The Q&A Archives: Deer Eating Flowers

Question: The deer are eating our flowers. Is there anything that you can put on your garden area to repel them? Also, they are rubbing the bark off the trees. Any suggestions

Answer: Burpee sells "Deer Away", which is designed to repel deer. You can obtain some by calling Burpee at 1-800-888-1447.

Many gardeners use the repellant sprays with varying success, but they must be applied and reapplied according to the instructions in order to be as effective as possible. There are also many home remedies such as using soap, blood meal, human hair and so on.

Sprays of egg solids, hot pepper oil and other such ingredients are available and may help some, especially when the deer "pressure" is not too high. Human hair (from the local barber shop) in bags made of hosery and perfumed soaps have worked for me when they had other options to feed upon.

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