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Repellent vs deterrent debate

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The main difference between a deer repellent and a deer deterrent is the reapplication process. With a good mechanical deterrent you never need to reapply anything.

Even the best and most expensive deer repellent will eventually wash away and lose its intensity requiring a second coat of whatever smelly substance you've settled on.

This approach might be fine if you're just trying to scare off one or two deer from a prized flower in your yard, but if you've got any kind of serious deer population I might suggest the smell away approach to be more of an urban solution for areas not any bigger than an average flower bed.

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