Pest Control

Pests

Products

Pest Control Products Store 

Bedlam Bed Bug Spray

Holiday Schedule

Pest Control
Order Status

Privacy Policy

Return Policy

Search Our Site

Contact Us

Advion Roach Bait 

Aerosols 

Ant Baits

Ant Index

Animal Traps

B&G Sprayer

Baits

Bed Bugs and Bed Bug Control

Bedlam Mattress Spray

Bed Bug Mattress Covers

BoraCare

Borate Insecticides

Boxelders

Bumble Bees 

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Bees

Chipmunks 

Cockroach Index

Cyper WP

Cypermethrin

D-Fense SC

Demon WP

Demon Insecticides

Demon Max 

Drain Flies

Fire Ants

Flea Stoppers Carpet Powder

Fleas

Fly Index 

Fly Sprays

Fruit Fly 

Herbicides

Imidacloprid

Insect Baits

Insect Bites

Insecticide Dusts

Insect Repellents

Invict Cockroach Bait

Lawn Pests

Matrix Fly Trap

Maxforce Baits

Maxforce Roach Bait Gel

Mice

Molecrickets

Moles

Mosquito Control

Moth Trap

Niban G, Niban FG

Nyguard IGR

Onslaught Insecticide

Permethrin

Powderpost Beetles

Pyganic Dust

Raccoons 

Rats

Roaches

Rat Traps

Rat Zapper 2000

Rodent Baits

Rodent Removal

Rodents

Safeguard Humane Live Animal Traps

Scythe Herbicide

SedgeHammer 

Spiders

Sluggo

Snakes

Snake-A-Way Snake Repellent

Snake Pictures

Squirrels 

Suspend SC

Talstar

Taurus SC

Tempo Insecticides

Termites 

Ticks

Ultraviolet Fly Traps

Fly Zappers

Wildlife

White Footed Ants

Woodpeckers 

Disclaimer

Rid - A - Critter

Squirrel and Rabbit Repellent Discontinued

Ordering Information

Squirrel Repellent The primary concern we have with squirrels and rabbits is the damage they create from scouring their habitat for food and lodging. Squirrels are not a problem until they get into your attic or chew through your power lines. Rabbits are generally not noticed until your flowers or garden disappears. When this happens we are ready to rid ourselves of these pesky "critters." When the population grows, it gets worse. As damage increases, the idea of being a soft touch for cuddly, furry friends begins to fade and we become serious about removal.

HABITAT

The habitats for squirrels and rabbits are very similar. There must be an adequate supply of seed bearing trees or plants for both food and protective cover.

Rabbits are secretive, feed at night and remain hidden in their ground dens a great deal of the time. It is the odors in the air that alerts them to either danger or lack of habitat interference.

Squirrels are extroverts. They don't hide unless threatened. They feed during the day, and romp through their territory as the deeded owners of their habitat. General habitat size may be from 2 to 5 acres, but usually they remain in the smaller 2 acres if food and water are plentiful and b-b guns at a minimum.

Both animals mark their territories with scents that are placed at specific marking points and protected from rain whenever possible. Females of both species not only mark their territories but use scents to notify males they are approaching oestrus (fertility.) These scents create territorial familiarity.

PHYSIOLOGY

Squirrels and rabbits have a highly developed sense of smell similar to bats and mice.

  1. Olfactory bulb and nerves
  2. Taste fibers on the tongue and buccal lining
  3. Body surface nerves or "common chemical sense"
  4. Inhalation

CHEMICAL RESPONSE

Squirrels and rabbits react immediately to the odor and volatility of our repellent. Although the effects are debilitating, they are temporary and happen as follows:

  1. The volatile molecules of naphthalene immediately block the olfactory bulbs ability to discern any odors.
  2. The molecules are inhaled and cause an immediate blood gas exchange problem (increased CO2 in the blood) and raise respiration and heart rate.
  3. It inhibits gland secretion used for marking, identification and sexual attraction, thereby, altering the normal habitat cycles.

When their chemoreception detects this altered air, both squirrels and rabbits will seek fresh air that has little movement. If there is no change within the stimulus area both animals will leave immediately to seek relief.

Since both animals have excellent learning abilities they will return to find another way of existing in their habitat. After several attempts, and the inflammatory stimuli are still effective, they will leave the area until the stimulus is removed.

Neither squirrels or rabbits will continue to exist in an altered air environment and must migrate.

MANAGEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

Squirrels require more effort than rabbits and are more tenacious about being evicted from their habitat. It is necessary to spend some time observing squirrel activity to determine the location of:

  1. Dens (building) and nests
  2. Primary runs and marking points both in trees and on the ground (low branches, roof eaves and gutters, wire and cable locations, bird feeders, etc...)
  3. Feeding and sunning locations
  4. Population density (more than 4 to 6 squirrels per acre leads to increased population and damage if habitat variances are minimal.

Once these discoveries are made and recorded, it becomes a simple matter to dispense Dr. T's repellent. Follow label directions and begin moving the squirrel population which will control their damage.
  1. Remove squirrels from house area and buildings by use of Dr. T's repellents.
  2. Block holes with concrete, steel wire mesh, copper shavings, and or ground glass particles.
  3. Spread Dr. T's repellent onto primary marking areas, runs, nests (if possible) and feeding areas
  4. Keep seed pods of all kinds picked up and removed or burned to reduce feeding potential
  5. Keep all entry ways sealed to prevent building entry.

Because squirrels learn to solve feeding and nesting problems quickly, it is necessary to maintain these barriers for a long period of time. (2 to 3 months or longer) to gain control.

Rabbits are much easier to control but almost impossible to locate. The best method for gaining control here is to remove their food source. Ensure all trash is picked up and covered tightly. Following label directions, dispense Dr. T's repellent in a band around the areas to be protected, whether it is decorative plantings or vegetable gardens does not make any difference. Do not apply directly in the garden. Fencing may be appropriate depending on the size of the area to be protected, or the ease of entry and exit by people. Maintain repellent strength throughout the growing or planting season and it will prevent rabbit damage and population growth.

Gaining control of both squirrels and rabbits should begin in early spring (April) and be maintained until late fall (October/November).


Professional Pest Control Products

Squirrel and Rabbit Repellent Discontinued

Return to Main Index

Disclaimer

Snake -A- Way | Deer, Rabbit & Squirrel Repellent | Whole Control | De-Fence Granules | Cobweb Eliminator | Rid-A-Critter | Bye - Bye Birdie | Bat Scat | Rat Scat | Mosquito & Gnat Scat |Gallery of Pests |

Home