• Deer and Rabbit Repellent Spray Recipes

    Having a garden of vegetables and flowers creates a certain serenity - which can be destroyed virtually overnight by furry pests such as rabbit and deer. Here is a collection of our favorite homemade Deer & Rabbit deterrent recipes

    Recipe #1

    2 eggs
    1 cup skim milk
    1 cup water
    2 Tablespoons liquid Dawn dish detergent, original scent

    Put all in blender and spray full strength onto plants. This lasts about 10 days before needing to reapply.

    Recipe #2
    Combine the following in a blender, blending well.
    1 cup sour milk, sour cream, or buttermilk
    2 eggs beaten and strained
    5 drops liquid dish soap
    five drops cooking oil
    20 drops of essential oil of cloves

    Carefully funnel into a 1 gallon jug and top off with water. Shake well. Spray as a light mist. Reapply spray every 2-3 weeks. Makes 1 Gallon

    Recipe #3
    Combine the following in a 1 gallon jug:
    2 tsp. beef bouillon dissolved in 1/2 c. hot water
    2 eggs ,beaten
    1 gallon of water
    Let the mixture sit for a few days. Apply liberally, Reapply after heavy rain. Makes 1 Gallon

    Recipe #4
    Combine the following in a blender:
    2 cups of water
    5 cloves of fresh garlic
    1 cup of finely chopped onions
    5 Tbsp. powdered hot pepper, such as cayenne

    Pour into a covered container and let stand for 24 hours. Strain and carefully funnel into a 1 gallon jug and top off with water. Shake well. Apply to plants with a sprayer. Makes 1 Gallon

    Recipe #5
    Combine the following in a 1 litre Spray Bottle:
    1 tablespoon of baking powder
    1 egg yolk
    1 litre of water
    Spray plants biweekly. Personally, this is one of my favorite recipes, it's effective and simple to make.

    Recipe #6
    Combine the following in a blender:
    10 drops of clove oil 1/2 teaspoon of Dawn dish soap
    1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil
    1 egg
    1/2 cup of milk



    Carefully funnel into a 1/2 gallon jug and top off with water. Shake well. Apply to plants with a sprayer. Makes 1/2 Gallon

    Old Standby's

    Here are a few tips and ideas we've collected in the past 10 or so years:


    1. Dial Soap or Lifebuoy Soap Carefully drill a hole in the bar and string fishing line or jute through it. If using this method, you'll need to hang one bar from each small tree (or fence post) or every 3 feet on larger trees.
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. bluedemalion's Avatar
      bluedemalion -
      I am fortunate that I do not have a problem with deer in my garden. However, my parents live out in the country and they are constantly having to share their harvest with the deer! I'm going to print out these tips and give them to my parents. Thanks!
    1. PamRoey's Avatar
      PamRoey -
      I wonder how these work? Is it the eggs? Hmmm....