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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.

Rid Of Mealybugs in your plants

 How To Get Rid Of Mealybugs Mealybugs are universal pests of ornamental plants grown indoors (greenhouses) and outdoors (scape environments and conservatories). Both ornamentals grown in greenhouses and fields are commonly attacked by moths. Mealybugs eat a wide range of plants. Mealybugs are difficult to manage with pesticides and the range of host plants depends on the specific Milipux species. Mealybugs insert their needle-like mouth areas into host plants and suck the sap, primarily phloem or mesophyll or both. When feeding, the moth expels a sweet sticky liquid called honey. It acts as a growing medium for black mouse fungi, which then darken the affected plant parts due to the mouse mold growing in the honeycomb. Ants can also eat honey. They can inject a toxin into the plant while feeding. It can cause yellowing of the leaves, stunting and wilting of the plant, and shedding of buds and leaves of the plant. Mealybugs are also capable of transmitting viral diseases. M