There are a lot of household pests in the world. Heck, just look around this site and you will be introduced to a multitude of them, and to top that, we are only scratching the surface here at House
Pest. All of these pests, no matter how unique, have one thing in common: we all cringe when we see them. Strangely, this is not the case with this pages pest of focus, the deer. Simply put, deer are very docile creatures that draw oos and ahhs when they are seen. Basically, they are about as intimidating as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Unfortunately, their appearance lulls us into a false sense of security because deer can wreak havoc on your garden and plants, and they will. So how can natural deer repellent help?
Well first, your garden is probably acting as a deer magnet. Numerous types of plants attract deer: crab apple trees, hibiscus, pansies, hostas, petunias, sunflowers, roses, etc. This is in no way an exhaustive list, but rather a cautionary reminder of the far-reaching and unintended effects of the plants you decide to install in your garden. So before resorting to natural deer repellent, you should discern whether or not these types of plants are in your garden or yard. If they are, you can make the simple decision of getting rid of them. That decision in and of itself is a form of natural deer repellent. If you are unwilling to part with one or more of your precious plants, it is time to start thinking about other forms of natural deer repellent.
The whole natural deer repellent thing is kind of ironic. You can get rid of your deer problem by removing certain plants, as well as by adding certain plants. Thats right, various plants are avoided by deer and by including them in your yard or garden you will actively be repelling the deer. Among others, aralia, monkshood, hyssop, barberry, boxwood, blue oat grass, holly shrubs, and other plants repel the presence of deer for a myriad of reasons. Suffice it to say that many of them are toxic to deer if consumed, and thus they will avoid your garden. If you dont want to add any plants to your garden or are feeling a little more creative, there are a few other options. Deer are averse to the odor of fabric softener sheets and so if you hang them on nearby trees, they will not approach. Also, garlic and human hair are loath to deer so if you spread either around the area, your deer problem will disappear. Those are just a few methods of natural deer repellent.