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Nuisance Gophers & Moles

Gopher and mole deterrents

Odor deterrent
1 Tbsp oil of peppermint (not peppermint extract)
1 Tsp chili powder
½ ounce Tabasco SauceTM
1 Pint cold water
Mix ingredients together and dip cotton balls into the solution.  Drop the cotton ball down a gopher or mole hole.
* You can also place drops oil of peppermint or Cintronella on cotton balls and place into holes as well.

Rodent RocksTM

Nuisance Deer

Deer deterrents

Listed below are a variety of non-toxic methods that will assist with deterring deer. Any solution that is applied or sprayed on an area will need to be reapplied after rain.  These recipes should also not be used on plants used for human consumption as they will affect the taste, hence why they deter the deer!

Fish based deterrent
3 Tbsp finely ground kelp
1 Cup fish emulsion
3 Tbsp IvoryTM

Nuisance Coyotes and Fox

Nuisance Wildlife

Nuisance wildlife

Animal Humane Society does not trap and remove nuisance animals. Please review our nuisance wildlife library for tips on how to deter specific nuisance wildlife from your property.

Animal Humane Society locations


4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

Operating hours

Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

Operating hours

Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 522-4325

Operating hours

St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

Operating hours


9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

Operating hours

  • Administration
    (763) 522-4325
  • Animal Admissions
    (763) 412-4969
  • Pet Behavior Helpline
    (763) 489-2202
  • Boarding
    (763) 489-2222
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