I have a cottage in northern Michigan and we have deer issues. We go up there for a week every month. Last month I went and bought some Deer Be Gone to try and I sprayed all of my daylilies thoroughly. We went up last week and none of my daylilies were touched so it evidently deterred them. It smells like it is made from cinnamon and cloves. So, I would give it a try and see if it works for you.