Bomgaars BLOG: Why Use Repellents?
Posted on 04/28/2021 at 10:45 AM by Kris Kegerize
Bomgaars BLOG: Why use repellents?
Animal repellents came about because the animals were doing things that became a nuisance to humans. To stop these behaviors, animal repellents came to be.
How do you measure the success of an animal repellent?
A repellent can be considered a success if it changes the animal’s behavior, i.e. if a deer is eating the hostas and applying the repellent stops the deer from eating them, the repellent has worked even if the deer still come to the yard.
Initial repellents work by taste. These repellents had ingredients that tasted bad, i.e. cayenne pepper. The nuisance animal eats or chews the plant to get the bad taste.
As repellents evolved they not only tasted bad but ingredients that smelled bad were added, i.e. garlic, fish meal, etc. Bad smelling repellents would repel if a nuisance animal was using the flower bed as a litter box, sleeping or digging in a garden area.
Now, Bonide Repels-All is the next generation of animal repellents.
Repels-All has ingredients for taste and smell and for nuisance animals’ sense or touch. Wintergreen is an ingredient that works as an irritant. Animals do not understand wintergreen, in their closed mouth is warm and when they open it there is a cool sensation. Same with their paws, paws on the ground, warm sensation and paws up, cool sensation. Bonide Repels-All is not just limited to deer or rabbits but has 15+ nuisance animals listed on the label.
Bonide Repels-All formulation is made with natural ingredients that trigger the genetic and biological ingrained fear and flight response in animal intruders, without harm. Bonide Repels-All is, “People & Pet Safe, when used as directed”, and comes in liquid and granular formulations.
Bonide Repels-All liquid works best if applied to the point of dripping and has 3-4 hours to dry, forming a protective barrier.
Bonide Repels-All granules work best on the ground or areas where nuisance animals’ nest or travel.
Other things that can affect success of repellents:
- Are nuisance animals being fed in the area. Hard to repel animals that are coming for food.
- Reapply as new growth happens. Nuisance animals have a good sense of smell and can find the new growth the eat.
- Keep repellents strong initially. Reapply every couple days to change habit.
- Not for use in or on edibles.
Bonide Repels-All repels multiple nuisance animals by smell, taste and touch, made with natural ingredients, lasts up to 2 months and 100% guaranteed.
Bonide Repels-All AS ADVERTISED THIS WEEK - Prices Good thru May 10, 2021
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