Animal Repellent or Insect Repellent
This natural, non-chemical formula effectively repels insects and animals away from your garden, shrubs and trees without harmful chemicals. Spray on the heat with this capsaicin-based repellent. Hot Pepper Wax is made from a concentrate of Cayenne peppers, assorted repelling herbs and food grade paraffin wax. Simply mix with water and spray. The patented formula stays on the plant up to three weeks, saving you the bother and expense of applying after every rainfall or watering. This natural wax also offers protection to plants from hot, dry and windy conditions. Food plants do not absorb the heat of the pepper and the wax washes off easily with warm water.
Hot Pepper Wax Animal Repellent is recommended for rabbits and tree squirrels only, according to the label. However, customer testimonials indicate that, in many cases, Hot Pepper Wax effectively repels many mammals from nibbling on treated plants, including dogs and cats. While Hot Pepper Wax has shown short-term effect as a deer repellent, it is not recommended as a long-term repellent. Deer are highly adaptable to changes in their environment. Most practicioners of Integrated Pest Management recommend a variety of control tactics applied in combination or on a rotating basis.
For effective control, spray every surface of the plant, especially the undersides of leaves where insects hide. After spraying, allow about 12 hours for the micro-thin liquified wax to set. As it sets, the wax loses its hazy white color and becomes transparent.
1 part Hot Pepper Wax to 16 parts water (8 oz or 16 tablespoons per gallon of water). Apply until foliage is wet or a maximum of 3 gallons of prepared solution per 1,000 square feet. Repeat application in 3 to 7 days, for 2 to 3 weeks, until control is established.
Once control is established Use Maintenance Rate:
1 part of this product to 32 parts water (4 oz or 8 tablespoons per gallon of water) or 64 parts water (2 oz or 4 tablespoons per gallon of water every 2 to 4 weeks, as necessary to maintain control.
Hot Pepper Wax, ANIMAL version is not registered for sale in the state of California.
California residents need to order the INSECT label.