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, 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.”

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, 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* 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 coyotesherten-5 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