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  1. Original Deer and Rabbit Repellent
  2. Fruit and Vegetable Animal Repellent
  3. Mole, Vole and Gopher Repellent
  4. Dog and Cat Repellent
  5. Squirrel Repellent
  6. Bulb Protection
  7. Systemic Tablets
  8. Natura Products

1.  Original Deer and Rabbit Repellent

Q:  How long does Repellex Deer and Rabbit Repellent Last?

     A:  Repellex Deer and Rabbit Original Formula is one of the longest lasting repellents in the market.  It typically will last for 60-90 days on a plant surface, but if under continually wet conditions will need to be reapplied more often.  You should alway spray monthly to treat new growth with fast growing plants.

 

Q:  Can the Deer and Rabbit Repellent be mixed with the fungicides in my pump sprayer that I use on my roses?

     A: The quick answer is yes/no.  Repellex products are made with environmentally safe ingredients that tend to mix well and cause few issues with most other garden chemicals in a pump sprayer.  The problem is that we do not test every brand of fungicide or other lawn and garden chemicals, so we cannot speak for every interaction that may or may not happen when mixed.  If you don’t know how the products will interact, we do not recommend mixing the repellent with other chemicals.  If you still want to try mixing, we recommend testing only on plants your are willing to be deemed “test subjects” in case a negative interaction happens to the plants.  Please use your better judgment and understand that our label application guidelines are the best recommendation we can give you to ensure your plant safety.

 

2.  Fruit and Vegetable Animal Repellent

Q: What is the difference between Deer and Rabbit and Fruit and Vegetable Spray?  Aren't they both deer and rabbit repellents?

    A:  Yes both Original Deer and Rabbit and Fruit and Vegetable Spray repel deer and rabbit, but are made from completely different ingredients.  Original Deer and Rabbit is a blood based repellent with garlic oil.  These are two great ingredients to combine in a repellent and have been shown to be the longest lasting formula in the business.  This repellent lasts even in the rain and really sticks to plants.  The down-side with this repellent is that is not intended for use on edible plants, has a noticable odor when first applied and has a light red color that can occasionaly be seen on light foliage after the intial application.  The color is not bad but some people do not like it.

   Fruit and Vegetable is an egg based repellent that is combined a series of essential oils.  You can spray this on you edible plants and actually the essential oils give the product a pleasant smell when applied.  The down-side with this repellent is that egg does not stick as well as blood and has a shorter lasting life.  If you reapply more often you will be fine though.  Note, both repellents have completely different smells and tastes they work well when you are looking to rotate your repellent type.

 

3.  Mole, Vole and Gopher Repellent

Q:  Which mole repellent works better liquid or granular??

     A:  Both repellent work equally as well.  The liquid absorbs faster when applied, but the granular lasts longer.  Often people will buy the liquid on the intial application and the granular to do follow up treatments.

Q:  Is Repellex mole and gopher repellent safe to use around my pets and children?

     A:  Yes, these products are made with natural and environmentally safe ingredients.  They should not cause any issues, unless your pet or child has an unknown allergy to any of the active ingredients.  We do recommend to let the repellent dry before you let your pet or child roll around in the yard because if not your dog or child will smell like castor oil and garlic when they come in!

Q:   Can I apply the Mole, Vole and Gopher repellent in my flower and vegetable garden?

     A:  You can apply it in your garden as long as you are mindful of how and where you apply it.  The Mole, Vole and Gopher repellents are made with castor oil, an emulsifier, and cinnamon, garlic and pepper oils.  You can apply the product in your garden as long as you do not spray the liquid on plant leaves because the oils could magnify light on the leaf surfaces if pooling occurs and “burn the leaves”.  You can apply the granular in or on the soil keeping in mind that root vegetables like potatoes have a very small potential of absorbing the active ingredients if they are in direct contact with the oils for an extended period of time.  With that said, we have yet to have a reported flavoring issue occur, but we prefer to be overly concerned with your garden.  Use your better judgment when applying the products.     

 

Q:   I have voles in my mulch, how should I apply Mole, Vole and Gopher repellent?

     A:  If you have voles in your mulch you need to offer the best path of absorption for the repellent to work.  That means you should pull away the mulch when applying the repellent.  If you have a weed barrier under the mulch you can leave it alone if it allows water and moisture to pass through.  If it does not then you will have to consider replacing the weed barrier with a breathable type, or find another way to ensure the repellent gets under the nonbreathable barrier material.

 

4.  Dog and Cat Repellent

Q:  I applied the repellent but I saw the dog (or cat) back in the yard again?!  What am I doing wrong?

    A:  You are doing nothing wrong.  Most repellents are designed to invoke fear and be an irritant.  Repellents for dogs and cats are designed to be irritants that create behavior modification.  If a dog or cat learns that being in the area that makes them sneeze or irritates their nose, over-time, they start to find other places to be.  Reapplication is a key to success and over weeks you should see desireable results.

 

5.  Squirrel Repellent

Q:  I applied the repellent but I saw the squirrel back on the birdfeeder again?!  What am I doing wrong?

    A:  You are doing nothing wrong.  Most repellents are designed to invoke fear and be an irritant.  Squirrels have not fear!  Repellents for squirrels are designed to be irritants that create behavior modification.  If a squirrel learns that being in the area that makes them sneeze or irritates their nose, over-time, they start to find other places to be.  Reapplication is a key to success and over weeks you should see desireable results.  We recommend to reapply the repellent after each seed filling, after a rain or per bottle listed recommendations.

 

6.  Bulb Protection

Q:  None at this time...

 

7.  Systemic Tablets

Q: I can't find the Repellex Systemic Tablets how can I obtain them?

A: Repellex has received EPA approval and will start shipping products to retailers in the beginning of April.  By April 15 you will be order Repellex Systemic Tablets online.  Until then we recommend using our Deer and Rabbit Original Formula.  If you would like to be notified about the new Repellex Systemic tablets firt ship date please sign up for our newsletter notification on the upper right side of each page.

 

8.  Natura Products

Q: I can't find the Natura Products made by Repellex in my store or online anymore?  Do you still offer those products?

A: Repellex USA discontinued the Natura brand products as of May 1, 2010 and no longer offer or manufacture any Natura branded products.  These products include: No See Um, Bug A Tak, Ant A Tak, and Weed A Tak labeled SKU's.  Repellex USA is focusing our efforts on our main business of assorted repellents so we can continue to bring you new and innovative products within that category.