Hello All, Judy mentioned a pest that has had a mention before: "I have almost 9 acres. It slopes, we're on a well, there are deer and woodchucks and other critters - naturalistic is the only way that really works for me." Some of the gardens plagued with deer hereabouts (mainly the introduced Chinese water deer or Muntjac) keep them away from their gardens by hanging bars of soap among the plant beds. Tie to a cane so the bars are about 3 feet off the ground. Spacing that I saw was often over 25 yards. Some of the bars I saw had clearly dried out a great deal and must have been hanging in place for several months. Any of you tried this for your local forms of deer? I don't know if highly scented soap works better, i.e., is it the soapy smell or the added scents? It would be interesting to see if it worked with other wildlife. I had no mention of effects on squirrels or wood pigeons. Regards Hamish Wettish (usually!!!) zone 9, South central UK.