Deer can cause extensive damage to your garden and landscape plants. A hungry deer will feed on almost any plant, and can sometimes pull up plants from the ground and rub antlers on tree trunks. Since you can’t remove deer from your area, the next best thing is to use strategies to deter them from feeding on your foliage.
Repellents are designed to change behavior patterns by providing negative reinforcement. Depending on the active ingredient, the repellent will either be an unpleasant taste or smell to the deer, will mildly irritate their nasal passages or mouths, or will mimic a predator using predator urine. These three things will ideally cause the deer to leave the area and forage or feed elsewhere.
There are many deer repellent recipes or methods of using household items to make homemade deer repellent, like human hair or bars of soap hung on trees, but are generally unsuccessful. Mothballs are commonly touted as an animal pest repellent, but please note that using mothballs or any pest control product in a way it is not designed or directed for is illegal.
Using a deer repellent can be very successful when used correctly. Here are things to keep in mind when using deer repellents:
Deer repellent can be split into two categories: contact and area. Contact repellents require the target animal to come in contact with surfaces treated with the repellent product to produce the unpleasant sensation/taste in the animal. Area repellents are used to create a barrier around your area to deter deer from even venturing into your yard or garden. Here is a brief list of types of repellents you may come across while looking at our large deer repellent selection:
Controlling deer damage is most successful when you combine several deer control methods instead of relying on just one method. Repellents can work really well, but can work even better when combined with other things, like planting non-preferred plants, using netting or mesh, etc. There are other ways to discourage deer from damaging foliage and plants on your property that don’t necessarily use a deer repellent product, but can increase the effectiveness of your repellent efforts.
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