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Ask The PeeMan: Deer, Deer and MORE Deer
Wednesday means Ask the PeeMan – the weekly feature where The PeeMan shares questions that real customers have asked and provides his pee-rrific answers.
I live in a lovely Gorham neighborhood, in the last house on a dead-end street, surrounded by woods. For five years, I’ve had only occasional problems with deer but this year — after the lightest winter in history, go figure — it seems the word is out. Deer are coming right up to my family room windows and have stripped a yew, a holly, and two arborvitae. These are… *ahem* werewell-established plants that have survived harsh winters and two big, rowdy dogs, so it broke my heart to see them defoliated. I generally have a live-and-let-live attitude about these things but in this instance, there are plenty of other nutrients in the immediate area, so I didn’t see the humor AT ALL.
My question is this: there are quite a few coyotes in the surrounding area and the deer don’t seem to be in the least perturbed by their presence (or mine, or that of my loud German Shepherd). Does this mean that I should consider using, say, wolf urine instead of coyote urine? My personal preference would be a flame-thrower but I’m pretty sure there’s a municipal code that prohibits it… regrettably.
By the way, I came to your website by way of my vet’s recommendation. She has chickens and relies on your products to keep them safe, which I thought was a wonderful endorsement.