HAMDEN, Conn., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the late spring this year and summer just around the corner, your yard and garden are wide open for deer, rabbits and other problem animals to feast upon. It's important to know that these animals can potentially destroy gardens resulting in costly financial loss, and one thing gardeners should always consider is that an animal will eat just about anything, if it is hungry enough.
"If food is scarce, deer and other animals can lose up to a quarter of their body weight over the winter months, and that means that they're hungry come spring, so it is prime time for problem animals to feast on your yard," said Bob Reynolds, Shake-Away, Inc., CEO. "The best way to get these pests away from your valuable plantings is to take advantage of the predator-prey relationship animals have. By using coyote urine granules, Shake-Away products recreate the predator scent, which naturally deters animals from the area where it is applied."
According to Shake-Away, the only maker of EPA-registered predator-scent animal repellents, the top garden offenders who can be damaging your garden this summer are:
- Domestic cats
"No gardener wants deer munching on their vegetables or cats romping through that prized flower bed," said Ron Boyce, Research Scientist, Shake-Away, Inc. "Unsightly fences only solve the problem until the pests find a way around them. In addition, chemicals could potentially harm both animals and the plants, however, when animals smell a predator, their instinct is to stay as far away as possible."
Garden-safe and pet-friendly, Shake-Away uses 100 percent non-toxic predator urine granules, such as coyote or fox granules, that cause prey animals to instinctively leave an area where they detect a predatory threat. Shake-Away products are 100 percent natural and certified organic with no lingering yard or garden odor that is detectable by humans.
About Shake-Away, Inc.:
Hamden, Conn.-based Shake-Away specializes in the development of 100 percent natural, non-toxic predator-scent lawn and garden animal repellents. As the only line of products in the category to be registered by the EPA, Shake-Away products safely and humanely deter problem animals such as deer, groundhogs, chipmunks, cats, rabbits and many others. For more information on Shake-Away and ordering, please visit www.shake-away.com.
SOURCE Shake-Away, Inc.