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What Smells Repel Deer

Deer may look cute and innocent with their large dewy brown eyes and perky ears, but they can transmit disease and cause a lot of damage to properties, garden and fencing. New homeowners or people who are new to gardening may be excited at the presence of deer in their yard. After the deer might have walked through their property, those homeowners might find out that their fruit trees have being chewed to nubs and the whole garden destroyed.

Deer can quickly eat through decorative trees, fruit trees and shrubs. They can also carry ticks that spread Lyme disease – a debilitating disease that affects both humans and dogs. Due to so many nuisances by deer, most people want to get rid of deed of their home or garden. Therefore, blow are the smells that can repel deer from coming close:

Rotten Egg Spray

This is an effective method to repel deer due to its strong odor. Eggs contain sulfur compounds and when it decomposes, it releases a putrid gas known as hydrogen sulfide. To use this method effectively, you will need to get the following ingredients: 3 raw eggs, 3 cloves of garlic, 3 tablespoon of milk or yoghurt and 3 teaspoonful of cayenne pepper. To prepare this, you need to blend the eggs, milk, garlic, cayenne pepper and water in a blender. Pour it into a container with lid and let it settle down for several days to ferment. After this, strain the mixture into a spray bottle and spray it on your garden and the perimeters of your home or garden.

Strong Scented Plants

Strong scented plants is a huge deer repellent because of the odor that comes from it, therefore it is highly effective in getting rid of deer. Deer have a very sensitive nose because it is their strong defense mechanisms against predators. Therefore, if you want to keep deer away from your garden, then plant plants have strong smell. Examples of such plants are horseradish, garlic, asparagus, lavender, chives, sage, thyme, ginger, mint, rosemary, parsley etc.

Red Hot Chili Pepper Spray

Deer hate the smell of pepper and they will find every means possible to move away from anywhere the smell is oozing out from. To prepare this, simply get 4 habanero peppers, 3 tablespoon of yoghurt or milk (this contains a protein known as casein that will make the mixture stick when it dries), ¼ cup of water, 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Blend the peppers in water to turn it to liquid, sieve the mixture and mix it with olive oil and the milk or yoghurt, then add it inside a spray bottle. Spray this mixture on plants and on the perimeters of your yard or garden.

The Smell of Human Hair

In as much as deer are afraid of humans, therefore the theory behind this method is that, the scent of human hair will definitely repel them. To use this method, all you need to do is to get a haircut or visit the nearest barbing around you to get hair clippings. Sprinkle the hair around your plants, and if you are not comfortable with the hair mulch, you can put some of the hairs in a mesh bag and hang them.

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