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Plantskydd Squirrel Repellent

Effective for deer, elk, rabbits, squirrels, voles!

Plantskydd Guarantee

All Natural Swedish Squirrel Repellent,
provides plants with up to 6 months of protection against squirrel browse damage!

NOW AVAILABLE FOR HOME USE

Plantskydd Repellent

Plantskydd® Squirrel Repellent is a Proven, Effective Protection for Garden Plants and Shrubs from squirrel, Elk, Moose, Opossum, and Rabbit.

Plantskydd Squirrel Repellent is considered the most cost-effective and environmentally safe squirrel repellent available. Plantskydd is accepted and used by leading forest companies, agriculture, nurseries, private woodlot owners, landscapers, and home gardeners, as well as State/Provincial and National Conservation agencies.

Plantskydd squirrel Repellent, a 100% natural, environmentally friendly product, is now made in the USA and is 'Member Tested and Recommended' by the National Home Gardening Club.
 

National Home Garden Club

Plantskydd ® Deer - Rabbits - Elk Repellent
(Soluble Powder Concentrate-
trw-9589)
and
Plantskydd ® Rabbit & Small Critter Repellent
(Granular-
trw-0731) are OMRI Listed
by the
Organic Materials Review Institute
as

"...suitable for use in the production of organic food and fibre."

 

Plantskydd Squirrel Repellent was initially developed in Sweden in 1991 in response to commercial forest plantations being decimated by plant eating mammals. The forest industry needed an squirrel repellent that could last through severe weather and meet Sweden's strict environmental laws. Plantskydd's long-term effectiveness is attributable to the tenacity of its 100% natural, vegetable oil binder in sticking to plants, even under severe snow/rainfall conditions: up to 6 months over winter, 3-4 months in summer. The Swedish name for the product "Plantskydd" translates as "Plant Protection".

Plantskydd Squirrel Repellent works by emitting an odor that squirrels associate with predator activity, repelling the squirrel before it nibbles on plants. Research has proven that odor-based repellents are more effective than other repellent systems where the squirrel needs to taste treated plants before being repelled. Once squirrels are attracted to an area and begin feeding, it is more difficult to discourage them from returning. Plantskydd stimulates a fear-based response which will have squirrel, elk, moose, opossum, and rabbits looking to dine somewhere other than your garden or plantation.

Plantskydd® Squirrel Repellent is the browse deterrent of choice for leading North American forest companies who use it to successfully prevent plantation damage by squirrel, rabbits, elk and moose to millions of conifer and hardwood trees, including: cedar, spruce, fir, pine, alder, birch, larch, and poplar species. Many customers have provided positive anecdotal feedback as to the effectiveness of Plantskydd in protecting plants against other herbivores (plant eating mammals).

Nurseries and landscapers find Plantskydd® Squirrel Repellent to be equally effective in protecting flowers, shrubs, and ornamentals.

 

What makes it effective?

Plantskydd Squirrel Repellent works by emitting an odor that squirrels associate with predator activity, repelling the squirrel before it nibbles on plants. The odor is not unpleasant to the applicator.

Research has proven that odor-based repellents are more effective than other repellent systems- where the squirrel needs to taste treated plants before being repelled. Once squirrels are attracted to an area and begin feeding, it is more difficult to discourage them from returning. Plantskydd stimulates a fear-based response which will have them looking for somewhere else to dine.

Plantskydd's long-term effectiveness is attributable to the tenacity of its 100% natural, vegetable oil binder in sticking to plants, even under severe snow/rainfall conditions: up to 6 months over winter, 3-4 months in summer.

 

Which repellents actually work ?

" ...Studies investigating trends in efficacy of squirrel repellents indicate that, of the 20 products tested, repellents with active ingredients that emitted sulfurous odors i.e.: bloodmeal or egg solids, generally provided the best results..."

"...Products that contained active ingredients which cause pain/irritation (capsaicin, allyl isothiocyanate), or illness (thiram) were less effective..."

"...Products that use a bitter taste (denatonium benzoate) were usually the least effective in reducing damage by herbivores. Repellents that were applied to plant surfaces were generally more effective than capsules or other devices that produced an odor intended to protect a specific area."

Conference Proceedings‹Advances and Challenges
in Forest Regeneration, June 1-2, 2000
Dr. Dale Nolte, Dr. Kim Wagner, USDA/APHIS
National Wildlife Research Center
, Olympia, WA

 

Plantskydd's Development

Plantskydd® squirrel Repellent was first developed in Sweden in 1991 in response to commercial forest plantations being decimated by squirrel, moose and rabbits. The forest industry needed an squirrel repellent that could last through severe weather and meet Sweden's strict environmental laws.

Plantskydd's effectiveness as a long lasting squirrel browse repellent was substantiated in Field Trials 1991-1994 and the results published in the Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research - J. Berquist & G. Olander, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - ASA Forest Research Station, 1996.

 

100% Natural

Plantskydd is exempt from federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) pesticide registration. Plantskydd contains no synthetic additives, is non-toxic and is not harmful to squirrels, plants or the environment.

The 'active' ingredient is dried blood (porcine and/or bovine)- recognized by the EPA as an environmentally safe ingredient.

In the United States, *bloodmeal* is an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) exempted product/minimum risk pesticide and is exempt from the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act requirements, specifically under Section 25(b) c.f. Federal Register, 61(45), Mar. 6, 1996 and therefore is not subject to federal registration.

"The EPA has determined ... that the use of these pesticides poses insignificant risks to human health or the environment ...
"The Agency in promulgating this rule, is responding to society's increasing demand for more natural and benign methods of pest control ... "

May 6, 1996 USA — EPA

In Canada and the United States, Plantskydd's effectiveness as an squirrel browse deterrent has been confirmed since 1994 in Operational Level Field Trials undertaken by large forest industry Cooperators on millions of conifer and deciduous trees of various species.

It is now considered the most cost-effective and environmentally safe squirrel browse deterrent available and is used by leading forest companies, nurseries, private woodlot owners, landscapers, home gardeners, as well as State/Provincial and Federal Conservation agencies.

Available in either soluble powder, pre-mix or granular formulation, Plantskydd repels: deer, elk, moose, rabbits, opossum, squirrels and voles (field mice) by means of odor - which is not offensive to either applicators or planters either during or after plant treatment.

 

Fertilizing Effects

a natural fertilizer and an squirrel repellentAs an added benefit, Plantskydd squirrel Repellent acts as a foliar feed fertilizer for many types of plants. Bloodmeal, Plantskydd's active ingredient, has long been recognized as an organic fertilizer. Studies performed by Pennsylvania State University showed that the use of Plantskydd on a variety of flowering plants resulted in a fertilizing effect.

"All plants tested that were treated with Plantskydd were larger, had more flowers and generally had greener leaves. This response is typical of the response created by an increased level of fertilization."

E. Jay Holcomb,
Professor of Floriculture Department of Horticulture,
Pennsylvania State University



Plant Protection News - A Tree World Publication

* squirrel Control Programs
* Protecting Row Crops
* Protecting Fruit Trees
* Conducting a Field Trial
    -Simple methodology that yields useful data.
* Plantskydd Receives Organic Certification

Adobe .PDF Document (339KB will open in new window)

 


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USDA - for Organic Gardening - Plantskydd contains no synthetic additives, is non-toxic and is not harmful to animals, plants or the environment.