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We live in a suburb near the mountains and have a lot of deer wandering through our neighborhood eating our flowers and vegetable gardens. They are not afraid of people and walk through our backyard any time of day. What can we spray on the garden plants to stop them from eating them?
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This is common question and I'll refer you to a USU news article regarding deer and plants. Click on http://extension.usu.edu/htm/news/articleID=3852. There is not a spray effective to deter deer from eating them. The best defense is to plant your landscape with plants deer do not like to eat. There also is a good article from Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on deterring deer. Click on http://wildlife.utah.gov/habitat/deer-browse.php. In that article a list of ornamental plants highly preferred by deer is included, so I would suggest, not planting those on the list, or substituting them with plants seldom preferred by deer also in the above article.
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