This week Joe Lamp’l takes on the issue of dealing with deer, and other four-legged pests. Joe interviews Neil Soderstrom, author of Deer-Resistant Landscaping and talks with James Messina of Messina Wildlife on the subject of deer repellents. All that and more…
Hi everybody, it’s Joe Lamp’l and welcome to Growing a Greener World. Well if you love to garden and spend time outdoors, and really care about environmental stewardship, you’ve come to the right place.
And speaking of places, no matter where I go, there’s one question I get more than any other; people always want to know how to control deer. Clearly it’s a challenging issue and no one has come up with a foolproof solution yet. And until they do, we have experts like today’s guests.
Neil Soderstrom is author of Deer-Resistant Landscaping; Proven advice and strategies for outwitting deer and 20 other pesky mammals. And then we’ll talk to James Messina of Messina Wildlife to learn more about deer repellents and what makes one different from another.
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Intro to Neal Soderstrom:
Neil Soderstrom is the author & photographer of three books and countless magazine articles. He’s also a widely published photographer and the editor of more than 100 books on gardening, wildlife and home do-it-yourself. But it’s his latest book that is creating so much buzz these days! Why? Well it could be because it’s the most comprehensive guide ever published for controlling deer and other pesky mammals. And it’s also the biggest reason why we wanted to talk to Neal today…
Neil Soderstrom Interview (not transcribed)
Outro: Neil Soderstrom is author of three books, including his latest, Deer-Resistant Landscaping; Proven advice adn strategies for outwitting deer and 20 other pesky mammals. And remember, if you have a question about today’s interview or anything at all for that matter, you can call us at 206.337.0375 or send us an email to email@example.com.
Neil Soderstrom’s Website
Next, we speak to James Messina, vice president of Messina Wildlife Management. His company manufacturers an organic repellent called Deer Stopper as well as a full line of other organic animal management products. He’s one of my go-to sources for wildlife control issues, having spent the last 10 years developing and working with animal management solutions. But while he’s focused so hard in his business of repelling, he’s managed to develop a knack at attracting attention too. James was named to Inc. Magazine’s first ever list of “30 under 30: America’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs”.
Interview with James Messina (not transcribed)
James Messina is Vice President of Messina Wildlife Management.
Contact Links: Messina Wildlife: www.messinawildlife.com
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