Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday's Tips for Preppers - Pesky Critters

Pesky Critter Tips:

1.) Got a problem with those pesky little barn swallows nesting on the front or back of your porches causing SHTF (Stuff Hitting The Floor)? Simply put a bead of lemon-scented dishwashing liquid (Joy, etc.) along the edge where they are trying to build a nest and they will go somewhere else. Caution: Barn swallows are a federally protected species and you’re not supposed to interfere with their nests once they’re started.

2.) Got a problem with slugs or snails in your garden? Sprinkle the area around your plants with either coffee grounds or crushed egg shells. This creates an abrasive barrier that they won’t cross.

3.) Got a problem with the deer munching on your plants? Take your deodorant soap scraps; place them in a piece of old hosiery (Do Not use the wife’s good ones!) and hang in and around your garden and your plants. The fragrance from the deodorant soap will discourage their appetite for your goodies!


These are just a few tips you might find useful. Got a tip of your own on how to handle pesky critters? Leave a comment and make yourself famous!

Be aware. Be informed. Be prepared.

Riverwalker

6 comments:

Ozark Momma said...

The egg shells and coffee grounds are good for the plants as a fertilizer too...don't forget that RW!

riverwalker said...

To: ozark momma

Sorry! I knew it but forgot to mention it. Thanks for reminding me!

RW

Mayberry said...

Great tips! Got anything for squirrels? Last time I planted tomatoes, the damn squirrels got most of 'em.

Riverwalker said...

To: mayberry

1. make a pepper spray to keep them out of your plants and garden
2. automatic lawn sprinklers will chase them out of the yard
3. put a flashing strobe light in the attic to keep them out of there
4. trap 'em - use peanut butter on crackers as bait
5. in the case of super squirrel - shoot 'em & eat - tastes like chicken!

RW

Ozark Momma said...

well mayberry...mom put a small battery operated radio out in the garden at her place. Kept out the 'coons and squirrels but attracted the neighbors dogs...dunno why. Only lost one zuke plant and a couple of tomato plants.

RW...I knew you knew that, ;P

Riverwalker said...

To: ozark momma

You give me way too much credit! If i did know it, I done forgot! haha!

RW