It has been a long time since I have had to do any homework and a fairly long time since I had to help anyone with homework. And that is fine with me – guiding three daughters through algebra and geometry was no treat. I am glad those tear soaked math papers and frustrating nights are long gone. But, recently the PeeMan has been getting requests to help broaden the minds of youth across the nation. That’s right – much to my wife’s disbelief – the PeeMan has been asked for homework help. Not just once either:
We are doing a school project on how to keep deer
away from gardens. We were wondering if urine becomes less potent in cold weather?”
“Hi: We are a fifth grade Robotics team who is doing a project on safely deterring raccoons from people’s yards. We are doing the project for a competition we are entering that has a community service piece. We are designing a motion detected spray device that would spray a scent as a deterrent to raccoons. We have several questions about predator pee:
1) What type of predator pee would deter raccoons?
2) Would that type deter other animals too?
3) Would it have any bad effects on the environment besides smell?
4) How strong is the predator pee smell?
5) How do you get the predator pee?
6) How much does the predator pee cost?
7) Do you think it would work to spray predator pee?
8) Do you know how far pee would spray and be effective?”
These are just a couple of the requests that I have received from inquiring young minds. I am flattered of course and more than willing to educate them concerning all things pee. Just like I am willing to educate my readers. Today’s educational fact: Our predatorpee
is 100% real, pure pee. Not manufactured, not synthetic, not watered down – it is the real deal.
Until I find more words. . .The PeeMan
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. I 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!
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:
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
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* were well-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.
Thanks in advance,
With coyotes in the neighborhood, we do recommend going with WolfPee
. It has the added benefit of not only keeping the deer away, but the coyotes
too! Here is the direct link. Thanks for finding us…send me the name of your vet, so I can thank her.
KJ The PeeMan
Until I find more words . . .The PeeMan
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