Gardening & Nurseries

Plantskydd® is the #1 choice of professional growers and landscapers; is OMRI listed ‘organic’ and is proven the most effective, longest lasting animal repellent available. Plantskydd is rain-fast; does not require constant re-application, and is backed by a 100% money-back guarantee.

Animals avoid plants
before they bite – not after!

 


 


Plantskydd – Pre Mix Ready-to-Use
Video Produced by: Bensell Greenhouse, Toledo, Ohio
 

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Plantskydd ® Deer Repellent (soluble powder concentrate— trw-731)
and
Plantskydd ® Rabbit & Small Critter Repellent  (granular— trw-9589)
are
OMRI Listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute
as
“…suitable for use in the production of organic food and fibre.”

 


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Recommended by the National Home Gardening Club.


 

Swedish Formula,
MADE IN THE USA
with 100% Natural Ingredients

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Plantskydd Deer repellent provides plants with up to 6 months of protection over winter on ornamental shrubs & 3 months on most other succulent broadleaf plants.

 


 

What makes Plantskydd repellent effective?

Plantskydd works by emitting an odor that animals associate with predator activity, repelling the animal before it nibbles on plants. The odor is not unpleasant to the applicator.

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 them looking for somewhere else to dine.

Plantskydd’s long-term effectiveness is attributable to its tenacity in sticking to plants—even under
severe snow/rainfall conditions—up to 6 months over winter, 3-4 months in spring/summer.

Plantskydd is RAIN FAST IN 24 HOURS and repels by odor that is not unpleasant to applicators.

 

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 specific area.

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


 

After several years of field trials and success stories in the forest industry, Plantskydd is now available for home garden use.

Marlene Johnston of Orofino, Idaho wrote:

“I just want to tell you about my experience with using Plantskydd® on my irises and roses. Last August I replanted my entire iris garden – 350 varieties. The last time I did that 4 years ago, deer came in and pulled up over 70 newly planted varieties, scattering labels and rhizome all over the beds.

Last year, after a reforestation project, we had a bag of Plantskydd® deer repellant left. I spoke with a Plantskydd® representative and he stated that, while no research on using the product of irises was available, I could test it on my irises and recommended that I use it at half strength, I did so, and although I saw some evidence of deer in the bed before applying Plantskydd®, there was NO further evidence of deer visiting my iris garden. None at all. I had some extra Plantskydd® left and sprayed about 40 rose bushes and had only two nibbles and then they were also left alone. I was finally able to enjoy my roses.”

Note: Flowers exhibiting rapid initial growth may require earlier re-application.


Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to your questions about Plantskydd go to our FAQ page.


Deer Browsing Facts

* Once animals are attracted to an area and begin feeding, it is more difficult to discourage them from returning.*  Scare tactics such as water sprays, and noise work only briefly because deer adapt quickly.

*  What deer will eat varies from one area to another, and from one season to the next.

*  Deer have not read your list of deer-proof plants.

*  In times of drought, if you water it, deer will eat it.  If they are hungry or thirsty enough, deer will eat anything; even woody stems!

* USDA National Wildlife Research has proven odor-based repellents are more effective than other repellent systems where the animal needs to taste treated plants before being repelled.

*  Fences must be at least 8 feet high to keep deer out.