DEER EATING PLANTS & BUSHES IN GREATER CLEVELAND AREA! HOW TO STOP IT.

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West

Deer Eating Bird and Squirrel Food in Middle of My BackyardDEER EATING PLANTS & BUSHES IN GREATER CLEVELAND AREA! HOW TO STOP IT.

We have deer living in our yard.  We have an island of trees and boulders in the middle of our rear yard.  When the deer curl up in the area at dusk and night, they look like the boulders.  These are females, a doe and two or three fawns.  We also have a young buck and old buck, with a large rack, who pass through our yard at irregular times, who lay down to rest in our front yard.  They are beautiful....  But, we have a lot of lanscaping, with the front yard landscape totally replaced in Nov., 2012.  And, the deer started to eat our bushes and plants --even the new ones.

 

HOW TO STOP THE DEER WITHOUT HARMING THEM:

There is a wonderful product  from the Liquid Fence Company Inc.  It is called "Liquid Fence Deer and Rabbit Repellent." It comes in a concentrated bottle.  To use it, it needs to be diluted in a spray bottle.  The active ingredients are putrescent whole egg solids (putrified eggs!) and garlic!  The smell is awful until it dries on the plants and bushes. The product is eco-friendly --it does not harm wild animals, pets or humans.  This product works!  We still have our deer, but they don't eat in our yard.  We purchased the product from John Deere Landscapes in Avon Lake, OH.

 

THE PHOTO IS PRICELESS:

So, the deer no longer eat our bushes and plants.  However, the doe was able to stand up to knock loose a house, hanging in a tree, that contained squirrel and bird food. The two fawns at the right are eating the food....

Comments (11)

Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Thank you for the tip and yes the picture is gorgeous.  We live across the street from a preserve and have a great family of deer.  So every year I plant impatients around a potted tree near my driveway and every year the impatients are nibbled off.  DUH!!!! Of course it's deer.  I'm getting some of your magic potion.  Subscribed.

Jan 08, 2013 04:10 AM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Pat and Steve-That is a great tip. No harm to the deer, but a way to save your plants. Everybody wins.

Jan 08, 2013 04:13 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have always thought seeing deer roaming would be nice, but talking with homeowners, they say lots of their foliage is eaten.   Great advice.

Jan 11, 2013 08:19 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Pat and Steve, what a wonderful way to continue to enjoy this deer family and save your new landscaping!

Jan 15, 2013 02:23 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I love the Local Deer - they are graceful, peaceful, magnificent - UNTIL they destroy our garden and eat our landscaping!

Thanks for the great tip - I will try this.

Jan 17, 2013 11:51 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Pat and Steve -- this is an excellent product review for those who experience the joy of seeing deer but prefer to keep their landscaping intact.    

Jan 21, 2013 12:00 AM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Pat and Steve  Thank you for the tip - now I van save my hostas

Jan 29, 2013 10:20 PM
Pat & Steve Pribisko
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West - Westlake, OH

Chris and Dick:  Thanks you for your comments about the deer product and thank you for subscribing to my blog.

Wayne:  Yes, the product works with no harm to the deer.  And, in the warm months, it controls deer and rabbits.

Joan: Thank you for your comment on my advice.

Feb 10, 2013 04:14 AM
Pat & Steve Pribisko
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West - Westlake, OH

Connie: Thank you for your comments on my advice.

Fred: You are welcome for the advice.

Michael:  Thanks for your comments on my product review.

Karen: Thank you for you comments.

Pk: Thank you for your blog that my advice is "ok."

Feb 10, 2013 04:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good information for many suburban home owners that are experiencing damage from the deer population.

Feb 17, 2013 10:11 PM
Pat & Steve Pribisko
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West - Westlake, OH

Roy, thanks for your comment.  Quite true.  It also works well against rabbits.

Feb 17, 2013 11:22 PM