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Deer Repellents

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The shipping charge on repellent-only orders to all 48 contiguous states is $11.95 for any size order. An order of both repellents and plants is also only $11.95 to 34 states (any size order). An order of both repellents and plants is $14.95 to these western states (plus Florida): AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, MT, ND, NV, NM, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY.

How and why deer repellents work
Deer prefer a bland diet of plant material. Deer repellents are sprays that protect plants from being browsed by covering their leaves and flowers with a smell suggestive of either animal elements (from eggs or bloodmeal ingredients) or spicy taste (from minty oils, garlic or hot pepper ingredients). Unlike the Liquid Fence brand repellent (which smells like sewage to me), all of the repellents I offer have a pleasant odor to humans which usually dissipates within a few hours. Deer have a highly developed sense of smell and continue to pick up the odor for weeks. Thus, a few sniffs and the deer move on to your neighbor's unprotected smorgasbord!

Fast-growing plants such as tulips and pansies need to be sprayed every seven to 10 days so the new growth is protected. I recommend that other flowers and shrubs be sprayed monthly as, in my experience, the repellent's effectiveness seems to wane after three or four weeks, especially during the peak consumption seasons spring through fall. Initial applications should completely moisten the leaves or branches while the refresher sprays need not be that heavy as spray residues do actually last two to three months as the manufacturers claim.

All of these repellents contain natural ingredients and are safe to use even with children and pets around. An ounce of each brand covers about the same square footage. Most articles about deer recommend using a variety of repellents so deer do not become accustomed to just one repellent and start to browse on sprayed plants. I have had excellent success with the new tablets during the growing season and the blood- based Plantskydd during the late-fall through early-spring seasons.

When I first moved to deer country, I had trouble keeping up with spraying (that's how I got started with deer-resistant plants). But, are there some plants you really enjoy? Tulips, azaleas? Of course, so give these easy-to-use sprays or tablets a try. I believe I've had a solid 95-98% rate of success with them since 1998!

Advantages of each brand
Plantskydd
-- Bloodmeal based; longest lasting over winter. Adds trace amounts of nitrogen to soil. (Avoid overspray on white siding or sidewalks and expect a slight pink tint on white blooms for a few days.)
Natura Plant Saver Systemic Tablets-- One treatment lasts all season. Tablets containing bitter Denatonium Benzoate inserted in the ground dissolve and the repellent is absorbed through the roots and carried throughout the plant.


150 Tablets Natura Systemic Deer Repellent (with most bitter chemical compound) 150 Tablets Natura Systemic Deer Repellent (with most bitter chemical compound)
Shipping is $11.95 per order (no matter how many bottles you order). Single application lasts all season. Absorbs through plant roots. List price $49.99 -- save 13% on one! Save 15% on three or more.

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Price Each: $41.49 $40.49
50 Tablets Natura Systemic Deer Repellent (with most bitter chemical compound) 50 Tablets Natura Systemic Deer Repellent (with most bitter chemical compound)
FREE SHIPPING! Single application lasts all season. Absorbs through plant roots.

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Price Each: $23.48 $21.24
50 Tablets plus Powder Concentrate protect plants from deer all season 50 Tablets plus Powder Concentrate protect plants from deer all season
FREE SHIPPING! Insert Tablets in ground around your plants then spray with Deer-A-Tak for three weeks of protection while plants absorb repellent from the tablets through their roots. Both by Natura.

$33.47
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Bulb Saver ™ 50 tablets Natura protects spring flowers from deer – Save $4 Bulb Saver ™ 50 tablets Natura protects spring flowers from deer – Save $4
FREE SHIPPING! Fall special, $4 off per bottle: Reg. $23.48 each. Drop in one tablet per bulb when planting in fall. Includes Mycorrhizal fungi and beneficial soil bacteria to enhance plant growth. Save an additional 20% on two or more bottles!

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Bulb Saver ™ Burrowing Animal Repellent Wettable Powder Bulb Saver ™ Burrowing Animal Repellent Wettable Powder
FREE SHIPPING! Repel squirrels, chipmunks, voles and gophers from freshly planted bulbs. Save 20% on two or more!

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Deer-A-Tak Powder Concentrate 0.765 oz. Pack of two – The two make one gallon Deer-A-Tak Powder Concentrate 0.765 oz. Pack of two – The two make one gallon
FREE SHIPPING! Easier and probably cheaper than making your own concoction! Put half a bottle in a 32-oz spray bottle with clean water and shake until dissolved. Natura brand.

$23.48
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Plantskydd 3 lb Granular Rabbit and Small Critter Repellent in Shaker Bag Plantskydd 3 lb Granular Rabbit and Small Critter Repellent in Shaker Bag
Effective for rabbits and squirrels. 100% biodegradable organic. Mfg. suggested retail $26.95. Clearance SAVE 17%.

$22.45
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Plantskydd 7-lb. Granular Rabbit & Small Critters Repellent shaker bag Plantskydd 7-lb. Granular Rabbit & Small Critters Repellent shaker bag
Effective for rabbits and squirrels. 100% biodegradable organic. List $44.95. Clearance, save 20%.

$37.00
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Plantskydd® 1.3 gal. Premixed Deer Repellent Plantskydd® 1.3 gal. Premixed Deer Repellent
No mixing -- just pour into your own sprayer. (5 liters) -- Mfg. list at $59.95 -- you save 3% on one or 8% on three or more! #PS-5L.

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Price Each: $58.04 $54.29
Plantskydd® 32-oz. Ready-to-Use Deer and Rabbit Repellent Plantskydd® 32-oz. Ready-to-Use Deer and Rabbit Repellent
No mixing. Bottle includes sprayer head. (1.06 qt. or 1 litre) -- Mfg. list $21.95 -- you save 10%.

$19.75
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Plantskydd® Bulk Powder 22-lb. Concentrate with free Paddle Mixer Plantskydd® Bulk Powder 22-lb. Concentrate with free Paddle Mixer
Mix with water to make about 20 gallons. For large landscapes and forestry. One Paddle per order. Mfg. list at $349.95 -- you save 5%. Save another $10 each on two or more. #PSP-B22.

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Price Each: $332.45 $322.45

 
         
   

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