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Old 05-22-2008, 12:41 AM   #41
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Keep one of these deer predators in the yard and rest assured that deer and children will find another place to play:
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:44 AM   #42
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Haven't read the whole thread, so maybe this has been mentioned ...

Buy blood meal at the garden supply store and sprinkle it around the
perimeter. Repeat after significant rain.
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:16 PM   #43
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Years ago when we moved to CT (where the state flower is the rock), we had planted (I had to dig into this rock infested dirt), 25 rose bushes.
When the bushes started to bud, a herd of deer came by and had dinner.
My DW was LIVID! We went to the local nursery and asked how to get these deer out of our garden. I noticed that the nursery actually had an area that they had fencing and netting. I couldn't see netting the whole front of my house, so we kept on asking ... the owner and son offered to sit in our front yard, if they could keep the meat. I veto'ed plan b also.
Then he finally said that he had heard that deer avoid 'human noises' and that someone had turned on a radio to a talk show and the deer stopped coming around. I tried it and it WORKED! My son was a little unhappy because his window was right below the garage window where I put the radio every night. But a low volumed talk show did the trick.
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Old 05-24-2008, 01:08 AM   #44
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I have a vegetable garden that in the past was deer food they can clean out a big garden overnight.

My solution was to put up a fence around the entire garden. I put too much effort into the garden to have it all ruined by deer.

It works in over 5 years no deer has got in although they do eat what they can reach from the outside. And the fence keeps out rabbis also.

My most destructive pest now is chipmunks and no fence stops them.

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It works in over 5 years no deer has got in although they do eat what they can reach from the outside. And the fence keeps out rabbis also.

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Does it work for televangelists too?
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Ditto Liquid Fence. We've used it for several years with good results. I don't think it's urine based, though, but derived from eggs. Initial spray in early spring when foliage emerges, repeat in a week, then every month through the summer.
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I have a vegetable garden that in the past was deer food they can clean out a big garden overnight.

My solution was to put up a fence around the entire garden. I put too much effort into the garden to have it all ruined by deer.

It works in over 5 years no deer has got in although they do eat what they can reach from the outside. And the fence keeps out rabbis also.

My most destructive pest now is chipmunks and no fence stops them.

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I think I'll give Liquid fence another try. last time it worked for a while and they became immune to it. Here's a pic from inside my front door. I hope liquid fence can take out whole herds.

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I have not seen Benny Hinn inside my garden since I put up the fence.

Looks like leaving out the t slipped past the spell check!

That picture looks like Pennsylvania where I'm at. And that group of deer can clean out a nice 50x10 vegetable garden overnight with no problem.

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Ditto Liquid Fence. We've used it for several years with good results. I don't think it's urine based, though, but derived from eggs. Initial spray in early spring when foliage emerges, repeat in a week, then every month through the summer.
Just finishing off one of those 32 oz bottles of LF concentrate. Price tag was still on.....$42.99. It makes 4 gallons and basically lasts me for one year. Seems to be effective, but I need something more 'automatic'. Yesterday, I absent-mindedly got the hose out and watered a bunch of stuff after putting LF on the day before. I also notice the ODOR (putrified eggs) lingers a bit more than I recalled.
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