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Q: Does anyone know of a good safe deer repellant?

August 15, 2009 | By Ninaof2girls | 6 answers | Expired: 1692 days ago

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Does anyone know of a good safe deer repellant?

I would like to know of a good deer repellant that will keep them away from my flowers, vegetables and shrubs. We are over run with deer here. I love watching them and I don’t mind them feeding here off our crab apple trees but I just want to keep them out of my flowers and garden. Does anyone know of a repellant that really works that is not harmful to the plants or other animals, people or the environment? Thank you in advance.

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Nelson M.
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Aug 17, 2009

Grow flowers that deer won't eat.

Zinnias
Hydrangea
Marigolds
Lilacs

A neighbor friend of mine used to spray Listerine around his garden. The deer never touched his flowers, but munched on my garden that looked like a half eaten tossed salad. I grew the above plants and never had a problem.

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Mary C.
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Aug 17, 2009

Liquid Fence is a good one and it's natural however the smell is awful! It' smells like very concentrated garlic, it makes me sick! Another remedy is to place dog hair around your garden, the deer should not go near that.

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Danis
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Aug 17, 2009

My parents use a liquid spray called Liquid Fence. It's a mixture of really smelly items like rotten egg and garlic I believe. I think it is an all natural product, and I know they are able to use it safely in their garden. I think it has mostly natural ingredients. It's supposed to be safe for all plants, animals, and the environment. I do not know how expensive it is, and I know it has to be reapplied at certain intervals to keep it's efficacy. It works for deer and other animals. The scent is definitely offensive but it dissipates quickly, to the human nose anyway! My mom searched high and low for a product to protect her plants and this is the only thing she has found to work for her. She tried to plant plants and flowers that deer supposedly didn't like, and they ate those too....

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deb
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deb

Aug 16, 2009

My parents has a cottage up in middle Wisconsin and they have deer gallor up there, my mother thinks that used fabric softeners work, they have human scent on them and they tend to stay away from it. Wouldn't hurt to try. Good Luck

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Aug 15, 2009

i live in a very rural community where deer are a common issue. One of the best things you can do for your garden if you don't want them off the property just out of the veggies is fencing. When you fence your garden deer stay out but other critters can come and go. If you decide to fence your garden off, bury at least one and one half foot of fence under the ground to keep them from pawing at it and sticking their head under and getting stuck, and you will want to put a fence on the top so it is almost like a cage, to discourage jumping in. It doesn't have to go all the way across, but just enough to keep them out. About 3 feet always worked around here. And if you are worried about the looks of a yard cage as my friend calls them don't worry if done right they are unobtrusive and can look quite nice like a green house. best of luck for your garden and safety of your furry friends.

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daryl b.
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Aug 15, 2009

i am not sure this will work for deer but for rabbits and other little creatures i would take an empty moyo jar no lid and lay them around in the garden on there sides and it worked pretty well it might work for deer too. i don't know why it worked but it did

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