Keep Foxes Out Of Your Yard With A Few Handy Kitchen Ingredients

With their bushy tails and nimble feet, Foxes can be charming to watch from a distance. But their appeal might quickly diminish when they start to frequent your yard, dig up your flower beds, and potentially pose a threat to small pets. Fortunately, you don't need to resort to harsh chemicals or complicated setups to deter these cunning creatures. A quick look into your kitchen pantry can offer a variety of solutions. Here's how to keep foxes at bay using common kitchen ingredients like garlic, chili peppers or hot sauce, water, and dish soap. 

The recipe is as follows: grind up six garlic cloves first, then count three tablespoons of chili flakes (or a few dashes of hot sauce). Add them into a pan and let them simmer for about 10 minutes. This will bring the spicy heat right out. Once you have completed this step, crank the heat up to a boil and add four cups of water. Once boiling, set your stovetop to simmer and wait approximately 30-45 minutes as the ingredients work magic and infuse with the water.  

Remove the pan from the heat and cover it for about a day. This will help increase the potency of the mixture. Now that a day has passed, strain the mixture into your spray bottle and finalize it with a few drops of dish soap to help the mixture stick to surfaces like your plants or the perimeter of your yard. Stir it up once more, and voilà.

How to use your DIY fox repellent and additional benefits

There you have it, your own 'garlic-infused chili pepper hot sauce fox repellent spray,' good for about three months! What a wild mix for those curious creatures. Now, all that is left to do is apply the spray around the perimeter of your yard or wherever the foxes are most active, like a fox hole. For best results, use the spray when the leaves are dry in the evening to help the mixture adhere more effectively. This recipe is highly effective due to foxes' natural aversion to the ingredients contained within the spray. Hence, why spraying it in all the right places is essential. 

In addition to your perimeter, this spray is also safe to use in your garden. It will efficiently work as pest control against others like rabbits and squirrels, as well as spider mites, deer, and bears. As a result, by keeping critters like that away, you can also decrease the foxes' attraction to your yard, as there will be a reduction in their prey, and the beauty is nobody gets hurt.

It's heartening to know that one of the most effective methods to keep foxes out of your yard is eco-friendly and available in our kitchens. Try to pair this method with good yard practices like tidying up potential food sources, securing garbage, and not leaving pet food outside. With these strategies, your yard can remain a peaceful haven, free from unwanted foxy visitors.