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 Use scent to deter foxes

 


Foxes have a very strong sense of smell and will eat almost anything. Gardens with chickens or rabbits, or bird feeders, accessible pots, and crops are particularly attractive. You can use some scents to deter foxes, they are said to dislike the smell of chilies and garlic, so pour boiling water and spray your garden as a fox repellant. Other animal repellents are available, but be aware of the risk to other wildlife and always read the manufacturers' instructions carefully. If a territory is marked by a fox, it will take some effort to move them, and if they feel their territory is being threatened, they may increase the amount of marking.



Colorado Potato Beetle

 Colorado Potato Beetle Dealing: The Most Destructive Potato Pest Growing your own potatoes will usually give you a plentiful harvest. However, there is one small thing that can hinder your harvest plans - the Colorado potato beetle. Many home growers and commercial potato growers are exposed to this pest. The Colorado potato beetle is a very destructive and well-known potato beetle. They are famous for their ability to resist pesticides, making them difficult to control and destroy. But fear not - there are many natural ways to control these pests and get rid of them if you find them in your potatoes. What is the Colorado Potato Beetle? Identification These beetles are very easy to spot because of the large and bright color of your potatoes. You may also find it attacking other members of the Solanaceae family, including peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes. Adults are oval in shape, rusty or yellow-orange on the back of the head. Their wings are yellow or white with many black