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The rabbits are just demolishing my bushes, by eating them. Regular old rabbit trail right to all my bushes. Is there anything i can do to prevent this??? I bought a spray bottle of some stuff that is suppose to keep them away but it does not work. Any Home remedies???

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Pellet gun and a flashlight anytime after 8 or 9 and that should take care of em, cleared em outta my yard that way!

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Use the spray and respray after the rain. Leave traps out and use a pellet gun if you want. I also look for their nests in the early spring and whack the babies to death when I find them.

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I have used cuyenne(sp?)pepper before when I had them eating up my Hostas in the spring. I just shook some around the base of the plants and it did keep the bunnies away.

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I used some stuff called rabbit repel and it worked but every time there was any moisture I needed to redo it. I would have shot them but my neighbor wouldnt have went for that program.

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I had used mothballs a couple years back and worked great, but

my residents complaints about the smell had me picking them

all back up. Snowbank along the sidewalk to my entry door was

pretty high last year and they about totally ate the shrub

burried under the snow. Had I known they were at work under

there I would put mothballs under all of them to.

They dig holes right out in the open on the lawn out front

and make nests out there. Its a mess sometimes while mowing

when a puff of bloody fur shoots out. They disguise the holes

really good to. Break a foot if you don`t find them.

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I'd use a two pronged approach, both mentioned before:

Pellet gun or .22 loaded with CB Caps

Cayenne Pepper (buy a large container of it from the spices section of your grocery) sprinkled liberally on the leaves every other day or so

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