The white-tailed deer is prolific in the mid-Atlantic area because their natural habitat has been greatly reduced by urban sprawl. The competition for food is intense and the deer are now very comfortable coming into populated areas and foraging. As you can imagine, deer have become a thorn in the side of Maryland gardeners in recent years. At least there are treatments, right? Unfortunately, most deer repellents work only briefly, if at all… until now.
There has been a significant breakthrough in repelling deer in the garden. The CONNECTICUT AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION tested 10 commercially available deer repellents and found that Bobbex was the most effective at 93%. Bobbex is a foliar spray that is applied to dry leaves and will not wash away. Bobbex not only mimics predator scents, but also tastes awful to deer. For both these reasons, deer avoid Bobbex at all costs.
The only thing better at deterring white tailed deer was a high fence, which came in at 100%.
Bobbex is applied in Maryland by professional pest (deer and rabbit) treatment companies with great success. Garden Club radio talk show (680 am Saturdays at 7:00 am and 1370 am Sundays at 7:00am) host Alan Summers says that he now has deer still going through his property but no longer experiences any damage since treating his show gardens with Bobbex. New growth should be treated every two weeks.
Other Great Bobbex Products
- Bobbex Rose works extremely well at protecting those prized roses.
- Bobbex R for rabbits provides Maryland gardens with great protection, as well
Bobbex products are available in Ready to Use and concentrates that can be applied with hose end or compression (pump up) sprayers.
All of these effective Bobbex controls are available at the all three Aces…Glen Burnie, Pasadena and Edgewater. Visit www.acehomeandleisure.com for directions. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.