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Deer Resistant Plants and Repellents

Maine Deer Resistant Plants and Repellents


Plants Usually Not Preferred by Deer  University of Maine Cooperative Extension

How to keep deer out of your garden August 3, 2020 Maine, Bangor Daily News
... An estimated 94 percent of Maine is considered habitat for deer ... deer are less attracted to things like onions, garlic, rhubarb and “fuzzy, spiky” plants like squash and cucumbers... perennials like black-eyed susan, foxglove, cardinal flower and bergamot ... a list of deer resistant plants from Maine.gov ...

Much ado about noshing, managing deer in the garden March 31, 2013 Maine, Press Herald
... Most experts say fences are the best defense, followed by repellents and other forms of "aversive conditioning" such as using decoys and noisemakers, and plant selection ...  double fencing... "You don't have to go up quite as high, but a deer won't jump over a fence if it doesn't see a clear place to land,"  ... Forms of "aversive conditioning" can teach deer over time to stay away from your garden by making them uncomfortable. These techniques include screaming, throwing things at them or using cracker shells, airhorns or other noisemakers.  A coyote decoy can work too ...