Deer Problem - Knowledgebase Question

Westfield, NJ
Question by jimfor
April 22, 2001
we have a deer problem. do you know of any natural way of keeping the deer away from the vegetables????
they jump over a 5 foot fence.

Answer from NGA
April 22, 2001


Deer can jump five feet easily, so eight feet is a suggested minimum height, possibly with the addition of an outrider, or a section that tilts outward, at the top of that. There are repellents you can try, both commercially formulated and home made based on garlic and/or red pepper. However, in my own sad experience a fence really is the best method of protection.

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