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oncall 12-09-2012 08:40 AM

How to stop rabbits
 
I have a problem with rabbits in my yard.
I even have a dog and that doesn't seem to make them stay away.

Reason why I want them out is the have droppings all over the yard and guess what the dog likes to do for treats!

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

chrisn 12-09-2012 09:10 AM

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these work well

BigJim 12-09-2012 12:37 PM

Rubber snakes and Hoot Owl decoys work sometimes.

gobug 12-09-2012 03:05 PM

I had to deal with rabbits in my pest control business a few times. I have questions for you.

First, how are they getting into your yard? Are they entering just to eat, or do they live there?

Second, why are they coming into your yard? How big is your yard? What type of landscape do you have in the yard? Does your yard provide the rabbits with safety from their normal preditors (not your pet)?

Third, are they hares or rabbits? Check with your local wildlife department and ask about controls they recommend. Their are differences, and the wildlife department could be a good source of correct information.

I used a pellet gun (a good one) to control their population in an area where I could not impact their access. If you cannot eliminate their access, it sounds like your job will be never ending. I had to trap them on an elementary school ground (no pellet gun allowed), and work with the grounds crew to eliminate their harborages.

Forget the rubber snake, any fake preditors, or electronic thing-a-majigs.

oncall 12-09-2012 03:29 PM

It is easy to get in my yard . They can come anywhere even though I have a fence.

Not sure about the difference between Hare and Rabbit, they are gray in color.

I do have 2 trees that I think they might live at.

I tried a trap only once didn't work, any idea of a good bait to put in the trap?

Trying a trap again might be my only alternative...

Davejss 12-09-2012 05:42 PM

.22 cb's. Quiet and efficient.

oncall 12-10-2012 05:34 PM

I want to thank you for some ideas. Maybe a pellet would work and be the best if I was able to just sit outside all day and night. But with neighbors about 100 to 200 feet on my sides I guess I'll have to try and trap them again.

kwikfishron 12-11-2012 05:42 PM

If you want to keep them out, work on your fence.

noquacks 12-11-2012 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by gobug (Post 1069718)

Forget the rubber snake, any fake preditors, or electronic thing-a-majigs.

right.

noquacks 12-11-2012 06:09 PM

Can try conibear traps, with an apple core on center prongs. Then, skin, clean (save liver, heart, lungs, kidneys), and cook with spices.

oncall 12-19-2012 10:50 AM

My yard is about 120x110

Bondo 01-20-2013 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by oncall (Post 1070520)
I want to thank you for some ideas. Maybe a pellet would work and be the best if I was able to just sit outside all day and night. But with neighbors about 100 to 200 feet on my sides I guess I'll have to try and trap them again.

Ayuh,.... Decon Rat baits,....

Back when I had a thriving garden in the backyard, the rabbits would Destroy baby plants, ruinin' the garden,...

I cut a big mouse hole in a 5 gallon plastic pail, 'n used it as a bait station,...
Put the baitbox inside, 'n a Big rock on top to hold it down in the wind...

The rabbits Love the big feed pellets/ rat bait, 'n wander away to die...

redman88 01-21-2013 09:01 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Contech-CRO101...animal+control


a few of these

NestHI 01-22-2013 11:24 AM

You can get a havahart trap for about $20. These are non-lethal traps where you can relocate what you trapped far away from your home. Can be used for squirrels too.

They also make this motion activated water spray device. http://www.havahart.com/store/electr...epellents/5266
Not sure how well this works.

SPS-1 01-23-2013 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 1071233)
If you want to keep them out, work on your fence.


Yep. My neighbor has backyard gardens. He put up a good fence and at the bottom burried steel screening that goes a foot into the ground. No rabbit worries for him.

I just let the rabbits wander about in my yard. One time they started making a hole in the middle of my back yard. So I sprayed around the hole wirh Christmas-gift aftershave. The rabbits abondoned that hole and made a new hole in the middle of my front yard. I just let them be, now.


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