I still have a few minutes of Wednesday left so I’d better use them to post this week’s Ask the PeeMan. This one is hot off the presses – just came in the peemail today!
Q. I am contacting you from Nova Scotia Canada desperate for help. Our roof is being torn up by raccoons. For the past three weeks a racoon is tearing shingles, ice shield and 3/4 inch wood to get into our attic. We had the problem last year when they entered the attic through a hole in the eaves, nested and had babies. I was advised to leave them and they would move out when the young were old enough which they did BUT I had many sleepless nights in the process. The hole was repaired after they “moved out” and I thought it was over. Wrong! One has returned and is destroying our roof and this time we can’t figure out how it’s getting on/off the roof and so far has not moved in, when we hear it we go out and do our best to scare it off – certainly not a solution. Trap is not working, loud noises (running a compressor in the attic) and smells have done nothing. Can you suggest a product and application we can try? I desperately need some help. Sleepless and exhausted in Nova Scotia.
A. PeeMan to the rescue!
You need CoyotePee is what you need. The key is applying it after it has gone out for the night. You can use our PeeShots inside and the liquid to spray liberally outside all around where it is entering your attic. Look for trees with overhanging branches, drain pipes etc that might be the climbing point and spray that as well.
Here is the link: http://www.predatorpeestore.com/CoyotePee-for-Racoons-Gophers-Possum-Groundhogs-and-Woodchucks.html
KJ The PeeMan
Until I find more words . . .The PeeMan
As an entrepreneur, my mind is working non stop on developing new and useful products. The long winter months in Maine give me plenty of time to think. Well, the calendar says its Spring and I have a brand new product to introduce! HawkStopper . . .
When you and your chickens go free range, it gets noticed! Especially by Mr. Hawk. Hawks, while soaring high above, use their keen eyesight to locate chickens and then dive-bomb at near super-sonic speed to attack the unsuspecting flock. Well, we have found a way to use that keen eyesight to fool Mr. Hawk into thinking the chickens are protected by an impenetrable barrier.
How does HawkStopper work? When you call someone eagle eye, it’s because they have sharp eyesight. But in reality, no human’s eyesight comes even close to the visual capabilities of predatory raptores like hawks, eagles and falcons. These birds see about 8 times better than humans – they see things sharper and from a greater distance than anything we can imagine. HawkStopper uses the hawks’ eyesight to turn an easy-to-handle, inexpensive, lightweight 1500 square foot mesh into a formidable shield. The HawkStopper net looks almost invisible to us, but to a hawk it looks like a steel grate! To a hawk, the HawkStopper looks 8 times bigger and 8 times stronger than it is and they can see 8 times farther away than we can!
This concept was first used to protect salt-water salmon farms in the Gulf of Maine from predatory sea birds. HawkStopper now uses the same principles of visual deflection to protect free-range chickens, turkeys and ducks as well as koi, catfish and other inland pond or farm-raised fish. If you need hawk protection, HawkStopper is worth checking out. HawkStopper is made in the USA.
See our ad in the latest edition of Backyard Poultry Magazine
Just another in a line of useful products designed by PredatorPee to help keep predators and pests away!
Until I find more words(or products). . .The PeeMan
It is Wednesday, the PeeMan’s favorite day of the week! The day when I get to share with the whole world my pee-related wisdom. My wife would say that I do that every day BUT only Wednesday i…
Source: Ask the PeeMan: CoyotePee vs. Rats
It is Wednesday, the PeeMan’s favorite day of the week! The day when I get to share with the whole world my pee-related wisdom. My wife would say that I do that every day BUT only Wednesday is “Ask the PeeMan” day on the blog. Enjoy!
Q. Hi. I’m pretty much sold, but we live in Chicago and the things come to our yard from the alley. Question: how does it smell to humans? We want to repel the rats so we can enjoy the patio. And…will it drive my small dog crazy? I honestly don’t care that much, if the rats leave us alone. Thx for your reply
A. CoyotePee smell dissipates quickly beyond range of the human nose and your dog will just be curious. Here is the link:
KJ The PeeMan
*All inquiries posted come from actual people who have emailed the PeeMan
How can WolfPee scare a coyote when these coyotes have probably never seen a wolf?
The PeeMan gets this question a lot. It is a very logical thing to ask and there probably is a very complicated scientific way of explaining it. But here at PredatorPee® we’ve always found our customers’ experiences a lot easier for us to understand and explain.
So we have coyotes over-running unlikely places like Los Angeles and Chicago – places where you could probably go back decades or maybe centuries before you’d find evidence that a wolf had visited. Yet, we have hundreds of customers in those areas who have found WolfPee extremely effective in keeping coyotes at bay. Even Actress Krysten Ritter had lots to say on Conan’s Late Night Show about how WolfPee took care of her coyote problem in California.
So if a coyote has never seen or even smelled a coyote, how does it know to be scared enough to run away when it gets a whiff of WolfPee? It took a little pondering, but we think we have figured it out.
Just picture the PeeMan living his life in Maine where there are no poisonous snakes of any kind. He has never encountered one in the wild, never heard the rattle of an angry rattler. Now, all of a sudden he is transported to a wooded trail in California and he encounters the tell-tale sound of the rattler! Even before he sees it, all of us here are pretty sure he’d scared “pee-less” so to speak!
We somehow know what to be scared of before we actual encounter the source. So it is with coyotes and other critters. There is some sort of deep-seated fear instinct that is triggered by the smell of PredatorPee® – no matter if the critter has any personal knowledge of the predator itself.
It may not be scientific, but it makes it easy for us to understand how PredatorPee® has been working so well in so many unlikely places around the world for the past 30 years… And that’s our story and we’re stickin’ to it!
Until I find more words . . . The PeeMan
Now those of you who know the PeeMan might think that this is nothing more than a juvenile attempt at an attention-getting headline. And you would be partially right. The PeeMan does have slight inclination toward the juvenile and the attention-getting. But this time there is so much more!
You see, in the wild, PredatorPee® is always right smack dab in the middle of the Big 3. When animals do anything, it is always related to the Big 3. They are either looking for food, trying not to be food or looking for sex. Pretty basic stuff, but to be successful, they really need to know what is going on around them. That’s where urine comes in. The scent of urine is the original wireless communication system.
When they are looking for a mate, the scent of the urine will tell both the good news and the bad news. The good news would be “whoopee” there’s a hot date nearby and the bad news would be that some other alpha-critter has already staked claim to the territory.
When they are looking for food, it is the absence of pee that is the good news because it means there are not predators around and the buffet (your garden or shrubs) is open! But that all stops in a hurry, when they catch a whiff of a predator’s urine. When they sense that a predator may be near by, it means that there is a decision that must be made. And it may be a decision of life or death. Is it going to be a delicious snack or will it be their last supper? The instinctive drive to survive usually wins out, they choose not to be the food and they go somewhere else (your neighbor’s garden) to find a safer food source.
That’s how PredatorPee® works – it’s an all natural motivator that animals understand very well! The concept is helpful to understand when you set up the PredatorPee®-rimeter around your garden.
If fear and food are in competition with each other, why make it a fair fight? Its always a good idea to remove pet food etc. and to position the ScentTags or 33Day Dispensers back aways from any possible food source like the garden itself so that the pest animal will get a good sniff of the PredatorPee® well before he smells your tomatoes.
Until I find more(attention getting)words . . .The PeeMan
Wednesday is back and so is “Ask the PeeMan” – this week’s question is tricky but not too tough for the The PeeMan. Enjoy.
Q. Hey there!
I’ve recently started “taking care” of a stray cat. We built him a house outside and I give him a meal twice a day. I want him to stay.
I’m now finding a little band of other cats hanging around my yard. They gotta go! I was looking at your feral cat product , but. …if I use that to chase off the unwanted cats, will the cat I want to stay hit the road as well when he smells the predator pee?
It you apply it in the right way at the right time, WolfPee will both keep your resident cat close by and the others away. When the favored cat is in its house, create the “pee-rimeter” around your yard according to the directions at this link:
It should keep your cat from wandering and the others from entering…and be sure not to leave the food out when your cat is not eating.
KJ The PeeMan
It is Wednesday again and that can mean only one thing around here – Ask the PeeMan day! This week’s question is definitely one of the more memorable ones that has showed up in my PeeMail box. Enjoy!
Q. My nephew lives well away from a creek corridor in an established neighborhood in Richardson, TX. In the past month, a bobcat has attacked first two small dogs in his backyard, and after a break of a couple of weeks, returned and attached a third larger blue heeler dog in the same back yard. Other neighbors have missing pets as well. Animal Control has put traps with live chickens by his pool and outside his gate in the hopes they can get them, but so far, no luck, and then there was this second attack. Animal Control thinks the bobcats travel from roof to roof to look into the yards to see if there is something they want to eat. Since they are creatures of habit, they keep to the same travel patterns, and obviously they are wary of the traps or not interested in the chickens.
I have attached pictures – the dachshund and terrier only survived because my nephew was home and heard the screaming (it was broad daylight) and literally beat the cat off (getting bit and scratched himself again in the process). The larger dog fared better, but again, my nephew was around to come out and the cat ran off.
There may be as many as four prowling the area as the local animal control there thinks there may be at least 4 there that use a creek as a travel corridor in an area where surrounding development has taken away a lot of habitat to the north of his house.
My question is will the wolf or mountain lion urine likely work for bobcats that have lived their whole lives in a suburban to rural Dallas area environment? Wolves and mountain lions have not been there in a very long time.
Also, what would be the best way to apply if you do think it would work for a bunch of roof-traveling bobcats?
A. Yes WolfPee will work even if wolves have never been in your area. Predatorpee works by triggering the genetic fear imprint that seems to part of critter’s dna regardless of where they have grown up. The best bet would be to find out where the Bobcats are getting up to the roof and treat that area heavily.
Here is the link:
KJ the PeeMan
Until I find more words . . .The PeeMan