PeeMan Does Homework

It has been a long time since I have had to do any homework and a fairly long time since I had to help anyone with homework. And that is fine with me – guiding three daughters through algebra and geometry was no treat. I am glad those tear soaked math papers and frustrating nights are long gone. But, recently the PeeMan has been getting requests to help broaden the minds of youth across the nation. boy doing his homeworkThat’s right – much to my wife’s disbelief – the PeeMan has been asked for homework help. Not just once either:

“Hello,

We are doing a school project on how to keep deer away from gardens. We were wondering if urine becomes less potent in cold weather?”
“Hi:  We are a fifth grade Robotics team who is doing a project on safely deterring raccoons from people’s yards.  We are doing the project for a competition we are entering that has a community service piece.  We are designing a motion detected spray device that would spray a scent as a deterrent to raccoons.  We have several questions about predator pee:

1) What type of predator pee would deter raccoons?
2) Would that type deter other animals too?
3) Would it have any bad effects on the environment besides smell?
4) How strong is the predator pee smell?
5) How do you get the predator pee?
6) How much does the predator pee cost?
7) Do you think it would work to spray predator pee?
8) Do you know how far pee would spray and be effective?”

These are just a couple of the requests that I have received from inquiring young minds. I am flattered of course and more than willing to educate them concerning all things pee. Just like I am willing to educate my readers. Today’s educational fact: Our predatorpee is 100% real, pure pee. Not manufactured, not synthetic, not watered down – it is the real deal.
Until I find more words. . .The PeeMan

PeeMan’s Projects: Camper #3

True, it is camper refurb no. 3, but who’s counting? Well, my wife probably. But, as she knows, I can’t sit still for long. The Airstream is great for parking in a scenic spot and staying a while but not ideal for hauling across country. So, I set out to find myself a rolling bedroom.img_1501img_1497-2 Just someplace the wife and I can rest our weary bones while we are enjoying our golden years scoping out the wonders of these United States of America. When i finally found this next project, I bought her without even looking inside. I was gonna gut her anyway, so I was only concerned with a solid frame and exterior. Well, when I got her home, I was surprised to find that aside from the purple walls, this metal gem contains original cabinetry and fixtures. I don’t think I can let that go, soooo it’s gonna be more than just a gutting job.
This should keep me busy during the winter months. Speaking of winter months, things are not really slowing down in the pee business, just shifting to the protection of vehicles, campers(like mine), and boats from damage that can be caused by rodents looking for a warm place to stay. So as a result, the peeshots are flying out the door as fast as we can manufacture them. BobcatPeeShots for mice, CoyotePeeShots for rats and ‘coons, FoxPeeShots for squirrels, and WolfPeeShots for domestic and feral cats. I will update you on my camper project progress in a few weeks. In the mean time, make sure you protect your rv, boat, antique vehicle etc. with 100% PredatorPee.

Until I find more words. . .The PeeMan

Ask the PeeMan: Raucous Raccoons?

It has been a loong time. Summer slump – but the air is cooling and it is time for the PeeMan to get bloggin’ again! We will start with a tidbit from my PeeMail . . .

Question:

Hello,

> I have raccoons frequently pooing in my backyard and especially on my deck. I have kids. How safe is coyote urine? Can it be sprayed on decks? Can it also be sprayed on grass? How do I apply it and how often should I apply it? My backyard is roughly 45 x 30 feet. Raccoon

> How long does it take to ship coyote urine to Canada?  I live in . . .  I understand shipping is free.

> Thanks

Answer:

Figure about a week to Canada – shipping is quick, but customs works on their own timeframe. For a deck, use with our ScentTags or 33Day Dispensers – I wouldn’t recommend drinking PredatorPee but it is non-toxic.

KJ The PeeMan

Urine for Human Pests? Nope – Skunk’Um!

My wife thinks that I make stuff up. She thinks that some of my ideas are only great in my mind. Well, granted, a few of my ideas haven’t panned out exactly as I may have hoped(that’s for another post) but a question I received from a clever customer this week confirms that the invention of Skunk’Um is a great solution for a real problem. The fact that we have sold hundreds of bottles since it launched doesn’t hurt either. Without further ado . . . it is Ask The PeeMan Wednesday!

Q. I am curious which is the absolute worst smelling urine of all the ones you sell? I am looking for something to spray/place outside my bedroom window to deter people from loitering so I am able to get some sleep at night so I guess my predator would be human.
> Thank you, Amy

 

A. Amy,

Sorry for the delay – its our crazy season. See Skunk’um – for annoying people at this link: http://www.predatorpeestore.com/skunk-um.html

KJ The PeeMan

As you can see from my response, I have been a little delinquent in responding to my peemail lately. Shipping pee during the busy season and keeping up with the summer farm chores has kept me away my keyboard. Never fear, if you ask the PeeMan a question he will answer – just not as quickly in May, June and July!

Until I find more words . . .The PeeMan

 

Ask the PeeMan: California Skunks

Hi there, we live just outside of San Diego, California in a little town.  We used to smell skunks once in a while but it’s getting very bad lately.  I came across your website and I’m a little confused which predator pee is best for skunks – would you recommend the fox pee granules?   We have some plants clustered together and it seems like they like to go in there, could we just spread the granules in that area and call it good?   Although it says the granules are recommended for burrowing creatures, should they work for skunks too.  How often do you think we would need to reapply?  Anyway, any guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Shelly

 

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Shelly,

Yes FoxPee Granules would work fine – skunks like to dig for grubs etc. Reapply after rain – which I understand is not so frequent in So California. Here is the link:

Ask the PeeMan: HawkStopper Questions

Wednesday is Ask the PeeMan day!

Those of you who are familiar with the blog will  remember that a couple of months ago, my company launched the HawkStopper product. For so many years, we had people asking if we had anything for birds. Well, birds don’t have much of a sense of smell, so predatorpee wasn’t the solution for them. Now predatory birds have to think twice about attacking chickens because of HawkStopper – visual deflection net.

Q. What is it made of and what is its life span?  Also, what are the length/width dimensions of the 1500 sq ft package?  Thanks! Susan

 

A.Susan,
HawkStopper is made of three strands of white nylon filaments twisted together to hawkstopper-visual-deflection-logo-900form a single strand of twine with a bonded coating that keeps the netting white and flexible.  Should last at least 5 years. Here is the link:
http://www.predatorpeestore.com/hawk-stopper.html
KJ The PeeMan

Update from Winterberry Farm

Well, as you know if you have read this blog for any time, The PeeMan lives on a farm in Maine. Don’t picture mechanized agriculture or advanced animal husbandry – think more along the lines of a “hobby” farm(at least I think that’s the current lingo.) Nonetheless there are chickens and occasional pigs, a requisite old tractor, garden rows, apple trees and a pond. As for the name, well my wife won’t let me call it the PeeFarm and she loves the bright red berries that decorate the barren late autumn landscape every year so Winterberry Farm it is.roadpath2.jpg

Raspberries – now I am a bit allergic to fresh berries so I don’t quite enjoy them as much as others. My wife and daughter love them and traveled 2 hours north(yes – farther north)and dug up a friend’s excess bushes and transplanted them here. There is a patch of soil that is rather poor and all attempts at gardening this plot have met with pitiful results. So, the perfect spot for the hardy raspberry! Winterberry Raspberry Patch is born.

Chickens – I just don’t understand keeping and feeding critters all winter long and not getting a single lousy egg from them. But, my daughter wants chickens and now at least for a few months we have eggs. Eggs coming out our ears. Interestingly, our chickens tend be late morning layers. They like to take their time and enjoy the morning I guess – prima donas!

Flowers – My wife and daughter have decided to experiment with growing cut flowers. Experiment is the key word. No pressure, no expectations – that’s how my wife likes to operate. So, various beds are being prepared for planting the seedlings that have been growing at my daughter’s house. The cardinal rule in Maine is no planting before Memorial  Day and since we had a couple of nights right around freezing even this week, far be it from us to mess with the wisdom of the ages.

Spring Cleaning – perhaps this conjures up pictures of a feather duster and a few boxes filled with odds and ends destined for the thrift store. Well, you can forget that. Spring cleaning at Winterberry Farm is signaled by the arrival of a full size dumpster. And since my middle daughter is getting married what better opportunity for her to sort through all the childhood memorabilia, treasures and keepsakes that have been sitting in my storage spaces for years! Today in fact began the great purge.

Trout – Today also marked the arrival of some very special guests to Winterberry Farm. I was finally able to secure some Rainbow Trout for my pond. I took my grandson with me to pick up the 7″ beauties and most of the family watched the great release of all 50 of them into their new habitat.

Dogs – What farm is complete without dogs? Our two golden retrievers Zeke and Riley fit the bill – at least theoretically. The “stress” of laying around the house and occasional tennis ball chasing has led Riley to age prematurely. The dog is only 7 and his prescriptions cost more than mine! But, the arthritis seems to be affecting him less and he seems to be getting around better these days. Getting around is no problem whatsoever for Zeke! In fact, in the space of 24 hours this week, he managed to get into it with both a porcupine and a skunk. As you can imagine, neither he nor his people came out on the good end of that deal!

That’s all the Winterberry Farm news for now!

Until I find more words . . .The PeeMan