Along with commercial deterrents, making a homemade deer repellent is always on the list of how to save money.
As with the store bought remedies, making your own deer deterrent is a temporary solution and must be reapplied frequently. Overall home made is not considered as effective as commercial options but they still work.
Each of the following have different effects.
Try using them separately or combine them to make recipes.
Also, use bitter and hot food items. They will stay longer helping keeping deer out.
Household Items for making homemade deer repellent:
Use wax paper cups to cover any soap, hair inside panty hose, etc.
This will extend the effectiveness of deer deterrents
from rain and other outside elements.
Foods that help for homemade deer repellent:
Be creative and try different things.
You may find you have created the best deer repellent around!
FYI tidbits that may be of interest when making homemade deer repellent:
How you may be inviting them to your butterfly garden.
Commercial options available for deer prevention.
Butterfly Garden on Facebook
I'd like to highlight two very important contributions on our Facebook page recently...
First - Susan pointing out the importance of keeping our Monarch Butterfly numbers up. They are in decline and one organization to get free milkweed seeds from is:
Second - Entomologist Sally has been an active butterfly educator and it has become a family affair from her butterfly garden. She has a book to help teach your kids about butterflies and gardening:
Butterfly Papercrafts: 21 Indoor Projects for Outdoor Learning
Thanks Susan and Sally!
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Butterflies are included in the food web. While building your garden it is important to understand what else is going on behind the scenes that can be good or cause problems.
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This complete list of host plants for butterflies covers the most common butterflies, and also the largest family - Nymphalidae, or Brushfooted butterflies.
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This complete list of host plants for butterflies covers the most common butterflies, and largest family - Nymphalidae, or Brushfooted butterflies.
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Considered Britain's most problematic weed, japanese knot weed is now considered a seriously invasive weed of the United States.
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This inorganic mulch page covers black rubber mulch to solarizing black platic mulch and everything in between - like weed control fabric.