* RAIN-RESISTANT—no need to re-apply after every rainfall.
* SAFE for use in vegetable gardens, on fruit trees and food crops.
* ORGANIC—first animal repellent OMRI Listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute for food production.
* 3 FORMULATIONS for maximum effectiveness and user convenience.
* BONUS—built in fertilizer results in bigger, healthier plants!
Plantskydd Animal Repellents were initially developed in Sweden in 1991 in response to commercial forest plantations being decimated by plant eating mammals. The forest industry needed an animal repellent that could last through severe weather and meet Sweden's strict environmental laws.
Plantskydd Repellents are now the #1 choice of North American forest companies.
Plantskydd® Repellents are equally effective in protecting: flowers, ornamentals, shrubs, fruit trees,vegetable gardens and other food crops.
What makes it effective?
Plantskydd's long-term effectiveness is attributable to the tenacity of its 100% natural, vegetable oil binder in sticking to plants, even under severe snow/rainfall conditions—up to 6 months over winter, 3-4 months in summer.
Plantskydd Repellents work by emitting an odor that animals associate with predator activity, repelling animals before they nibble on plants. Research has proven that odor-based repellents are more effective than other repellent systems, where the animal needs to taste treated plants
before being repelled.
Once animals are attracted to an area and begin feeding, it is more difficult
to discourage them from returning. Plantskydd stimulates a fear-based response,
which will have deer, elk, moose, rabbits, voles, opossum, and other small critters
looking to dine somewhere other than your garden or plantation.
Which repellents actually work ?
" ...Studies investigating trends in efficacy of deer repellents
indicate that, of the 20 products tested, repellents with active ingredients
that emitted sulfurous odors i.e.: bloodmeal or egg solids, generally
provided the best results..."
"...Products that contained active ingredients which cause
pain/irritation (capsaicin, allyl isothiocyanate), or illness (thiram)
were less effective..."
"...Products that use a bitter taste (denatonium benzoate)
were usually the least effective in reducing damage by herbivores. Repellents
that were applied to plant surfaces were generally more effective than
capsules or other devices that produced an odor intended to protect a
MANAGING WILDLIFE DAMAGE to TIMBER RESOURCES
Conference Proceedings: Advances and Challenges
in Forest Regeneration, June 1-2, 2000 Dr. Dale Nolte, Dr. Kim Wagner, USDA/APHIS
National Wildlife Research Center, Olympia, WA
Plantskydd® Deer Repellent was first developed in Sweden in 1991 in response to commercial
forest plantations being decimated by deer, moose and rabbits. The forest
industry needed an animal repellent that could last through severe weather
and meet Sweden's strict environmental laws.
Plantskydd's effectiveness as a long lasting animal browse repellent
was substantiated in Field Trials 1991-1994 and the results published
in the Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research - J.
Berquist & G. Olander, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - ASA
Forest Research Station, 1996.
Plantskydd is exempt from federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) pesticide registration. Plantskydd contains no synthetic additives, is non-toxic and is not harmful to animals, plants or the environment.
The 'active' ingredient is dried blood (porcine and/or bovine)- recognized by the EPA as an environmentally safe ingredient.
In the United States, *bloodmeal* is an EPA (Environmental
Protection Agency) exempted product/minimum risk pesticide and is exempt
from the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act requirements,
specifically under Section 25(b) c.f. Federal Register, 61(45), Mar. 6,
1996 and therefore is not subject to federal registration.
EPA has determined ... that the use of these pesticides poses insignificant
risks to human health or the environment ...
"The Agency in promulgating this rule, is responding to society's
increasing demand for more natural and benign methods of pest control
May 6, 1996 USA EPA
In Canada and the United States,
Plantskydd's effectiveness as an animal browse deterrent has been confirmed
since 1994 in Operational
Level Field Trials undertaken by large forest industry
Cooperators on millions of conifer and deciduous trees of various species.
It is now considered the most cost-effective and environmentally
safe animal browse deterrent available and is used by leading forest companies,
nurseries, private woodlot owners, landscapers, home gardeners, as well
as State/Provincial and Federal Conservation agencies.
Available in either soluble powder, pre-mix or granular
formulation, Plantskydd repels: deer, elk, moose, rabbits and opossum
by means of odor - which is not offensive to either applicators or planters
either during or after plant treatment.
an added benefit, Plantskydd Deer Repellent acts as a foliar feed fertilizer for many
types of plants. Bloodmeal, Plantskydd's active ingredient, has long been
recognized as an organic fertilizer. Studies performed by Pennsylvania
State University showed that the use of Plantskydd on a variety of flowering
plants resulted in a fertilizing effect.
"All plants tested that were treated with Plantskydd were larger,
had more flowers and generally had greener leaves. This response is
typical of the response created by an increased level of fertilization."
E. Jay Holcomb,
Professor of Floriculture Department of Horticulture,
Pennsylvania State University