This repellent works in two ways--1. By scaring them away with the natural scent of blood, which they are very sensitive to, and 2. By deterring them with scents that they find disgusting. As disgusted as rodents may be by the scent of these granules, to humans the scent is faint and pleasantly herbal.
Apply Shake-Away twice a week for the first two weeks, then just twice a month. Shake it directly into rodents' tunnels, around your beds and borders, and along the foundation of the house where rodents like to burrow. You can even put some Shake-Away on a paper plate in your garage or basement to deter mice and other rodents from entering!
Because it works by modifying behavior, Shake-Away takes two to three weeks to begin working. But once rodents associate your home with the smells of this repellent, they'll leave --permanently. The twice-monthly applications discourage newcomers from entering your property, and constantly remind all area rodents of the presence of their predators!
Unlike liquid urine deterrents, the heavy, moist granules in this 28.5-ounce container cling well to the soil, for longer-lasting coverage. They won't freeze or evaporate, and they're heavy -- less likely to wash away the first time you use your sprinkler or get a good rainfall! But best of all, this formula is not highly acidic like many urine-based deterrents, so your plants don't burn if they come into contact with this repellent!
Active ingredients: Dried Blood (5%), Spearmint Oil (1%), Peppermint Oil (1%), and Rosemary Oil (0.5%). Inactive ingredients: Limestone (90%), Hydrogenated Soybean oil (2.5%), and Crystalline Silica (inert) (less than 0.1%). One 28.5-ounce container of Shake-Away covers 600 linear feet or, for inside areas, 800 square feet. Completely non-toxic and safe to use around pets, children, and all plants, Shake-Away is the solution to a problem that has plagued gardeners everywhere! And if you have problems with small critters such as chipmunks, gophers, groundhogs, prcupines, possums, rabbits, skunks, squirrels, and woodchucks, there's a Shake Away designed just for these pests, too!