Is Deer Repellent Good For Rabbits Too?

Q: I have Carolina jasmine and boxwood planted around my mailbox. The rabbits are destroying them. Is a deer repellent good for rabbits too?

A: I don’t have a good answer for deterring rabbits. No repellent is 100% effective, but you’ll get better results if you swap between products. Deer repellents are based on taste or smell components. They typically include rotten eggs, essential oil, capsaicin, or bittering compounds. Rabbits would be sensitive to all of these.