Deer Repellent Ideas: The Useful, the Weird, and the Insane
Though deer can be cute and quite mystifying to look at, make no mistake, these animals can whipe out your garden in just a few hours. Because you take such good care of your garden, it stands to reason that you would want to protect it from animals that would do it harm. Of course, you don’t want to hurt the deer or other critters that find your garden delicious, you just want to make it clear that your garden is not on their dinner menu.
Everguard Repellents understands this scenario, which is why we provide clean, eco-friendly repellents for your garden and lawn. Instead of using some of the below deer proofing ideas, we offer you an easy spray repellent that will keep deer away and give you back your sanity. And, best of all, our solution is safe for deer and won’t cause them any harm.
Wacky Deer Repellent Ideas
Gardeners are territorial over their gardens -- and rightly so! Gardens take money, time, and patience to grow and see flourish. However, all that devotion can be eaten up by a passing deer in a matter of minutes. In just one hour, a deer can swallow up your entire garden and then move on to the next house. Worse, deer travel in herds, so if there are many deer, that just means more destruction. So, how do you get rid of them in a safe way? Well, after some research, we have compiled some ways to deer proof your garden, ranging in wacky to downright insane. In this blog, we will go over some non-conventional deer repellent methods, as well as discuss how our repellent is by far a better option for you.
Let’s Begin With an Insane Deer Repellent Idea...
Human hair is a great deer repellent. Yes, you read that right. You may have said at one point, “These pesky deer are so annoying, it’s going to make my hair fall out.” Well, apparently, if that were to happen, you may be halfway to fixing your own problem. According to Wikihow, human hair is a great deer repellent, which makes sense. For example, deer have a very keen sense of smell, better than your dog’s! In fact, the common deer has 297 million olfactory receptors in their nose, compared to your pet’s 220 million sensors. Because deer have such a strong sense of smell, most repellents rely on this sense to scare them off of your property. This idea to use human hair isn’t too strange of an idea, especially when it means that deer will smell the hair and assume a human is very close by. This information alone can be enough to scare the deer far away from your property.
Though this sounds like a fool-proof repellent, placing human hair around your lawn and garden is both creepy and not aesthetically pleasing. And, human hair isn’t exactly the easiest ingredient to find. Now, you could go to your local barber or hairdresser, but then you have to explain why you need a bag of human hair. As you can imagine, not many people want to initiate that conversion.
Put Weird Items on Your Fence
If you don’t want to spread human hair around your yard, there are other odd ways to ensure deer don’t get too close -- or anyone for that matter. It has been said that if you leave rotting fish heads, garlic, and sacks of blood (we know, weird) on your fence, deer will stay away. However, don’t ask us where you’ll find sacks of blood laying around, but it has been proclaimed to be a natural deer repellent.
Of course, if you decide to place rotting items and garlic on your property, be prepared for people to think you are either scared of vampires or want to ward away human beings. Either way, all of these methods aren’t necessarily 100 percent accurate. Deer are very smart, despite how they are typically portrayed or act around cars. Deer, if hungry enough, will find ways around your rotting fish heads and will eat your garden anyway.
Instead of going through all this extra effort, use eco-friendly deer repellents, such as Everguard Deer Repellent. Our natural deer repellent can ward off deer and keep your garden well-protected. And, best of all, you don’t have to do any odd practices to ensure that it works. All you have to do is spray our solution around your garden area. If you are interested in a natural deer repellent that is easy and safe, contact Everguard Repellents today.