Redding Nursery, developers of DeerPro and one of the largest deer repellent applicators
in the country, was recognized by the University of Connecticut for excellence in 2008.

About Us

The DeerPro Story

Deer damage is a rapidly trending landscape problem, expanding to more areas of the country with each passing year, making it the fastest growing ornamental and turf challenge in America.

To address this problem, over 30 years ago James McNamara (Redding Nursery, Redding, Connecticut) developed a thiram-based repellent to protect his nursery stock from winter deer browse damage. Soon after, Redding Nursery customers noticed and began requesting deer protection for their own ornamental evergreens. Before long, Redding Nursery was protecting thousands of properties throughout Connecticut from deer damage. DeerPro Winter Animal Repellent successfully prevented millions of dollars of permanent damage to homeowners' expensive landscaping.

As the local deer population in Connecticut exploded, so did the demand for DeerPro.  Today, despite its small size, Redding Nursery is the largest deer repellent service in Connecticut and quite possibly the United States. And now, with the development of DeerPro Repellent for Spring & Summer, year-round protection from deer damage has become a reality.

Their successful deer repellent history, and the rapid expansion of deer browsing has enabled Redding Nursery to offer DeerPro products along with their tried and true expertise (instructional videos, promotional fliers and consultation) to commercial applicators throughout the country.


  • In 2004, the McNamara's received EPA approval to sell DeerPro Winter to commercial applicators.
  • In 2009, DeerPro Repellent for Spring & Summer received EPA approval.
  • Recently, Redding Nursery was recognized by the University of Connecticut as one of the best Small Family Businesses in the state.  

DeerPro is a professional strength repellent that can only be purchased and applied by licensed professionals. To view the label and more detailed information, Click here.

Home Owners

Professional home application ensures complete coverage, at the appropriate time for best results — You can go on vacation, your yard is protected.

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