Dryer Sheets as a deterrent to Deer nvasion

Asked April 9, 2019, 2:08 PM EDT

Threading 1" strips of clothes dryer strips onto Bamboo skewers seems to deter Deer from my landscape - is there any truth to this?

Prince George's County Maryland wildlife deer

1 Response

There doesn't seem to be any research to confirm that using drying sheets will deter deer. However, it is known that scent repellents do protect plants. If this works for you then keep doing it. Protecting plants from deer damage can be very challenging. Please see the following information from our website,
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/deer

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