Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Green 'eyes!

Those wasklly wabbits.

6 posts in this topic

OK, everything we've planted this year has bee consumed by these stinkin' rabbits. How do I get rid of them without poison? If I trap them, are they OK to eat?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great to eat, but there is a season on them....

I trap and relocate before I lose my garden. Or wait until fall and get meat out of my garden instead of vegetables.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fungicides that contain the chemical Thiram are an excellent form of non-lethal rabbit repellent and control.

Or

The only tried and tested, successful way to keep rabbits out is to put up a fence. It should be at least 3 feet high and buried 6-8 inches into the ground to stop them digging underneath.

Best of Luck!

Brian K

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have a small garden plot at our house, probably 8'x16'. The sides of it are 2 railroad ties high, the back is a 6' fence, and the front is 1 railroad tie high. We always plant marigolds near the front of the garden and have never, ever had

a problem w/ those pesky cottontails. Now chipmunks on the other hand get a little bit of peanut butter on a rat trap! laugh

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When do you harvest marigolds and how do you fix 'em?

Just kidding.

Seriously, are you saying marigolds are an effective rabbit repellent?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They've worked for us. They last pretty much all summer too with a little water and picking off the dead flowers. I save that job for my daughter, as I can't stand the smell of those things!!! LOL

Brian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Dishwasher for me if I don't get to them right away like thirdeye.
    • I sprayed mine almost a month ago.  An ortho product that seamed to work.  All that's left is the dead grass it choked out.
    • Now that rubechat forums are history....   Lets light this place up...Rubes!
    • We spent the past week in Door County Wisconsin on vacation with 4 other couples and our campers. I had it all lined up for 6 members of our group to go out on a chartered fishing trip in the early morning of Thursday. The charter called me at 8:00 Wed. evening to inform me that the boat had broken down and wouldn't be fixed until later that day and there were no available re-scheduling opportunities until Monday.    GGGRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!
    • Well looks like the draft came and went without much fireworks, sounds like Fletcher didn't like any of the offers so he is going to wait to make a move. Hard to see us fitting under the cap or filling out a full team without moving Scandella or Pommers so we will see what happens.

      Of course drafting from the 3rd round on doesn't lead to many super exciting players but it sound like we got a couple midgets with some skill and several projects. Our big off season move might have been keeping everyone through expansion. 
    • My only concern is the timing of all of this. We seem to be loading up for a run in the next year or two but the Warriors are still sitting there stacked beyond belief.  Can we add enough and develop our young guys enough to be a legit threat to the Warriors.  Lebron, Irving, and Love barely made the Warriors break a sweat in the finals.  I'd like to see them time their final acquisitions to correspond with the end of the Warriors run. 
    • Maybe line up all the non-compliant VW's and gas 'em all out with diesel fumes. 
    • Glad Lavine is gone! Added nothing but slam dunks to the team. I've been out of town for the past week, so I was very delighted to hear about this trade today.
    • Not unless they ban the toothpick crossbow here too. Takes those beetles out clean.   
  • Our Sponsors