Used this product to try to keep ground squirrels off my 8 fruit trees. Placed a thick coating on limbs which squirrels needed to climb to reach fruit. Did not deter squirrels at all. They appeared to walk right through the product and feast on the apricots and peaches. No pies this year!
Does not work, yet it leaves dirty residue all over your house.This product was extremely disappointing.
Expert response: We're sorry that the product was a disappointment let us send you a video on how to use the product. The way this product works is you want to place it where the rats have the best chances to get the gel on their feet.
The DETOUR GEL needs to be applied in areas that cannot be touch by children or pets. So usually those are areas that a non-porous tile can be used. It's not supposed to be applied all over your house its not like spaying an insect repellant all-around your home. Place the product in the area where you see the rat activity and urine trails or feces trail. The rats have poor vision and usually like to run along the walls.
Its also recommended to place a little bit of peanut butter on the middle of a tile. And then to the press the peanut butter firmly on to the tile.