves–can keep away their prey animals, such as deer, rabbits, moles, mice, and moose. Since such predators don’t generally proffer up urine samples, however, chemical formulations can replicate substances found in nature.
Another type of garden animal repellent based on chemistry is the use of substances designed to irritate certain species of animals, which then creates a swath of safety as the animal gives the protected area a wide berth.
A garden animal repellent can work because of its taste, or because of its smell. Taste repellents are more effective in the winter months, and odor repellents work better when it warms up. However, the taste repellents only work as a conditioning tool after the animal has sampled the plant, so if you’d like to deter any damage to that particular plant, use either an odor repellent, or an odor/taste repellent.
Other ways to use a garden animal repellent are based on mechanical principles. Gardeners can set up a simplified electrical fencing scheme to keep animals out of a protected area. High-frequency sound devices can also keep away rodents, dogs and cats.
Bring on the green dreams!
Friday, April 8th, 2011
With a small Noah’s ark garden (two of everything) the loss of one plant is a 50% reduction of produce. It was discouraging to plant a garden for Bambi and all her critter friends to enjoy, but at least we could salvage some produce for human consumption. Then a friend told me about Predascent animal repellent.
He told me Predascent animal repellent would keep the critters from feasting on our garden. He gave me a sample and said to put it around one of our winter squash plants. Yes, we fed the critters during the winter, too. “See if there is a difference in the traffic,” he said.
We had a snowy winter this year, so nearly every night at least a dusting of snow gave me a sign of what had passed through the garden. A skunk, raccoon, and deer came the first night after spreading some of the Predascent animal repellent around. The protected plant had been trodden over while the other was trampled, nibbled on, and nearly uprooted by the ‘coon.
That morning after tracking the results, I called my friend and found out where to get Predascent animal repellent for myself. He said he got his online and recommended I do so, too. I got online and found it right away. I ordered a pack of 20 capsules which would cover up to 750 square feet. I figured this would last me the spring, summer, and into the fall harvest, which it did. I told you it was a small garden.
I was pleased with the results of Predascent animal repellent. I read the container and found out the capsules contain dehydrated coyote urine. No wonder the critters stayed away. Rain didn’t wash the repellent away either, in fact it made it more effective. My wife and I never could smell the stuff, but the critters sure did, and spared our garden. We had enough produce this year, we shared our bounty with the neighbors.
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
You were so excited because you were finally going to harvest those carrots that you planted in your backyard. Unfortunately, Bambi had a feast the other night and left you with nothing but empty holes in the ground. As much as you'd like to find the beast that massacred your garden, you can't really do anything about it but prevent future attacks.
Liquid Fence is an all-natural animal repellant that is long-lasting and will not harm plants or animals. The product may not repel any unwanted visits from your neighborhood hooligans, but it will solve your wildlife problems without endangering them or yourself.
Animal repellant solutions come in all shapes and sizes from scare devices, audio repellants or toxic ones. Liquid Fence is safe to use on edible crops and has been field tested by the United States Department of Agriculture. So the next time you plan to grow your vegetable garden, remember that deer and rabbits will be eyeing your goods – don't forget the liquid fence.
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
ABC News is reporting that the northern end of Australia finds itself in the middle of a long and pesky insect infestation. Record-breaking numbers of mosquitoes have descended on the area, forcing residents to stay in their home and endure the hot weather with doors and windows closed.
As if that wasn't enough trouble, officials put out a statement today warning locals of overusing popular insect repellents. DEET is the most common active ingredient in these products, and while normal use will not have any negative effects, extended use can quickly irritate the skin or, rarely, cause a more serious reaction. Healthcare officials say citizens should weigh the pros and cons of using these products and act accordingly.
A safe way to keep insects away from you and your family is with PredaSCENT Garden Masking Agent. A tin of PredaSCENT will last up to a week and simply needs to be left in an area to be effective. The repellent is 100 percent natural and doesn't need to be applied to the skin, meaning there is no risk of irritation
Friday, October 29th, 2010
I have the priveledge of knowing the owner of PredaSCENT, Phil Boxwell , personally. We are trying to sell hard to find items and Phil is trying to gain distribution for his animal masking agents. On top of that, we are both located in Pittsburgh, PA. After partnering up, I have had the priveledge of seeing Phil’s vision for his company evolve.
PredaSCENT is a small animal masking agent company in the animal repellent business. That could be changing soon. It’s Natural Animal Masking Agents are used by many golf course management and property management facilities across the US and it is gaining mass retailer attention from select Target and Home Depot stores.
After the company got its feet wet in the business of keeping animals away from desirable vegetation, PredaSCENT’s founder, Phil, was determined to further expand his product line. Phil knew the insect repellent market was huge as well, so he decided to try to make a better insect repellent than what was currently on the market. After lots of product testing, he launch PredaSCENT’s Natural Insect Repelling Agent in the summer of 2010. It was met with rave reviews from many of the early adopters.
Check out the following list of testimonials Phil has provided us to display on our website for potential customers!
“In July 2009, I spent 6 days attending our Scout Camp in North Carolina with our troop. Flying, stinging bugs are routine in most scouting activities. We hung several little bags of the Insect Away under our canopy tent on the first afternoon. It was noticed by everyone who visited our campsite that no bugs were around. ALL WEEK! What a treat! I also hung 1 bag in my tent which kept it bug free for the entire week as well. We will be using your product again this summer as well as on all camping trips! Thank you!”
Old North State Council
“In the past, our employees were often plagued by swarming gnats, mosquitoes, flies and many other flying insects. This unbearable nuisance made accomplishing tasks, under tight time constraints, even more stressful. Our employees now wear the PredaScent Insect repellent bags. The product works extremely well in driving away irritating insects therefore raising staff morale and productivity. We also have found the PredaScent Insect repellent to be highly effective in our food service areas as well as employee and customer areas. I highly recommend the PredaScent Insect product for anyone with an insect nuisance problem!
Fox Chapel Golf Club
426 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 447-4434 (Office)
“Flying insects, mosquitoes, gnats, flies, etc. have always been a problem for our workers outside in our nursery. We have tried many different topical bug repellents with little success. This year, we purchased PredaScent insect pouches and have had great results with virtually no bugs that bothered our workers. We would recommend PredaScent Insect pouches to anyone who is involved in outside activities.”
LMS Greenhouse and Nursery
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
The next few months are critical to the success of your fall harvest, and the presence of intrusive wildlife has the potential to spoil your hard work.
Deer are infamous for raiding vegetable gardens, and they’ll happily gobble up some of your delectable cabbage and cauliflower. Some sources recommend setting up a protective net to ensure the safety of your organic creations, but what if your garden is too big or you just don’t have the time?
Plus, who wants to boast a net-covered garden? Are your carrots being held hostage?
Deer Scram is an excellent option if you’re searching for ways to keep your furry neighbors away in a humane manner. The biodegradable repellent exudes a smell that dissuades deer and rabbits from entering your garden, but the product is scentless to humans.
The special formula causes no harm to animals, the environment or your garden. With no net or fence needed, Deer Scram is a stealthy tool that can help safeguard your crops.
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
Early fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year to go camping. The leaves are changing and the cooler temperatures can make hiking significantly easier than the humid weather of the summer.
If you are thinking about taking the family for a hike outdoors before winter, it may be wise to draft a list of the materials you will need on the trip. For this time of year, especially for those who have small children, it may help to stay at a campground and make daily walks through the woods, instead of pitching a tent on a mountain.
Families can easily have the experience of camping without all of the hassle by parking at a nearby lot and setting up a tent at a designated campsite. That way, the comfort of the car is always just around the corner and you can access stores or restaurants if necessary.
For those who are worried about mosquito or spider bites, PredaSCENT Natural Insect Repelling Agent can be an effective way to keep pests away from the tent.
With just a small portion of this environmentally-friendly repellent, campers can make sure that bugs don’t infest their temporary home.
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
The first thing that guests see when they are visiting a home is likely to be the front garden. Shrubs, flowers and fruit trees can add splashes of color to the front entrance of a residence while also showing off the hard work of the individuals who live there.
If you’re hosting a Labor Day party, you may want to be sure that the garden is in prime condition before visitors start to arrive. Not only does this mean trimming or weeding any areas that require attention, it also means protecting a garden from wandering wildlife.
Deer are particularly a nuisance, because they can devour ripening fruits and vegetables, as well as destroy the flower petals which would otherwise cast a rainbow of color in the yard.
Liquid Fence, one of the most popular animal repellents on the market, may be an ideal option for those who are prepping for a garden party. This product boasts a biodegradable formula which will make a garden and other vegetation unappealing to deer and rabbits.
If you do choose to apply Liquid Fence, be sure to use it two or three days before the actual occasion, because it could emit an unpleasant odor that will last a day or two before disappearing.
Sunday, August 22nd, 2010
With autumn quickly approaching, individuals who have an apple orchard or a few fruit trees may want to consider protecting their food from wildlife. Deer can nibble at any plant that goes unprotected, but fruit may prove to be especially appealing.
Many animal repellents use a deterring smell to keep animals away from gardens and vegetation, but the problem is that these products can also emit an odor that is unpleasant to humans. It’s likely that, when you are picking ripe fruit or vegetables, you won’t want these items to smell unappealing.
PredaSCENT features an all-natural formula that has the advantage of being totally scentless to humans. By simply applying the pre-measured capsules around gardens or fruit trees, one can create a barrier to a variety of different wildlife.
This product has been met with much commercial acclaim for its effective protection, even being used at the Oakmount Country Club for the 2008 US Open. Depending on what formula you purchase, you can defend against insects, deer, groundhogs and geese, turkey and rabbits.
Additionally, PredaSCENT will be particularly useful in the rainy autumn months because water actually activates the smell. Each application will last for around a month.
Monday, August 16th, 2010
Homeowners with gardens may be familiar with the challenges presented by local deer populations, which can stifle or even eliminate the growth of flowers, shrubs and vegetables. Some avid gardeners may have even seen plants fail to grow at all, due to hungry wildlife.
There is a vast range of animal repellents available to protect vegetation and keep animals at bay, but many are only available as sprays. This can mean patrolling larger gardens for hours and applying the product to each individual plant, which can be a time-consuming endeavor.
Deer Scram is a unique animal repellent, because, instead of being applied as a spray, it is applied in perimeter bands. This technique can transform the way that homeowners protect their gardens. Rather than applying the repellent in strategic bursts, Deer Scram is applied in granular bands that will act as an invisible wall against deer.
This product is 100 percent biodegradable and is now available in a specific formula for rabbits, called Rabbit Scram, although the original Deer Scram product is still effective against rabbits as well as deer.
If you’re worried about letting your hard work in the garden go to waste, you could consider protecting your flowers, shrubs, trees, fruits and vegetables with Deer Scram.