Friday, July 23, 2010
Prevent Deer from Devouring Your Garden
By Michael K.
One of the many joys of having a garden is observing the wildlife that naturally flocks to it. Bees pollinate your flowers while birds stop to perch on one of your trees, or take a nibble from your birdhouse. Unfortunately, some critters cause more harm to your plants than good. Large animals such as deer can invade your property, help themselves to your hard work, and effectively destroy your garden. Luckily, there are a number of ways to deal with this common problem. Take a look at the list below and see if one of these options doesn’t catch your fancy.
- The “Scare-Crow”: No, not that kind of scarecrow. While the brainless character from the “Wizard of Oz” may do a little to keep deer away from your garden, he’s not likely to work in the long-term. Deer are intelligent creatures, and will likely figure out the “man” they’ve been scared of for so long doesn’t ever move! No, there’s an updated version that would almost certainly take care of any large animal problem you have. The ScareCrow Motion Activated Sprinkler attaches to any garden hose, protects up to 1,000 square feet, and runs on a single 9V battery. The harmless spray of water produces an unpleasant experience for any critter, and with repeated exposure, reminds them to stay away from your yard.
- DeerGard: Not too keen on having a visible pest deterrent in your pristine garden? Try the DeerGard Silent Deer Repeller. The DeerGard keeps deer away by emitting an ultrasonic frequency deer can’t stand. Just place the unit in the middle of your garden, and this continuous or motion-activated (you choose) device will send deer running for the hills. What’s more? The DeerGard is good for up to 4,000 square feet.
- Scoot Deer: Another means of addressing your pest problem is by making your plants, shrubs, and crops undesirable to deer. Products such as Scoot Deer, a Deer Repellant Spray can do just that - repel deer from your hard or garden. By utilizing all-natural food grade capsaicin, you can turn your plants from a deer’s dream to a complete nightmare. The benefits of this method of dealing with deer include the ability to simultaneously treat an unlimited area, lack of power requirement, and cost effectiveness.
- Critter Blaster: Despite the way the name sounds, the critter blaster is completely safe to use, and will not harm deer. What it will do is get rid of your pest problem, and in a hurry! The Critter Blaster Pro utilizes sonic harassment sounds to protect up to 6 acres of your land from deer, large birds, and other animals. When they hear the Critter Blaster, the survival instincts of your garden pests kick in, and they learn to associate your garden with danger.
You’ve worked hard on your garden. Don’t let Bambi ruin your roses – get a deer deterrent today!
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