Almost daily we get a request for some kind of recipe for deer repellant to save their garden plants from damage. After some research we found a collection of deer repellant recipes to share.
An estimated 1.23 million deer-vehicle collisions occurred in the U.S. between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, deer damage costing more than $4 billion in vehicle damage, according to State Farm, the nation’s leading auto insurer. [source]
NOTE: Always test any sprays before spraying plants completely!
Please look them over and let us know your results. We don’t have a deer problem so we cannot say we’ve tried any of them. Please share your experience… Details of some natural deer repellents below:
Deer Repellent Recipe
- 3 raw eggs or rotten eggs
- 3 tablespoons of red hot sauce
- 3 tablespoons of garlic juice or minced
Add all the ingredients and enough water to a blender and mix well. Add mixture to a gallon of water and spray on plants. You can make the spray last longer by adding Wilt-Proof to it.
WikiHow has 7 ways to deter deer…
- Using human hair
- Hot Pepper Spray
- Plant Deterrents
- Deer Repellant (Commercial)
- Use Noise & Light
- Avoid Encouraging Deer
Another option is a “deer fence” similar to the electric fences used for dogs.