HOW TO APPLY GREASEBANG

November 11, 2022
GREASEBANG is beef + mutton fat formulated into a grease-like consistency for easy application onto trees and seedlings that need protection from herbivore browsing pests. GREASEBANG is supplied in a 2 litre container and is ready to use with no mixing required. It should be...
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Autumn + Winter Carnage?

June 28, 2022

Winter Blues?

Ok we have had a few angry customers! But it's all to do with deer or hares dining out on their nice newly-planted seedlings without any form of repellent or fencing or prowling dogs on the job. The solution is to apply protection BEFORE planting and walking away...NOT AFTER...
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FATBANG or BANGBANG?

There are 2 types of repellents - either animal protein or animal fat - both do the job of protecting trees and plants from grazing herbivore pests.  Protein repellents will naturally degrade over a month or so, and so protection will fade - it will then need to be reap...
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Where one or more pest species are present, a concerted control programme is recommended immediately prior to planting. Regular follow-up control efforts may be necessary until seedlings exceed one metre in height.  Monitor the planting site regularly for pest damage an...
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Repellents generally rely on fear, conditioned avoidance, pain, or taste...or a combination of several. Fear-inducing repellents contain compounds that emit sulfurous odors such as predator urine or faeces, animal proteins, or garlic. The avoidance of these odours can be co...
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Animal-protein or fat based repellents?

Animal-protein based repellents like BANGBANG work by slowly oxidising and releasing a sulphurous odour that repels through smell as it decays. They do work, but over time will breakdown in air and sunlight which limits their effectiveness. This applies for any animal protei...
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No it won't harm the tree but follow these tips...

STORAGE AND CARE Keep stored in a cool place out of sunlight. Do not mix with any other liquid. Do not ingest the fluid. Do not store where children may reach. There is no real expiry date, however if storing for long periods then give it a decent shake-up every 60 days or s...
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Follow these tips...

BANGBANG is a 1:9 part concentrate, so for the 1 litre BANGBANG 500 container just add 9L of water to make 10L of final spray which will protect about 500 seedlings.   Best practice is to NOT spray when plants-trees are stressed, and that goes for the applicat...
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Are imported repellents better?

September 25, 2020

NO and here's why!

As you know kiwis are the worlds most innovative number-8-wire inventors! No-one makes electric fences better than us, and we export to the world. Yet some animal repellent products are still imported - mostly from either the USA or UK...ridiculous!  Firstly, the e...
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Systemic repellents

September 25, 2020

Why these are ridiculous

Systemic sprays (like Grazers which someone imports from the UK) are designed to be absorbed by the target plant...so for systemic repellents the idea is that the plant will be sufficiently saturated with the repellent that when eaten its taste will do its work. Well that's ...
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