What smells will deter bears?
A bear’s nose is 100 times more sensitive than a human’s. If you find bleach or ammonia fumes unpleasant, you can imagine what they smell like to a bear. Bleach or ammonia- based cleaners are good for trash cans and other areas where strong scents could attract bears.
What is the best bear deterrent?
The 2 most effective bear deterrents are bear spray and noisemakers. Carry both when in bear country. Noisemakers are best used to deter a bear that is at a distance – one that sees you and continues to approach or one that is heading to your camp or settlement.
How do you make a bear unwelcome mat?
The objective is to cause enough pain for a bear to abandon its approach – not to injure the bear. Unwelcome mats are basically boards, typically plywood, full of upward-pointing nails or drywall screws placed in front of doors and windows to discourage bears from entering buildings.