Homemade Spray To Keep Animals Out Of Garden
If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent the past few months anxiously anticipating fresh summer produce from your very own garden. You’ve likely invested a lot of time and energy making sure that your plants are in good shape and growing strong. You may even be starting to see fruits and vegetables taking shape on their vines! But what happens when you wake up one morning to find that a pesky animal has somehow decided to turn your carefully cultivated garden into its very own personal buffet? If you’re experiencing this problem, I have some tips and tricks to share with you. Using these homemade sprays will help keep unwanted critters out of your garden so that it can continue to thrive throughout the summer!
1. Garlic spray
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 cup distilled water
- ¼ cup white vinegar
Directions: In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and puree until smooth. Pour into a spray bottle to use as needed on plants.
2. Vinegar spray
This spray is easy to make and can be used on a variety of plants. Simply mix two tablespoons of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar with one cup of water and fill your spray bottle with this solution. Spray the plants you want to protect from pests weekly until all signs of infestation have stopped. Vinegar is a natural repellent, so it’s perfect for organic gardening!
3. Cayenne pepper spray
- Get your cayenne pepper. I use about a quarter of a cup, but it depends on the size and type of plant you’re spraying, so adjust accordingly.
- Mix 1 part hot sauce to 1 part water in a spray bottle (or whatever container you want to use). Shake well before each application! 3 tablespoons of cayenne pepper should create enough spray for one small garden bed or two large pots; just make sure that you don’t get any on yourself—the mixture will irritate your skin if you do!
My favorite part about using this homemade garden spray is that it’s very easy to make once I’ve collected all my ingredients and put them into the bottle together! After shaking well before each application, I simply spray my plants with the solution every few days until they are growing normally again without attracting pests or diseases from other animals who might also want some tasty greens from my backyard garden!”
Mothballs are toxic to pets and children, so you should keep them out of reach of your animals. Mothballs are effective at keeping animals away from your garden and can be purchased in large quantities for an inexpensive price. Mothballs are easy to use and store, making them an easy option for anyone wanting to keep their garden safe from pests. Disposing of mothballs is also simple: simply place them in plastic bags and throw them away with regular household garbage.
Mothballs contain naphthalene as well as carbon tetrachloride—both of which can cause eye irritation, respiratory tract irritation, skin irritation or burns if they come into contact with human skin or mucous membranes (eyes).
5. Castor oil spray
For those who are interested in a more natural solution, castor oil may be the answer. This substance has been used for years as a laxative and skin irritant; it also works as an insect repellent. The smell of castor oil is unpleasant to most animals, so using it as a spray can help repel mice, squirrels, and other rodents from your vegetable garden. Insects such as ants or cockroaches would not enjoy being sprayed with this substance either!
Use these recipes to stop critters from destroying your garden.
There are a few ways to keep animals out of your garden, and each one has its benefits. While some of these recipes can be expensive to make, they’re also easy and safe enough that anyone can do them at home.
- Keep Critters Away With Pepper Spray
If you’ve ever been sprayed with pepper spray before, then you know how painful it can be—and how effective! This homemade spray is made with common household ingredients that most people already have around their house: water and white vinegar. The pepper will irritate animals’ eyes, nose, throat and lungs when they breathe it in as well as burning their skin if they touch it directly. If you live near an animal shelter or zoo where there may be unwanted pets running around outside (or even inside), this recipe is great for deterring them from entering your yard again! 2) Use Spring Water To Repel Rodents And Squirrels
Spray bottles are great for getting this recipe onto plants without wasting too much product all at once but just make sure not to get any on other plants or grass because those will get burned too easily by the chemicals in our mixture here today! 3) Create A Vinegar-Based Solution To Help Keep Rabbits Away
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