Landscaping with Plantskydd Deer Repellent

Plantskydd ® is the #1 choice of Landscapers, Arborists, Foresters, and Professional Growers.

landscape-plants-400x266“We’ve tried just about all of the other products currently on the market and Plantskydd® has worked the best by far.”

Jana Otis
Landscape Horticulturist / Manager
Reynolds Plantation- 7,000 acre Golf Community,
Lake Oconee, Georgia, USA


Plantskydd is the #1 choice of landscapers, arborists, foresters and professional growers because it is proven to out-last and out-perform all other repellents. Unlike other brands, which require constant re-application after rainfall and irrigation, Plantskydd is rain-resistant and was designed to last up to 6 months over-winter, and up to 4 months during the growing season. No other repellent lasts as long.  Plantskydd has been used successfully in forestry for over a decade and is carried by thousands of Garden Centers throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

Deterring Deer = $$$

Many landscapers & arborists successfully incorporate Plantskydd applications into their maintenance programs to protect their client’s investments and increase revenue. Promoting protection of landscapes with Plantskydd will boost your business! We have home gardeners calling us all the time, asking who they can hire to apply Plantskydd.


Plantskydd will not wash off due to rain or irrigation!

No permits are needed and it is exempt from EPA Federal Pesticide Registration!



Plantskydd powder concentrate is listed by the Organic Material Review Institute (OMRI) for use in production of organic food and fibre.

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 bloodmeal — 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.

“The 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.

Animals avoid plants
before they bite – not after!


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

What makes it effective?

Plantskydd works by emitting an odor that animals associate with predator activity; repelling the animal before it nibbles on plants-not after! Plantskydd stimulates a fear-based response which will have them looking for somewhere else to dine. 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’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.


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.

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