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March 24, 2013 2 min read

best deer repellent for shrubsDeer are often viewed as a symbol of purity and innocence, but people who live in the mountainous and remote areas know that things are a little bit different.

Of course, these animals are not vile, but they just like to eat a lot and they don’t watch where they are going when they are hungry. Many people have problems with deer that enter their gardens and have a feast with the plants, flowers and shrubs found there. Shrubs are especially attractive for them because one medium-sized shrub can satisfy the daily needs of one deer and they don’t need to walk around searching for other plants. So, people who want to keep their gardens in the perfect state need to find the perfect deer repellent for shrubs. There are many repellents like that and all of them have their own advantages and disadvantages.

In the recent period many people are talking about certain plants and shrubs that act as deer repellents. According to these claims some shrubs such as yucca, sage, lead plant, quince and few other can be considered as good repellents, but the fact is that these plants are only less attractive to deer. In case they are really hungry and there is no other shrub or plant around they’ll eat these plant without worrying about their strong smell or taste. Another option is to use sprays specially designed for situations like these. There are basically two options for obtaining these sprays – homemade and purchased sprays.

In the past few years many companies have started to produce sprays like these and some of them are more efficient than the others. So, if you are looking to buy a good deer repellent for shrubs in the form of a spray you will probably need to do some online research or ask your friends and neighbors for recommendation. There are sprays that work even when it is raining and some of them can be used on larger areas not only on the shrubs. While you are on the internet you can find many recipes for homemade sprays that act as deer repellents. These recipes are very simple and they can be prepared easily. For example, one of them requires three raw eggs, three tablespoons of garlic juice and three tablespoons of red hot sauce. By creating a mixture from these ingredients and adding it to a gallon of water you will get a simple yet effective spray. Finally you can use deer repellents targeting deer’s senses. Noises and shouting will certainly make them go away, but they can disturb your peace and the peace of your neighbors too. Some people use urine and feces from predator animals, but in this way your shrubs or the area around them will have strong smell too.

So, the good news is that there is more than one option when it comes to deer repellent for shrubs. Many experts suggest using commercial repellent sprays because they have proved to be really efficient.


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