Never-Fail Recipes For Organic Deer Repellent

They’re Only Cute When It’s Not Your Garden!

It’s that time of year again! Time to brew up a batch of my never-fail deer repellent. Actually, I have several recipes.

Here they are:

FROM: http://www.farminfo.org/pests
3 raw eggs
3 tbls. of red hot sauce
3 tbls. of garlic juice or minced
Add enough water to a blender to process and mix well. Add this to a gallon of water and spray on plants. You can make the spray last longer by adding Wilt Proof to it.

FROM: A Minnesota Master Gardener at http://www.extension.umn.edu/yardandgarden/AAMG/wildlife
Blend 2 eggs and a cup or two or cold water at high speed. Add this mixture to a gallon of water and let it stand for 24 hours. After 24 hours, spray on foliage. The egg mixture does not wash off easily, but re-application 2-3 times a season may be needed. For a larger quantity, blend a dozen eggs into 5 gallons of water. This mix is also said to repel rabbits.

FROM: http://www.Rutherford County.org

6 eggs
4 hot peppers or enough to make it very hot
6-12 gloves of garlic, enough to make it stink
5 cups of warm water.
Put it all in a blender and liquify it. Put it in an old milk jug. Set it out for a couple of days in the sun to let it cook and get really stinky and hot. Strain it good if you want to use it in a sprayer. You can also pour it on and/or around the plants directly from the jug.

FROM: Backyard Magazine

1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 Tablespoon of cooking oil
1 Tablespoon of dish soap
Add 1 gallon of water and shake well. Spray or sprinkle on plants every two weeks or after heavy rain.

FROM: Kreftmeyer Fine Gardens/Missouri Botanical Gardens
2 eggs
1 cup skim milk
1 cup water
2 Tablespoons liquid dish detergent
Put all in blender and spray.

I personally use a combination of all of the above ingredients. I don’t want to take any chances.

These really work, and I end up spraying all of my neighbors’ yards too. The only downside is that with all that hot sauce, our yards smell like Buffalo Wings for a day or so.

Good luck!

19 thoughts on “Never-Fail Recipes For Organic Deer Repellent

  1. gavmomof2 says:

    THANK YOU! Going to try this on an area of my property that, no matter what I plant, they EAT!

  2. That’s a great list. I never knew. Thanks for this.

  3. Karen says:

    Deer can be a problem…they are always in our orchard.

  4. Great post! The deer destroyed my garden once in early summer, then I used dried coyote urine and that worked for the rest of the summer. Or maybe they ate all the good stuff and decided not to come back?

    • Where did you find coyote urine? That sounds like a good addition to my witch’s brew. I also add a touch of dog hair.
      Actually, you may have trained the deer to stay out of your yard. I find that if I apply a lot of repellent early in the season, the deer stay away even if I slack off later.

      • I bought dried coyote urine at my local Ace Hardware. Several packets come in a box, you hang the packets up on the fence or posts surrounding your garden. It smells a little funky if you get up really close to the packet (which you have no need to do) and it think it worked well.

      • Believe me, I’m used to funky! I broke up an entire dinner party with my smelly mixture. It works though!

        I’m off to Ace!! 🙂

  5. Thanks, Deb! And you say “our yards smell like Buffalo Wings for a day or so” as if that’s a bad thing….

  6. Simon says:

    Great recipes, Deb! We have a ton of deer in our neighborhood as well, and I love that it’s a 100% natural repellent. Our usual and natural deer repellent comes in the form of two Heinz 57s, but they can’t always be outside. I’ll be sure to give this a try.

  7. Does it work on foxes and cats?

  8. Thank you for sharing this. One of these summers, I’m going to plant a full garden in this rich TN soil. We do have a lot of deer here, and I’ve wondered how I would keep them from eating my veggies. Do you know how to keep out chipmunks and moles too? My attempts at growing tomatoes and cucumbers last year were foiled by these critters. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.)

  9. Thanks for the recipe! I’m not against the deer but sometimes they feel me annoying when they’re in the garden – http://www.protectmyyard.com/

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