Deer Repellent Review For Odor/Area Mode of Action Repellents




Milorganite - Milorganite has been suggeted as a deer repellent for many years. Research has been done to test the effectiveness of Milorganite as a deer repellent and it does reduce damage and does repel deer. It works best in the summer when deer have other plants to eat. Read about using Milorganite for deer control

Plantskydd Deer Repellent - was developed in Sweden in 1991. Plantskydd's long-term effectiveness is attributed to its vegetable oil binder in sticking to plants up to 6 months over winter, 3-4 months in summer. The Swedish name for the product "Plantskydd" translates as "Plant Protection". The active ingredient in Planskydd is dried bloodmeal.
Plantskydd Deer Repellent works by emitting an odor that animals associate with predator activity.Plantskydd claims to stimulate a fear-based response which will repel deer.


Hinder®Ammonia type smell discourages deer, but doesn't bother humans. Made from ammonium soaps of higher fatty acids. Mixes with water, then is sprayed. Safe to use on vegetables, fruits, and other food crops.




Real Predator™ Coyote Urine
Coyote Urine 100%. Deer will go elsewhere when they think predators are in the area. Apply urine every two weeks by pouring small amounts at 10-foot intervals around the area. There are 30-day dispensers can also be used to broadcast the scent over a longer time. Can also be applied to rags and hung every 10 feet from low branches.

Deer Busters Coyote Urine Use Deer Busters 100 percent urine lures to create the illusion predators are present in the area.


TerraCycle Deer Repellentis a new product made from all natural ingredients and packaged in recyled soda bottles. It also comes with a sprayer and that fits on the bottles. The website doesn't list the ingredients, but eggs and peppermint are mentioned in the sales video.

Non-Liquid Odor Repellents

Deer Scram - Deer Scram is not just another offensive scent or unpleasant taste. These granules are blended from selected organic components (meat meal, dried blood, garlic and more) that convince deer that danger is nearby, so they scram! To humans it smells like a mild fertilizer, but to deer it smells like a dead deer. Just sprinkle a protective strip around your plant beds to create a barrier deer and rabbits won't cross. Won't wash off or dissolve in the rain; lasts up to 45 days. All-natural, biodegradable. 40-oz. tub protects up to 1600 sq. ft.

Deer Away Powder Deer repellent egg based product tested and proven effective against deer browsing. This unique product repels by odor but, unlike some repellents, Deer Away will not be offensive to you. Tested in independent studies by the USDA and Penn State. Deer Away was originally developed for use in large reforestation projects. One application will last up to 2 months. This product is designed for pines, firs, fruits, citrus and ornamentals.

Deer Chaser/Deer - The active ingredient is Citrus. Sold as six pouches for about $30, the pouches are hung from the plants or on posts and last approximately one year.

Deer No No - Citrus based. Green net bags are hung on trees every 2 feet at deer level. A solid cake formulation that can be hung from branches or attached to a stake and stuck in the ground around plants. Makers say it lasts 10 to 12 months.

Garlic Clips - Oil of garlic with capsaicin. Place 3-4 clips per tree.

Brookstone Deer Repellents This product is a cube that is tucked inside a sturdy mesh bag with a hanging loop. The bags are hung from trees or staked next to plants you need to protect. Deer are repellent by the smell, therefore won't trample beds or eat flowers. This product contains no chemicals or harmful ingredients, and should keep deer at bay through rain or shine for up to one year.



Shake-Away100 % Organic, Natural & Safe! Shake-Away is an effective all natural animal repellent in granular form. The distinctive ingredient is predator urine from the Coyote, Fox or Bobcat. Through a patented process, the urine is integrated with a unique granular material. One application last 90 days.


Plant Saver All Natural Deer RepellentNatural formula and ingredients. It is safe to use on all shrubs and flowers. Fill each small inner bag with Plant Saver - tie bags shut and hang every 2-3 feet in the garden or tie them on the branches of your fruit trees. Product Includes: 10 cotton bags to hang around the garden. Conveniently packaged in a larger cotton bag. Covers 40-50 linear feet. Continues to work for up to 6 months.



Deerbusters Hanging Sachets are sold in a convenient carrying pail our Deerbusters Deer Repellent Sachets are designed for specific plant protection. Hang every few feet around flowers trees shrubbery and vegetable gardens. Sachets are also used to control rabbits and raccoons. If sachets are being used in a vegetable garden they should be suspended from a stake at approximately a 3 ft height to keep them off of the vegetables and at the optimal deer browsing height.



Pleasant smelling, easy to use formula that lasts 30-day, regardless of weather including rain, snow and regular watering. It is an Organic formula that is safe for fruits and vegetables Won't stain, burn or discolor. What they are saying on Amazon:
"Great Product! This really keeps the deer away with a nice minty scent and not that horrible putrid scent of simular products. I was skeptical at first because of the plesant scent it has, but I can honestly say after the first spraying this product works."
"I have tried many deer repellents, but none approach the success rate of Amazon's Deer Stopper. I put a Rhododendron at the side of my yard next to a deer trail protected only by monthly applications of Deer Stopper. Bambi never touched this plant while others, nearby but unprotected, were defoliated."

4 out of 5 stars on Amazon- click on product to read more reviews

DEERVICK is not a spray. It is a paste-like substance. Place on or near your plants with color coordianted Scentags. It is safe to use with edible plants. There is no need to apply Deervik directly on plants. A small amount near the plant will do the job. A one pound container has forty applications. It helps protect trees against fall damage when the bucks rub their antlers on trees and destroy bark.



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