Protect Landscapes from Hungry Deer with Sweeney’s Deer Repellent
Weatherproof Repellent Provides Season-Long Protection
ST. LOUIS – Oct. 2013—Most deer problems are seasonal and tend to worsen in the late fall and winter months as falling temperatures quickly reduce Bambi’s food supply. When food is scarce, hungry deer will eat whatever they can find, including fallen leaves, twigs, and buds from woody plant s. To prevent deer from eating and killing trees, bushes and perennials, stop them in their tracks with Sweeney’s® Deer Repellent. The all-natural, scent-based repellent uses 100 percent dried blood to repel deer from protected areas. Easily detectible by deer, yet odorless to humans, the dried blood triggers a flight response when deer perceive a recent kill from predator activity.
“The active ingredient in Sweeney’s Deer Repellent is encased in a rugged, weather-proof casing that allow the scent-based repellent to escape but keeps weather elements at bay,” says Stephanie Vansyckle, Sweeney’s Category Development Manager. “The repellent won’t wash away in the rain or snow, so reapplication isn’t necessary. A single application provides season-long protection.”
The active ingredient in Sweeney’s Deer Repellent is non-toxic and safe to use in gardens and around children and pets. To protect an entire area, simply stake the deer repellent containers into the ground or hang them from trees or shrubs. No messy mixing or spraying is necessary. For optimum effectiveness, place the repellents four to eight feet apart. For potted flowers or plants, place one unit into each pot.
The easy-to-use, long lasting repellent has made Sweeney’s Deer Repellent an attractive solution for deer-dogged homeowners, landscapers and professional grounds crews, including Angela White, a Horticulturist/Arborist with the Poplar Bluff, Missouri Park Department.
Angela White, a horticulturist with Poplar Bluff, MO Park Department, hangs a Sweeney’s Deer Repellent station to keep deer at bay.
“Several of our parks in southeast Missouri are adjacent to ‘deer woods’, which presented a problem when establishing new trees and ornamentals that deer find tasty,” says White. “After being introduced to Sweeney’s Deer Repellent a few years ago, it has become part of our regular landscape program. The self-contained units are easy to attach to trees and shrubs or stake within a planting of perennials and the natural color of the units easily blends in with the plantings. I always recommend Sweeney’s Deer Repellent to gardeners and landscapers looking to deter deer on their properties.”
Each package of Sweeney’s Deer Repellent comes with six individual repelling units and wire stakes. Six stations protect up to 192 square feet. For ease-of-use, a plastic loop is located on top of each unit to accommodate string or wire for hanging in trees.
“It is important to note that no deer repellent is bullet proof,” cautions Vansyckle. “As natural deer habitats are squeezed by development, deer must search harder for food. Repellents create an unpleasant environment for deer, but some may still forage in yards out of sheer survival instinct. However, proper use and application of repellents can lead to an increased success rate.”
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