Q: Can I cut my Deer-Terrent netting? Will it fray or unravel?
A: Deer-Terrent netting is cut easily with a pair of scissors. It will not fray or unravel. This feature makes it ideal to create a netting barrier for your custom applications. Left over netting can be used to cover smaller plants that sometimes get neglected. The extra supplied twist ties is a quick & effective way to fasten the netting to a plant. Our Arborvitae Netting Wrap is probably our most practical product if you wish to make cuts for a custom application.
Q: Won't the deer just chew through the netting to get to the plant?
A: Although the netting fabric is designed to be ultra light and visually unobtrusive, it is extremely strong as well. One would find it difficult to rip it by hand. A sharp knife or scissors are normally required. Deer, for the most part look for the path of least resistance. When they sense an obstruction from the netting they will most likely look for a much easier snack- such as your neighbors unprotected plants. : )
Visit our Facebook Page @deerterrent to view some funny videos of frustrated deer being foiled by Deer-Terrent!
Q: How does Deer-Terrent compare to other products that repel deer from plants?
A: Sprays can be very effective to repel deer from your plants. The problem is they will wash off after rain and will need to be reapplied. Most people forget to reapply and then it's usually too late. Commercial spraying services will spray your plants on scheduled visits. This can be costly. One last thing to remember is a deers tastes are always changing. What a deer won't eat one year they might be eating in the following. This is why producers of spray repellents are always trying to change their formula. Deer Fencing can also work well. The downside is the fencing needs to be staked which can be quite labor intensive. The other draw back is weeds and grass will grow around the plants making it difficult to maintain a aesthetically pleasing environment in your garden.
Q: Can I reuse my netting?
A: Certainly! Just remember to take care when removing as not to damage the plant. The netting can be neatly rolled or bundled up and easily stored in a plastic bag. We recommend storing one netting per bag so they don't become entwined.
Q: What is the estimated life of the netting material?
A: For normal use we estimate 2-4 years. We manufacture using a superior virgin polyethylene material which is usually more resistant to the sun's UV breakdown on plastic material.