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Deer Off II and Deer Off Organic Liquid Repellents OMRI listed® Safe

by Barbara 3. June 2010 04:54

Question about the Deer Off II products by Havahart.

Q: "I am concerned about using chemical repellents because I don't want to pollute ground water or harm the environment. I just had my landscaping project started. How can I keep the deer, squirrels and other small animals from destroying it without constant attention? Would the Deer Off repellents meet my needs without harmful chemicals? I prefer a liquid to granules." Thanks from Steve.

Answer: New and improved Deer Off formulas (sometimes called DeerOff II) are liquids plus OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening. Both are also EPA Registered for direct use on plants, bulbs, flowers and trees. Deer Off contains putrescent eggs solids (4.63%), garlic (.001%) and capsaicin (.001%). The concentrate is the most economical to use. Ideal for repelling deer,squirrels and rabbits. Weather-resistant formula lasts up to 90 days. Deer Off is made from natural and food based ingredients and proven effective by a Rutgers University study. Available in concentrate or ready-to-use battery operated sprayers which can be refilled. Deer Off is more powerful than Deer Off® with 4 times more putrescent egg, 1.5 times garlic and 1.5 times more capsaicin. Capsaicin is what makes chili peppers hot!

To protect your garden/landscaping, Havahart recommends beginning use of the Deer Off or Deer Off II immediately after shrubs, etc. are installed. Unless rainfall is excessive, results should last about 90 days. To supplement the organic compounds, consider adding Yardgard or Deergard ultrasonic repellers around the perimeter of your yard at varying heights for deer, rabbits, etc.

Thanks for your questions.

Sincerely,

Barbara

Will a Bird-X Critter Blaster Get Rid of Backyard Rabbits?

by Barbara 2. September 2008 06:24

Question about the product Bird-X Critter Blaster Pro

Q: "Hello, I am very interested in purchasing your Bird X Critter Pro. However, I am concerned whether or not this will get rid of the rabbits in the neighborhood that congregate in my yard at night and chew bare spots into my lawn. I know that the ad for this product claims this works against birds and other unwanted animals, but I am specifically interested in rabbit deterrence. If this does work for rabbits, can you tell me which sounds to program this unit with to ward off rabbits? Thanks for your time. Wes"

Answer: We double checked with the Bird-X experts. Their response confirmed that this is not meant for animals that hop and are low to the ground like rabbits. The best choices for rabbits are Rabbit Scram, Deer-Rabbit Repellent, the Yardgard or the Animal Away Pro units.  We've recently added some Ready-to-Use Deer Off products that also get rid of rabbits and squirrels. One such product is the

Applying a wide perimeter barrier of the Rabbit Scram or Deer-Rabbit Scram plus using one of the ultrasonic animal repeller devices would give you the most effectiveness. Certainly the most permanent choice is a low fence lined with green chicken wire buried a few inches into the inside of the fence.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara