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Deer Repellent Sprays


The following recipes for deer repellent sprays were collected from a variety of sources. The trick is to find one that works in your yard.

The idea is to repel the deer either by taste, odor or both. Always add a surfectant to make the spray stick to your plants (usually soap). 
Good luck-

Blend- 
   1 egg 
   ½ cup milk 
   1 tbsp hot pepper sauce garlic 
   1 tbsp dish soap
Strain and add to 1 gallon of water.Store covered and fill spray bottle when needed.

Or-

   1 egg 
   1 teaspoon tabasco sauce 
   1.5 quarts (6 cups) water 

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   6 qt. water 
   2 1/2 cups Wilt-Proof (10:1 ratio with the water) 
   3-4 tbsp. HOT HOT hot sauce (why mess around?)

Spray all sides of foliage and buds. Do not spray on Sedum or other succulents. (Won't kill them but discolors them.)

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Using dried red pepper flakes, make a "tea" (quart of boiling water over 1/4 c. flakes) then strain through a coffee filter and spray

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Garlic, Eggs and Tabasco
 Combine 
   one garlic clove
   one egg
   1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
   one cup water
Mix in a blender. Let the concoction sit to ferment for several days. Apply fermented mixture to plants.
 

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