Deer Management: Cheaper Isn't Better.
Posted by Jennifer Smith on 27th Mar 2019
Sometimes, we as consumers, associate the best with being the most expensive; but that is not always the case. However, as far as deer management goes, let's take a look at why the least expensive action isn't the wiser choice in the long run.
Deer Repellents are the cheapest deer management method on the market. The idea is both simple: sprinkle the granular powder on the ground and it will keep deer away? Okay, great; but what happens after heavy rains and long periods of extreme heat exposure?
The repellents wash away and the ground goes unprotected for days, weeks - until the gardener decides to reapply (every 15-30 days) adding to increased maintenance work in the garden.
While more expensive, deer fencing is the best method for keeping deer out of gardens. Deer fence requires little upkeep after installation and will last at least 15 years outside in all weather conditions. Once gardeners build a 7.5-8' feet tall garden fence, they will wash their hands clean of deer damage for good.