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Say Goodbye to Problematic Rabbits Today!

By Tom Seest

Struggling with Pesky Rabbits?

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There are several ways to keep rabbits out of your yard. These include chicken wire fencing, Humane traps, and plantings that repel rabbits. Another way to keep rabbits out of your yard is to use garlic spray. This works very well and is widely available at hardware stores.

Struggling with Pesky Rabbits?

Struggling with Pesky Rabbits?

Ready to Outsmart Those Pesky Rabbits?

If you’re wondering how to eliminate rabbits from your yard using human traps, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, remember to check your traps regularly to make sure they are still working. You can also reset the trap if needed. Second, be sure to release the trapped rabbit safely. If possible, release it far away from your property.
If you have a large garden or yard, rabbit traps are an effective way to get rid of them. They can be purchased at many garden stores and hardware stores. You can also borrow traps from the local humane society. Make sure you put the rabbit traps in areas where the rabbits like to feed and rest. Remember that rabbits have sensitive noses, so make sure the trap is deep enough to prevent escape but not too deep that it injures the animal.
Another option is to try a homemade spray made of white vinegar and garlic. It works by repelling rabbits, but you should not use it on household pets or plants. Make the spray using an empty spray bottle and fill it with half vinegar and half water. Then, add two teaspoons of minced garlic to it and shake it well. Once mixed, use the spray on the rabbits.
Another method for getting rid of rabbits is to shoot them, which will kill them. If you want to get more creative, you can use inflatable hawks, falcons, or owls. These animals can be scary to rabbits and scare off predators. Ideally, the dummies should be large enough to scare off a rabbit, but they should look like realistic enough to scare off a predator. They should also have bulging eyes, wings spread out, and open mouths.

Ready to Outsmart Those Pesky Rabbits?

Ready to Outsmart Those Pesky Rabbits?

What’s the Secret to Keeping Those Pesky Rabbits Away?

One of the best ways to deter rabbits from your yard is to plant plants that have pungent scents. These include lavender, rosemary, cistus, and nepeta. The scents of these plants will keep rabbits away from your vegetable garden. Try planting lavender around your vegetable patch.
Sage is an excellent plant to plant in your yard as it has both medicinal and ornamental properties. Its flowering stems and leaves will attract a wide variety of pollinators and is drought-tolerant. In addition, its tall bloom stalks and fragrant flowers make it an excellent choice to grow around your rabbit-prone plants.
Salvias come in a variety of colors, including purple and yellow. They prefer full sun but also thrive in partial shade. Make sure to choose a nutrient-rich soil with good drainage, and don’t forget to water them. Spider flowers, cleome and salvia, are other plants to consider for your yard. These flowers are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, but not to rabbits.
Dahlias are another effective plant to use in your yard. They’re great for creating a low hedge around a flower garden. Dahlias are best grown in full sun and moist soil and can produce flowers from mid-summer to early fall. Dahlias can be overwintered for next year’s show.
Peonies are perennials that repel rabbits. These plants are very tough, so they should stay in your garden for a long time. After heavy rains, stake them to provide air circulation to their roots, which helps prevent fungal diseases. Another plant that repels rabbits is anise hyssop. These tough, native plants will repel rabbits without hurting them.

What's the Secret to Keeping Those Pesky Rabbits Away?

What’s the Secret to Keeping Those Pesky Rabbits Away?

How Can Garlic Spray Keep Rabbits Away?

Rabbits love to eat fresh vegetables, particularly carrots. They are also attracted to bugs and earthworms. They can burrow into small holes in the ground, making them a convenient place to stay. Rabbits also prefer dark, undisturbed areas with food and water sources nearby.
One way to keep rabbits away from your garden is to use a garlic spray or garlic pulp mixed with water. This repellent has a strong odor that will turn off the rabbits. Another option is to use motion sprinklers. These sprinklers detect movement and spray water to the object. Rabbits hate the water on their fur and may run for cover if they smell garlic.
A good way to tell if you have a rabbit problem is to look for evidence of their activities. Look for circular patterns in the grass. This may be a sign that rabbits are grazing in your yard. Rabbits are voracious grazers and will feed in your yard.
Another effective way to keep rabbits away from your plants is garlic powder. This deterrent can be applied directly to the plants and vegetables in your garden. You can make it yourself by boiling water and garlic powder together. You can then strain the mixture using cheesecloth or paper towel. It won’t hurt your plants, and it should keep the rabbits away.
You can also spray your plants with garlic spray. You should do this once a week to a month. Make sure to spray the leaves as well, since these are where pests like to lay their eggs. This method is effective and is inexpensive. However, be careful not to water the plants after applying the spray. Otherwise, the water will wash away the garlic spray and invite the pests back again.

How Can Garlic Spray Keep Rabbits Away?

How Can Garlic Spray Keep Rabbits Away?

How can Reflectors Repel Rabbits?

One of the best ways to scare rabbits away is to place reflectors in your yard. Rabbits are naturally afraid of their reflection, and a reflector will show them what they look like. You can buy fancy reflecting devices at home improvement stores, or you can also place a clear glass jar filled with water.
If you do not have any of these items at home, you can buy ready-made reflectors from garden centers. They are inexpensive, effective, and can be installed in several locations in your yard. Alternatively, you can use animals, such as crouching cats, fake snakes, and owls, to scare the rabbits away.
Rabbits are known for their high reproductive capacity. In some regions, they can have three litters of six babies per year. In other regions, they may have up to six litters of three babies. Their gestation period is 29 days, eight days longer than that of chicken eggs. While the animal may not be as ferocious as a chicken, it still has a powerful sense of smell.
Adding reflective tape to your yard may also deter rabbits. The lights and sound can scare them away, and this is an effective way to keep the critters from entering your yard. These decoys are also effective at scaring other pests away. Rabbits also contribute to fertilizing your yard.
Another way to scare rabbits away is to plant an ornamental onion in your yard. This plant’s pungent smell and strong taste can deter rabbits from visiting your garden. Planting a dense stand of ornamental onion around tender bulbs can also create a scent force field that will repel rabbits. Alternatively, you can plant A. giganteum, which is an attractive flowering species. The plants have tall bloom stalks and globe-shaped flowers.

How can Reflectors Repel Rabbits?

How can Reflectors Repel Rabbits?

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