If you’ve got rabbits in your garden or yard, you probably want them gone before they do any damage. Today we are sharing the best rabbit repellent to do the job.
How to Get Rid of Rabbits
Rabbits are great non-threatening animals that you may encounter in your home or garden.
If you are one that takes pride in your landscape or spends extra time trying to grow and harvest your own food it’s frustrating to see your plants eaten by rabbits.
Ideally, the best way to prevent rabbits and other unwanted animals from eating your plants is to have a proper and secure fence which can’t be climbed, jumped or dug under for access.
Unfortunately, having this set-up is not always feasible or cost effective for larger areas.
In this review we will provide you with some alternative options that will help deter rabbits from feasting in your garden and your landscape.
The #1 Best Rabbit Repellent
Liquid fence is our favorite rabbit repellent product.
This product is easy to use and will create a virtual fence around the areas you are trying to protect. Liquid Fence comes in three different application methods:
- ready to use spray
- spreadable granular (linked above)
- liquid concentrate that you can mix with water to protect larger areas.
A single Liquid Fence application is effective for about a month and is safe for all plants and landscape.
- High rate of effectiveness
- Easy to apply
- Three methods of application
- Rain resistant
- Formula uses natural ingredients to deter based upon smell
Does rabbit repellent really work?
There are a wide variety of rabbit repellents on the market and some work better than others.
Our favorite to date, Liquid Fence, is formulated using urine from rabbit predators, egg solids and garlic. This formula is made to deter the rabbits by creating a smelly and distasteful fence that the rabbit does not want to cross.
These animals are repetitive by nature and often return to food sources and avoid areas where predators are present. Good rabbit repellents will leave a distasteful experience and hopefully deter the rabbit from future visits. These products work best when they are used consistently every 3 to 4 weeks.
What is the best way to keep rabbits out of your yard?
The best way to keep rabbits out of your yard or garden is to have a proper rabbit proof fence.
To keep rabbits out of unwanted areas the fence would need to have full palings or small chicken wire to avoid any breaches. Rabbits are also great diggers so it would be optimal to have a barrier in place to halt digging under the fence.
To do this, trench along the fence line at least a foot deep and 8 inches wide and place mesh wire in an upside down L shape around the perimeter. After this is done you can backfill with dirt to ensure digging is not an easy option.
In large open areas where this would be costly or not optimal rabbit repellents may be the best option.
What are some homemade ideas for rabbit repellent?
Some ideas for a homemade rabbit repellent include crushed garlic, hot pepper flakes, pickle juice and cayenne pepper. These items that are often found in your home kitchen may work to varying degrees.
One important element to consider is adding soap to your homebrewed rabbit repellent. The soap will act as a binding agent when applied to plants or the surrounding landscape and help leave a longer lasting affect.
Does vinegar keep rabbits away?
Vinegar alone may work as a repellent but we don’t recommend it.
Vinegar is also often used as a natural weed killer so it may impact desirable plants and landscape. Vinegar is similar to Round-up as a non-selective herbicide so don’t spray it on anything that you may want to keep.
Do coffee grounds keep rabbits away?
Coffee grounds may be effective in deterring rabbits but many people report that the effects are short lived if effective at all.
The best way is to dry your used grounds and spread them to create your barrier. This would take a lot of coffee grounds and timely reapplication would be almost impossible for the average coffee consumer.
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