"Sweeney’s Deer Repellent uses 100 percent dried blood, a scent-based repellent, to trigger an innate “danger” response in deer, which, in turn, causes a flight response,” says Stew Clark, Sweeney’s Director of Research and Development.
Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 31, 2010
Spring has sprung and while homeowners across the country eagerly anticipate the rebirth of their gardens it also presents a great opportunity for deer to restock their pantries after a long winter. Before these backyard invaders have the chance to wreak havoc on beautifully tended landscapes and gardens, stop them in their tracks with Sweeney’s Deer Repellent. A single application of the deer repellent this spring can protect sprouting plants and new growth for the entire growing season.
“Sweeney’s Deer Repellent uses 100 percent dried blood, a scent-based repellent, to trigger an innate “danger” response in deer, which, in turn, causes a flight response,” says Stew Clark, Sweeney’s Director of Research and Development. “This non-toxic ingredient produces no noxious smells to humans and is safe to use in any garden and around children and pets. The repellent is continually released from a repellent station all season long, triggering a deer’s instinct to avoid predator activity.”
Matt Easley would know. He helps manage Lowe’s Garden Grow Along project at Metrolina Gardens in Huntersville, NC. “Our Garden Grow Along project consists of 15 8 ‘x 8’ beds. If deer are in your area, like ours, repellents are a must. Last year I used Sweeney’s Deer Repellent and I’ve never been more satisfied. I’ll continue to use it to protect my garden this year and beyond.”
Sweeney’s Deer Repellent is packaged in a patented, weather-proof container that is specially designed to allow the scent to escape but keep rain and other elements at bay. Homeowners simply stake the containers in the ground or hang them in shrubs four to eight feet apart throughout the desired protection area. There’s no messy mixing, spraying or reapplication necessary.
“In recent years, there have been two basic kinds of deer repellents - liquid sprays that are applied directly to the plants foliage or granules that can be spread around the base of the plant or shrub,” explains Clark. “Since both liquid and granular applications are exposed to the elements, their effectiveness is measured, at best, in weeks. Rain can very quickly wash the repellent off of the plant’s leaves or dissolve it into the ground. Throughout the course of a normal growing season, numerous applications are required and just one missed application can leave a garden open to deer invasions. In addition, liquid repellents tend to smell terrible. The odor can be so bad that, for several hours, homeowners cannot enjoy sitting outdoors.”
These benefits have made Sweeney’s Deer Repellent an attractive solution for deer-dogged homeowners, landscapers and professional grounds crews across the country. Because no reapplication is needed, the repellent is also an economical option, costing less over a season than most traditional repellent options.
“Our Garden Grow Along beds sits outside a wooded area. Last year I would see deer at the edge of the clearing, but they never approached our gardens,” concludes Easley.
Consumers with deer repellent questions are invited to call the Sweeney’s hotline at 866-738-7920 for personalized assistance in solving deer dilemmas or visit wrsweeney.com for more information.
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Sweeney’s Deer Repellent is the industry’s first patented, ready-to-use, weather-proof deer repellant. Sweeney’s product line also includes small animal and snake repellents, and mole, gopher and rodent control products. Sweeney’s products are widely distributed at all leading hardware, home center, mass merchant, food and drug, farm and fleet and independent garden center retailers nationwide. For more information call 1-866-738-7920 or visit http://www.wrsweeney.com.