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Can you please tell me the name of the products that discourage animals from chewing on log cabins? We have a bunkhouse on a river. There is nothing in it (no food) and we are seldom there. We stained it 4-5 years ago and have not had a problem until this year. Whatever animal is chewing it up (probably a porcupine) is doing terrible damage. I’m not there much and I don’t know what to do to stop it.

There a products you can buy at the hardware store that will stop them, but it smells so horrible I’m not sure which is worse! Repel is one that works well. You can also try putting a small bottle of Tabasco it with one gallon of water then spray on trouble areas with a garden sprayer. You will have to wash these areas and reapply every month to work. Lead poisoning works too if you can catch them around the house.

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