Best Rabbit Repellents 2021: Reviews & Complete Buying Guide


Best Rabbit Repellents

Best Rabbit Repellents Review to Keep Rabbits out of your Garden: People like rabbits for their soft fur and cuteness. Nobody would mind patting a little soft rabbit. But what if you hold a vegetable garden or a garden full of flowers? Rabbits are nocturnal. It means hungry grazing rabbits will feed on just about any flower or plant they can reach.

If you are one of those who suffers from the constant attention of rabbits to your garden or yard, read our tips, which will definitely help you to get rid of annoying little animals. We’ll help you to find effective rabbit control solutions by providing you with a working repellent guide. Use our smart tips and determine the most effective repellent product for you! Rabbits can be serious pests when they get into your gardens and plants. So, what keeps rabbits away, and how to solve the rabbit problem without hurting your plants? Focus on these products to see what works best for you.

Top 5 Best Rabbit Repellents To Keep Rabbits Out of Garden:

1. Repellex Rabbit Repellent Original:

This Rabbit repellent concentrate uses a combination of smell and taste to keep rabbits away from your plants. This unique liquid has been designed to stick to organic surfaces, like leaves or shrubs, and will offer 90 days of protection. All-natural ingredients include dried blood, garlic oils, and hot pepper to create a dual barrier that affects the pest’s smell and taste.

Supplied as a ready-to-mix concentrate, a gallon of solution will be adequate for 120-160 plants. You simply spray the diluted mix onto the leaves or stems of your plants and walk away. The manufacturer recommends applying on dry days and reapplies after a rain shower for the best results.

Repellex concentrate does have a strong odor when first applied, but this dissipates after 24-48 hours. A red pigmentation in the dried blood can also stain lighter-colored plants, but the staining often disappears after a few rainfalls. Active ingredients bond to the plant walls for maximum effectiveness. These can be undesirable on edible plants.

Although dried blood is said to be the most effective repellent, sometimes rabbits can become immune to it. Once they have found there is no danger, they will no longer be afraid. Repellex tries to counter this with the taste of garlic and hot pepper, but often this is too late, and half the plants have been eaten.

It is one of the less expensive rabbit repellent sprays and, with it sticking to the plant better, you will use less. However, it may not be as effective as more expensive sprays that have higher levels of active ingredients. Many gardeners find rotating this spray with other repellents is more effective than solely relying on Repellex.

Pros
  • Active ingredients force the repellent to bond with the plant surface, making it last longer and more water-resistant.
  • Combines fear, odor, and taste, to keep away rabbits and other pests.
  • Organic ingredients are safe for use in households with pets or small children.
  • Concentrate lasts much longer than the ready-mixed spray bottles which are available.
Cons
  • One of the very worst smelling sprays: the bad odor of rotten eggs and garlic does die down after 24-48 hours, though.
  • Sticking to the plant surface will affect the taste of the plant: great for scaring off rabbits, not so great for edible plants.
  • Red pigmentation found in dried blood will discolor many plants.
  • The concentrate can be thick, even when mixed correctly and will clog up smaller spray bottles.

2. Liquid Fence Deer & Rabbit Repellent:

 

Liquid Fence is one of the market leaders in the outdoor repellent market, with many products available. The company makes repellents for mosquitoes, dogs, cats, rats, and even snakes. For rabbits and deer, there are three different products, including a ready-mixed spray, granules, and the concentrate we are looking at here.

The concentrate is the most popular of the rabbit repellents and features the most powerful and concentrated chemical composition. A 40-quart bottle of the concentrate will cover up to 6,000 square feet, more than most other rival products. You simply mix about 8 ounces of the concentrate in a gallon of water before spraying your garden.

This is a repellent that uses odors to stop the foraging before it even begins. Using natural rabbit deterrents, like putrescent egg solids and garlic, it certainly smells. Fortunately, the smell dies down, with ventilation, about a day after spraying. All the ingredients used in this product are safe for your pets, family, and desirable plants.

The manufacturer recommends you renew this product after two weeks within the first month, and thereafter, spraying is monthly. Being a liquid concentrate, it is important you note this product may be washed away by rain or water. Try to ensure the solution dries completely or settles after spraying.

Many customers have found Liquid Fence to be effective in keeping their yards and gardens rabbit free. Although, I’ve heard complaints that the new formula is weaker and won’t cover as large an area, needing more concentrate for dilution. New formulas are rarely popular—does anybody remember the new Coke fiasco?

Overall, this is a solid product that is effective at repelling rabbits, deer, and other rodents or pests from your garden. It may cost slightly more, but the concentrate is more powerful than many others and lasts longer.

Pros
  • Covers a large area.
  • Longer lasting and can last up to a month without reapplication.
  • Repels other pests and rodents.
  • Safe to use around pets and plants.
Cons
  • Expensive. The new formula doesn’t cover as much area as stated on the bottle.
  • It can leave plants looking messy.
  • Strong odor when first applied.
  • Restricted in New Mexico and Indiana

3. Enviro Pro 11025 Rabbit Scram Repellent:

 

Unlike the other spray-style products, this rabbit repellent from Enviro Pro comes in a granular form. Instead of spraying onto the leaves of the plants, you simply scatter a protective strip around your plants and beds. It can even be sprinkled over your lawn to stop rabbits from entering the garden.

The Rabbit Scram granules use organic ingredients to stop the rabbits with biology. The two main ingredients, dried blood and meat meal, have a smell for rabbits, which is similar to their dead kin. Alerted to the danger, a genetic, biological defense mechanism causes the rabbit to flee from potential predators.

As the brand name suggests, this product has been manufactured to be eco-friendly. With only natural ingredients, it is biodegradable and decomposes into organic nitrogen nutrients, which are good for your soil. With no synthetic additives, it is safe to use with pets and doesn’t have a bad odor for humans.

Used regularly, Rabbit Scram repellent will create a barrier that rabbits won’t cross over to munch on your plants. The granular application remains effective and won’t wash away in the rain as many spray repellents do. Some customers have claimed that, after the initial application period, the granules can work for up to 45 days.

If you don’t like the idea of constantly spraying foul-smelling solutions on your plants, these granules offer an alternative repellent. For those of us who live in wetter climates, the granules can be ideal as they don’t wash away as easily as liquids.

Pros
  • Granular formula with no mixing or spraying required.
  • No direct contact with the plants, simply a barrier at the base of each plant.
  • More water-resistant than traditional liquid sprays.
  • Long-lasting, with regular application, recommended every 45 days.
  • No unpleasant odor for humans when dry.
  • Breaks down into soil beneficial nitrogen nutrients.
  • No synthetic extras.
Cons
  • Water is said to make the granules more active but also increases the odor. It can be very unpleasant after heavy downpours.
  • The bail which the Rabbit Scram is provided can be cumbersome, and the lid is difficult to remove. Smaller 6-pound shaker bottles may be more suitable.
  • It doesn’t cover large areas–using recommended 18-inch strips. The granules quickly run out.
  • Can be expensive in the long run.

4. Liquid Fence 112 1 Quart Ready-to-Use:

 

If you don’t like the idea of mixing up your own solutions of bad-smelling repellents, this product from Liquid Fence is supplied pre-mixed and ready for use.

This spray uses the same natural ingredients of putrescent egg solids and garlic as the Liquid Fence concentrate. No more taking a bite out of your rose bush first; the natural rabbit deterrent odors will keep them well away.

This repellent is said to be rain resistant and long-lasting in the repelling of rabbits and deer. You can apply it with confidence at any time of the year and still expect the same results, regardless of the season.

Liquid Fence is so confident of the effects they offer a 100 percent money-back guarantee.

Liquid Fence products are safe to use on edible plants and won’t affect the taste or cause any harmful effects if ingested. For environmental concerns, it’s both eco-friendly and biodegradable, ensuring safe use for your garden and household pets.

The “just spray” application makes it easy to use, although it is more suited to individual plant beds or bushes than to larger open areas.

Overall, this bottle of premixed solution with built-in spray is ideal for use in small gardens. The fine mist dries without any odor and is just as effective as the concentrate versions of Liquid Fence repellents.

Pros
  • Easier to apply, just spray and go, for a quick and effective solution.
  • Environmentally safe to use on plants and won’t harm edible crops.
  • It can be used to protect trees, landscaped ornamental gardens, vines, and shrubs.
  • Rain resistant and long-lasting. Works all year round.
  • It dries without bad odor and is biodegradable.
  • 100 percent money-back guarantee.
Cons
  • The spray bottle is not designed to spray larger gardens.
  • Not cost-effective to be used in open spaces.
  • Some spray bottles reportedly don’t work too well. Time-consuming and unpleasant to decant into another container.

5. Nature’s Mace Deer and Rabbit Repellent:

 

 

When looking for a concentrated type of rabbit repellent you can mix with water for more applications, Nature’s Mace Rabbit repellent is an ideal choice. Unlike granular types of repellent, the concentrate is a lot easier to manage, especially on larger areas, where you can use a sprayer or watering can.

The manufacturer claims that this product has three times more active ingredients than competitor products.

Natural ingredients, including egg solids, garlic, white pepper, and mint oil, will cause discomfort to rabbits and deer but are safe for the family pet. We particularly liked the fact that this product is safe to use in vegetable gardens without any concerns.

The combined ingredients use a mixture of scent, fear, and taste to keep the rabbits from munching on your plants. Although it smells bad when first applied, you won’t notice the odor once it dries and settles.

Liquids like this, as a rule, don’t tend to work too well in moist environments or areas where there is heavy rainfall. The product is much more effective when it is allowed to set to dry. Once set, the application can last several weeks.

Despite being one of the more expensive repellents available, you will cover a large area with many applications of this solution. The one-gallon container makes about 16 gallons of the mixture.

It’s effective in keeping rabbits, deer, and many other rodents from your garden for year-round protection. Just be cautious when choosing this product. It may not be suitable if your location is prone to storms.

Pros
  • Covers large areas, many users argue you can just create a perimeter around your garden/yard with the concentrate.
  • Long-lasting once it has settled.
  • No bad odors for humans after it dries.
  • Will repel deer and other rodents too.
  • Safe for use around humans, pets, and plants.
Cons
  • Can be washed away easily by rain.
  • Expensive.

Read more about how to repel plant-eating rabbits.

Verdict: Best Rabbit Repellents

These are the most common types of repellent, which create an odor that drives away the rabbit before it has a chance to eat your plants. Natural substances used may include garlic oils, putrescent egg solids, blood meal, bone oil, or ammonium.

Although the smell can be quite overpowering when you first apply the spray to your garden, normally, it will subside. Most sprays actually go on the surface of the plants and, although safe for digestion, can taint the taste of some food products. This is bad news if you’re growing edibles to eat. A better alternative is to spray around the perimeter of your garden or yard to create an odor barrier.

Some repellents will work on the basis of fear and create an odor of a dead animal, using dried blood or meat meal. The natural instincts of the rabbit will cause it to leave in fear of a predator being nearby.

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