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WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2008

Custer County CHRONICLE
Letters to the editor
friendly deer solution

Dear Editor,

While at the local greenhouse this past week I saw a lot of people passing over beautiful flowers because ?they would just be eaten? by the deer. There is also the controversy whether or not to shoot deer to keep them out of city limits. If you?d like to know what other towns are finding success it?s a new product called ?Deer Out™.? It?s All-natural, has a fresh peppermint scent and is 100 percent guaranteed. It can be safely applied to flowers, shrubs, garden vegetables, trees and grass. ?Deer Out™? is a custom blend of oils that work their way into the soft tissue of the plant and won?t wash off. It is a dual-Deterrent working through scent and taste. It can be utilized in our city parks and need only be applied every two months. Request that the city put ?Deer Out™? into use and ask your favorite greenhouse to carry the product. It can also be purchased online at

Take down the fences and start planting tulips. I use Deer Out™ and it works!

Lynette Hartman Custer

Story #9 from Garden State EnviroNews 050513

Daily Record, May 12, 2005


Humane Society offers plant advice in Hanover

By Jenna M. McKnight

HANOVER — Louise Mueller has a deer herd living in the woods behind her two-story house on Bee Meadow Parkway.

Unlike some of her neighbors, she said she doesn’t find the animals munching on the plants in her yard, which she attributes to her landscaping choices.

Mueller recently ripped out all the shrubs that attract hungry deer and replaced them with others, such as red barberry and Alberta spruce. She also sprays her plants with an all-natural deer repellent that cost her $16 for a 40-ounce bottle.

“They have no interest in them at all,” she said, while showing off the thriving mosaic of plants outside her front window.

Mueller is one of roughly 30 residents who invited a consultant from The Humane Society of the United States to inspect her landscaping this week. On Wednesday, the consultant, Sandy Baker, examined several homes on Bee Meadow Parkway in an area she jokingly described as a “deer runway.”

The goal of the free program is to advise residents how to deter deer from feasting on their plants, a burgeoning problem in the township as well as in other areas of Morris County and the state.

The community outreach effort is part of a four-part deer management program adopted by the township committee last December.

The program calls for educating residents about deer-control tactics; distributing free deer repellent; creating a feeding ban, which was done in February; and lastly, culling the deer if the other tactics prove unsuccessful.

The issue has sparked controversy and left residents sharply divided. Some residents strongly advocate for a hunt, while others are lobbying hard for nonlethal methods to control the deer.

Len Fariello, a township committee member who tagged along during Wednesday’s inspections, said township leaders hope the nonlethal methods take care of the problem.

He described the township’s approach to the problem as “cautious.”

“We’re moving along a little slowly because we’re trying to please all the residents,” he said.

The township recently purchased 500 gallons of “Deer Out™” repellent that it will distribute to residents. The repellent cost the township about $23,000, Fariello said.

The township will announce when the repellent is received and how residents can get it.

Fariello noted that Mueller, much to his delight, has been using the same repellent with great success. The ingredients include garlic, white pepper, eggs, peppermint oil and vinegar. It’s safe to use in vegetable gardens, the consultant said.

“It works. It really works,” Mueller said. “I use it especially on my flowers.”

Martha Brydon, who lives next door to Mueller, also is using strategic landscaping to deter deer.

Brydon has found that shrubs including mountain fire andromeda and gold mound spiraea don’t attract the animals. They also protect her clematis, a climbing vine planted in a pot behind the bushes.

The consultant said deer generally want easy access to their food and won’t battle other plants to get to their snack.

“The way she’s set it up and configured the landscaping design, they’re not going to head over there,” Baker explained. “This is a model yard right here. She’s just done such a perfect job.”

Baker emphasized, however, that what works one place might not work somewhere else. One population of deer might like feasting on brightly blooming forsythia shrubs, she said, while others might steer clear.

“The deer’s tastes will vary, even from neighborhood to neighborhood,” she said.

Currently, there are no future yard inspections scheduled.

The best thing to do is to consult experts, who sometimes can be found at local garden centers, Baker said.


Some plants deer don’t like

* Annuals: ageratum, alyssum, dusty miller, snapdragon, spiderflower

* Groundcovers, vines: bugleweed, myrtle, pachysandra, Virginia creeper

* Perennials: alyssum, catmint, Christmas fern, daffodil, dame’s rocket, globe thistle, iris, lamb’s ear, lavender, mint, oregano, rose campion, Russian sage, sage, silvermound, thyme, toadflax, yucca

* Shrubs: andromeda, barberry, boxwood, spruce

For information on what The Humane Society of the United States advises for deer-proofing your landscaping, visit {1} or call Barbara Dyer, program coordinator, at (973) 927-5611.


Jenna M. McKnight can be reached at [email protected] or (973) 428-6634.

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