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Rabbits vs. Perenniels

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Rabbits are attacking my perenniels and I can't seem to do anything to stop them. Killed a few with BB gun but neighbors get antsy about the idea. Tried live traps but only caught a cat. Is there a repellent or poisen of some kind (that would not harm other less-harmful creatures) of some kind? Don't want to put up chicken wire barrier - kind of defeats the purpose of a planting a nice landscape.

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I went to Fleet Farm and got some spray on rabbit and other critter repelant. Works great but smells like urine until dry. I have not had any rabbits in the garden since I sprayed this stuff. I see them in the yard but they stay away from the plants.

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Add some white dutch clover to your yard. Hopefully the rabbits will get attracted to eating out in the yard and a hawk will swoop in and get 'em.

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Sprinkling cayenne pepper on the plants has worked for me. You have to reapply it after rain, but you may have to do that with other applications as well.

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My backyard has a chain-linked fence around it but the rabbits were still sneaking in around the gates. So I tried blocking all the spots that I knew they could squeeze through. This worked great until they had babies. The little guys can walk right through & they've been munching everything. I just tried some Liquid Fence spray repellent & it seems to be working. If I can keep them away for a couple more weeks they'll get too big to sneak in anymore. Try the Liquid Fence & see if it helps.

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A big dog works for me.

Cayenne pepper works real good also. Plus, it's really fun to watch the bunnies take a nibble and jump about 4 feet in the air.

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someone makes a deer/rabbit repellant spray. I've seen it at runnings before. I dont know how well it works as i've never used it? just passing the info

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Vern, I've seen big bunnies run right through our chain-link. Amazed me when I saw it!!!

Big dog works well. The scent must keep them at bay because I haven't seen one acutally in the yard since we got our boy.

I have heard that sprinkling hair clippings (from a barber shop) around will keep them away--they don't like the human scent, but I can't confirm if it works.

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i have 3 dogs, dont work, still have rabbits. matter of fact i had a rabbits nest 15 feet from my garden. tried all the repellents and peppers even heard planting marigolds but my best rabbit stat out of garden formula is the fence. kinda pain but this is what works best for me. JMO.

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Liquid Fence (cayanne/heavy garlic type spray) and can be found in most garden centers and plastic owls placed throughout the gardens. Just make sure you occasionally change the postion of the owls.

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i have 3 dogs, dont work, still have rabbits.

Your rabbits must be dumber than mine. 140 pounds of canine muscle and a mouth that can pick up a basketball keeps most everything out of my yard smile

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Try manorganite. It's a granular fertilizer made with, lets say, human left ups. I have had very good luck with this. It is in-expensive and also fertilizes. You can get it at most good garden centers o FF.

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Go out to your sporting goods store and get some coyote or fox urine or scent. We kept seeing 'yotes and fox in the yard last summer. We never saw any rabbits. One was nice enough to leave us a rabbit leg just to let us know there were still a few rabbits around.

We haven't seen any fox or 'yotes this year and the rabbits are thick.

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Went out to weed the vegetable garden with my 3 year old, and saw a pretty young (but independent)bunny inside my fence, because the gate was left open. It was pretty funny because he couldn't go anywhere because we were blocking his entry.

I knew my golden retriever would show up eventually, and when he did he made a bee line for it. I figured the girl would be telling mom about bunny carnage as he closed in on it with mouth open. All of this was enough of an adrenaline rush for bunny to find the ability to leap over the fence. My daughters only question was why the puppy wanted to eat the bunny...try explaining killer instinct to a three year old.

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