But for those that live outside of the city, deer can still be a nuisance. They are large animals that eat a lot of the greenery in your garden. And with food slowly diminishing in many of the natural places that deer would normally feed off property, they feel as though they are welcome to help themselves at the never-ending buffet that is the food in your garden.
How to Get Rid of Deer
Finding a way to remove deer from your property often involves using some type of deer repellent that discourages deer from bothering both you and your property. When choosing a deer repellent, however, you want to keep the following in mind:
You want to make sure that whatever you use is safe and organic, because you do not want to harm either the deer or your family by releasing harsh chemicals into the environment.
You want to make sure that it is a permanent, rather than a temporary solution, because deer will often come back to areas they know when they are hungry, and a temporary solution will have worn off by the time the deer come back.
You may want to try more than one different type of deer repellent, ideally, because multiple deer repellents only increase their effectiveness.
Of the choices for deer repellents, there are a number of different organic options. Much of the decision you make is not necessarily based on the product itself, but on the size of your property. For example, there is an interesting type of deer deterrent known as “Plant Protec” which sprays a non-toxic garlicky scent in a small area around your garden. Those that are only protecting their garden could benefit greatly from this repellent.
On the other hand, if you are protecting a larger area, there are ultrasonic noise machines that tend to scare deer away from property by emitting a high frequency noise that deer and other animals find irritating. It is not advised for people with dogs that are easily bothered by noise, but works well at protecting large areas from wildlife.
For those that are looking for something more frightening and permanent, you can always install an electric fence as well. These fences are far less safe for both your family and the deer, but any nosy animals will certainly get the message. If you choose this method, make sure you use something low powered. You only want to deter the deer – not harm them.
There are a number of different examples of deer repellents that can be used to protect your property. While your decision is largely based on the size of the area you are trying to protect, in this day and age it is very important that you also use one that will neither harm the environment or the animals. As long as it does neither, you can give almost any deer repellent at try.