- 1/2 gallon (2 liters) concentrated kit
- Makes 1/2 gallon (2 liters) of spray solution
- Protects 30-36 ornamental shrubs of 4 ft. (120cm) high.
Stop deer, rabbits, squirrels and other mammals from damaging your trees and shrubs with Deer Away Deer & Rabbit Repellent: an easy-to-use, biodegradable, non-toxic spray solution.
Just wanted to let you know how great Deer Away worked for me. This is the first season the deer did not eat my shrubs. I applied Deer Away last fall and it protected all winter. I just noticed a few nibbles on my azaleas, so I reapplied today. The first application lasted almost 5 months!
Betsy T., Ohio
Deer Away Deer & Rabbit Repellent is designed to protect plants, trees and shrubs from browsing damage caused by deer, big game and other animals such as rabbits & squirrels. Deer Away contains a latex binder that resists washing off. Under normal conditions, Deer Away will protect your trees and shrubs for up to 3 months.
Deer Away has been successfully used to protect ornamental trees and shrubs, fruit bearing trees, conifers, and various plant seedlings. Resistant, safe, easy to use, biodegradable, non-toxic, economical and efficient.
Deer Away Deer & Rabbit Repellent was developed by Weyerhaeuser Corporation for use in reforestation to protect Douglas Fir seedlings from deer browse damage. It became commercially available in the late 70's; since that time Deer Away has been tested and proven an effective repellent against deer, rabbits and elk (in the United States). In Canada, Deer Away has been tested and proven an effective repellent for deer and big game as well as squirrels.
Frequently Asked Questions about Deer Away
IS DEER AWAY EFFECTIVE?
Deer Away has been proven effective in university and government tests; it is the repellent used by the U.S. Forest Service. Deer Away is guaranteed effective by the manufacturer.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The active ingredient in all Deer Away products is putrescent egg solids. Deer Away products repel by odor and taste. Unlike products that repel only by taste, Deer Away products teach animals to avoid plants before they bite. Deer do not even need to taste (eat) the foliage to find out they don't like it.
WHAT ANIMALS DOES DEER AWAY REPEL?
In the United States, Deer Away products are registered with the EPA for use against the following animals : White-tailed deer, Black-tailed deer (mule deer), Rabbits, Elk.
In Canada, Deer Away products are registered with the PMRA for use against : Deer and Big game, Squirrels
Note: Deer Away was proven effective for protecting conifer seedlings against moose, mountain beaver and other animals. However, these animals are not listed on the EPA or PMRA registered labels.
SINCE DEER AWAY IS MADE FROM EGGS, DOES IT SMELL BAD?
A deer's nose has hundreds of millions of odor receptor sites; the human nose has five million. The odor of Deer Away products repels deer, but is mild and not objectionable to most people.
HOW LONG DOES DEER AWAY LAST?
Deer Away, on average, lasts up to three months. It contains a latex polymer that resists washing off. In some cases it may be effective for more than three months. Several factors affect repellent performance: deer population density, eating patterns and new plant growth. For example, if the deer population is limited and the food supply is plentiful, deer will simply change their browsing area because of the repellent. Under extreme conditions, such as continued heavy rainfall, excessive deer pressure or rapid new growth of plants, more frequent application may be required.
CAN DEER AWAY BE USED ON VEGETABLE GARDENS?
Deer Away products are not formally registered for use on edible crops. It is a food-grade product, but since it is formulated for long-lasting repellency, it binds to the plant and will not readily wash off edible products and may therefore affect the taste. Deer Away is, however, listed for use on citrus and fruit trees in their dormant stages before the fruit is set.
WHEN SHOULD I APPLY DEER AWAY?
Apply only to dry plants and only under weather conditions favouring prompt drying of spray (lightly breezy, mild dry weather with low relative humidity. If spray is used on wet plants or in damp, cold, foggy and misty weather or if precipitation or freezing occurs before spray can dry, protection may be partially or completely lost.
WHAT PLANTS HAVE BEEN TESTED?
The following plants have been tested:
· Yew Japanese and Canadian
· Arborvitae Pyramidal and Globe
· Flowering crab-apple trees
· Scotch pine White Spruce
· Fruit and citrus trees*
· Ornamental shrubs
* Fruit and citrus trees should be dormant when Deer Away is applied.
Note: Many additional trees and plants such as apple, cedar and ash trees, hosta and dogwood not on the EPA-registered label have been used in repellency studies by universities over the past twenty years with no phytotoxicity effects. A study conducted in Canada, from September 1991 to June 1992, concluded that Deer-Away application had no adverse effect on the growth or blooming of tulip bulbs.