No, mothballs do not deter raccoons.
Mothballs are used to deter a lot of different animals. Mothballs are frequently used to deter roaches, snakes, and other bugs, but will also deter rats.
No, raccoons would not eat mothballs and the odor given off by them would not kill them.
Mothballs slowly give off fumes that deter moths, and so shrink over time.
Mothballs are legally sold for use of the purposes listed on the label. It is illegal to use mothballs for other purposes including using mothballs in gardens.
Mothballs are not safe ways to deter cats. They are fatal if ingested. Two safer alternatives are ammonia and vinegar.
Because they can be fatal if ingested, mothballs are not a safe choice to deter cats. Two safer alternatives are vinegar and ammonia.
Some gardeners use mothballs or moth flakes to deter rabbits. However, these aren't safe to use around vegetables or if you have children around.
Dogs are a big deterrent to raccoons. A yard with a large dog on patrol will deter most wild animals.
Can you put moth balls around your home to keep snakes from getting in my basement and keep them out of your home?
Mothballs will not deter snakes.
I don't care what some people say, I have gotten rid of both skunks and raccoons with mothballs. The key to this trick is putting the mothballs in a sock or pantyhose with a string attached so you can remove the mothballs with ease once the varmint leaves. You will read people say it does not work and the only way to get rid of them is with a trained professional. The people that say… Read More
Spreading mothballs around an area will keep skunks away. They can be spread around a home, porch, or even garden.
Epsom Salts are not used to deter moths in closets. You are confusing Epsom Salts with Naphtha. Commonly called Mothballs.
Common birds have little or no sense of taste, so flavor treated (pepper or spice) seed is often used to deter squirrels. As for raccoons, that will depend on how badly they want the food.
Probably, but they won't do much outside. COncentration is the key to success with mothballs & need to be in small enclosed airspace.
No, mothballs and vegetables are not a safe mix. Mothballs include the chemicals dichlorobenzene and naphthalene, both of which are hazardous to the health and well-being of animals, plants, soils, and waters. Naphthalene and another common mothball chemical, dichlorobenzene, Read more : http://www.ehow.com/facts_7206886_using-around-vegetable-gardens-dangerous_.html
Racccons do not like confrontations with dogs and will try to avoid them. If raccoons know that dogs are present in an area, they will avoid that area. To protect property and gardens and trash bins people will sometimes have a dog loose in the yard to keep raccoons away.
No. We had a raccoon that kept coming inside our house through a pet door. We surrounded the pet door with moth balls. The moth balls did absolutely no good.
Raccoons will turn over trash bins in search of food, they will eat pet food left outside, they eat fruit and berried from gardens and orchards as well as corn fields. They can cause damage to lawns as they dig for worms, insects and grubs. Raccoons sometimes damage homes as they try to enter attics to use as a den.
Of course, raccoons eat in the wild. They feed on a number of small animals as well as fruits, berries and nuts. Those living near human habitations will also feed on discarded food, pet food, fruits and veggies from gardens, etc.
Yes, but beware. I once dropped a mothball down a hole in the ground which was the yellowjacket's nest. 3 days later, the mothball was out and sitting on top of the ground, a few inches from the nest. I was amazed that the yellowjackets somehow managed to lift out the mothball.
Mothballs contain 1,4-dichlorobenzene.
When mothballs are mixed with vinegar, baking soda, and soda, the mothballs will "dance." The dancing affect comes from bubbles that form on the underside of the mothballs in the container.
Raccoons are probably attracted to your yard because they find food there. If you remove such enticements, the animals will have no reason to return. Do not leave pet food out, make sure trash cans are secured, etc. If your yard is enclosed you can post a large dog in the yard (with shelter, of course). Raccoons prefer to avoid confrontations with dogs.
All parts of the tomato plant are toxic except for the fruit. Anything you put on the fruit to deter raccoons from eating it will also make it inedible for humans. You might try removing the ripening fruit and letting it mature inside, out of the reach of raccoons. Yes, it does lose some of its flavor but, at least, you are getting some benefit from it. Some people trap the animals and take them… Read More
No, mothballs do not melt. Mothballs will sublime under heat, which means they turn into a gas from a solid without melting in between.
Chemical that smells of mothballs is NAPHTHALENE
Bleh. Mothballs are gross.
Why can para-Dichlorobenzene be successfully used in a closed garment bag to prevent damage to clothes by moth larvae?
Paradichlorobenzene mothballs work similarly to napthalene as in they deter moths from living in closed garment bags. However, the two cannot be mixed, and PDB cannot be used in plastic containers.
Raccoons can cause damage to lawns by digging for grubs and worms which they eat. They can damage crops and gardens while foraging for foods. Raccoons may damage roofs while trying to get inside for food or to make a den. They may also kill chickens if the birds are not well secured at night.
Yes, mothballs have been used successfully to repel ants. Other animals that are repelled by mothballs are mice and spiders. Great care should be taken when using mothballs because they are also toxic to pets and humans.
Yes, mothballs are known to keep skunks away. This is because skunks are usually deterred by the pungent smell of mothballs.
Mothballs will not kill roaches at all. The mothballs will repel the roaches with their smell. The only way to kill cockroaches is with sprays and/or bait traps.
Mothballs are a good cat repellent. Cats do not like the smell of mothballs and will stay out of your yard and will not attempt to lick or eat the mothball.
As I opened the wardrobe, mothballs fell out.
Raccoons are natives only to the Americas and not to England. However, they have been introduced due to the release of pet raccoons imported from the Americas and are now pests in many areas.
From the Wikipedia article on mothballs, "Older mothballs consisted primarily of naphthalene, but due to naphthalene's flammability, modern mothballs instead use 1,4-dichlorobenzene (also called para-dichlorobenzene, p-dichlorobenzene, or PDB)."
While it is not proven that mothballs will keep wasps away, there is evidence that they do. Mothballs also seem to keep small rodents away too.
the mothballs will fly away
Mothballs are balls that will keep away moths. People put them in there drawers also.
I have never known mothballs to cause nose bleeds.
Yes, mothballs are a great and natural way to keep bees away on the summertime. You can put the mothballs in a mesh bag and hang it up outside.
Mothballs will not actually kill any type of insect or bug. Mothballs are meant to keep certain bugs away like moths and spiders.
A synonym of deter is divert. An antonym of deter is support.
No, most modern mothballs contain 1,4-dichlorobenzene, while older mothballs contained naphthalene. Neither of these chemicals are useful in the production of methamphetamine.
sure it is. . mothballs are poisonous and used to kill pests like roaches.
Napthalene, the main component of mothballs, has a melting point of 80.23o C
NO! Not safe!
Yes, mothballs contain naphthalene, which is a poison if inhaled.
Would mothballs have an immediate effect on your fuel system and would it smell like mothballs when the engine is running...how can you tell if your tank has been spiked?
In a recent Mythbusters, it was determined to be "plausible" that mothballs can actually increase your car's mileage. If mothballs were placed in your gas tank, I suspect you would smell the scent mothballs as they dissolved and then burned. It doesn't sound like mothballs would "spike" your tank. How can you tell if your tank has been spiked? If you cannot tell, it probably doesn't matter.