1) 1 Bottle (small) Hot Pepper Sauce
2) 1 Gallon Water
3) Water Retentative (available from plant nursery) or 1 Teaspoon
of Mild Liquid Detergent such as dishwashing detergent
Spray this repellent on plants or anything you would like protected from
chewing until a permanent exclusion of welded wire or hardware cloth can
be applied. Many commercial products designed to repel rodents are not
effective. In fact, one study has shown that the animals actually eat more
of the plants after the repellent is applied.
Please remember that mothballs are toxic when ingested. Children's curiosity
and bird's lack of smell can increase their chances of ingesting mothballs.
Children and birds should not have access to the mothball filled socks.