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.