Deer Repellants

Asked June 14, 2020, 12:27 PM EDT

Will a mint oil solution spray deter deer from eating my roses? I have tried the Liquid Fence deer and rabbit repellent. It seems to wash off in the rain. We live off Germantown Rd. The deer population has really increased. I am trying to find a simple homemade repellant that helps. Thanks. Jeanne Prier

Washington County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. There is little scientific research on this topic, but here is one Extension article with a couple of ideas: https://extension.umn.edu/central/protecting-plants-deer Anything applied on the plants will wash off. Long term forecast is drier. Good luck!