About Us

En Garde Deer Defense is a family-run business, started by Jeffrey Ardo in 2016. Jeff is a homeowner with a passion to make his yard lush with beautiful green shrubs and colorful plants, but like the rest of Northeast Ohio, deer have made this a challenge. Frustrated with his own damage, he sought out a solution and started his own deer deterrent company. Jeff received extensive training from industry experts and uses a natural deer deterrent formula, licensed in the State of Ohio that’s proven to deliver results.

We are deer repellent specialists, and this is all we do as a company! We are an owner-operated business that is completely dedicated to customer service and satisfaction. Unlike some services, we use our own proprietary deer repellent that cannot be found in stores. Unlike some repellents, our product is extremely weather-resistant, virtually odorless, and transparent. A unique element of our company is that we produce our product on a daily basis which lends to its potency and is a key component to the success of our spraying service.


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Why Choose Us?

We Have a Growing Clientele in Northeast Ohio

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and treat your property like it is our own. We build excellent working relationships with homeowners landscape, and nursery professionals. This helps them grow and succeed with their customer base, letting the clients choose what they want to plant, not what the deer dictate. We promise our clients and colleagues dramatic results against deer damage, and we guarantee both our product and service.

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Cleveland’s Most Trusted Deer Deterrent Service

Discover what our customer are saying about our deer repellent service.

En Garde Deer Defense, LLCExcellentEn Garde Deer Defense, LLC5.0 Based on 300 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onEllie ScheuerEllie Scheuer ★★★★★ Engarde has a wonderful service. I am able to enjoy all my hydrangeas, etc.. It is a God. I suggest any garden lovers to use their services. I am extremely pleased.Response from the ownerHi Ellie! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We completely agree with your suggestion.😊 We're so glad to hear that you are enjoying your flowers. Thank you for trusting us to guard your yard from deer damage. anne marie wolfsonanne marie wolfson ★★★★★ Safe product that will work rain or shine, does not harm the environment, keeps pollinators feeding, is safe for humans and pets. Better than Deer Scram or any other product we've tried in the last 18 years. Try it- you will LOVE IT!... and forgot to mention it is also very safe for the deer and other critters which is equally important to our family. Thank you!Response from the ownerHi Mrs. Wolfson! Our product is even safe for the deer. They just don't like the smell or taste of it. It doesn't mean they won't come back to take a nibble here or there every now and again. But in general they'll go off to find better smelling and tasting plants. Thank you for spreading the word! We appreciate you! carmen lawrencecarmen lawrence ★★★★★ I would highly recommend En Garde Defense . Since we have been using them for the first time my front flowers have bloomed and never looked healthier. We use to see 5 - 10 deer around even sleeping on our front lawn, now we may see 1-2 and they bypass our yard ! We are very happy with our yard now. Thanks En Guarde.Response from the ownerHi Carmen! We sure do appreciate all the stars and are so glad to know that you are happy with our service. Thank you! Marlette LouisinMarlette Louisin ★★★★★ We are very happy with the results we’ve had with the En Garde system. So nice to see our hostas thriving this year instead of being the salad bar for the deer that they were last year. So glad I called them. An extra plus, the fellows who’ve come are so very nice and willing to answer questions!Response from the ownerWe are so glad you called, as well, Mrs. Louisin! And we totally agree with you - our spray techs are the best! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our service and product. Maureen MosesMaureen Moses ★★★★★ I can’t thank you enough for my beautiful yard of flowers, ones I haven’t seen in 5 years due to deer overpopulation. I tell everyone about your service. I now have beautiful bouquets to pick. Thank you again, your service is the best!Response from the ownerYou are most welcome! We love to hear that you can enjoy your flowers and make bouquets! And thank you for passing the word. Be sure to tell them to drop your name when they call. If they become a customer you will get 50% off of a spray. You will get that discount each time any one of your referrals signs on. MaryjoMaryjo ★★★★★ LOVE love love this company!! I have used every commercial product and homemade concoction out there … they worked for a minute but the deer always returned. After 2 seasons of En Garde’s deer defense, I finally have my lilies, hostas, hydrangeas, and day lilies to enjoy!!! I literally watch the deer skirt my yard and head to all my neighbors. Thank you, En Garde!Response from the ownerYou are very welcome, Maryjo! Part of the magic - besides our taste and smell based product - is the service. It's that we spray on a regular basis so you don't have to and to keep up with new growth and the weather. We are so glad that you are getting to enjoy your landscaping. Thank you for being a loyal customer! Valerie TateValerie Tate ★★★★★ Going for our 3rd year with En Garde. Over the past 2 years we have seen Hostas grow huge like they did years ago and discovered other plants and flowers we were sure were goners due to the deer. Expecting the same again this year!Response from the ownerThank you for your loyalty, Valerie. We're looking forward to seeing what grows this year! Donald CarrDonald Carr ★★★★★ Excellent service.Response from the ownerHi Mr. Carr! Thank you for all of the stars! We are honored to have had you as a loyal customer since 2020. Thank you for trusting us to guard your yard from deer damage. Melissa ZMelissa Z ★★★★★ En Guard is the real deal! I have been able to enjoy flowering bushes, trees and plants despite my neighborhood being inundated with deer. Before finding En Garde, I was not able to have ANY plantings even "deer resistant" plants! The product they spray has no odor and it is not toxic.It works! En Garde employees are professional, knowledgeable and very pleasant! I highly recommend this service if you are plagued with deer eating your landscape.Response from the ownerThank you for giving us a review, Melissa! And thank you for the recommendation. If I was a potential customer on the fence about trying the service your review would convince me. Thank you for trusting us to guard your yard against deer damage! Eileen RitchieEileen Ritchie ★★★★★ Very professional and friendlyResponse from the ownerWe agree, Eileen, our spray techs and office staff are the best! It makes a difference, doesn't it? Thank you for spreading the word. Michael ZabellMichael Zabell ★★★★★ So far this year excellent results nothing has been eatenResponse from the ownerSo far, so good! That's what we like to hear, Mr. Zabell. Thank you for the review and the stars. Deer are grazers, so they might come back through your yard and nibble a bit here and there just to see if your yard still tastes and smells bad to them. But they'll move on when they're reminded by our spray. Enjoy your landscaping! Deborah DickeyDeborah Dickey ★★★★★ Very nice courteous staff and it seems to be working. I finally have some bushes and flowersResponse from the ownerThey sure are! We're glad you think so, too. We love to hear that our spray is working for you and that you get to enjoy your flowers and bushes. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate you! George KaiserGeorge Kaiser ★★★★★ We live in a heavily wooded development off of ridge road in North Royalton we have an abundance of deer.... As a matter of fact we usually have a doe give birth annually in our development close to our condo... I received my third application today and so far three of my neighbors have gotten their plants destroyed I have over 15 to 20 hostas nothing's been touched...... Success ......Response from the ownerYour hastas look beautiful! Thank you for sharing photos. We agree...success! If those three neighbors want to have a free trial be sure that they drop your name as the person who referred them - you will get 50% off of one spray each time one of them (or anyone you refer) becomes a customer. Good deal! Joseph YuskaJoseph Yuska ★★★★★ Explained what they were doing, verified the yards boundaries. Very pleasant. Since the first application 3 months ago, I haven;t seen a deer nor any damage to my plants.Response from the ownerThat's what we like to hear! Enjoy those plants! Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We appreciate you. Carol ColeCarol Cole ★★★★★ This service reduced the piles of deer crap in my back yard I had to deal with each spring from 100-150 to 0-3. I also get no damage to my 100 hostas. It also helps a lot with my 70 foot garden along my driveway. They are absolutely fantastic!Response from the ownerWell, there's a side benefit we don't always think about! We're glad we could help with your "yard waste" problem, Carol😄. Thank you for taking the time to share and give us this review. RE HRE H ★★★★★ This was incredible! My yard has never looked so good throughout the summer. No smell too.ThanksResponse from the ownerHi Ruth! Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. I'm with you on the no smell thing - that would definitely be a deal breaker for me. We are so glad to hear how nice your yard looks! Sheri ResnikSheri Resnik ★★★★★ UPDATE: Last year all our buds were gone in a week. Also, as you can see by the pic they were eating some of the plants completely (hence the much smaller plants then the others). We have had these buds and flowers for about three weeks with not one eaten!!! We LOVE you En Garde!!We put in a large amount of landscaping last May. I fought the deer and rabbits and lost many times! I tried all the sprays, I did the soap, I yelled, I put up "fences" around the bushes.... bunnies ate the blooms on the bushes and the deer ate a lot of blooms and leaves.I got my first spray done three weeks ago. I have buds and leaves on everything with no sign at all of anything eaten!!!!This product is amazing. The deer don't even come near the house now! They stay further away in the yard.I would HIGHLY recommend this and would give them more stars if I could!Response from the ownerOh! Thank you Sheri! Five stars is plenty. We love that you don't have to yell into your back yard any more😁 and that you have your landscaping back and uneaten. Thank you for trusting us to guard your yard from deer damage and for this review. Jack MogaJack Moga ★★★★★ Very happy with En Garde Deer Defense, I have been dealing with this deer problem for years and I live in Parma Ohio. I have tried every home remedy and no prevail.Thanks for keeping the deer out of my yard and saving hundreds and hundreds of dollars on my plants for which before the deer would eat daily. The office staff nice to deal with very personable and professional.Response from the ownerYou are very welcome! It is our pleasure. Thank you for taking the time to give us this review Mr. Moga! Vickie BreznakVickie Breznak ★★★★★ My husband and I are relatively new customers. We have a terrible problem with deer. Our property is heavily landscaped. We have invested a lot of time and money in our property. While we think the deer are beautiful they are using our property as a salad bar! And that is not an exaggeration! Or friend who knew that we were having difficulty managing the deer population on our property said she read an ad about En Garde Deer Defense. We had been treating our property on our own and while effective it was very temporary and a lot of work. She said that En Garde Deer Defense offered a free trial application. I thought well I'm going to do it because I have nothing to lose. And I will believe it when I see it. We set up our appointment. This was for the free trial. The service provider showed up exactly when they were supposed to explained the service to us, and how it worked. He then serviced our property and we sat back to wait. Absolutely zero deer damage from that day forward. And I do mean zero! The property next door to us was being annihilated an hour property was perfect. We immediately signed up for continuing service and I can't begin to describe how happy I am! They finished up our service in the fall and we set up when we wanted our service to start again this spring. Once again right on time! The deer had already started nibbling and I thought you aren't going to ruin my flowers again. One application and no more deer! They wander around in the yard herds of them! We are on a dead end street and next to nothing but wildlands. They aren't touching anything in my garden. I wasn't sold on this until I saw the results. This product absolutely works! And my property 100% effective! And like I said we are a salad bar for deer! No smell, no staining, no nothing! But the deer know that it's there and this works! I am so happy that we found En Garde Deer Defense! One last thing for us to worry about. We aren't hurting the environment or the deer. And we can just sit back and relax and enjoy our beautiful property! Thank you En Garde!Response from the ownerHi Vickie! Thank you so much for this great review! You touch on many of the concerns of those who've heard of us but are reluctant to try our service. We're so happy to read about your success in your yard and that it is no longer a deer salad bar Thank you for trusting us to guard your yard from deer damage. We appreciate you! Joan AerniJoan Aerni ★★★★★ Looking forward to keeping the 🦌 out of my gardens this summer!!!Awesome service and company!Response from the ownerSo are we! Enjoy your flowers and plants! Thank you for this review. Alan BallingerAlan Ballinger ★★★★★ Great company! Very good at communicating. Product works!Response from the ownerHi Alan! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We aim to please! Cynthia RicklyCynthia Rickly ★★★★☆ Response from the ownerHi Cynthia! We're so glad you're back! We appreciate you and returning customers like you for taking the time to give us a review! Thank you for spreading the word! Julie ReaJulie Rea ★★★★★ We have not seen deer, deer damage or fresh deer droppings in our yard since the very first treatment. We are thrilled to be able to enjoy playing in our yard with our grandchild without dodging deer droppings. Thank you!Response from the ownerThat's great to hear, Julie! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. Have so much fun playing! Emilie IllsonEmilie Illson ★★★★★ I’ve been truly delighted with the service from En Garde Deer Defense. My garden never looked better last year, and I was no longer a slave to constantly worrying about deer damage. Even throughout the winter, no harm came to my plants, and I was saved the expense of replacing decimated bushes this spring.The company provides excellent customer service and communication, but most importantly, the product works!I could not recommend En Garde more highly.Response from the ownerHi Emilie! Thank you so much for this great review! We appreciate your kind words and recommendation. And thank you for posting those photos. You have a lovely yard! Enjoy that garden again this year! Sherrie DennisonSherrie Dennison ★★★★★ We hired En Garde last fall and it is probably one of the best decisions we made. The deer have been relentless eating our shrubs....even Boxwood shrubs. We are elated with the result of En Garde's products. Most of all I am over-the-top all my perennial are in full blown and not one has been touched by deer. I would highly recommend En Garde. AWESOME!!!!!Response from the ownerThank you for taking the time to write us a review and to spread the word, Sherrie! We are so glad to hear that you are so happy with our service! Enjoy those flowers! Noreen WeberNoreen Weber ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHi Noreen! Thank you for all of the stars! We're glad to know that you like our service! Sue UrbanSue Urban ★★★★★ Excellent product and service. It WORKS AMAZING! We have a 2400 square foot flower meadow and the deer Do not touch it!!Response from the ownerI bet that flower meadow is beautiful! Thank you for trusting us to guard it from deer damage. And thank you for all the stars and this review! Lisa DavisLisa Davis ★★★★★ I am sold!! This is the only product that works for me. It doesn't stink, and I don't have to apply it.Response from the ownerThat's part of the magic - we come to spray on a regular basis so you don't have to think about when was the last time you sprayed. We're so glad our service is working for you, Lisa! Thank you for leaving us a review! Karen GrahamKaren Graham ★★★★★ Excellent service and product!Response from the ownerThank you, Mrs. Graham! We think so, too! We're glad to hear it from you. George McManusGeorge McManus ★★★★★ The service technicians are very knowledgeable and highly qualified.Response from the ownerYou are correct, Mr. McManus! They've been mentored by experienced technicians, they've been trained in the field, and they are licensed by the state. They are also proficient in the use of the technology we use to make sure your service is delivered on a timely and regular basis. Our technicians are the best! Thank you for sharing! Mark ChincharMark Chinchar ★★★★★ The professional applicator took great care in spraying the yard. And, with my ring doorbell I watched him get behind a large flower pot and spray it from behind so as not to get the spray on my windows.ThanksResponse from the ownerOur spray techs are the best! Gotta love those ring doorbells for the physical proof, though. Thank you for sharing, Mr. Chinchar. And thank you for taking the time to give us a review. Amy McCartneyAmy McCartney ★★★★★ I love En Guard!!! The deer were do prolific in our yard that they were starting to not only destroy my annuals and perennials…. But my shrubs as well!!! And replacing shrubs is very expensive!!!En Guard really made a huge difference!!! My shrubs have recovered and I can even enjoy flowers again.I would highly recommend!!!Response from the ownerThank you so much for your recommendation, Amy! We appreciate you spreading the word. And we love to hear how happy you are with the results of our service. Thank you for trusting us to guard your yard from deer damage. Joanne KimJoanne Kim ★★★★★ Great service. Keeps the deer off all my plants and bushes.Response from the ownerIsn't it great when a product and service does what it says it's going to do? We're so glad to hear that it's working like it should for you. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! T MillingT Milling ★★★★★ This service is awesome! Prior to these treatments, Deers were destroying my flower beds. Now, the shrubbery is growing and blooming to the beauty as before. Thank you En Garde for helping protect my plants and shrubs.Response from the ownerYou are welcome! We're glad to hear that your landscaping has been restored. Thank you for this review! Sharon SpoonerSharon Spooner ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHi Sharon! Thank you for all of the stars and for taking the time to give us a review. We love to know that you are happy with our service. Happy Holidays to you! Beth DeGaetanoBeth DeGaetano ★★★★★ Have had the service for about 2 years. Have seen little to no damage to my bushes and flowers.Response from the ownerHi Beth! Thank you for trusting us to guard your yard from deer damage these past two years. We appreciate you! Kelly RileyKelly Riley ★★★★★ They have serviced our Retirement Community and have kept the deer from eating the flower and plants while they still reside in our woods on our campus.Response from the ownerSo, you have the best of both worlds! You get to enjoy looking at the beautiful deer and your beautiful plants and flowers. Win-Win! Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! joe schmojoe schmo ★★★★★ We started this late spring/summer using Jeff & En Garde Deer Defense. The trial is a wonderful thing to do. Our experience has not been without a few bumps in trying to keep the deer away. A doe delivered her baby in our yard... which makes keeping them away, much harder. My damage has been FAR FAR LESS than in previous years, when I was the one trying to keep them away. My yard is large with many flowers, shrubs & ornamental trees. I have never worked with someone so willing to work with us solving this problem. Jeff is kind, professional & explains things - (about deer & their habits, what goes into the spray.) I can HIGHLY recommend Jeff & using this product. You will enjoy your yard so much more & feel comfortable dealing with Jeff.Response from the ownerHi Nancy, or should I write Joe Schmo. Funny! We'll keep working to get over those bumps and to keep the deer from eating your landscaping. Thank you for your patience and willingness to try our new strategies. And thank you for taking the time to write this review! Evanthia PallamEvanthia Pallam ★★★★★ Had the free trial 2 days ago. This morning 2 deer were at a neighbor’s home but they did not enter my yard! Excited to enjoy my flowers this summer!Response from the ownerHi Evanthia, thank you for this review. Summer has ended and the growing season along with it. We hope you not only enjoyed all your flowers, but were able to see even more growth than usual. Thank you for trusting us to guard your yard from deer damage. We'll be sure to get a hold of you in March when we start gearing up for the 2024 Season. Roger MookRoger Mook ★★★★★ I was a believer when the deer spit out the flowers she had just bit off. Every day from the free trial. The deer would avoid the yard more and more each day. Even the fawns avoid the yard now. Like they've been told by their mom.Response from the ownerIt's pretty amazing that you got to see the deer spitting out the flowers. We are so glad to hear that the deer are avoiding your yard. They are grazers, so they may still stop by on occasion just to see if your yard still doesn't smell or taste good. But when they are reminded that they don't like your landscaping they'll move along. Thank you for this review, Roger! Kim DiCapuaKim DiCapua ★★★★★ EnGarde Deer Defense is an amazing product and service!!! This product works, allowing us to thoroughly enjoy our investment in our landscaping. We’ve had plants flower that we never knew would flower because they’ve previously been devoured by deer. If you have deer moving through your yard this product is a must!Response from the ownerThank you for this enthusiastic endorsement of our product and service. That is just about exactly what happened to us when we first used the spray when we first started the business. We knew we had daylilies, we just didn't know they were yellow because we never got the chance to see them. We're happy to hear that you are getting to see your flowers. Bruce FisherBruce Fisher ★★★★★ Nice young manResponse from the ownerWe agree! Your spray tech, Steve, is not only nice - like all of our spray techs - he's professional, courteous, knowledgeable...we could go on. We have a great crew at EnGarde! Thank you for sharing! Tangela ScottTangela Scott ★★★★★ My entire experience from the phone inquiry to the actual service was impeccable. The process was explained to me and everyone on the the team I interacted with was friendly and efficient. I wish I had know about this service when I first noticed the thinning of my arborvitae's!Response from the ownerWe couldn't agree more, Tangela! We have a great team! Thank you for the super nice review. Joanne OttoJoanne Otto ★★★★★ I have been using En Garde Deer Defense LLC for the last 2 years and it works great!Response from the ownerThank you for being a loyal customer, Joanne! Your plants look beautiful - full and healthy. Thank you for sending us the photos. And thank you for spreading the word. Betty MooreBetty Moore ★★★★★ The applications do work. For the first time I actually have my tall phylox blooming before the deer nibble them off. My deer spray only lasts about a week, this works 3 to 4 weeks. Such peace of mind. Thank you!!Response from the ownerWe agree. We think that peace of mind is the best benefit of our service. You can just sit back and enjoy your flowers while we take care of the details - the spraying schedule, the correct formula, watching the weather, keeping track of deer paths and damage. Thank you for trusting us to do all that for you, Mrs. Moore! And thank you for your review! Mary Anne BaumgartnerMary Anne Baumgartner ★★★★★ Fantastic, the deer defense treatment is working. Our roses are blooming, and the monarch butterflies are plentiful. We are so pleased. And the treatment is environmentally friendly. Thank you!Response from the ownerYou are welcome Mrs, Baumgartner! We love to hear that our service and spray are working for you, as well as the possible side benefits. Thank you for writing us a review! Ileen DIleen D ★★★★★ Got my first treatment free trial. Theowner came out. Very accommodating and worked with me to get program that would fit my budget. Office also very accommodating setting up appointment. Now all I have to do is wait and see if it works! Will repost with results at end of season.Its now the end of August and I am extremely pleased with the service. I will definitely get it again next year. I finally have been able to stop worrying that I will wake up in the morning and find my garden destroyed. As an avid gardener with LOTS of plants and flowers it has really given me piece of mind.Response from the ownerHi Ilene! Thank you for trusting us to guard your yard this season. We are looking forward to seeing your end of season repost! In the meanwhile, enjoy all of your beautiful landscaping.Thank you for the end of the season review, Ileen! There is nothing better than peace of mind. We are so glad to be able to be a part of yours! We will be looking forward to serving you again in the Spring after this summer season ends. Kathy BedaKathy Beda ★★★★★ This is our second year with En Garde Deer Defense. Our bushes, trees and hosta plants never looked so good. The deer are deterred from eating them and walk on by. The other day I was outside when Jeff came by to spray and there was hardly any aroma to the spray, it was fresh and a bit minty. I was able to keep working on my flower beds. Very happy with the results and I would highly recommend this treatment.Response from the ownerHi Mrs. Beda! Thank you for trusting us to guard your yard from deer damage for the past two years. Typically our spray is odorless, but sometimes as an extra added measure we include an essential oil to the spray. It is harmless to the plants, but helps to deter those deer. We're happy to hear it didn't deter you as well!😊 charlene szallercharlene szaller ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHi Mrs. Szaller! Thank you for all of the stars! We appreciate you! Cody KormanCody Korman ★☆☆☆☆ Got ran off the road by one of their drivers today on the highway. Driver cut up the lane that wasn't exiting then cut over at the last second 77n to 480eHe merged next to me forcing me to slam on my brakes to avoid the accident he would have causedResponse from the ownerHi Mr. Korman, Thank you for letting us know. We apologize for adding to the stress of your morning commute. That is a congested and sometimes tough to navigate interchange, for sure. If you have to go that way everyday we imagine it can be frustrating. It sounds like you had good reaction time and helped to avert an accident. Thank you. We are confident that our drivers are safe and courteous on the roads. We are quite sure this was a one off and could have happened to anyone - it likely happens there often. Wouldn't it be nice if all vehicles had phone numbers? We appreciate you letting us know of this incident. We have spoken to our drivers. 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