Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/10/2014 -- Even though they are graceful and beautiful to look at, deer can become aggravating pests when they discover your yard and claim it as a feeding ground. As uncontrolled housing development has intruded on their traditional grazing land, deer are being left with fewer options for foraging. But this does not mean gardeners should welcome them for a nightly meal in their gardens.
There are several dependable methods that can aid in deterring deer from gardens and yards and protecting one's investments. A common option is the "surround, distract and dissuade" strategy to fix your deer issues. Another option is to use the latest technology.
Homesteaders and gardeners are discovering a revolutionary new product called Predator Guard. Predator Guard is a solar-powered, automatic, predator deterrent light that emits a powerful flash via twin LED lights. Deer and other night predators think these lights are the eyes of another predator, become frightened and stay away from an owner's property. Predator Guard turns itself on at dusk and off again at dawn. It is non-lethal and safe for animals and humans. When combining Predator Guard lights with more the commonly used deer deterrents listed below, homesteaders and gardeners are reporting considerable success in repelling deer.
Build a Fence
This is perhaps the most common and successful means of protecting vegetables and flowers from deer - surrounding garden with a fence approximately eight feet in height. Ensure that a portion of the fence runs underground and that there are no sizable gaps where a deer could potentially squeeze itself through. If a deer problem is severe, gardeners can explore installing an electric fence that can be baited with something like peanut butter. A single zap and a deer is likely to stay away from the area for good. Property owners with children or pets will need to proceed cautiously if considering this option.
Create Some Distractions
Many frustrated gardeners have found results deterring deer through simple distractions. For instance, they may consider setting up a salt-lick on the side of a yard away from the main garden or in a wooded area far away from their house if one exists. Most deer are also unlikely to eat poisonous, spiny, fuzzy or coarse plants, so bordering a garden with plants that match this definition may work as another excellent deer repellent.
Deer are regularly repelled by scents that they abhor, including rotten egg, fox or coyote urine and simple household goods like bar soap. Homesteaders may want to consider mixing rotten egg with water and spraying it around their plants. Some commercial stores sell urine of coyotes and bobcats, which are known predators to deer. This may be spread around garden areas most prone and appealing to deer.
Another popular deterrent is human hair, which can be collected from a local hairdressing salon or barber shop, stuffed into an old stocking and staked around the garden or draped from tree branches. In addition, several commercial products are available on the market and typically come in a spray bottle making it easy to spread the concoction over a large garden.
Predator Guard Control Lights
As mentioned above, another effective deterrent, that can startle and frighten night deer from one's garden, are Predator Guard deterrent lights. Predator Guard is available at Amazon.com, where it is a well-liked and well-reviewed deer deterrent light.
Deer may figure out some deterrent tactics eventually, so gardeners must be sure to move these lights around every couple of weeks and mix up the deterrents they employ.
Change Your Garden
If none of the above options seem to be working, gardeners may want to reconsider what they plant. When hungry enough, deer will eat just about anything, but in particular, they enjoy tender, smooth and flavorful plants like azalea, dogwood, yew, arborvitae, rose, hyacinth, apples, sweet corn, lettuce, beans and broccoli. Gardeners may want to avoid these plants altogether when planning their garden.
About Predator Guard
Predator Guard offers guaranteed nightly protection to homesteads and farms from the destructive activities of wild animals. The Predator Guard control light repels nocturnal predators with the use of the latest solar technology, that is humane, eco-friendly and effective.