May 16, 2011

Homemade deer repellant 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 repellant spray.


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


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  1. You will have to let me know if this really works...we spend a lot of money on commercial repellents and they don't really work. I want to try this, pinned it to share with my hubby! Thanks

  2. Mary,

    This really does work particularly if you apply it early in the season and after big rain fall.

    Good luck!

  3. I have to admit I'm a bit repelled by the recipy, but am totally pinning it for future reference. :)

    1. Yes it does look a bit yucky but totally works!

  4. You don't add any garlic cloves to this recipe?

    1. Nope a garlic free spray. Give it a go it really does word...I still have hostas in my garden to prove it!

  5. Do you spray it on the plant itself or near it?

    1. you can spray it directly onto the plants. It will not harm them at all