When Bunnies Attack: DIY Rabbit Repellent
You’ve just planted a beautiful garden. There are carrots, tomatoes, and all of your favorite spices, all ordered neatly so they have the optimal growth. You switch over to the flower bed, which is you pride and joy. It’s where you see hummingbirds and bees flying between the bushes and petals. You have tended these plants for years to get them to come up perfectly. Smiling, you roll up the garden hose and go get ready to make dinner.
That’s when the unthinkable happens. A massacre occurs while you are sleeping and there is absolute carnage in the morning. How did you not hear your prized flowers crying in pain? You swear on every little chrysanthemum’s life that you will kill Bugs Bunny.
Next time, be prepared for the critters that love your garden just as much as you do. They just love to snack on it! That’s not OK. Here are a few recipes for natural dear and rabbit repellent sprays.
DIY Deer Repellent Spray for Your Garden
Take the following to get keep deer and furry fiends out of your garden:
- 10 drops of Clove Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of Dawn Dish Soap
- 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup of milk
Here’s how you make a deer repellent:
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender.
- Funnel into a 1/2 gallon jug and fill to the top with water. Shake, shake, shake!
- Apply this to plants with a sprayer. You will probably need to reapply every few days.
Natural Rabbit Repellent Spray Recipe
Keep the critters at bay with the following ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 liter of water
Combine all of the ingredients in a 1 liter spray bottle and spray your plants biweekly.
Natural Deer & Rabbit Repellent Spray Recipe
A third option includes the following:
- 2 cups of water
- 5 cloves of fresh Garlic
- 1 cup of finely chopped Onions
- 5 tablespoons of Cayenne Powder
To make this spray, pour everything into a covered container and let it stand for 24 hours. Strain and funnel into a gallon jug, topping off with water. Shake, shake, shake! Apply to your plants with a sprayer.