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DIY Deer Repellent

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Deer are beautiful majestic creatures that people either love or hate. They live everywhere we do and they love the great varieties we humans have in our landscaping, as well as our personal gardens. They see it as a great source of food with little effort.

All season we put in time and effort to grow our own food. It breaks my heart when the plants I’ve been watching grow all summer get chewed up by our neighborhood deer. Once in awhile after the deer helped themselves to a little snack, the plants recover. I still always try to keep it from happening.

I want to share with you 6 recipes to try on your local deer and avoid having them use your yard as a free deer salad bar.

The first thing I want to mention is that the only way to truly keep deer away from your plants would be a tall fence.

That being said, not everyone wants big ugly expensive fences around their property.

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We came up with a list of easy to make DIY deer repellant recipes to try out. It’s best to apply deer repellent weekly and remember after rainfall you must re-apply.

The reason deer replant works is because deer dislike certain scents and tastes. Spicy tastes deter deer but they will still sample.

Add something with a strong scent they dislike, like garlic or onions, soaps, and they will be less likely to munch on your garden.

I wanted to first try to make my own deer deterrent with ingredients at home.

Here are 6 DIY Deer Repellent Recipes.

Recipe #1:

1 egg yolk

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1 liter of water

Blend all ingredients together and spray around your plants.

Recipe #2:

3 Tablespoons hot sauce

3 raw eggs

3 Tablespoons of minced garlic

Blend all ingredients together in a blender and add a little bit of water to lessen the thickness. Then, add the mixture to 1 gallon of water and spray around your plants.

Recipe #3:

4 Tablespoons of ground cayenne pepper

1 cup white vinegar

2 cups water

1 cup clear ammonia

3 heads of garlic, peeled

1 cup oil soap

Mix together the cayenne pepper and white vinegar; bring to a boil.

Boil for one minute, then strain the mixture through a coffee filter.

Blend together garlic and water, then strain the mixture through a second coffee filter.

Combine both strained mixtures, ammonia, and oil soap, and add the liquid to 2 1/2 gallons of water.

Spray around your plants.

Recipe #4:

1 cup sour cream

1/4 teaspoon liquid dish soap

2 eggs, beaten

1/4 teaspoon cooking oil

20 drops clove oil

Add all ingredients to 1 gallon of water and shake well. Spray around your plants.

Recipe #5:

2 bunches scallions

2 heads garlic

1 bar Fels Naptha soap

4 large eggs

1 cup cayenne powder

1 cup chili powder

Process the scallions and garlic or coarsely chop.

Grate the soap.

Place the scallion mixture, grated soap, eggs, and spices in a large piece of cheese cloth and tie up ends tightly.

Fill a 5-gallon bucket with hot water.

Place the pouch in the water and cover tightly. Allow to sit undisturbed for 1 week.

Transfer in batches to a pump sprayer. Apply to shrubs and plants weekly and after each rainfall.

Recipe #6:

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1 Tablespoon of dish soap

1 Tablespoon of cooking oil

Blend all ingredients together, then add to 1 gallon of water and spray around your plants.

Now try these out and comment below to let me know how it worked out for you.

If you try the DIY recipes and decide you need something more strong then try retailer deer repellant.

Deer Out 32oz Concentrate Deer Repellent

Chelsea
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