How to Stop Deer from Eating Your Plants and Trees with Soap

In many places, people have a deer problem. You plant new trees and expensive decorative plants only to have them destroyed by roaming deer looking for a tasty snack. Deer are attracted to a wide assortment of plants and trees and they will strip them bare. Yes there are many products sold at your local hardware or box store that say they drive deer away from your expensive plants, but do they really work? There is a simple and cheap answer and it really works!

Steps

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    Go to your local grocery or drugstore and find the personal hygiene section. Look for "Irish" Spring bath soap (bar), get the strongest scent that they offer. You may want to purchase the 8 bar pack or more depending on your deer problem.
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    Now take your bar soap home and retrieve a paring knife from your kitchen.
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    Take the knife and several soap bars to your flower garden, vegetable garden or trees and shrubs.
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    Remove the soap from the container holding it sideways with one hand and with the paring knife in the other hand begin cutting large shavings. Let the shavings drop as you walk. One to two soap shavings is more than enough in a 4x6 area.

Tips

  • This will cost you $ 9.00 to $ 10.00 per year and it works.
  • The soap will last months. 3 treatments per year are recommended.

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Categories: Wildlife