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
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
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.
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.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
Many families enjoy renting or visiting houses on lakes. With quiet beaches and calm water, these places can be ideal for relaxation for a summer vacation. The only problem is that lake houses are often secluded and tend to attract other visitors as well.
Some of these uninvited guests may include geese. They may squawk to each other early in the morning, cause mayhem in the backyard, or even scare people away from beach areas. Even if they are docile, there’s a good chance that they will still leave droppings scattered through the grass and on the sand, presenting another kind of risk.
It’s difficult to find a way to humanely deal with geese, but PredaSCENT has a formula that’s guaranteed to ward away the pesky birds once and for all. All it takes is a few capsules of the product, placed every few feet, and you can create a perimeter around the garden, lake house or beach.
PredaSCENT works for up to a month at a time and rainfall actually helps release the key ingredients in this product, so water will make it more effective.
One can also use PredaSCENT to ward away groundhogs, deer, moles and other small mammals. Just make sure you select the right product variety. PredaSCENT has developed three different masking agents, which are specifically designed to ward away different types of animals.
Thursday, June 24th, 2010
Lately, there seems to be a trend in growing your own vegetables, from carrots to tomatoes, according to NBC. We’ve even seen Michelle Obama’s organic garden getting plenty of coverage in the news.
Growing your own vegetables can be a bit of work, but the reward is often well worth the effort. Homegrown food is natural, particularly because there are no pesticides or preservatives.
The downside to organic gardening is that you can attract all sorts of local animals. Rabbits, moles and deer are usually the chief culprits in garden damages and it’s hard to keep them away without applying chemical or noxious sprays.
PREDAscent is a fairly new animal repellent on the market and it’s ideal for protecting organic gardens. It contains a synthetic coyote formula that is scentless for humans and non-toxic to all living things. To use it, simply place the capsules around the perimeter of your garden and they will release odors that will drive wildlife away.
This animal repellent comes in specific packages – there are capsules for moles and voles, groundhogs and geese, deer and insects. Don’t let animals dine on your tab, use PREDAscent to protect your organic garden.