The Damage Deer Do in Winter
Winter has enough of its own challenges, with snow, ice, and cold temperatures to deal with for months at a time. Unfortunately, you also have to contend with any outdoor damage done by deer during this difficult season. Just because your luscious green lawn or vegetable garden is no longer available, that doesn’t mean the deer will leave your property alone. Deer can cause damage year round. Continue reading
3 Signs that Deer are Invading Your Lawn
Deer Tracks Mean Deer Have Moved In
Plants are getting eaten or damaged, and you want to take steps to protect your yard, but you’ll need to know what’s going on first. Look for these 3 main signs to be sure that it’s deer you have to contend with. Continue reading
Deer Repellent Packs Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long do Deer Repellent Packs Remain Effective?
A: Deer Repellent Packs can remain effective for up to 90 days! The packs are weather proof and work through all kinds of weather.
Q: Will Deer Repellent Packs Drive My Dog or Cat Away?
A: No – The packs are design to work specifically for deer and affect their very specialized sense of smell. The scent means “Danger” to deer, but should have no affect at all on your dog or cat. Continue reading
Deer Can Be Dangerous
Having deer in your yard can be a problem for many reasons. Sure they can be a lovely sight to see when you look out the window but they can create a multitude of problems once they start visiting your property.
Deer are pretty big animals and they will walk wherever they feel like when they are roaming around your yard. Tender plants or garden beds can be churned up by hooves, and sometimes that can be more damaging than when they eat your plants. Continue reading
The heat of summer is in full swing, and a new season of yard maintenance is at hand. That also means you might need some new deer repellent strategies as the weather starts to change. Even deer behavior itself can change in the summers, meaning new approaches might be needed to protect your yard and plants. Continue reading
Bright Color and Noise to Scare Deer Away
Deer are timid by nature and can be easily startled. A few strategically placed items can create an unpredictable environment that may scare off the deer. Shiny foil pie plates can be hung from trees or from poles, and the sound of them knocking around and the shiny surface can do the trick. Fabric streamers can be visually startling but they do lack the noisy element that the foil has.
Wind chimes can also do the trick though their sounds are less jarring, and they lack the distracting visual element that flapping pie plates have.
Tell-tale Signs that Deer Have Been in Your Yard
When you start to see damage to your precious plants, shrubs and trees, it can be easy to immediately panic. If you want to effectively protect your property from animal invaders, you need to make sure you know who the culprits are before you take any further steps. Think you have deer in your yard? If you haven’t actually seen any, these are the signs you should watch for. Continue reading
3 Effective Tips for Deterring Deer in Spring
Keep Deer Away this Spring
Keeping deer out of your yard can be an all-year project, but each season does have it’s own unique challenges and tactics. So with spring coming up on the horizon, now’s the time to decide your best approaches to protect your property once the snow melts.
Use an All-Weather Repellent
With spring weather so unpredictable, it can make choosing a product for deer repelling difficult. The season is all about rain, and it will quickly wash away any soap or garlic you’ve put out to deter the deer. These old wives’ tales aren’t great ideas to begin with, but they’re doubly poor choices in rainy spring. Our Deer Repellent Packs will keep working for 90 days no matter what rain, sleet or snow the spring season brings this year. You definitely want something that won’t be spoiled by spring rain, or you’ll leave your plants at risk. Continue reading
Cold Weather Deer Repellent Strategies
The Right Cold Weather Deer Repellent Strategy is Important
Once the temperature starts to drop, particularly below freezing, many kinds of deer repellent techniques aren’t going to work so well. Liquids and sprays are very hard to apply, and don’t even think about running a hose and sprinkler system in the winter.
So what kinds of cold-weather strategies do work to keep deer out of your yard?
A good fence will work no matter what the weather is like, though if you live in an area that gets heavy snowfall, then it can be less effective. Once a few feet of snow has fallen, deer will be much more likely to hop over the partially buried fence in the winter. Still, it does function in cold weather which might be better than nothing. Continue reading
Avoid Deer Repellent Failure
Almost everyone with a yard or garden has heard at least one old wives tale about easy DIY methods for keeping deer off your property. And of course, they are always “guaranteed” to work, and yet when you try them they fail. Here are a few of the reasons why the “tried and true” approaches don’t work.
An old classic deer repellent is a little bag of human hair. The idea is that the smell will scare deer off because they are afraid of people. Seems reasonable enough except that most deer aren’t all that scared of humans, especially those that live around residential areas in the first place. So don’t bother saving up your discarded hair bits. They likely won’t help. Neither will the similar trick of using human urine around the borders of your yard. Deer just aren’t that afraid of people. Continue reading