Here are a few non toxic tips on how to repel and detract these critters without harming the cycle of life in the animal kingdom or putting our kids and pets at risk.
This picture was taken in my Father's front yard in South Central Kentucky.
Step 1: For a Bambi Free Zone
You will need:
An old flower pot, plastic or clay
An old sock or the foot part of a pair of hosiery
String, Twine or anything you can make a tie and hanger with
Any ONE of the following:
Strong smelling deodorant soap like Irish Spring
Raw Garlic Cloves
Athletes Foot Powder
6 - 12 Cotton Balls soaked in Peppermint Oil
Step 2: Make Your Repellent
The flower pot keeps the rain from washing away your deer deterrent and can last up to a year depending on climate conditions. If you notice the deer returning it's time to refill your socks.
Step 3: Got Kids, Pets and ANTS? Try a Safe and Cheap Cure to Get Rid of Them ...
This works very well, especially on fire ants which we get here in the So Cal region with a vengence.
The best way to rid yourself of ants without putting kids and pets at risk is Grits.
Just take some plain old dry Grits and sprinkle them around your ant holes. The little biting monsters go crazy for them, carry them back to the nest where the other ants eat them and then the grits swell in thier stomachs and they pop!
The big plus is of course if your kids or pets get into it there is no worry or harm to them.
Step 4: Groundhogs, Woodchucks and Other Burrowing Animals
(I couldn't get the peppers to show up in my pictures so I had to use one of them in bowls)