Start gathering your deer repellent supplies because the deer will soon be here. Deer resistant plants do a good job of keeping the creatures from nibbling on other plants and flowers. Sometimes, additional defense mechanisms such as homemade deer repellent are needed. The most popular deer repellent recipes are easy to follow and require only a few ingredients.
Greenhouses and nurseries are great sources for deer repellent recipes. Employees know what effectively repels deer without causing harm to the creatures. They subscribe to industry magazines and pass along recipes to customers. Through customer feedback, they learn which homemade deer repellent is most effective for a particular area of the country.
One recipe uses common household ingredients and is intended for use only on inedible plants. Beat together an egg and ½ cup milk. Add one tablespoon dish soap and one tablespoon cooking oil. Pour this into a container and add one gallon water. Stir or shake the contents well and sprinkle or spray the liquid on plants every two weeks and after any heavy rainstorm.
Another popular recipe involves mixing some garlic cloves with some eggs and a small amount of water. The residue should be strained and the liquid should be poured into a spray bottle that is then filled with water. After leaving the solution for two days, it can be sprayed on plants. This concoction has quite a bad odor, due to the ingredients used.
In addition to trying homemade deer repellent recipes, people can find organic repellents in stores. One product includes USP grade castor oil and capsaicin pepper and sells for under $20. According to the label, it is effective for up to 30 days even following a rainstorm or multiple waterings. As with deer repellent recipes, store employees can provide guidance regarding the most appropriate products.