Are elephants really afraid of mice?

Silent Roar at PrimroseSome of the products we sell are just a little bit more unusual than others – for example our Silent Roar cat repellent which contains lion poo and is an effective and environmentally friendly way to keep cats away from your garden. We have also heard of it being used as a method to keep cats in the garden, for example for people living near busy roads.

It’s not surprising to see funny comments about the product and we absolutely loved this comment thread in the my Telegraph section last week:

  • helpmaboab: Lion poo. http://www.primrose.co.uk/silent-roar-cat-repellent-05kg-p-791.html?source=blog
  • KatiePult: What do you use to keep lions out of your garden then?
  • helpmaboab: Elephant poo. It really spooks the lions.
  • KatiePult: What keeps elephants out then?
  • Rosie21: Don’t say anything about elephants, they are up and down the avenue two or three times a day……come to think of it, that poo in my front garden is…………….!!
  • KatiePult: Like stepping stones, mini roundabouts? Delete as appropriate.
  • helpmaboab: Mouse poo. Elephants are terrified of mice.
  • KatiePult: Isn’t that a myth? They are probably scared of accidentally squashing them with their exceptionally large feet. I have never seen an elephant jump up on a chair or table when confronted with a mouse or other small rodent, but to be fair elephants cannot jump.
  • helpmaboab: It is just a myth but all elephants believe the myth. They are not very well informed.
  • KatiePult: How on earth would anyone know? Obviously they would have trouble using a qwerty keyboard so surfing the internet is problematic as would reading a broadstreet newspaper.
  • helpmaboab: Not just keyboard problems, they can’t use a computer mouse, because they’re terrified of mice. It’s a vicious circle.

Thank you, helpmaboab, KatiePult and Rosie21!

wedding-meCat works in the marketing team and is responsible for online marketing, social media and the newsletter.

She spends most of her time reading about a variety of interesting facts, such as oddly named Canadian towns, obscure holidays and unusual gardening.

She mostly writes about Primrose news and current events.

See all of Cat’s posts.

Advertisements

Catching squirrels and beating speed records!

Bamboo Stainless Steel Water Feature at PrimroseWe’ve had some brilliant reviews in the last couple of weeks, here are the funniest ones as chosen by the team.

Which is your favourite one?

Mini Mister Blue LED:

I love it, its going to make my Halloween cauldron look fabulous.

Advanced Spider Repellent – Whole House:

Usually have spiders that look like they are able to move the furniture around but have not seen any lately :)))

Brilliant ! For the first week after we plugged it in we had more spiders than we would usually have but obviously if these were already in the house the repellent is making them want to leave so we found them all by doors or windows and all were very dozy so were easy to dispose of !

Since that first week no spiders at all and I feel a lot happier and more confident knowing that we have this repellent . I have bought one for my daughter as well and recommended it to some of my friends who are also arachnophobes !

Squirrel and Mink Cage Trap:

Two squirrels are having an extended ‘holiday’ about a mile away, but they haven’t sent me a postcard yet!

Squirrel managed to eat the bait (bread coated in peanut butter) through the wire cage and then set off the trap by kicking the whole thing through 90 degrees!I have added extra wire mesh and secured the trap to the lawn with tent pegs – have not trapped anything yet. 16/10/2013

I gave a review on16th October regarding a squirrel trap supplied by Primrose. I mentioned that I had to make some modifications to the product but had not yet trapped a squirrel. I am delighted to report that since then two squirrels have been caught! 28/10/2013

Stainless Steel Bamboo Tubes Water Feature With LED Lights:

Clear step by step instructions would have made my rating excellent. Make a cup of tea look at where you are going to put the feature and think it through. You will need to drill a hole or two to make it fit together properly. Its worth noting that the transformer type light plug and control switch have to be kept dry at all times!!
Everyone that has seen it has loved it!!

PestBye Jet Spray Repeller:

We have found the ultra sound scarer normally works if not immediately then within a few days but recently we have been getting early morning visits from a stubborn cat who was defiant, that is until the Jet sprayer was deployed (——– WHOOSH jumped in the air and beat Usain Bolt’s time for 100 metres, not been back for over a week now!

We use the independent review service Feefo for all of our sites. This helps us both in getting impartial reviews and product feedback from our customers. Some of the reviews are brilliant and highly unusual. Take a look and see if you can spot any other funny ones:

Or take a look at all previous posts containing unusual Feefo reviews.

wedding-meCat works in the marketing team and is responsible for online marketing, social media and the newsletter.

She spends most of her time reading about a variety of interesting facts, such as oddly named Canadian towns, obscure holidays and unusual gardening.

She mostly writes about Primrose news and current events.

See all of Cat’s posts.

Get that Mouse out of your House!

Get Rid of Mice & Rats

With autumn on our doorstep, we slowly retreat back into our houses and begin to notice signs of unwelcome visitors.

There’s that gentle scratching sound here and there – or perhaps some droppings in the hallway.

Don’t worry if you’ve got mice or rats: we’ve got the complete solution for you!

Since installing in our loft the High Powered Mouse Device all mice have left the premises which is a first for a very long time. May it long continue. Well done, Primrose.

Our range includes 70+ good old-fashioned mouse and rat traps, glue traps, as well as very sophisticated repellers which repel rodents ultrasonically.

I bought 2 of these a couple of years ago and they are excellent. No rats, mice or cockroaches. I have also recommended them to a few of my friends.

wedding-meCat works in the marketing team and is responsible for online marketing, social media and the newsletter.

She spends most of her time reading about a variety of interesting facts, such as oddly named Canadian towns, obscure holidays and unusual gardening.

She mostly writes about Primrose news and current events.

See all of Cat’s posts.

No need to call in the Pied Piper!

Rat_SilhouetteDo you hear scratching in your walls? Do you see something moving out of the corner of your eyes?

It might be a mouse in your house!

Mrs F had this to say about our Pestbye Rat Zinger – Electronic Rat Killer:

After weeks of scratching, scrabbling & squeaking noises and the removal of several sachets of poison which seemed to be having no effect, we decided on an electronic killer.

Having read elsewhere that the Mouse version was a little on the small size we ordered the Rat Killer. Judging by the amount of noise we weren’t sure exactly what we were harbouring up there anyway. We bought the ‘without batteries’ version from Primrose but for the price we had to pay from a leading supermarket we might just as well have ordered them at the same time.

We baited with peanut butter, I used my fingers to insert through the holes, it suggests a knife but I couldn’t see how that would work well. 2 days later the light was showing to say we had caught a mouse. Removal of the dead rodent was quick and easy and, thankfully, any family he made have had seem to have moved on without him.

The only niggle is that the trap was slightly too wide to go in a one floorboard gap so we had to use it where we could get two up. As I say, it’s only a minor problem, just something to bear in mind.

(I just asked my Husband if he had anything to say about the trap, he said “it worked” and really, at the end of the day, that’s all you can ask for!)

We use the independent review service Feefo for all of our sites. This helps us both in getting impartial reviews and product feedback from our customers. Some of the reviews are brilliant and highly unusual. Take a look and see if you can spot any other funny ones:

Or take a look at all previous posts containing unusual Feefo reviews.

wedding-meCat works in the marketing team and is responsible for online marketing, social media and the newsletter.

She spends most of her time reading about a variety of interesting facts, such as oddly named Canadian towns, obscure holidays and unusual gardening.

She mostly writes about Primrose news and current events.

See all of Cat’s posts.

Deaf cats and cancelled shotgun orders

Do cute cats bother you?

Do cute cats bother you?

Most of the population seem to be divided into liking either cats or dogs. Personally I am most definitely a cat person [after all, what do you expect from a person called Cat], but I also love having our office dog Billy around.

However, there are a lot of people that suffer with having cats come into their gardens and with our range of cat deterrents we get a lot of reviews from people who are clearly at the end of their tether. This is just a selection of some of our favourite ones:

On the Ultrasonic Cat Repeller with PIR Motion Sensor:

Just one cat that seems to ignore repeller, so we think it must be deaf. – Pam

Fantastic! Have set up two in the back garden and one in the front and gone are the daily ‘presents’ we used to find. – Miss W

The cat repeller has worked well, most of the cats had got the message after two weeks but it has taken four for the last cat who is a bit devious and has managed to find blind spots. – Christine

For the Solar Animal Chaser:

Does exactly what the cat didn’t want it to do! Simple and easy to site and seems to be working well. – Martin

For the PestBye Advanced Cat Scarer:

Absolutely works brilliantly. After placing it in the garden I had my first persistent visitor after an hour. I’ve battled this cat for the last 6 months, he was after the wild birds I feed. He jumped into the garden and lasted around 4 seconds, jumped back out and tried another day, has now given up completely. Phew success at last, so glad I tried the product, it works fine. – Terry

After years of putting up with other peoples cats and spending money on cat repellents this is heaven sent.On the first day installed one cat appeared when picked up by sensor stopped dead in its track turned and went, not had to pick up any parcels + no smells left behind,now can spend money on plants not on repellents for cats. – David

For the Fence and Wall Spikes:

Product is good but the offending cat is very clever!! – Geoff

This is the second cat scarer we have purchased in recent weeks and so far—fingers crossed—- they seem to be working. Husband’s blood pressure down and order for shotgun cancelled!!!!! – Mrs A

We use the independent review service Feefo for all of our sites. This helps us both in getting impartial reviews and product feedback from our customers. Some of the reviews are brilliant and highly unusual. Take a look and see if you can spot any other funny ones:

Or take a look at all previous posts containing unusual Feefo reviews.

wedding-meCat works in the marketing team and is responsible for online marketing, social media and the newsletter.

She spends most of her time reading about a variety of interesting facts, such as oddly named Canadian towns, obscure holidays and unusual gardening.

She mostly writes about Primrose news and current events.

See all of Cat’s posts.