Deter Deer Naturally with Coyote Urine

Deer are one of the most if not the most prevalent garden pests  on the North American continent. In the winter time, deer try to eat bark and shrubbery from expensive ornamental trees and bushes. In the spring and summer, they try to make a feast of tender seedlings and mature garden produce. Depending on what part of the country you live in, the battle can be unending.deer damage

Up here in rural Maine, we mostly have to worry about deer bothering our summer vegetable gardens. We only have a very short growing season and nothing is more devastating to the avid gardener than to go out to the vegetable patch one morning and see little gnawed off nubs where lush greenery used to be. I know we certainly get a lot of requests from gardeners and landscapers alike for help in this area.  In fact way back in 1986, when predatorpee was born, deer were one of the first problem pests that our products were used for. What product is that? Well, as you may know here at predatorpee.com, we rely heavily on the predator-prey principle. It is a concept that makes lots of sense and has proven to be effective.

So, if we have a deer(the prey), we need to figure out the predator. A little research and the answer presents: “In Southern Canada and several states in the United States, including Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina and Pennsylvania, the most common predators of white-tailed deer are coyotes, followed by bobcats. Coyotes that used to live primarily in the American West have extended their territory ranges and have moved eastward. Since then, coyotes have played a major role in reducing the deer population, as they specifically attack fawns born in spring.” https://www.reference.com/pets-animals/natural-enemies-deer-d165cdd5ebaf0a10

This information combined with field tests and customer feedback have led us to conclude that Coyote Urine is the answer to the deer problem. But, you say, “there are no coyotes anywhere near where I live, why would that scare a deer?” Good question. The answer is that the fear of a predator is instinctual(thus hardwired in) and not dependent on actual proximity or exposure to said animal. But, you don’t have to take my word for it. The comments below are from actual predatorpee customers.

“I have been a happy customer for eight years now and continue to buy your product and tell my neighbors about it.” Kris

“I have ordered from you before and the product works well. Keeps the deer out of my garden.” Frank

“Thank you. I appreciate your help. BTW, your product has worked extremely well for me last season, and so far this Spring. The uneaten by deer crocuses are a testament to the efficacy of CoyotePee.” Reynolds

Don’t wait! Be prepared for the growing season. Click here for coyote pee and here for application instructions.

Until I find more words …The PeeMan

Ask the PeeMan: Deer Problem

I have read that having an editorial calendar is an important part of blogging. Well, my calendar is a little screwed up this week and Wednesday’s Ask the PeeMan is on Saturday. Deal with it blogosphere.

Q. I am experiencing a  deer problem, they are eating my flowers!  I have always made a point of only planting flowers that are not their favorite.  I spray bitter cherry on the plants & it has deterred them up until this year
Strange, because we had a warm wet winter & there seems to be lots of other choices for them. The flowers are mostly in container pots, so I am thinking that the the granules might work best, as I can sprinkle directly on the soil. herten-5I see that you recommend Coyote to keep the deer away.  Guessing that Mountain Lion would work as well?  Would one work better than the other, and/or are there downsides of one over the other?  IE: attracting Mountain Lions?

I have also just ordered some Deer Out.  It combines a bad taste with a peppermint smell that apparently the Deer dislike.  Do you think the Deer Out with its strong smell might over power the urine granules & negate its benefits? 

Suppose another option would be venison stew

Thanks for your time Mr. PeeMan!

Sincerely,
PeeWoman

 

A. Tracy,
CoyotePee is always my first choice for deer. The idea is to create a “pee-rimeter” a little ways back from the food source. That way the deer will get the scent of the predator before the attraction of the food source is too much to resist. The inherent problem with taste deterrents is that it requires the deer to already be in your garden! The PeeMan likes to prevent them from getting there in the first place. Predator Urine can attract same specie predators if they are already in the area. Here are some links with more info:
http://www.predatorpeestore.com/deer-problems-coyote-urine.html
http://www.predatorpeestore.com/Application-Instructions.html
KJ The PeeMan

Just to clarify there is only one PeeWoman even though she cringes at the title – my beautiful bride of more than forty years.

Until I find more words. . .The PeeMan

 

Ask The PeeMan – Oh Rats!!!

It’s Wednesday again and that means it’s time to Ask The PeeMan! Here are couple of “ratty” questions I have gotten in my PeeMail lately. Enjoy!

Q.  Hi,
My house backs onto a blueberry farm hence I am forever having battles with rats and mice that somehow get into our home.  I see that coyote urine is recommended for rats and bobcat urine is recommended for mice.  Do you recommend using both urines simultaneously (side by side) for both indoor and outdoor use?   Or should I just go with one type and if so, which one?

Thank you.

Philip

A.  Philip,
Rather than having you buy 2 types of urine, start with the CoyotePee and see how it does for both. Here is the link:
http://www.predatorpeestore.com/repel-rats-rat-problems-coyote-urine.html

Q. I have a large macadamia nut tree which the rats love.  They pick the fruit or knock it off.  The tree overhangs my roof.   I have tried traps with banana, peanut butter, tangerines, avocados but they continue to go back to the nuts.  I have even tried the nuts themselves in the traps…no progress.  If I get the coyote pee, should I put it on the roof, hang it in the trees, or apply it some other way?  Thanks for any information you can give me.  I plan to order from you but am unsure of how to do the applications.

A. Spray CoyotePee liberally on the trunk of the tree and ideally also create a “pee-rimeter” back about 20′ feet from the tree.  The goal would be to intercept them before they get overwhelmed by the lure of the food source. See these links for more info:
http://www.predatorpeestore.com/Application-Instructions.html
http://www.predatorpeestore.com/repel-rats-rat-problems-coyote-urine.html

Until I find more words. . .The PeeMan

 

Guest Blogger – Bones The Coyote

Last week we heard from P. Catcher about his first day on the job. Today, we get an entirely different perspective. Enjoy! It’s unreal and maybe not entirely G-rated.

First Day at the Farm by Bones The Coyote
My name is Bones…as in after I hunt, there’s nothing left but the bones. When I first arrived at the Farm, I had the same attitude as most new inmates. I didn’t like the idea of losing my freedom. I was four years old at the time and I enjoyed roaming the woods, wild and free. I liked working alone, or with a pack if they were good. Life was not always easy, but I got by. If it wasn’t for that chicken farmer, I’d still be there. I still don’t know how I fell for that trap. Too greedy, I guess. So, they sent me to the Farm…. for life. I didn’t like it one bit. Fences, guards….this was definitely not my style. The truck came through the gate and pulled up the processing building. White coats—I knew what that meant. Sure

bones

Bones

enough, shots and more shots and then a collar. Blaze orange, definitely not my color. I felt the antenna brush against my ear. The end of freedom. They led me through a door and I found myself outside in a small field surrounded by trees. Time to socialize. I started sniffing around. Wow! Women! I’d never picked up such a concentrated scent before. I never thought this place could be coed. But, now that I think of it, I’d never heard of anyone trying to escape. Maybe this wasn’t going to be all bad, after all. I saw a bunch of inmates heading down to couple of old stumps. I followed along behind at a safe distance. What happened next is pretty hard to describe. There was a human off in the distance and when he pulled a handle, the tops of those stumps sort of popped open and stuff started spewing out. I couldn’t tell for sure what was coming out, but those other inmates were eating it like there was no tomorrow. This was curious. Most other coyotes I knew preferred meals they had to chase, but this bunch were bellying up to a stump and having a real feast. I slid quietly into the group for a closer look. Well, what the heck, I was pretty hungry. So I tried a few nibbles. Salty, real salty, but good. “What is this stuff anyway?” I ventured to ask to no one in particular. “Pretzels and popcorn,” came the garbled response. “Never heard of it,” I thought to myself. But, it was tasty. Every bite I took seemed to compel me towards another one. You could get hooked on this stuff. I finally gave in and just gorged myself with abandon. The stuff kept coming and coming out of that stump like there was a never ending supply. Then it started. I had been real thirsty before, like the time when I finally got that old rooster out at the Benton place. Man, was he tough and dry. But, this was different, really different! Water! Water! I needed water fast. My tongue was like sandstone. My throat was like a rusty pipe. Then I noticed the inmates were on the move again and moving quite quickly. They ran to a nearby stream and began drinking loudly. I didn’t waste any time joining them. My first gulp told me something was very unusual. Wrong color, wrong flavor and fizzy and foamy too ….but not bad. The other inmates seemed to enjoy it and I was thirsty after all. So I drank, no the truth was I slurped and sloshed and guzzled. I could feel my thirst subsiding a bit, but I felt a little light-headed and unsteady as well. “Easy big fella,” said the cute one next to me as I swayed a little to my left. “Excuse me,” I said in a voice that didn’t seem like my own. “New at the Farm? What’s your name?” she asked. “First day, Bones is my name, ma’am, what’s yours?” I said. “I’m Kitty. What are you in for?,” she asked. “Chickens,” I said, “what about you?” “Sheep. Well, lambs actually. Those big ones can be nasty,” she said. “This place is pretty strange, don’t you think? Eating out of stumps and drinking yellow fizzy water. I’m not sure I like it,” I said trying not to slur my words. “You’ll get used to it. It’s a real friendly place and it’s got everything you need. Just be careful and watch out for the Urine Collector. I hear there is a trainee on today,” she said quietly. “Urine Collector? What do you mean?” I asked nervously. “Yeah, the Urine Collector. It’s how you earn your keep. Did you think they were going to let you live like this for nothing? Look, here at the Farm, you get all sex you want, all the food you can eat and all the beer you can drink. All they want back is your pee,” she explained. “MY PEE!” I screamed. “Yeah, your pee. It’s not so bad. Most of the time you hardly know the Collectors are around. They usually sneak up behind you while your busy at the beer stream and they’re gone before you know it. They sell it to people who want to make other animals think they have coyotes around. Can you believe it? Don’t look now, but I think there is a Collector coming now,” she said as she glanced over her right shoulder. Sure enough there was a human in a big padded suit wriggling along the ground behind the coyotes to my right. He had a long handled pan in its hand and was sliding it under the rear end of one of the inmates down the line. I kept an eye on him for a while, but man I was thirsty. I stuck my snout back in that stream and lapped and lapped. I liked this stuff more and more. Beer, is that what she called it? I didn’t care what it was called and the more I drank, the less I cared about the Urine Collector anymore. That was a mistake. Man, I really had to pee. I stepped a little to one side and tried to lift my leg in my normal style. But, my coordination was a little off and I slipped a bit. Then I felt it. The pain only a man understands. Something whacked me good and my knees folded. As the pain was transforming itself into rage, I looked around to find out who was responsible for this cowardly attack on my most private possessions. I came eyeball to eyeball with the Urine Collector. He had whacked me with that cold steel pan. He was going to die. He knew it too. He tried to scramble to his feet, tripped and fell headlong into the beer stream. Now was my chance, I assumed full attack position ……or I thought I did. My mind was in full attack mode, but my legs and paws had something entirely different in mind. I had never run sideways before, but it was happening now. I bowled over a couple of other inmates in the process. “Hey, watch it, turkey!” they growled. I shouldn’t have said it, especially on my first day. But, for some reason I wasn’t thinking clearly. I can’t remember exactly what I said, but it had something to do with their mother and a German shepherd. However, there was no doubt that they heard it and understood the implied meaning of my words. What a mess! As I staggered to resume pursuit of the Urine Collector, I now had two really aggravated inmates in pursuit of me! Fortunately, their attack mode wasn’t working much better than mine. I almost got a piece of that Collector just before he slammed that door in my face and I crumbled into a heap on top of my fellow inmates. They seemed a little more dazed than I was and I managed to extricate myself from the pile and make my way to the other side of the field. As I tried to get oriented, I noticed Kitty over by the edge of the woods. I could tell from the look in her eye she had something on her mind. Boy, was my mind fuzzy. What did she say before about life at the Farm. All the food, beer and…….what else did she say? If only I could remember…

 

Until I find more words. . .The PeeMan

Raising the Roof

Greetings from the FROZEN North Woods! It is currently 28 degrees and while a brief warm up will bring rain instead of snow, it is back to brisk temperatures for Thanksgiving which means ice skating with the grandkids is not outside the realm of possibility.

While my last post feature the first episode of our PredatorPee Unleashed video series(more to come soon), this post is more of an update on the goings on at Winterberry Farm – the PeeMan’s homestead. Before the wife and I headed south for our 40th anniversary celebration trip, I had a few things to get done around the property. My major project of the fall season has been the installation and completion of a heavy duty metal and fabric building meant to house the boat, airstream, chickens, the Scout – oh yeah and maybe some pee related stuff.

The project involved the erection of several metal hoops and then the reinforcement of said hoops. I NEVER EVER want to see another sheet metal screw in my life. I had shards of hot metal flying back toward my face with every single installation. Anyway, while I usually tend to be a loner when it comes to construction projects(I do it my way and I don’t want to have to explain it or answer a hundred questions), the actual installation of the building cover was definitely not a one man job. So, I called in a few select helpers, constructed my own winches and voila got that baby up and over in no time flat. Actually, my daughter was quite impressed that it worked right the first time. I usually get the job done, but not without a little or a lot of trial and error.

Anyway, now Brown Betty and the Amish hen have taken up residence in their new digs along side my metal beauty and some other of my “projects.” Here are some pics. Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! Until I find more words. . .The PeeMan

winches hard at work

winches hard at work

 

PeeMan on the ladder AGAIN

PeeMan on the ladder AGAIN

inside

inside

job well done

job well done

My Kind of Reality Show – PredatorPee Unleashed Episode 1

Greetings from the North woods!

Ok, we have had some serious chill this week up here! A couple of days it only made it into the low 30’s! Well, I shouldn’t complain since I choose to live here.

Anyway, moving on – would you believe that I received another email from a different production company based in New York about a PeeMan reality show?!! I just don’t understand why people would want to sit around and watch me and my family sell, package and ship animal urine. I mean – I think my job is great and definitely fodder for interesting conversation, but I wouldn’t want to sit in front of a screen watching me or anyone else do it.

I do actually have a worthwhile contribution to the “reality tv” craze. The following is a video of “real” live deer reacting to our 100% CoyotePee. Talk about drama! These deer want nothing to do with the scent of one of their feared predators. But, the whole point of reality tv is to see it, not read about it – without further ado – PredatorPee Unleashed – Episode 1

Stay tuned for more episodes.

Until I find more words. . . The PeeMan

Words from the Customers Continued . . .

Greetings!

Every now and again I like to empty my PeeMail and share with you the great stuff that I hear from customers every day.  So without further ado. . .

“Hi, Family friend is a satisfied customer and she recommended your products to chase squirrels. Thanks. Richard”

“I read an article about Bobcat pee as a repellent for mice, and found you using a google search. bmf”

“I have been ordering your products for a few years, mainly bobcat and coyote pee for rats and mice. I used google to find you the first time and I continue to refer customers to you. Thank You…Joyce”

“I purchased from you previously, found you via web search. . .  So far the Wolf urine seems to being working. I have four small dogs and we have seen coyotes in our area pretty regularly . I will be trying the granules for the first time when this next order arrives. I plan on taking some with me when we head to our Florida home this winter, YES, there are coyotes there too.”

“I found out about you because my friend had racoons and used your products and they went away. Courtney”

“This is the second order I’ve made. I found you by a google search. Haven’t seen any bobcats or coyote! Thanks for giving me a little peace of
mind. Lisa”

Not much to add to all that. So, until I find more words . . .

The PeeMan