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Thread: I thought capsaicin was a pest DETERRANT!

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    Hedonistic feasting...

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    It's so cute!! Wish I had insects lke this instead of wasps!

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    Well it doesn't deter me from eating stuff................
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    Hawk moths are awesome. We have plagues of them here, but ive never seen the caterpillars around.

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    Only thing that won't eat pepper is mammals. Peppers don't care if birds or bugs eat them because they either spread the seeds or simply not destroy them in the eating process, so they don't have any chemicals to deter them.

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    some animals simply don't respond to capsaicin. Some animals actually like it.
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    My sis mixes pepper (cayenne, I think) with her birdseed. Keeps the squirrels from eating it but the birds couldn't care less.


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    Birds don't have all that many (if any) taste buds so the burn of the spice wouldn't hurt most, we readily have birds eating chillies off the bushes, unaffected.

    lavender is a good deterrent for an array of things, mint also works well for me in regard to certain insects, lavender is also supposed to deter cats, but I don't think the neighbours cat was told.

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