KEEPING PESTS OUT OF YOUR GARDEN NATURALLY
are many non-toxic products on the market today to keep out unwanted
guests; deer, raccoons, chipmunks, skunks, the neighborhood kids.
The best, of coarse is a tall fence. But if that is not an option, here
are a few other ideas to try.
Keep in mind, you must continue to try different things, changing your
m.o. (modus operandi) from time to time. If one tactic works
well for awhile, eventually the garden pests will catch-on. They will
realize there is no "real threat" and will come back for more -
- Human hair.
Tie into bundles or put it in some
old pantyhose, place these bundles around your yard so the critters
smell humans. It is best if the people haven’t washed their hair
before hand, have used hair spray, and other hair products. The more
human the hair smells, the better.
- There are also some herbs you can plant to
deter certain pests. Try planting strong smelling herbs: rosemary,
dill, or mint to deter deer, they don’t like the strong smells.
- Plant garlic
to keep squirrels and chipmunks
out of your garden, the smell will repel them.
- Provide another place for them to eat, their own feeding
spot away from your garden.
- Put a motion sensor on your water hose or lawn
sprinklers so that a deer entering your yard triggers the
sprinklers. This will often be enough to scare them away.
- Hang noisemakers on posts around your garden.
- Try putting an old sweaty shirt out in the
garden (again, the plan is to have the pests smell human odor and
get scared off).
- Place netting over individual beds to keep out
the deer. And it doesn't have to be tough, just there, deer do not
like netting touching their nose.
- You can place rags that have been sprayed with Avon™
Skin So Soft Bath Oil around both your vegetable and flower
gardens to keep all kinds of animals and other pests away. (Note:
This could keep bees away and hinder pollination)
- There are a few other ideas out there -some however, are gross &
unsanitary so we do not recommend them.
As you can see, there are many schools of thought on ways to keep pests
out of your garden, but none are likely to work every time. The key is
to try different things, keeping one step ahead of "them".
CHALLENGE OF EVERY GARDENER