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 energy and CO2 footprint to make the stuff, package it, transport it across the world then retail it here is ridiculous. Consumers now demand natural alternatives made locally for our conditions, not imports from the other side of the world. And in the same way that European consumers disparage our exports because of food-miles, well the same should apply in reverse!
To rub salt into the wound a plant-systemic UK product sold here in Mitre10 and elsewhere purports to repel everything including rabbits and possums, etc. Oh really? Well there are NO possums in the UK because the weather's so bad they all packed up and left years ago, so how can they claim it's effective on possums when they can't test on them? Don't believe the claim! Plus it's a bit ironic that the poms were the ones responsible for importing rabbits and hares (plus ferrets, stoats, weasels, hedgehogs, gorse...) in the first place 200 years ago, now they have the cheek to sell us a repellent...ha ha!
Give us your support and in a few years PESTBANG will export back to them and return the insult! The reality is that a product developed and tested on the other side of the planet for badgers, moles and pommie rabbits is not relevant for kiwi pests! I mean those guys can't even play decent rugby.
Then there's a dried blood powder that comes in from the USA. Well once sprayed it looks and smells like an abattoir and leaves blood-stains everywhere, can be very offensive to use and induce vomitting if you are a bit sensitive. Look up reviews on Amazon for yourself.
The bottom line is:
- Our pest repellents are not offensive to the user but are to the browser
- We test and make it here in New Zealand
- Our repellents have not been shipped from the other side of the world
- We support kiwi jobs and ALL our ingredients and inputs support other kiwi jobs!
SUPPORT LOCAL INNOVATION AND JOBS!