Deer repellents

Deer repellents

  • Deer are graceful and one can keep watching them for hours. But these beautiful creatures come to our  garden in search of food and our beautiful yard can disappear before our eyes.
  • Deer also carry ticks which can transmit Lyme disease into our system. The disease can be a problem for years and it includes many side effects, from sore joints to memory problems according to the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
  • Trying natural repellents is the way to go.
  • What to do:
  • They hate Cayenne Pepper, eggs and garlic.
  • 1. Cayenne, egg and garlic spray:
  • Boil 4 cups of water, and add 2 tbsp of cayenne pepper, 2 beaten eggs and 6 cloves of garlic
  • Blend
  • Let rest for 2 days until it stinks
  • Put the mixture in a spray bottle
  • Pour or spray directly around and on plants to help keep the deer away
  • 2. Garlic spray:
  • Boil 2 cups of water, and add 2 tbsp of garlic powder and 3 cloves of garlic
  • Blend
  • Let rest for 2 days
  • Put the mixture in a spray bottle
  • Pour or spray directly around and on plants to help keep the deer away
  • 3. Weekly repellent:
  • Mix 1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar, 1tbsp cayenne pepper
  • Bring to a boil for 1 minute
  • Let cool
  • Add 1 cup of unscented hand soap to the mixture
  • Pour into a sprayer
  • Fill the remainder of the sprayer with water
  • Spray the mixture over areas that you want to keep the deer away from and repeat weekly and after rainfall
  • 4. Plant what deer do not care for :
  • There aren’t any deer proof plants, only plants that deer don’t prefer.
  • Plant lavender, echinacea, rosemary, mint as they seem to be deer resistant.

 

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