Repellent Pests Education and Removal
Wildlife Repellants - The REAL Truth
When you think you have a rogue wild animal living alongside you, there are a few things you’ll type into Google. One might be “how to get rid of a wild animal”. Or perhaps “how to trap a wild animal”. Sometimes, you may even look for something like “wild animal repellents”. Isn’t that how you got to this page?
If you’re hoping that you can plant something, install something, spray something, or sprinkle something that will stop the wild animal coming back into your home, or onto your land, you’re going to be very disappointed I’m afraid. Most of the things that you will find marketed as a wild animal repellent doesn't work. And even if they did, they won’t work for very long.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the things you will have seen sold as something that apparently effectively repels wild animals. When you take a closer look, you’ll soon start to get a feel for how useless they’ll be.
Cats and dogs are considered to be ‘pest repellants’ because they normally manage to get rid of the pests, but the fact of the matter is that you will want to keep your household cat or dog as far away as possible from the rogue wild animal. These are animals that won’t hesitate to attack when cornered, and they also carry the rabies virus. In fact, they are one of the most predominant animals to carry the virus in the US. It takes just one bite to transmit the virus from wild animal to pet, or even human, and it’s all downhill from there really.
Motion Detection Lights
These may work for a while to keep most animals at bay but there are negative side effects. They are likely to be expensive and a pain in the backside to install. Plus if you don’t put them in the right place, pointing in the right direction, all they’ll do is keep you awake at night every time a cat wanders through your backyard.
Wildlife are generally nocturnal critters, but they are getting quite adapted to life in daylight hours, and are also becoming quite accustomed to living alongside humans too. It is becoming more and more common for these animals to be seen during the day, so light will just prove to be an ineffective long term solution.
UltraSonic Noise Generators
These noise machines are designed to be heard only by animals, but there are some humans that can hear them. By installing one of them in your home to repel wild animals, there’s a good chance you’re going to annoy the hell out of one of the people in your neighborhood. You should bear that in mind before parting with your hard earned cash.
Plus, the noise really isn’t that annoying to these creatures. Definitely not annoying enough to stop them from eating the leftovers in the uncovered garbage can. They’ll ignore any noise to get their hands on that juicy prize.
Another wild animal repellent that might work for a few days, but won’t work in the long term.
This might actually work but what’s the point? Surely you can’t hate wild animals (or your household pets) enough to install electric fencing in your home which is not just expensive, but also really dangerous? Plus, imagine if your kids were to accidentally stumble upon it? Or drunken adults at your next backyard party?
Is it really worth it, just to avoid giving the pest control guys a call?
There are so many things out there that old wives tales would lead us to believe work as wild animal repellants. Epsom Salts are one classic example, as are moth balls. Chances are, the wild animal will just flick, scratch, or kick the offensive material aside to get to the meal it wants.
Vinegar can work as a wild animal repellent, but in order for it to work, you’re going to need to use a great deal of it, and your home and surrounding yard is going to smell particularly offensive, especially in the warmer, summer months. It’s just not a viable option. Neither is ammonia, which is not only highly toxic to most animals, including kids, adults, and household pets, but also stinks. Why would you want that lying around your home?
There are things that you can do to stop the wild animals making as much of a nuisance of themselves as they are. For example, stopping making your home appear so attractive to the animal is a great start. Cover the garbage can, and don’t leave food in a bowl on the porch for your pets. Clean up after yourself in the kitchen so there’s no load of leftover food all around the place.
Above all, if you find yourself with a wild animal invasion, don’t rely on wild animal repellents to do the trick. They won’t work. Call in a professional, and let them do the job properly. Your home, your sanity, and your bank balance will thank you for it.