It’s a cold winter day here in the Pacific Northwest, and there’s actually a few inches of snow on the ground. With winter on our door steps you’re probably thinking you’re out of the woods when it comes to deer damage in your backyard landscapes.
In fact, winter marks the beginning of the worst season for deer damage. Deer will eat just about anything — their food supply is very low and they can’t be choosy. They’re hungry enough to eat vegetation that they ordinarily would not choose to eat.
The most important thing to understand about fighting deer is that it’s easier to prevent damage than to react to it. So it behooves you to know your enemy and stay at least one step ahead of them. Deer are creatures of habit — they establish feeding patterns and return to the same spot over and over again, even when that same spot stops offering enough food for them.
According to testing by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Bobbex Deer Repellent is more effective than nine other commercial deer repellents in the marketplace (including coyote urine), and gave it a 93 percent protection index, second only to a fence at 100 percent.
Now available in Canada and well as the USA, Bobbex Deer Repellent is made from a combination of ingredients that blends the scents of putrescent eggs, garlic, fish, clove oil, and vinegar (among other things), it works by mimicking predator scents, and is classed as a fear repellent. It also tastes awful, so deer have at least two reasons to avoid it. Bobbex can be applied in almost any climate or temperature and will not wash off after heavy rain, it dries clear and will not burn plant material.
I started using Bobbex last spring, and I’m thrilled to report that it actually works. Bobbex requires reapplication every couple of weeks during rapid springtime plant growth and once per month in the winter. For more information on Bobbex, including where to buy online and at local garden retailers, visit http://bobbex.ca/