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Wildlife Gardening: Deer Repellant SPRAY

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North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 1, 2008
4:29 AM

Post #5351940

Earlier this year, some suggested a spray for my plants to keep the deer from eating all my plants and now I can't find the website. The spray is good even after it the rain. Thanks so much
Ada, MI

August 4, 2008
5:41 PM

Post #5367559

the formula is in there for an egg solution -- that's the one that is supposed to be very effective
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 4, 2008
8:38 PM

Post #5368205

Thanks so much. Also, is there a commercial spray?
(Laura) Olympia, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 5, 2008
12:23 AM

Post #5369276

I saw a motion sensor sprinkler like this one I don't have any deer problems, but this seemed like a good idea. Has anyone tried this?
Ada, MI

August 7, 2008
3:02 AM

Post #5379703

go to the website and they evaluate the effectiveness of several commercial sprays as well as the egg-water spray. Some work better than others.
Chardon, OH
(Zone 5a)

August 16, 2008
3:52 PM

Post #5422496

Although I avoid spraying if possible, if I'm having a problem with deer eating something, I usually spray Bobbex. If I remember correctly, Bobbex was originally designed as a fertilizer spray and they figured out later that deer didn't like it. I know it does make some plants bigger and more robust than normal when you spray after every rain washes it off. It does smell pretty bad until it dries so hopefully you're not spraying a large area. Made from meat meal, fish oil, putrescent eggs, garlic and other naturally occurring ingredients, according to their website.


Winston Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2008
4:34 AM

Post #5541434

I have read of human urine being poured around the yard. Unfortunately I do not remember what animal it deters!
Iowa City, IA

March 30, 2009
3:59 PM

Post #6340380

I have had good luck with an electric fence consisting of one wire stretched around the yard about 24-28 inches high (I just put it a little higher than my knee). It is turned on by a timer at around dusk and remains on until early morning. I spread peanut butter on it initially every 20-40 feet or in the areas where deer usually enter the yard. A little shock on their nose or mouth seems to deter them, even though they could easily step over or jump the wire. I am fortunate to live with woods around our home. In front where the wire is, I have planted shrubs which partially hide the wire. I use a post that is heavier at the corners and about every 50 feet. Between them at approximate 15 ft. intervals I put a light weight metal rod. I used insulators that are used with electric fencing and painted them with camouflage paint. My transmitter is in the garage and I ran the wires out through that wall underground to the fence. This is easy and effective if you stay on top of it and repair any brakes that occur while the deer are learning about the fence. Check it often and repair right away. We have used this for about 10 years. We live in the midst of lots of deer.
Ripon, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 30, 2009
7:52 PM

Post #6341248

I like Plantskydd

"Plantskydd Deer & Rabbit Repellent is made in the USA from 100% natural, environment-friendly ingredients. Plantskydd Deer & Rabbit Repellent works by emitting an odor that animals associate with predator activity, repelling the animal before it nibbles on plants. Research has proven that odor-based repellents are more effective than other repellent systems where the animal needs to taste treated plants before being repelled. Once animals are attracted to an area and begin feeding, it is more difficult to discourage them from returning. Plantskydd stimulates a fear-based response which will have deer, elk, moose, opossum, and rabbits looking to dine somewhere other than your garden or plantation."

It is blood based, so when you first spray it on it does show up dark, but the color lightens/disappears after a while. It does stay on after it rains.

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