Pam's Deer Rellent

by Pam Martens
(Jackson, MN - USA)

I took a combination of several recipes and tried it - IT WORKED!. My doe never came back after the first sniff and bite. We live on Deer Run Dr. - Enough said.

3 raw eggs - shells and all
3 Tbls red hot sauce - I used Franks and Tabasco
3 Tbls cayenne pepper
3 Tbls minced garlic
1 Cup milk
2 Tbls liquid dish soap

Blend on high till pureed. Allow to sit out for 24-48 hours. This stuff stinks! Strain through cheesecloth to remove particles that will clog your sprayer. Pour into a 1 gallon sprayer and make up to 1 gallon with water. spray on plant foliage.

This stays on even after rain. Reapply 2-3 times per season. I put on my perennial garden and my vegtable garden and plants were not harmed.

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Jun 04, 2018
Rose bushes
by: Tawnia

I see a lot of these recipes are for a lot of different plants. How effective is your recipe on rose bushes. My poor strawberries and rose bushes need help.. Thank you

Apr 17, 2017
by: tom in ohio

I used this repellent last year and it was great, but this year I'm adding a new ingredient. I am soaking some chewing tobacco in water. I'll add the tobacco-y water to the mix to REALLY leave a bad taste in their mouths...

Sep 19, 2016
Safe for Vegies?
by: Anonymous

Thanks everyone for sharing. Is soap safe to spray on tomatoes, peppers and other vegies? I leave in NJ and this year, the deer discovered my garden and come every night and destroy my garden. I want to try this recipe next year, but fear the soap may not be good for tomatoes and pepper. I feel so defeated and thinking about putting fences, but that is a big eyes sore!

Also, does anyone know if motion sensitive light helps?

Apr 03, 2016
Pam's Deer Repellant
by: Overrun

I made the mixture as the recipe describes, but when I try to spray it, it clogs the sprayer at the nozzle. I also strained it through a fine mesh nylon bag I use for brewing beer.

I even bought a rather expensive sprayer from the Hudson Company, which is high quality, all brass parts, that is their model that can handle up to 30% solids.

What do other people use that have success with this recipe? What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for anyone's help, who might help me figure this out.

Nov 12, 2015
Deer Rellent
by: Robert R. Mobley

The repellent offered by Pam did actually worked for me to keep deers away from entering into my place. Although I love deers and animals, one can understand the frustration if they enter into the place and stomp everything.

Jun 02, 2015
Thank you!
by: Pam

So happy to hear others have found my deer repellent helpful! I love this stuff and love my garden. Thank you

Aug 30, 2014
works great
by: Anonymous

after using Repellex and deer stopper without success I tried Pam's. It worked much better. No more hostas, geranium buds and coleus lost overnight. However do not use eggshells, blend a LONG time on high speed and use warm water after 48 hours to mix it up. After those minor changes I had no problems spraying it on

Mar 25, 2012
Awesome stuff
by: Anonymous

My local herd hates it! One batch got me through last season, and I'm making a fresh batch today. Lesson learned from last year is to strain it through something better than just cheesecloth or it clogs up my sprayer.

Sep 08, 2010
Thank you so much!!!!
by: Beth Weber

Thank you for sharing this recipe that you know works, the deer came last night and demolished my flowers and veggies they ate my mums and coleus and roses, everything, even my pepper plants with the peppers, my son and I and our 2 dogs just went out and chased off 3 deer, but I know they will be back, and so I am going to use your recipe, thank you thank you, we have so much invested in our flowers and other plants, soon I will have baby trees, so I will use it on them also. Have a super great week. And again, THANK YOU. Beth

From the webmaster: Thanks to people like you that take time to share their experiences. BTW, the same day you submitted this, someone submitted a not saying their coleus doesn't get eaten by deer. They are so different in different areas, but I will try to continue to post information to help stay ahead of them.

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