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Deer Deterrents

 Deterrents for Deer

A strong, tall fence tilted outward at a 45 degree angle or 2 fences
about 5 feet apart are the longest-lasting solutions to a deer problem.

But you can try some other alternatives:
* Dangle compact discs from tree branches.
* Hang bars of scented soap on shrubs/trees. (Lifebuoy works best !)

* Make homemade deer repellent:
    4 tablespoons ground cayenne pepper
    1 cup white vinegar
     cup peeled garlic
    1 cup clear ammonia
    1 cup Murphy's oil soap
    1 bar Ivory hand soap (Optional)
    
  Boil the cayenne in the vinegar for one minute and strain through a coffee filter.   Puree garlic in 2 cups of water in a blender. Strain that mixture through another coffee filter. Combine the two liquids with the ammonia and oil soap in a 3 gallon garden sprayer.  Fill the sprayer to the maximum level with water.  Spray on areas you wish to protect.  For extra stickiness, float a bar of Ivory soap in the spray and use it over several fillings.   Reapply weekly and after rains.

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