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Old 08-17-2016, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default Rat Repellent-Fox Urine??

Has anyone used fox urine as a rat repellent? Freakin rats chewed up everything last year my popup blinds, feet off chairs, ropes staking down blinds etc.. I was wondering if a few drops or squirts of fox urine on popup blinds would keep rats away and not scare off deer. I would not think deer would be all that fearful of a fox??? What the GS say??
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:18 PM   #2
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Not sure about that method but I've been battling pack rats for two years now in regards to pop ups. Tried putting some rat poison out but to no avail.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:21 PM   #3
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Not sure about that method but I've been battling pack rats for two years now in regards to pop ups. Tried putting some rat poison out but to no avail.
Yeah I was thinking something to keep them from chewing the blind and putting poison out near the blind as well.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:27 PM   #4
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I've been experimenting with using human excrement to repel foxes, so I just take dumps all around my house. Haven't seen a fox in weeks, but my wife did just leave me...lololol
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Not sure about that method but I've been battling pack rats for two years now in regards to pop ups. Tried putting some rat poison out but to no avail.
The rat bastiges carry off the poison without eating it...we had a heck of a time with the pack rats eating the electric wires off at the plugs...finally our
rancher brought a bunch of cats from town and established a community. Thus ended the rat problem .
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The rat bastiges carry off the poison without eating it...we had a heck of a time with the pack rats eating the electric wires off at the plugs...finally our

rancher brought a bunch of cats from town and established a community. Thus ended the rat problem .


I've had one try and take a flashlight from me while I sat in the blind.

Maybe I should just put a few snakes in there and take my chances as the chewing up the blinds is my biggest concern.
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:26 PM   #7
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i've been experimenting with using human excrement to repel foxes, so i just take dumps all around my house. Haven't seen a fox in weeks, but my wife did just leave me...lololol
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:30 PM   #8
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BAHAHAHAHAHAHA


There goes my drink!

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Old 08-18-2016, 08:40 AM   #9
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HAHAHA ok now is there anyone with some helpful input??
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:55 AM   #10
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If you can kill a rattlesnake and skin it. Take the snake fat on the skin and rub it on base boards or whatever. Granddad did this in the tack room to keep mice etc from chewing on the leather.
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:19 AM   #11
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If you can kill a rattlesnake and skin it. Take the snake fat on the skin and rub it on base boards or whatever. Granddad did this in the tack room to keep mice etc from chewing on the leather.
Hmmmmm may try that
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:57 AM   #12
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Neither fox nor coon urine keep rats out.
We learned a long while back to not set up a blind near a big cactus clump.

I saw some repellent pouches that are re-sealable the other day that are supposed to repel bugs and rats. Can't remember the name but the package was green. Also supposed to help keep owls out of your blind as well.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:01 AM   #13
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If you can kill a rattlesnake and skin it. Take the snake fat on the skin and rub it on base boards or whatever. Granddad did this in the tack room to keep mice etc from chewing on the leather.
Might work. Old timers put the rattles inside their fiddles and guitars etc to keep dirt dobbers from building nests in them and to keep mice out. The fiddle I inherited has a set of rattles in it that has been in there for over a hundred years.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:07 AM   #14
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Might work. Old timers put the rattles inside their fiddles and guitars etc to keep dirt dobbers from building nests in them and to keep mice out. The fiddle I inherited has a set of rattles in it that has been in there for over a hundred years.
You never saw any mice or sign of mice around thats for sure.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:09 AM   #15
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Here it is. I heard these will also keep mice out.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:15 AM   #16
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here is what I use in my camper, the wife isn't happy about it, but we don't have rat/mouse problems anymore!



and yes, those are sheds from my rat repellant!

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Old 08-18-2016, 12:39 PM   #17
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Here it is. I heard these will also keep mice out.
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Nice that might work but if its an odor type repellent then I imagine it wont be to good for a bow blind and chase off deer.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:04 PM   #18
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What the GS say??
Why repel them, when you can eliminate them?

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^^^ cuz if you can repel them, your seat won't look like that!lol
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:12 PM   #20
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here is what I use in my camper, the wife isn't happy about it, but we don't have rat/mouse problems anymore!


and yes, those are sheds from my rat repellant!

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Dang! That's one skin!? Blue Indigo, rat snake, or...?
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:17 PM   #21
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Why repel them, when you can eliminate them?

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I had considered this method but my concern was having a couple dead rats in my blind which would then in turn potentially attract bigger issues (birds, coons, snakes, etc.).

I do know that there will be a bumper crop of pack rats again this year!
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:19 PM   #22
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Dang! That's one skin!? Blue Indigo, rat snake, or...?
that's 2 skins. rat (chicken) snake. this is from south east Texas so no chance of a blue indigo, bull, etc

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Old 08-18-2016, 01:26 PM   #23
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^^^ cuz if you can repel them, your seat won't look like that!lol
That's like trying to repel a coon that will eat anything!

Good Luck!
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:53 PM   #24
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that's 2 skins. rat (chicken) snake. this is from south east Texas so no chance of a blue indigo, bull, etc

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Okay I see it now. Thought it was one snake, either way those are some bigguns.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:57 PM   #25
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my wife was worried about it crawling in. ed with us. I asked her whether she wanted to take the odd chance of sleeping with a snake or a rat. She chose the snake. I said good, because at least they don't eat our food and chew up our wires and hoses!!!

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Old 08-18-2016, 02:04 PM   #26
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Fox urine will not work! Rat traps will
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The guys at our place swear by cinnamon. They sprinkle that crap all over everything. Seems to work though. I guess the idea is mice and rats cant breath when they get in the area.
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Old 08-18-2016, 02:32 PM   #28
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Mouse/Rat bait is the answer....keep it out, you will get them under control...just remember where there are mice and rats there are snakes!
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That's like trying to repel a coon that will eat anything!

Good Luck!
So true. My seats look very similar!lol

Wonder if a coupla rubber snakes laying around would work?!
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Old 08-18-2016, 05:04 PM   #31
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Often wondered why we as hunters provide food (corn, protein pellets, food scraps, and even water), housing (trailers, stands, vehicles), nesting materials (chairs, blinds, insulation, paper products etc), and eliminate their enemies (snakes, coyotes, bobcats, owls) ... and then complain about rats? Are we fighting them or ourselves?

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Old 09-23-2016, 06:51 PM   #32
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Nice that might work but if its an odor type repellent then I imagine it wont be to good for a bow blind and chase off deer.
I have used this exact type of repellant in my pop ups and bow blinds for years with no ill effect to having deer, pigs or turkeys around my feeder!
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:38 AM   #33
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I have used this exact type of repellant in my pop ups and bow blinds for years with no ill effect to having deer, pigs or turkeys around my feeder!
Yup tried it working ok so far. No wasps either.
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Old 09-26-2016, 10:02 AM   #34
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Put one of these in the blind and the rats will be no more.
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Put one of these in the blind and the rats will be no more.
Neither will my blind as I will burn it down.
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Does this repellers work well? Any suggestion?
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Hoping for a good answer. We lost a Cabelas mesh swivel blind chair to them. They ate it all but the metal legs...
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My neighbor swears by it. I put fox pee on cotton balls and then put them in a medicine bottle with holes drilled in it. Didn't work for pack rats. Got some super good stuff from the feed store and don't have a rat problem anymore.
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Mothballs might work but you won't want to sit in the blind yourself. Ask me how I know?!
I put a bunch in my attic to keep the squirrels out and two months later my whole house still has that old lady house smell.
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Well what I tried last year was fox urine, cubed rat poison, and getting the Hot Spot no pest strips from post 15 above and hung them in the blinds. I don't know about moth balls they may work good but I would be afraid of using something with such a strong odor that deer wouldn't normally encounter in nature. The hot spot strips are supposed to be odorless. The other thing I did was I cut the nastiest looking thorn covered smaller mesquite limbs I could find and lined the perimeter of the blind with them along the ground outside the blind. I ended up with much less damage to the blinds last year when I did that. For some reason the gander mountain 1 person invisi-bull blinds I have always have the least amount of damage by rats. To bad they are gonna be had to find or non existent.
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