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15 Aug 2019, 14:13

Use the idea I said above :thumbup:
Trouble is, they never fly in while I am outside.
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15 Aug 2019, 14:20

davlee wrote:
15 Aug 2019, 14:13
Use the idea I said above :thumbup:
Trouble is, they never fly in while I am outside.
Might need to go commando and hide in the bushes or something. Like in one of the Big Ghillie suits :lolno:
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16 Aug 2019, 09:16

Or you could try a cheap IR door chime that shops use. Every time they land it goes off? Might be more of a pain than its worth though. Ultrasonic ones are a scam.

Apparently garlic oil is a bird repellent. They don't like the smell. Not sure how that would work though.

If I had the money to throw away maybe THIS
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16 Aug 2019, 09:30

Talven wrote:
16 Aug 2019, 09:16
Or you could try a cheap IR door chime that shops use. Every time they land it goes off? Might be more of a pain than its worth though. Ultrasonic ones are a scam.

Apparently garlic oil is a bird repellent. They don't like the smell. Not sure how that would work though.

If I had the money to throw away maybe THIS
Actually, my Grandfather has big problems with Bush Turkeys ripping apart his garden, and to keep them away (sometimes,but instead keeps away all the other birds) he uses a mix of black pepper and citronella oil, and he just puts it through all the gardens and where he needs it
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Noah Till
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Javan Munia and Black Rumped Double bar Breeding Project
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16 Aug 2019, 11:14

noah.till wrote:
16 Aug 2019, 09:30
Talven wrote:
16 Aug 2019, 09:16
Or you could try a cheap IR door chime that shops use. Every time they land it goes off? Might be more of a pain than its worth though. Ultrasonic ones are a scam.

Apparently garlic oil is a bird repellent. They don't like the smell. Not sure how that would work though.

If I had the money to throw away maybe THIS
Actually, my Grandfather has big problems with Bush Turkeys ripping apart his garden
I do too! Every single plant that gets put in is dug up by them. Parts of our 'lawn' is also practically dead because of them. Possums are a big problem too - they eat practically any native or foreign plant except desert plants. Even 'possum-proof' lavender gets eaten by them
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16 Aug 2019, 11:19

Brisbane_Finches_333 wrote:
16 Aug 2019, 11:14
noah.till wrote:
16 Aug 2019, 09:30
Talven wrote:
16 Aug 2019, 09:16
Or you could try a cheap IR door chime that shops use. Every time they land it goes off? Might be more of a pain than its worth though. Ultrasonic ones are a scam.

Apparently garlic oil is a bird repellent. They don't like the smell. Not sure how that would work though.

If I had the money to throw away maybe THIS
Actually, my Grandfather has big problems with Bush Turkeys ripping apart his garden
I do too! Every single plant that gets put in is dug up by them. Parts of our 'lawn' is also practically dead because of them. Possums are a big problem too - they eat practically any native or foreign plant except desert plants. Even 'possum-proof' lavender gets eaten by them
Jeez, your possums are bloody lunatics
The bush turkeys (a whole family on them) at my grandparents have pulled the last straw, so my dad, grandpa and myself are going to invest in an air gun to neutralize the problem humanely
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Noah Till
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16 Aug 2019, 11:27

Those possums crap all over our deck. We've had about 3 or 4 runs with veggie gardens but in the end the possums always win, whether it be gnawing a whole in the netting or going under the flap in the Aldi brand 'pest proof greenhouse'.
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16 Aug 2019, 11:32

Brisbane_Finches_333 wrote:
16 Aug 2019, 11:27
Those possums crap all over our deck. We've had about 3 or 4 runs with veggie gardens but in the end the possums always win, whether it be gnawing a whole in the netting or going under the flap in the Aldi brand 'pest proof greenhouse'.
Aldi Brands are from Germany, they certainly don't have our big mongrel possums over there :lol:
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16 Aug 2019, 11:32

Yeah, they only probably get rats.
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16 Aug 2019, 11:33

I honestly don't think any country has possums as big as us. America's "opossums" are tiny!
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