09:47AM | 05/18/01
Member Since: 05/17/01
1 lifetime posts
We have a cabin and either a chipmunk or rabbit has been chewing on the casing of our front door. Is there anything we could treat the wood to stop them from chewing on it?

[This message has been edited by clemens (edited May 18, 2001).]

Jay J

03:36PM | 05/18/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi clemens,

Yes, but over a short time, it breaks down and is useless. So, that means a constant application of whatever you use.

Have you considered a kick-plate of some sort? Other than that, perhaps a metal door.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator


04:26PM | 05/18/01
Had that problem with squirrels. Bought container of red pepper flakes, cooked about 2 oz. in 4 cups of water, simmer for about 15 mins. Strain and pour water into spray bottle. Spray onto area where they are chewing. Trust me, they will stop feasting on your door frame. Mixture lasts about 4 mos. and is inexpensive to make. If you visit the cabin each weekend you could spray each time. Don't know how long it will remain on the wood. Eventually they will think it is still hot and you can stop spraying.


09:23AM | 05/21/01
Member Since: 05/02/01
17 lifetime posts
There is a spray sold to prevent rabbits, etc from chewing on flowers, etc. It gives an extremely bitter taste to things, and keeps animals from chewing. As J Jay said, it is temporary, but if your door is somewhat out of the weather, it might help.
Good Luck!

Bill Harris

11:41AM | 05/21/01
Member Since: 05/02/01
9 lifetime posts
At a pet supply or a vet's office they have a spray called "Bitter Apple" that pursuades your little pupper from gnoshing on your house or furniture.


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