Tomato Deterrent with Chiles: FAILED

Some creature is eating my tomatoes between sunset and 7 AM. It could be an early bird squirrel but I don’t think so. That leaves raccoons and rats. Recently I read about an organic deterrent so I gave it a try. Mice and rats seem to avoid chiles.

I mixed ground habanero chile peppers, vinegar, water, oil, and soap. I sprayed it on the the tomato fruit. And gave an extra shake of cayenne pepper on the fruit.

The Result: I have the only rat raised on tapatio