Re: .22 Rifle Suggestions
Forgive me if I sound abrupt but sometimes my patience wears thin explaining three times daily what is second nature to me.
Flybait is for control of flies in and around agricultural and food processing facilities. The instructions for it's use are clearly printed on the label. The golden rule of pesticide use in the US is "the label is the LAW". All registered products have very specific approved labeling both on the pesticide container and associated literature from it's manufacturer. All legal uses and methods of application will be on this label. If a use or method is not listed then that would an "off label use" and would be in violation of FIFRA. There is a commonly used illegal formulation using this product to poison nuisance wildlife which is an illegal act in all fifty states. Wildlife as a rule can not be be controlled by toxicants with certain very limited exceptions.
Now on the smell issue. There are zero odor repellants available that are effective for canids and IMO any other animal as well. In spite of the foolish claims by the snake aways, bat scats, milorganite, freeze dried urines none in my years of experience are effective any longer than a very short term at best. As I explain to my clients it is as if I entered your living room and sprinkled skunk quill on your carpet. I'm going to get a reaction, you're going to leave at least temporarily. You will return though as it is your home and all of your biological needs are there. It is exactly the same with wildlife. Even worse is the folks who use a repellant and while the animal is busy reacting they close the holes in the house. what happens then is that the animal returns home to find that someone locked the door on him and just like you if I changed the locks on your house he's going to kick that door open or break a window to get back in.
Wildife control almost always requires permanent removal of offending individuals. That is usually a trap/capture/relocate/euthanize operation not a scare off and hope operation. For scare tactics to work it must be continuous and constantly ongoing to remain effective. For most species that is not a cost effective option.
Well I hope that helps explain it. When I get off the road I'll post some more to specifically address coyotes.
Georgia Wildlife Services, Inc