Deer Repellent Recipes You Can Make Yourself






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FROM: www.farminfo.org/pests
3 raw eggs
3 tbls. of red hot sauce
3 tbls. of garlic juice or minced
Add enough water to a blender to process and mix well. Add this to a gallon of water and spray on plants. You can make the spray last longer by adding Wilt Proof to it.

FROM: A Minnesota Master Gardener at www.extension.umn.edu/yardandgarden/AAMG/wildlife
Blend 2 eggs and a cup or two or cold water at high speed. Add this mixture to a gallon of water and let it stand for 24 hours. After 24 hours, spray on foliage. The egg mixture does not wash off easily, but re-application 2-3 times a season may be needed. For a larger quantity, blend a dozen eggs into 5 gallons of water. This mix is also said to repel rabbits.

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FROM: www.Rutherford County.org
6 eggs
4 hot peppers or enough to make it very hot
6-12 gloves of garlic, enough to make it stink
5 cups of warm water.
Put it all in a blender and liquify it. Put it in an old milk jug. Set it out for a couple of days in the sun to let it cook and get really stinky and hot. Strain it good if you want to use it in a sprayer. You can also pour it on and/or around the plants directly from the jug.

Scare Deer Repellent
1 yard of old sheeting, cotton, or muslin
1/4 cup bloodmeal
1 cup of hair clippings
Cut the fabric into small 4-inch squares. Mix the bloodmeal and hair together and place about a tablespoon onto the center of each square. Bring up the ends and secure with a string or rubber band. Hang these little packets from the branches of the trees and shrubs.

FROM: Backyard Magazine

1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 Tablespoon of cooking oil
1 Tablespoon of dish soap
Add 1 gallon of water and shake well. Spray or sprinkle on plants every two weeks or after heavy rain.

FROM: A woman on a forum that swears it works
3 large eggs, shells included
1 large clove of garlic
2 cups of fresh green onion tops
2 cups of water
Put everything into the blender and liquify for 2 minutes. Add this mixture to a pail containing 2 quarts of warm water and melted deodorant soap such as dial. Stir together, then add two tablespoons of chili powder or cayenne pepper and mix well. Splash, spray, drip, or somehow paint the mixture on the plants. Be sure to get egg shells on the leaves. When used every two weeks it is effective year-around. Save some of each batch to "ripen" the next batch.
NOTE:A slightly different version was listed with the only difference being that they fermented the mix for a few days. This person said it was also effective for Voles.

FROM: Kreftmeyer Fine Gardens/Missouri Botanical Gardens
2 eggs
1 cup skim milk
1 cup water
2 Tablespoons liquid dish detergent
Put all in blender and spray.

FROM: Prus Family, Chapel Hill
1 cup sour milk, sour cream, or buttermilk
2 eggs beaten and strained
5 drops liquid dish soap
five drops cooking oil or dormant oil
20 drops of essential oil of cloves
Top off 1 gallon container with water. Shake well. Spray as a light mist. Respray every 2-3 weeks.

FROM: Popesgarden.com

2 tsp. beef bouillon
2 well-beaten eggs
1 gallon of water
Dissolve bouillon and eggs in 1 gallon water. Let the mixture sit for a few days. Apply. Reapply after heavy rain.

FROM: http://www.nj.gov/counties/mercer/community/wildlife/about.html
Mix together in a blender:
2 cups of water
5 cloves of fresh garlic
1 cup of chopped onions
5 Tbsp. powdered hot pepper
Pour into a covered container and let stand for 24 hours. Strain and mix with 1 gallon of water. Apply to plants with a sprayer.

FROM: http://motlowcreekgardens.com/deer_tips_and_advice.php
4 tablespoons ground cayenne pepper
1 cup white vinegar
½ cup peeled garlic
1 cup clear ammonia
1 cup Murphy's oil soap
1 bar Ivory hand soap (Optional)
Boil the cayenne in the vinegar for one minute and strain through a coffee filter. Puree garlic in 2 cups of water in a blender. Strain that mixture through another coffee filter. Combine the two liquids with the ammonia and oil soap in a 3 gallon garden sprayer. Fill the sprayer to the maximum level with water. Spray on areas you wish to protect. For extra stickiness, float a bar of Ivory soap in the spray and use it over several fillings. Reapply weekly and after rains.


From www.Eartheasy.com
Mix one whole egg with a quarter cup of water and mix well. Pour the mixture into a pump bottle and spray it on your plants. This deterrent will withstand light rains because the egg sticks to the leaves. ~ Mix one tablespoon of liquid dish detergent with one ounce of hot sauce in one litre of water and spray directly on plants which deer have been nibbling. ~ For larger volume applications, mix the following ingredients:
2 gallons water (8 liters)
2 whole eggs
2 T cooking oil
2 T liquid detergent
Pour the mixture into a pump bottle and spray it on your plants.

From contributor "grdnstff" at UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research on Vancouver Island

He has used this for 5 years and swears it is the best recipe for him to use.
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 egg yolk
1 litre of water
Spray plants every 2-3 weeks.

From: Missoulian

10 drops of clove oil

1/2 teaspoon of dish soap

1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil

1 egg

1/2 cup of milk

Whisk all of this together and add 1/2 gallon of water. Put in spray bottle (after making the opening on the bottom of the spray part larger, as the egg will clog it up) and spray plants with it. Use again after a hard rain or on new growth. I usually spray once per week and the leftovers can be kept in the fridge.

Hope this is a help to gardeners.

Lisa Ward, Florence



Dial Soap or Lifebuoy Soap Drill a hole in the bar and hang it with fishing line. Hang one bar from each small tree or every 3 feet on large trees.

Miscelleneous
Human hair, coyote urine, moth balls, bone tar oil,rancid grease,feathermeal (dried chicken feathers),dried blood or blood meal. These can be put alone or in combination in a nylon stocking, mesh bag, or plastic bag with holes about 3 feet off the ground.
Fabric softener cloths can be hung every 3 feet. Also ammonia-soaked rags can be used.

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how long does your recipe the eggs garlic chilli powder cayenne pepper last before you need to spray again? thank …

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bottle of jack .. drink hold bottle then vomit on your plants deer wont touch them

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BAMBI Not rated yet
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