Think a tall fence is the only sure thing to keep deer out of your landscape? Think again. Testing by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station revealed Bobbex Deer Repellent to be more effective than nine other commercial deer repellents in the marketplace (including coyote urine), and gave it a 93 percent protection index, second only to a fence at 100 percent.
Made from a combination of ingredients that blends the scents of putrescent eggs, garlic, fish, clove oil, and vinegar (among other things), it works by mimicking predator scents, and is classed as a fear repellent. It also tastes awful, so deer have at least two reasons to avoid it. Bobbex can be applied in almost any climate or temperature and will not wash off after heavy rain, it dries clear and will not burn plant material. Bobbex is environmentally friendly, using all natural ingredients.
At the turn of the century, the deer population in the U.S. was actually less than 500,000 animals, current numbers are projected to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 20+ million animals. Recent data suggests that deer are now causing nearly $1 billion in farm, garden, and timber damage annually in the U.S.
“We know that deer will eat more than 500 different types of plants, and will wreak havoc on the environment and diminish home owner’s investments in their landscapes”, says Greg Ecsedy, of Bobbex Inc. “For the past 22 years, Bobbex has been committed to producing and providing consumers with a safe, natural, proven effective, foliar spray repellent to effectively keep deer away from residential and commercial landscaping, offering consumers a viable solution to control deer damage”, Ecsedy said.
Bobbex requires reapplication every couple of weeks during rapid springtime plant growth and once per month in the winter.