While the cougars keep our deer population in check there are a couple of very smart does that use us to deter the cougars. They know the dogs can not get them through the yard fence so they curl up and nap outside fence, using the barking dogs to keep trouble away. I do not begrudge the does from a safe place to sleep BUT munching young fruit trees to bare stumps and jumping the garden fence is where I draw the line. The local wild life park offers free zoo pooh, I have heard this works great keeping the deer away but can also freak out one's own cats and dogs. I have used cheap overly scented bar soap hung in nylon stockings, it helps. Hot pepper flakes soaked in veggie oil then poured around plants or on cloth tied to the tree fences ups the ante, (just do not get it on bare skin). This is really gross, but the 2 things that save our fruit trees are scoops of dog poop and the stuffing out of the used vacuum cleaner bags. With 3 Labradors there is no lack of fur or poop. This combination needs 'refreshing' every month or so but it seems to gross the deer out enough the apple and pear trees have had a chance to grow out of reach of the deer.
Deer repellant? - Page 3
This is so unlike you.
This is what we have been using for yrs now. It's a bit expensive, but works. You can find it cheaper at garden centers. We get it at true value for about 32.00 The one bottle lasts all season for us. We only apply it about every 2 months or so and the deer will not eat anything sprayed with it. You just add it to a garden sprayer. Now word of warning, this stuff STINKS when first applied but you will not smell a thing after it dries. I still eat my vegies right off the plants and can't taste anything, but apparently the deer can still smell the stuff cause they leave everthing alone. I use it on anything I don't want them to eat.
Not a bad idea. Even if she continued eating, she would be pre seasoned. Thinking Cajun venison.
- Baby beaver lover
I read somewhere that cayenne pepper will repel deer. But you have to put it out daily, and I could see that getting expensive over time. Good luck
I suggest you try this.
especially if you're like me and forgot to turn it off when you wander out to the garden first thing in the morning with your cup of coffee.
you go from this to this in a heart beat, while your family does this
Quick update on this one: the newest detector for motion is http://www.amazon.com/Havahart-5266-Spray-Away-Sprinkler/dp/B0079GHJVG