Greetings from the North woods!
Well we have had some nice sunny weather, but today it is brutally cold. We have had frost warnings up for the last two nights, so I guess it was a good thing that I didn’t plant my garden before Memorial Day!
Todays featured Ask the PeeMan comes to us from Deeanna:
Q. I have had squirrels build a nest under my car hood under the engine twice this past week and chew through all the wires. My neighbour suggested coyote urine and my question is – is it okay to spray the engine and under the hood with this. I don’t want to damage anything.
A. For squirrels, we recommend FoxPee and we have a product designed specifically for your situation. Our FoxPeeShots are small “pee-loaded” cannisters – you just remove the lid and place in engine compartment and on the ground near each tire – re-cap and remove before driving.
See this link for details:
We have been selling more and more of our pee shots to car, RV and boat owners who are fed up with rodents of various types chewing wires, upholstery and otherwise wreaking havoc. Mechanics and dealerships across the country are starting to recommend our product to their customers. The convenient no fuss pee-loaded pee shots make it easy to use. And as always, we guarantee our products or your money back! We have excellent customer service representatives(real people)to talk to on the phone and we are continually optimizing our website and shopping cart to make your online experience exceptional. I may be an old fashioned entreprenuer but I think that good customer service never goes out of style. My philosophy is that even if the product didn’t perform as expected every customer goes away knowing that we went above and beyond to ensure an overall positive experience. It may seem cliche’ but at Maine Outdoor Solutions LLC, the customer is always right!
Until I find more words. . .The PeeMan
Every now and again I like to empty my PeeMail and share with you the great stuff that I hear from customers every day. So without further ado. . .
“Hi, Family friend is a satisfied customer and she recommended your products to chase squirrels. Thanks. Richard”
“I read an article about Bobcat pee as a repellent for mice, and found you using a google search. bmf”
“I have been ordering your products for a few years, mainly bobcat and coyote pee for rats and mice. I used google to find you the first time and I continue to refer customers to you. Thank You…Joyce”
“I purchased from you previously, found you via web search. . . So far the Wolf urine seems to being working. I have four small dogs and we have seen coyotes in our area pretty regularly . I will be trying the granules for the first time when this next order arrives. I plan on taking some with me when we head to our Florida home this winter, YES, there are coyotes there too.”
“I found out about you because my friend had racoons and used your products and they went away. Courtney”
“This is the second order I’ve made. I found you by a google search. Haven’t seen any bobcats or coyote! Thanks for giving me a little peace of
Not much to add to all that. So, until I find more words . . .
I was musing about what to write today, and as I traveled the web the thought occurred to me that I am always telling you how to take care of pest problems, but how about helping you identify what pest is causing the damage? Sometimes you may have spotted the pesky creature, but most of our customers seem to be guessing at what lurks in their gardens by night. So I found the following information published on the web by the UMass Amherst Center for Agriculture and I thought I would pass it on. (hyperlinks have been added by me – UMASS Amherst in no way endorses predatorpee.com)
Damage by Wildlife (Vertebrates)
Rabbits, Voles, Woodchucks, Deer, Chipmunks, Squirrels
All eat leaves or fruits of plants in vegetable gardens. Symptoms include:
Large parts of the plant are chewed off
Leaves are nibbled; stems cut
New growth is uniformly nibbled off
Plants are eaten to the ground
Fruits are damaged or removed
To help determine what vertebrate animal is causing the damage, sprinkle a layer of finely ground limestone around the damaged plants and look for animal tracks left in the powder the next day.
Rabbit damage can be identified by foliage that has been nipped off sharply, leaving no ragged edges. Seedlings might be grazed to the ground, and new growth uniformly nibbled off. Look for pea-sized droppings in the vicinity. Rabbits don’t travel far from their burrows or resting places. They feed at dusk, in the night and early morning. They favor tender beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, lettuce and peas. Deer damage can be easily confused with rabbit damage, but usually large parts of plants are chewed off and deer tracks will be evident in the soil.
Voles damage seedlings by chewing leaves and stems. Vole damage can be confused with cutworm damage because voles will move down a row of seedlings eating just the stems and toppling plants. Or, they might nibble only on the leaves. They feed mostly at night. Look for vole tunnels in grassy areas at the edges of the garden. Voles stay close to their tunnels and sometimes tunnel right into the garden. Problems are more likely to occur when vole populations are high.
Woodchucks tend to trample plants as they feed. They feed close to their burrows during the day, especially in mid-morning and late afternoon. Like rabbits, woodchucks seek shelter in weedy areas, stonewalls, brush piles or under porches and outbuildings. They like corn, beans and peas, but will browse on many tender garden vegetables.
Chipmunks and squirrels may develop a taste for fruits, such as tomatoes or strawberries, more often than the leaves of vegetables. Watch your garden in early morning and at dusk for rodent activity.”
Hope this is helpful. Once you identify the pest, make sure to get some all natural, organic 100% PredatorPee – accept no substitutes!
Until I find some more words. . .
Why buy your pee from us? Why not other websites or stores? Well, I could tell you about our 30 day money back guarantee, free shipping, and quality 100% original predator urine products, but I prefer to let our customers new and old tell you. Here are some recent peemails . . .
Returning PredatorPee Customer:
“I’ve ordered from your company in the past and at that time it was by ‘word of
mouth’. If this order works as expected you will be getting orders from my
neighbors as there is a deer problem.” Laurene
New PredatorPee Customers:
“I used Google search engine and typed in Coyote Pee. I got several items in
a list but thought your product sounded as the best way for me to apply it.
I am having trouble with squirrels eating my rosebushes and deer eating my
hydrangeas. I look forward to receiving my order . . . and getting rid of the problems.” Marie
“i heard about you guys through yahoo answers. someone on that blog recommended your site!” Glen
What more can I say?
PS On the home front, I stumbled upon a trout fishing spot just miles from my home. I caught a fish on every cast, and went home after an hour because I was all tuckered out! My son-in-law enjoyed two of them as his breakfast this morning. Hope the sun is shining and the fish are biting where you are!
Trout breakfast courtesy of the PeeMan
Hello Again! Here are some the questions I have been getting in email lately.
Q. I live in a rural area in Vermont and I have a few chickens. I have seen coyotes, bears, raccoons, skunks, weasels, neighborhood dogs and a fisher. What would you recommend to protect the chickens from all of these? (I dohave electric poultry netting, but coyotes could jump over and weasels can go through). I’m concerned about attracting one predator while trying to deter another. For instance, if I use coyote urine to keep away the weasels, will it attract coyotes?
A. WolfPee would be my choice for this wide variety of predators.
Q. I just ordered some fox pee to inhibit squirrels from chewing wires and trying to nest in my car engine compartment. How do I store the pee and for how long can I store it to use? Thank you.
A. Room temp is fine, should be good for at least 2 years.
Q. Is there anything I can use to deter a mountain lion? There was one in the woods out back of my house and today we discovered some scat right outside our dog pen which is attached to the house. We have 3 small pomeranians that go out a few times a day. We just moved here in the catskills, ny.
Thank you for any info you can give me
A. WolfPee should be the best option for you.
As you can see, my inbox is always full of interesting questions. As you can also see, I don’t tend to send flowery responses. KISS – keep it simple stupid – is a motto I like to follow. Plus, I’d rather be outside than in front of the computer. But, as long as duty calls, the PeeMan will continue to provide answers for all those urgent PeeMails. Have a good one!
The PeeMan here. On another journey into the world of cyberspace I came across the following discussion on VegetableGardener.com
Q. “My gardens are ruined every summer by tunnelling ground squirrels. I am looking for an answer to getting rid of them permanently. Any ideas?”
One of the answers:
“I have had outstanding success with “predator urine.” I find that coyote urine (there are fox, wolf, bobcat and mountain lion available on line). After having terrorist squirrels ravage my garden one year, I tried it. Very small plastic bottles (like motel shampoo ones) with some fiber and holes in them, strunbg every 10-15 feet (and you cannot smell it but skunks, squirrels, deer, woodchucks and rabbits, etc can)…my garden has been completely unmolested for three years! Google “predator urine” and you will get the firms; I use one in Maine. Best, chaepest, environmentally friendly and a fabulous conversation item!”
I couldn’t have said it better myself, and it sounds like they used our 100% PredatorPee.
Q. Which type of pee works best for squirrels?*
A. Actually, this is a pretty normal question and a very common problem! Fox and BobcatPee both work well on squirrels, if the squirrels are inside we use the 33Day Dispensers filled with BobcatPee and hung in the rafters
near the eaves. If outside, FoxPee in the dispensers hung from branches, fences etc.
*All of the questions posted on this blog are questions that the Peeman has actually been asked by people over the years.