Dog Hair as a Deer Repellent?

I have seen that human hair can be used as a deer repellent, I was wondering if dog hair can also be used. I have a German Shepherd that sheds a lot. I could use her hair if that would also work. Also , what about lavender plants, is that successful as well in a vegetable garden? Thanks you. I am a 1st year gardener so I hope to learn a lot from this site, lots of good info.


Hardiness Zone: 8b

By Kelly Penny from caryville, florida

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March 29, 20090 found this helpful

This is just my personal opinion (no data to back me up) but I think deer only laugh at ANY hair! Deer will eat those plants we're told they won't, they'll jump fences they aren't supposed to be able to jump, and they LAUGH at hair!

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April 5, 20090 found this helpful

I don't know about dog hair but human hair certainly did not work for us every year I lose plants due to the deer. They are so comfortable that we can get within 5 feet of them. They eat my hostas and any thing else that grows,veggies, flower plants etc.


We have also tried soap boxes, deer repellent called scoot,deer fence that they went right through. If any one has suggestions please let me know as well!

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April 6, 20090 found this helpful

Oh yes I tried dog hair my poor nekid dog was the only thing that was not eaten. I have used pie pans, cd's you name I have tried it! This year I am trying hot sauce!! It seems to be working so far! But then those deers are laughing and saying oh boy we will just let them hostas grow a little taller and then eat them! I think the only thing that may work is a 12 foot fence with barbed wire around the top. Just think of what the neighbors would say! LOL! Good luck!

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April 6, 20090 found this helpful

I take cds, dvds, run twine through a hole made in them (soldering gun) or through the middle, can hang them anywhere. Hang some bells on this too, so when the breeze, winds or any action will make them move and scares off alot of things I don't want in my garden.


These will swing and sway, you can paint them to be colorful if you want.

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April 7, 20092 found this helpful

I used to tend a young orange grove in Christmas FL, 4 or 5 raw eggs blended in a 5 gallon sprayer applied every 2 weeks or as needed will keep deer from eating young trees.

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April 15, 20092 found this helpful

NOTHING works but the egg recipe. I use 4 cups of water to 1 cup of egg beaters and no more deer eating on my roses, maple trees and etc. Works even after it rains. Believe me I have tried everything and this is the ONLY recipe you will need. You can use raw eggs as well but I found it so easy with the egg beaters because you are suppose to remove the white membrane of the egg to mix it.


Just remember its a 20 to 80 percent ratio eggs to water. Its suppose to last 3 months even in the rain.

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August 15, 20160 found this helpful

How do you apply this?

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August 30, 20160 found this helpful

I was wondering with your egg and water mixture do I put it rite on the plant or just around the base of the plant

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July 12, 20170 found this helpful

Does this formula really work to keep deer from eating my small rose tree ???

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April 17, 20160 found this helpful

Leave the dog outside and they won't come around.

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