Outdoor night animal


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Old 03-01-06, 02:49 PM
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Outdoor night animal

Every night I have a hole dug underneath my shed in the backyard. i have put up wire mesh and he digs underneath it. I have tried a product called Critter ritter" from Lowe's. Any other suggestios or things I should do to get rid of this thing?
 
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Old 03-01-06, 06:18 PM
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maybe a neighbor would donate some dog hair or you could go to a sporting goods store and buy some fox urine scent.
 
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Old 03-05-06, 03:13 AM
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I have the same deal with my house, I gave up. Ends up I think a skunk shares the space with a cat and kittens under there. Also I have 3 dogs and the cat and the skunk seem to care less about the dogs.
 
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Old 03-05-06, 02:53 PM
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I have had various people use the following as animal repellants: dried blood,bone meal,mothballs,tobacco dust,sulphur,capsasin (the extract of hot peppers).All of these have had varying amounts of success depending on the situation or animal.Most are available as either repellants or garden additives.Experimentation is usually needed and combinations sometimes work better than individual materials.Usually reapplication is needed after rains etc.
 
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Old 03-06-06, 12:57 AM
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I tried amonia last night. The animal (maybe racoon) came back ( I could see footprints) but did not dog. I will see how it goes tonight.
 
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Old 03-06-06, 05:11 PM
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He's back again. Took the amonia soaked sock. Not sure what to do...
 
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Old 03-10-06, 03:20 PM
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We have rabbits that were digging under our fence, what I did is I bought 3x4 sheet metal and used a 4" wide trenching shovel and dug a trench, placed the sheet metal in the ground and backfilled. Rabbits would get frustrated and give up.
 
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Old 03-12-06, 07:28 PM
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Wire mesh will work if it is placed 18-24" deep in soil and tacked to bottom of shed. You can also trap the pest. Sprinkle some flour where the noctural guest walks and identify the footprints so you know what you have there.
 
 

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