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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Joan A., Rhode Island

Dear Sirs,  This is the god’s honest truth.  I was sitting by the window (floor length) on the waters side of the house reading the paper at 4pm, Suddenly 15 deer were looking at me on the patio!  They were all females, I think.  I was so shocked.  The strolled around, drank the water from the birdbath, ate some bird food and slowly took off.

Joan A., Rhode Island

David, Carroll County Landscape, New Hampshire

We are a full service landscape company in New Hampshire. We have been using Everguard products for two years now and like the products effectiveness. The smell in not horrible like with some of the others and the product mixes and sprays well without clogging the spray nozzle. Product works as advertised.

David, Carroll County Landscape, New Hampshire

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