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Protecting Outdoor Gardens With Animal Repellents

Protecting Outdoor Gardens With Animal Repellents

In addition to bad weather and fungus, anyone who tends to an outdoor garden knows that repelling wild animals is another danger that must be addressed to keep your garden in top shape. While not harmful by nature, many common outdoor animals like deer, marmots, and squirrels will see your yard as a bounty to harvest from and if you don’t have repellant sprays or fencing, you’re basically inviting them for a ride.

Whether you plant fruit, vegetables or flowers, wild animals will naturally be attracted to greenery and will want to feast on your crops. Squirrels are known to plunder bird feeders and other garden feeders, so if you want to keep your entire garden free from damage invest in durable fences or a range of repellent sprays to handle a wide variety of animals.

While animals can cause a variety of problems for your garden, keeping them away isn’t all that difficult. Most animals react strongly to smell and if the smell of an animal’s natural predator is near a garden many animals will avoid that area. Therefore, many high-quality repellents use urine-like scents from fox and coyote, animals that prey on small creatures such as rats, beavers, and possums. Shake Away manufactures a full line of repellent granules that will act to keep deer, cats, small pets and rodents away. Just sprinkle Shake Away granules in the garden and yard and that’s it. Animals that approach your garden will smell the fox scent and will quickly move away feeling instinctively threatened.Portdoverpest.ca

Another easy-to-use pet repellent product is a spray away sensor. This is a motion-activated splash water repellent device designed to spray a jet of water when deer get too close. Using heat and motion sensors, the device can detect when an animal approaches your garden and fires a harmless stream of water up to 10m to scare the deer. These sensors are designed to fire at random intervals so that intelligent animals are unable to determine a pattern. This device connects to a standard garden hose and only requires a 9 volt battery to operate.

Another option to protect your garden from intrusive animals is to install fences around the garden. Deer Fence is an environmentally safe mesh net made from polypropylene threads to be tied together. This net attaches easily to wooden or metal posts and can be found in lengths up to 350 feet and heights up to 7 feet. The mesh netting provides a visible barrier that will discourage most animals from getting too close to your garden.

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