Asked on Jun 01, 2019

Will cayenne pepper repel rabbits?

by Jessica

Will cayenne pepper get rid of rabbits in my garden?

  6 answers
  • Mary Mary on Jun 01, 2019

    not sure but Blood meal will repel them. Bought at most DIY stores and Walmart

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 01, 2019

    I have good luck with it for rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks. I also put down grated Irish spring bar soap for those that the heat from the powder doesn't bother them. The pepper powder needs to be renewed after rain and when it loses its effectiveness, the soap does last longer so it doesn't need to be reapplied as frequently. I get the large shakers of the cayenne pepper powder at Sam's Club and it lasts a while. All you can do is try it and see if it works with your rabbits.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 01, 2019

    Hi Jessica, yes deter Rabbits With Chili Powder or Blood Meal

    You can sprinkle chili powder in a circle around plants to help deter rabbits away from your vegetable garden. The rabbits will get the chili powder on their whiskers and nose and usually stay well clear of your plants. You can also sprinkle blood meal around the perimeter of your garden. The rabbits will take offense to the smell and stay far away. Don’t worry – it doesn’t smell bad to humans. Both items will need to be reapplied after rain or heavy watering.

    Use A Homemade Repellent To Deter Rabbits Away From The Garden

    Mix 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper, 2 tablespoons of garlic powder, and a squirt of dish detergent with 20 ounces of warm water. Shake the mixture well to incorporate. Let it sit outside in the sun for a day, then put into a sprayer and apply to plant leaves. This homemade rabbit repellent will have rabbits running the other way. The mixture will need to be reapplied after rain or heavy watering.

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Jun 16, 2021

    My mom used to used soap shavings along the outside of her beds. It worked really well.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Jun 16, 2021

    Yes it works, just replace after a lot of rain