Best Deer Repellent, Bobbex Rated #1
Why the test was needed
The increase in deer population over the past few decades has left more and more people frustrated with deer damage. In response to people’s need for an effective solution to deer foraging and browsing damage many manufacturers introduced various products into the market. These products work with varying effectiveness. As a result, it became important for people to understand which products actually worked.
Bobbex joined an independent study conducted by the State of Connecticut Department of Forestry and Horticulture. The study compared the 10 leading deer repellents on the market. The study demonstrated that next to a physical fence, Bobbex rated #1 in preventing deer foraging damage.
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What the results say about Bobbex
The Best Deer Repellent was demonstrated through an independent study conducted by the State of Connecticut Department of Forestry and Horticulture during the growing season of 2006 –2007. This test was structured to determine the true effectiveness of leading deer repellents in the deer-saturated Connecticut region.
To determine the Best Deer Repellent, ten different commercially available deer repellents were tested in in two different geographic locations, using deer-attracting evergreen yews. To establish benchmarks, both positive (fence) and negative (no treatment) controls were included in the experiment.
The evergreen yews were planted in 2 “garden blocks” at each location, with each block containing 12 groups of 6 yews. Deer Repellents were applied based on manufacturer’s recommendations, with a different repellent treatment randomly assigned to each group of yews within each block.
Application costs were recorded, and a Protective % Index was established to grade the effectiveness of each product tested. Results were determined by measuring plant size and dry needle weights at the end of the 2007 growing season.