You tried growing your own vegetables in a garden only to have deer eat up your garden. You price commercial deer repellent and realize that it would be cheaper to buy your food. Has this happened to you? If so you should check out the at Homemade Deer Repellent Recipes Deer-Departed.com. There are over 40 deer repellent recipes that you can make yourself. Many of the recipes include peppers, eggs, oil, animal or people urine, and other things that deer don’t like. Some are as simple as soap and others complex recipes with several ingredients.
From their website here are a few of the many deer repellent recipes:
10 drops of clove oil
1/2 teaspoon of dish soap
1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil
1/2 cup of milk
Whisk all of this together and add 1/2 gallon of water. Put in spray bottle (after making the opening on the bottom of the spray part larger, as the egg will clog it up) and spray plants with it. Use again after a hard rain or on new growth. I usually spray once per week and the leftovers can be kept in the fridge.
1/2 cup ground cinnamon stirred in with 1qt. hot water let set for 2 days.
1/2 cup garlic powder
1/2 cup onion powder
1/2 cup ground cayenne pepper
3oz tabasco sauce
1qt tepid water (don’t want to cook and harden eggs)
mix and set 2 days.
Word of advice I mixed this in the house the first time the Mrs. didn’t appreciate it at all now I mix and store it out behind the garage.
2qts corn syrup heated in the bottles in about 2 gallons of hot water, it pours out of the bottles easier this way and I mix the left over warm water to the fill line of the spayer in with all the above Ingredients in the sprayer when I’m ready to apply.
Makes 3 gallons just right for my pump sprayer I wrapped a small section of window screen secured with a zip tie at the bottom of the tank spray tube to keep any sediment from plugging the wand of the sprayer, this solution seems to be working for bucks that rub their antlers over trees and shrubs also.
2 raw eggs beaten well
1 cup milk
5to6 table spoons of hot pepper powder
1/4 cup dish soap
blend all together with water makes about 1 gallon, let it sit in the sun for 24 to 48 hours, use a household sprayer. Spray generously on plants every other week.