Scents That Keep Deer Away
What smells repel deer?
Some pleasant scents used in products that also interfere with deer noses include mint oils (often combined with pepper and garlic), cloves and cinnamon, or citrus. via
What is the most effective deer repellent?
Deer repellents are most often made from putrified eggs, dried blood, garlic, or soaps. Several studies, including this one, have found that egg-based products are the most effective. These include Deer Away, Bobbex, and Liquid Fence. I've used all of these and have had good results. via
Do coffee grounds keep deer away?
Deer have a strong sense of smell, which they use to find accessible food sources. While there is no scientific evidence that coffee grounds will deter deer, the bitter smell of spent coffee grounds may signal to deer that humans are nearby and keep them away from your property. via
What is a good homemade deer repellent?
The most effective natural, homemade deer deterrent is a spray made of putrid smells, namely eggs, garlic, and chili peppers. All you have to do is spray the mixture on your plants, and deer will not go near due to the offensive fragrance that the spray gives off. via
What smell do deer hate the most?
Deer have a heightened sense of smell, which they use to effectively find food. You can take advantage of this trait and repel deer by using smells they dislike, such as marigolds, putrescent egg solids, mint, wolf urine, tansy, garlic, thyme, oregano, sage, rosemary, and lavender. via
Will Irish Spring soap keep deer away?
“Use bars of Irish Spring soap for your deer problem and they'll go away,” Mrs. Poweska advised. “Just use a grater and shave the bars of soap into slivers to scatter about your garden, flowerbeds or the stems of the hostas. The deer will no longer approach because the soap has such a strong scent. via
Does Epsom salt keep deer away?
Does Epsom Salt Keep Deer Away? Epsom salt works well for keeping moles and grubs out of your lawn, but it doesn't seem to be an effective deer repellent on its own. It's used as part of the mix in some commercially available deer repellents, but seems to be there more to aid the plants and soil than to repel the deer. via
Does vinegar deter deer?
Deer, as well as other animals, “including cats, dogs, rabbits, foxes and racoons, [don't like] the scent of vinegar even after it has dried. via
Do dryer sheets repel deer?
2. Dryer sheets deter deer. These may make your garden smell freshly laundered, but the general consensus is that deer are not bothered by them. via
What plants do deer hate the most?
Daffodils, foxgloves, and poppies are common flowers with a toxicity that deer avoid. Deer also tend to turn their noses up at fragrant plants with strong scents. Herbs such as sages, ornamental salvias, and lavender, as well as flowers like peonies and bearded irises, are just “stinky” to deer. via
Does cinnamon keep deer away?
The Spice Scent Deer Repellent has a fresh cinnamon-clove smell that gardeners love and provides effective year round control against deer damage. As with the Mint Scent repellent, clove and cinnamon oils have insecticidal, as well as repelling properties. Cinnamon oil also has anti-fungal properties. via
Does human urine repel deer?
For the same reasons that dog urine works to deter deer, human urine also works. You could keep a bottle in your bathroom next to your toilet to be filled up and then apply it around your garden. An easier solution is to have your boys “water the garden” when no one else is around. I'm sure there are other solutions. via
Can you make your own deer repellent?
Use a small funnel to pour the beaten egg into an empty 16-ounce spray bottle. Then add 1 tablespoon cooking oil, 1 tablespoon dish soap, and 1/2 cup milk to the bottle with the egg. Fill the bottle halfway with water, then close the lid tightly. Shake the closed bottle to mix the contents together. via
Will cayenne pepper deter deer?
Cayenne pepper spray is a taste repellent. It is applied to the plant and when an animal tries to taste it, it is repelled by the hot pepper taste. Spraying cayenne pepper on plants will keep deer, rabbits and squirrels as well as stray animals from eating them. via
Does citronella repel deer?
Citronella plants are deer resistant and heat and drought tolerant. via
Do marigolds repel deer?
All varieties of marigolds are a turnoff for deer because of their strong, pungent scent. However, signet marigolds (pictured) have a lighter citrusy smell and flavor, making them popular for culinary use. via
Does dish soap repel deer?
Deer dislike the smell of soap. Dish soap can work as effectively as the blended repellant described above, and it will not disgust you every time you step into the garden. Buy a solid or powdered biodegradable soap. Dish soap works best, but any other will do in a pinch. via
What are deer afraid of?
Deer are afraid of predators like dogs and are likely to steer clear if they suspect one is nearby. Keep Fido outside more often or stake a silhouette of a dog in the yard. Even the decoy will frighten deer. Decoys of any predators, like owls, coyotes, or hawks, will work. via