If I'm very lucky, I don't. Given the reaction of the cats, I'm doubtful.
If I'm very, very lucky, my peaches won't taste like the coyote just visited them as well. In retrospect, a wicking system is probably meant to have the wad of cotton wetted, not floating. Since I've only just thought of that, and these particular applicators have to be hung, so I had to put one right up against the trunk of the peach tree ... I'm not sure I'm hopeful.