The Problems with Inhumane Deer Repellent Solutions

Finding The Right Deer Repellent Solution

There are a lot of ways to keep deer out of your yard — not all being humane ideas. If you want deer to leave your garden or yard alone, but you don’t want to kill them, there are options out there for you to utilize. Eco-friendly repellents are available for the humane gardener who wants to get rid of their deer problem, without resorting to violent ends.
In this blog, we will discuss some of the humane ways you can make sure that deer will leave you alone. We also will discuss some of the deer repellents that have proven toxic to deer and could kill them. Our hope is that by discussing some of the better, more friendly deer repellent solutions, you won’t turn to repellents that can damage your ecosystem and kill your region’s deer population.

The Danger of Sprays

Deer sprays can be unpredictable because you won’t always know what is in them. For instance, you can take a look on its label and see a list of chemicals and chemical compounds that you might have never even heard of. Worse, these chemicals could be dangerous, not just to you, but to your pets, and any nearby wildlife. Sprays can also be dangerous because they have a wide spray range. This means that you could accidentally spray your garden with toxic chemicals when you didn’t mean to. When it comes to chemical sprays, you don’t know what the chemicals will do to your garden or what it will do to the deer.
It is important to know that your deer repellent will deal with your deer problem in a humane way. Why? If you use a poisonous solution, you won’t have an idea if any other animals will be susceptible to the poison. For example, if you have a family pet, such as a dog, you want to make sure that they won’t be exposed to the deer poison.

Barriers and Traps

The second option for getting rid of deer is typically a fence or a trap.

Fences
The issue with this option is that it requires you to build a fence around your property to shield your yard. This option can be labor-intensive and expensive to see completed. Not only is this option severely flawed, but it rarely works. Why?

Deer can jump, really high.

It has been estimated by the University of Vermont that white-tailed deer can jump nearly eight-feet high. Most fences you will see don’t breach five feet. So, as you can see, this height difference can be a severe problem for gardeners and homeowners.

Traps
Traps are another option, but a less desirable one. Deer traps can be difficult to arrange and not as successful as common repellent sprays. And, deer traps can verge on terrifying, as some traps can include metal snares, tripwires, and so much more.

Deer traps can be dangerous to you, your family, and your pets. When you set up a trap, you invite the possibility that someone or something you love will be a casualty. Traps are unpredictable and can cause large amounts of damage, especially if you set up traps with the intention to hurt a deer. In the state of New Jersey, there are professional hunters and trappers that can control the deer populations, however, there are still laws that restrict citizens from trapping and killing deer on their own — even when the deer are on their property. Ultimately, your state or local government will be able to let you know if you can trap the deer in your neighborhood. But, don’t assume that just because the deer are on your property you are exempt from the legal obligations of your state’s government.

A Better, More Friendly Deer Repellent

There are a lot of ways to get rid of the deer in your yard. However, when getting rid of the deer in your yard, you want to do so with humane intent. For example, traps, fences, and poisons are bad ways to get rid of deer because they don’t ensure your loved ones’ safety. Purchasing humane, eco-friendly deer repellent is the best way to ensure that the nearby deer leave your yard alone and you don’t have to worry about casualties. At Everguard Repellents, we offer our customers eco-friendly sprays that are able to keep deer away without poisoning your pets or your garden.

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Wacky Deer Repellent Ideas Part 2

Deer Repellent Ideas: The Useful, the Weird, and the Insane

In our last blog, we talked about some of the odd ways to keep deer off your property. We discussed how some websites will give you questionable advice, such as taking your hair and spreading it around your garden or even putting weird items on your fences, such as sacks of blood and rotting fish heads.Yes, it seems like there are no limits for weird suggestions when it comes to keeping deer and other animals away from your yard. Perhaps it is the trial-and-error complex that gets people so heated, but there are limitless suggestions to keep these pests from gobbling up your yard.
In this blog, we will continue going over some of the strange (and possibly useful) ways to keep deer for your lawn.

 

Useful Deer Proofing Ideas

It seems like the useful forms of deer proofing are hard to come by. It seems like you either find a deer repellent that might keep deer away, but could also kill them — and everything that else that breathes in a block radius. Chemical sprays can be dangerous and extreme. Of course, most gardeners don’t want to execute their local deer. Most times, they just want to find a solution that is as humane as possible. The internet has many different DIY deer repellent spray solutions, but we believe we have found two that work very well.
Obviously, professional, eco-friendly deer repellent is ideal. Instead of having to make a repellent, you just have to swipe your card and take a bottle home with you. But, if you are feeling like you can do it yourself, you can always try a spicy deer spray. What is a spicy deer spray?
Well, as stated in our previous blog, deer have very keen senses of smell — up to 297 million olfactory receptors. To put this number into perspective, a bloodhound only has 220 million receptors. But with this sense of smell, comes great consequences for deer. Because the smallest smells can seem twice as pungent, deer can get scared off by intense smells. The spicy spray provides a two-hitter for deer. For one, the smell of spice tingles their noses, and the taste will frighten them.
The spicy spray, despite its simple ingredients, is actually a complicated process to make. The spray takes about 48 hours to make and requires artful precision. Why? Because, if you ever have cooked with hot peppers before, you will know that the residue and smell lingers in your kitchen for days. And, no one really wants to spend 48 hours over a pot of ultra hot liquid and struggle to put it in a spray bottle. The process of making this witch’s brew is time consuming, difficult, and requires a lot of clean up time.

And Then It Gets Weird…

Spicy spray, sounds kind of normal right? Well, a wacky idea we came across is to have you dog mark your yard. Yes, so when your dog has to go to the bathroom, you have to make them urinate in a specific area of your garden. For anyone who actually owns a dog, you will know that you don’t have much control over where your dog lifts their leg — evidence by countless rugs, curtains, and couches that have permanent yellow stains on them. Most of the time, you take them outside, they do their thing, and you have to patiently and try to occupy your time until they are done.
You can’t really force your dog to pee in a specific area, but you can encourage them to pee in a general area. Whether your pet goes to the bathroom on your garden or near it, the local deer will get the message. Deer are giant scaredy-cats, which means the smell of a dog that is near or was near is enough to scare them off. Ultimately, having a dog, in general, can help you keep your garden safe.
Of course, this option isn’t foolproof, especially if your dog is preoccupied or isn’t monitoring your garden 24 hours a day. And, when you think about it, allowing your dog to pee in your garden is a bit gross. After all, if you are an avid gardener, you will probably be down in the dirt tending to your plants. If sitting urine-soaked dirt isn’t enough to deter you from this option, urine is acidic, which could actually do more damage to your garden than good.

Insane Idea That Could Keep Deer Away (And People)

Forcing your pet to relieve themselves in their garden is unusual, but not insane. However, peeing in your OWN garden, now, that is insane. It is true that human urine is enough to scare off deer. Just like canine urine, deer noses can’t handle the stench and will assume people or other animals are nearby. This might be a useful method, but who is actually going to pop-a-squat right in your own garden? First of all, this method isn’t full proof, mainly because deer are smart creatures and will eventually realize that there are no humans present. Second, even if it keeps deer away, it will also keep humans away as well. No one wants to be THAT person who uses their own urine to ward off deer.
WikiHow offers an alternative to this method by suggesting that you should pee in a squirt bottle, and then spray it around your garden — because that makes it sound less insane. So, while you are spraying your own urine around your yard, you may want to consider profession-grade deer repellent instead.

Everguard Repellents

Our deer and rabbit repellent is perfect for warding off deer and other animals. Instead of resorting to traps, DIY sprays, and yes, even urine, perhaps a professional repellent approach is more suited to the task. If you live on the East Coast and are looking for a solution to your deer problem, we can help. We offer an easy solution that can help prevent your lawn from becoming a feasting ground for local animals. Everguard Repellents provides animal repellent sprays for animals ranging from insects to deer. Contact us today if you are interested in a pest-free yard.

Wacky Deer Repellent Ideas Part 1

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.

Useful Repellent Deer Sprays

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.

Deer Repellent: Flowers They Won’t Eat

Plants that Will Not Attract Deer

When it comes to your garden, you put in a lot of time and energy into ensuring that your garden space is gorgeous; you organize where the plants will grow and how much they will grow. Because you spend so much meticulous time ensuring their healthy growth, an animal coming into your property and eating your garden is not ideal. Deer tend to travel in packs too, so in just a matter of seconds your garden could be decimated in a matter of minutes. Also, though deer an be scared off pretty easily, they also travel at dawn, which is long before you wake in the morning.

So, what can you do?

There are excellent deer repellent recipes out there that can help you get rid of your deer problem. Some, however, can have harsh chemicals that can damage the health of your garden. Luckily, American Deer Proofing is a safe, eco-friendly deer proofing solution that is completely safe. Not only is our solution safe for the environment, but it is also safe for your pets, children, and yourself. Though deer repellent solution is an effective way to protect your garden, there are also other ways to ensure that deer don’t trespass and eat your plants.

 

Plants that Will Protect Your Garden From Deer

If you are still looking for another deer repellent option, shop Everguard for any deer repellent products you may need.

Deer Repellent Flowers

One effective way to get rid of your deer problem is to plant items in your garden that they would not find appetizing. In this blog, we will discuss some of the plants you could place in your garden that deer don’t like. This way, instead of worrying that your garden will be destroyed, the deer will leave these plants, and your garden, alone.

Daffodils

Deer will stay clear of any poisonous plants. Daffodils fall within this category, which means they will not eat them. Daffodils are a gorgeous, bright yellow flower that primarily blooms in North America, except Southern Florida. Typically, this flower should be planted in the fall and will bloom in the late winter or early spring. Because these types of flowers need a lot of water, you should avoid planting them in dry climates. If you want to grow a daffodil plant it is recommended that your water it repeatedly for over three weeks.
Daffodils are a great plant to include in your garden because it has a chemical concentration in its bulb. This chemical is called lycorine and animals, such as deer, will tend to stay away from this plant because it is known to cause vomiting, abdominal pain, and nausea. For a deer, any ailment could mean death, which is why they will stay very clear of any daffodil flowers.

Poppies

Poppies are an adorable red flower. Deer will stay very clear of poppies, as all poppies are poisonous. However though poppies are an option to keep deer away, they are poisonous to all things, including humans. They also are filled with opium, which is a primary ingredient in drugs, such as heroin, codeine, and morphine. Because of this, it is best not to plant any poppies on your property, especially because the United States government recently claimed that growing poppies are illegal.

Foxgloves

Foxgloves are gorgeous, tall, brilliantly colored plants. Typically these types of plants are favored by gardeners for their height, however, they are also very effective in keeping deer away. Deer inherently know that foxgloves are bad for them, so instead of eating them, they stay very far away. Because of this, your foxgloves are like a little warning flag for deer to keep off your property.

Rich-Smelling Plants

Deer will not eat rich-smelling plants. Any fragrant plants disturb their noses, which means they will leave them alone and not eat them. Because many flowers have fragrances, if you plant more flowers than plants in your garden, you should be safe from a deer infestation.

These are some rich-smelling plants deer will not eat:

  • Lavender
  • Peonies
  • Bearded Irises
  • Sages
  • Ornamental Salvias

Though these plants are not a favorite of deer, they can require a lot more maintenance and care. Depending on how much you work in your garden will determine how willing you are to purchase these types of flowers and oversee their care.

Textured Plants

Textured plants scare deer. Any plants that have a fury texture will spook them and make them stay clear of your household and garden. Plants, such as lamb’s ear, frightens deer the most. It is thought, that the texture of the plant reminds deer of their own ears, which makes them think that there is a deer either dead nearby or laying around them. Because of this, the deer assume a predator is around, which is why lamb’s ear is one of the best plants to have in your garden.

American Deer Proofing

At American Deer Proofing, we are concerned with clearing your deer problem in a humane, and eco-friendly way. If you have a garden, the last thing you want is a bunch of deer clearing your hard work. However, at the same time, you want them to leave you alone without hurting them. Though some flowers are efficient deer proofing, some flowers are either too poisonous or too difficult to maintain. Besides, you never want to plant something in your garden that could kill an innocent animal, such as your neighborhood deer, or even your pet. At American Deer Proofing, we offer our customers a safe solution to spray on your garden that is completely safe for you, your family, your pets, and the deer. Contact us today.

Here is a full list of some other plants that deer will not eat:

https://www.finegardening.com/article/15-deer-resistant-plants

 

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