Vancouver Island Gardener

by Lynn Gordon
(Black Creek, BC, Canada)

Hard boil and mash 1 dozen eggs. Add about 1/3 kg bloodmeal. Add enough vegetable oil to moisten bloodmeal. If available, smash up some oyster shells, and add to mixture. Combine mixture, and pile scoops around garden.


The oyster shells are optional, however, what smells like death to deer, smells like dinner to slugs, and the oyster shells cut the slugs soft bodies, thereby destroying them. If you cannot harvest oyster shells in your area, sprinkle a non-toxic to animals or birds slug bait around your garden.

I prefer this recipe to sprays, since slugs tend to attack sprayed plants. We have almost 1 million deer on Vancouver Island, and I have not lost a plant to deer since I started using this repellant.

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May 18, 2015
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deer
by: Anonymous

It is amazing to hear that there are nearly one million deers in Vancouver Island. At the same time it creates lot of problems. Canadian laws are tough and you cannot kill deers. Instead you can use deer repellants like on your deer control recipes page. I tried some of the homemade deer repellent recipes and liked the one with eggs and peppers and some urine and then I left it sit for 2 days before using.

Jul 11, 2012
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Dog Deterrent
by: Anonymous

Cayenne pepper might work, and the deer wouldn't like it either.

Jul 08, 2012
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Attracts dogs
by: Anonymous

I didn't even get this recipe mixed before my dogs starting fighting over it. Does anybody have any suggestions for keeping dogs from eating all the deterrent?

Feb 21, 2009
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Rats & Raccoons
by: Anonymous

Living on a farm by a lake, I certainly have a fair number of both rats and raccoons on the property, but haven't noticed either attracted by the deer repellant. Rats invariably leave a lot of droppings, but their have been none around the garden. The only thing that the coons have gone for so far is my cat.

Feb 20, 2009
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pests
by: Anonymous

does this attract rats or raccoons?

Sep 23, 2008
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Works, but going to try others
by: Anonymous

I thought this worked pretty well but I am going to keep trying others from this page until I find the perfect foolproof thing.

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