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June 28, 2017 3 min read

If you own a peanut a farm filled with peanuts and live in an area where the population of deer is dense, you have got a problem, and a serious one at that matter. Peanut, being highly nutritious provide deer with the protein and fiber their body needs to stay strong. A small herd of deer can lay to waste a peanut farm in a matter of days, given the chance.

Taking proactive steps to make your peanut farm, if at all you own one, safe from deer is your safest bet.

Now, you don’t have to have a huge budget to get on with this task. But for these repellents to work, you have to be persistent.

Repellents to keep deer out of peanut farm

  1. Physical barriers:Physical barrier can either take the form of a fence or obstacles placed along the path to a farm to make it difficult for the critters to maneuver through. In terms of longevity and effectiveness, as well as cost effectiveness, fencing is the best. Fencing basically works in two ways (though this will depend in the type of fencing solution). First, a fence makes it difficult for deer to see through, and unless they see what they are hunting after, they won’t bother trespassing. Second, if the wire is made using a mesh or fishing, electric lines in some instances, the deer will get to see through but will be discouraged from jumping over or crawling beneath. To that end, do ensure that the fence is high enough to dissuade any deer that would tinker with idea of jumping over and buried deep into the ground to prevent deer from crawling through.
  2. Natural repellents:Certain types of plants and food items give off scents and taste deer find unbearable. Typical of these food items include garlic, cayenne pepper, egg (rotten egg at that matter), and even water. As for the plants, they include foxglove, catnip, Echinacea, digitalis, snapdragons and barberry. As a rule, if the plant is fibrous, thick and leathery, deer will stay away from it.
  3. Dogs:Policing a peanut farm with a dog or maybe a cat has been effective to a certain degree at keeping deer at arm’s length. However, for this repellent tactic to work, the dog must not be restrained but allowed to roam freely. A restrained dog may scare deer at first, but with time, they would get comfortable around the dog once they have sensed it poses no threat. The downside to this technique, however, is that some dogs, particularly the untrained sometimes end up causing more damage than the trespassing deer while pursuing after target. Also, in some states, the law forbids homeowners to let loose of their dog, and doing so would attract severe penalties.
  4. Commercial repellents:Undoubtedly, there are several brands of repellents in the market today that promises so much but delivers so little. Additionally, most commercial repellents need to be reapplied time and again to work. Of all commercial repellents, available in the market today, Deer & Rabbit MACE is the best.

Nature’s deer MACE is the number one choice for commercial farming because it uses both scent and fear based technology to keep deer away. The product is rain resistant and doesn’t wash off during heavy weather. It also has no adverse effect on the health of your crops.

Deer repellent for peanut farming

University studies have concluded that putrescent egg, the active ingredient in Deer and Rabbit MACE is the most effective way to effectively repelling deer from crops.