Many stores sell animal repellent for gardens. They include garden centers, pet stores and others. Granules, gel or sprays may be bought to be applied to the areas of the garden to be protected. Ultrasonic devices or spikes may be strategically placed within the garden to deter unwanted visitors.
Scent off gels should not be applied directly to favorite plants and flowers. They affect the animal’s sense of taste and smell and this discourages them from fouling flower gardens and beds, driveways and paths. A single application should be effective up to approximately four weeks.
Dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, mice and bats hear at a different range of sound than each other. This means that when ultrasonic devices are set to deter the animals they can be set to emit the appropriate level of sound depending on which animal is to be deterred. This may be effective and the sounds cannot be heard by human beings.
Some ultrasonic devices have been made with twin speakers so that the sound can reach a wider area of the garden. The ultrasonic devices are built with a motion sensor to detect the movement of animals within the garden. These devices are designed for the prevention of cats, dogs and foxes from entering the garden.
Cat repellent rods are manufactured with a strong citrus scent. This helps to prevent cats from fouling in the surrounding areas of garden. The scent is citronella and will continue to work for approximately ten weeks. The rods are made in a discreet design and are suitable to place in flower beds without being very visible.
There are also cat repellent granules which are mixed with water. These may then be applied to gardens with a watering can. The diluted granules help to dissuade cats, dogs, rabbits and foxes from fouling the garden. These can also be effective on lawns.
If squirrels, birds or cats are entering, spikes may be placed on the surrounding walls and fences. The spikes are not designed to cause the animal any injury but should just cause discomfort. The spikes are attached to strips which are pliable enabling them to be fixed to uneven surfaces. They can also be applied to window sills to act as a deterrent for burglars.
There is a spray which is effective against cats, dogs and rabbits. It is ready to use and may be applied throughout the year. The spray contains aluminium ammonium sulphate and comes in an aqueous formulation.
Another product which may be used all year is pepper dust. The pepper dust will help to stop cats and dogs from fouling the garden. The spray can be used in all areas of the garden including lawns, flower borders, paths and driveways. The spray contains the ingredient of pepper.
The product Predascent is an animal repellent for gardens, and, is provided in the form of granules. It is a very natural method of deterring animals from the garden as it contains the scent of natural predators. The scent lasts for four to five weeks once moisture has been applied to the granules. This acts as a barrier to planted areas and does not wash off. Predascent is effective against rabbits, geese, deer and other wildlife.