Homemade Deer Repellent Spray

Dear Chicago House,

You are a dark horse. Who knew the short burst of heat we had last week would produce such abundance of color in your garden. I had no idea so many of your bushes would produce such a wonderful array of blossom. We have pink, white, fushia and yellow.

What more could a girl ask for? I know, what how about a cheap home made spray that keeps those pesky deer from eating your juicy hostas.

Low and behold here we are, coming up one homemade deer repellent spray.

Ingredients:-

2 eggs
1 cup of skimmed milk
1 cup of water
2 tablespoons of dish detergent

Whiz up in a blender and put in an old spray bottle. The deer are repelled by the smell of rotting eggs… but I have been unable to detect much of a odor so Chicago garden you will carry on smelling sweet to the likes of me.

Chicago house your hostas WILL be protected.

Love from

Creative in Chicago

XXX

P.S. This spray is still doing it’s job…check out the latest photos from my garden

28 thoughts on “Homemade Deer Repellent Spray

  1. Is this recipe bee friendly? I have Mason Bees that I don’t want to harm and I want them to pollinate the plants.

  2. HI…. I AM TRYING THIS RECIPE
    SAW A DEER THIS MORNING…USUALLY IT’S BYE BYE HOSTAS AND MORE
    SPRAYED ON AND AROUND MY PLANTS KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED
    WILL LET YOU KNOW…

  3. Thank you so much for this recipe! I have been using this for 3 years now and no plants have been harmed by deer, except for the ones I didn’t spray like the holly I thought was safe, not! I apply about once a month from spring to late summer. Rain doesn’t even take away its effectiveness. I tell everyone I know about this, it’s the cheapest and best thing I’ve ever used.

    1. Hi Hillary,
      When you first start using the spray you really need to use after every rain which is a bit of a pain. However the deer learn to avoid the plants after a while so you can reduce the usage.

    1. I actually use it all in one go and just make up a new batch as I need. It would probably last a long time the the fridge but would begin to stink a bit!

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