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.

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