A really fat happy ground hog has found my tomato plants. Anyone know of any repellents that work?
A 22 bullet is often the best choice. I had one that decided to eat the hydraulic hoses off of my farm equipment. I tried everything from live traps to dog and cat repellants; nothing stopped it. It cost me thousands of dollars. It was so addicted to eating them that it would travel a 1/2 mile out into an open field at night to eat them. The only way I had to stop it was to kill it, something I was not that big on since they are uncommon in these parts. Good luck with your varmint should you choose not to kill it, those buggers are obsessive.
I've planted 600 bulbs of garlic as a perimeter around my garden and 2 dozen lavender plants in the middle as deterrents to garden pests, plus a 6 foot high fence. Last evening my wife called me to come have a look at what was going on in the garden. Standing in the middle of the carrot patch was a deer eating away happily, I chased it off and it easily cleared the fence from a standing position, this morning 3 more were back and I went out to ask them to leave the area, they reluctantly edged away from me when I got within 20 ft., I think the only thing that will work is to get a dog. Our last dog was an accomplished groundhog killer, she loved to bring back her presents to me, usually without a head.