Our aim is to teach you exactly how to protect tomatoes from deer!
We all know how much deer like to ravage our gardens.
Tomatoes always tend to be at the top of their priority list when rummaging through your plants.
Lucky for you, we’ve compiled our own list of the best deer control products to stop these animals!
Below you will find several deer repellent categories and how they work.
In addition, we will provide links to in-depth reviews on these items and where they are for sale.
Let’s now have a look at some of these deterrents.
If you had to choose only 1 deer deterrent product, we’d have to go with ultrasonic repellers.
They are by far the easiest to implement and are virtually maintenance-free.
Ultrasonic repellers work by creating sounds that deer have a hard time tolerating.
They much rather go to a place where the sounds are no longer audible.
Thousands of reviewers attest to how well they work and how their gardens have become deer-free.
We highly recommend putting these repellers in your garden to keep deer away from your tomatoes!
These products work by giving off a pungent scent that deer can smell but we can’t.
Deers’ sense of smell is far better than our own so these sprays are formulated to be detected by them but not us.
They use all natural ingredients such as rotten eggs and chili peppers to irritate their nasal cavities and make them lose interest.
The spray is applied to plant leaves (not the tomatoes themselves) every 1-3 months depending on the product.
They are regarded as some of the top deer repellent sprays in the industry for their effectiveness.
We absolutely love deer sprays and advise you trying them out for yourself!
Granules also target deers’ sense of smell to frighten them.
These products emulate the smell of a dead deer which sends a warning signal that danger is near.
This is usually enough to convince them to move away from your tomatoes.
These granules are sprinkled outside the perimeter of your garden to keep them from entering.
They work quite well and we highly recommend giving them a shot!
These sprinklers are a fantastic way to keep deer away from your tomato plants!
They detect when deer are entering the area and automatically activate as a result.
This is a very startling experience for deer and one that they don’t care to endure again.
Several of these sprinklers can be conjoined to increase the protection area.
The only noticeable con to these sprinklers is that they can’t be used all year in climates where the temperature drops below freezing.
However, they are a great addition to your deer deterrent arsenal for the warmer months!
Deer repellent lights are exactly what they sound like; lights that repel deer.
They use light patterns that simulate the eyes of predators.
Subsequently, deer get frightened and steer clear of them.
Integrated solar panels recharge the batteries during the day so you don’t have to worry about replacing them.
As you may have already guessed, these products are only effective at night so another deterrent will be required for the daytime.
However, since deer are extremely active at night, these provide excellent assurance that your tomatoes will be there in the morning!
We love these lights and highly advise that you add them to your gardens!
If all of the deer repellents above have failed you, a fence is the last option for keeping deer away from your tomatoes.
These products create a physical barrier that deer cannot get through.
They span around the perimeter of your garden and are 7ft in height so they can’t be jumped over.
Deer fences are the only real way to secure your tomatoes from foraging deer.
In the long run, fences are an extremely cost-effective means of protecting your plants as they don’t need to be periodically reapplied like some other products on this list.
Furthermore, they will keep other nuisance animals away from your tomatoes.
We think this is the most effective way to permanently protect your tomato plants!
We hope our article was insightful in teaching you how to protect tomatoes from deer!
In our opinion, the repellents above are the best deer control products available.
All of these deterrents have thousands of rave reviews for their deer-repelling abilities.
If you’re just starting your deer control efforts, we suggest using an ultrasonic and/or deer repellent spray as they are the easiest to implement.
On the other hand, if you’ve been dealing with a persistent deer problem for some time now, a deer fence is probably your best bet.
We wish you the best of luck in preventing deer from eating your tomatoes and hope you’ll return to share your experiences!
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