Rutherford County PAWS Masthead


285 John R Rice Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Monday - Friday:
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Phone: (615) 898-7740
Fax: (615) 898-7994


Deer Repellent Recipes


6 eggs
4 hot peppers or enough to make it VERY HOT!
6-12 gloves of garlic, enough to make it stink.
5 cups warm water.
Put it all in a blender and liquify it. Put it in an old milk jug. Set it out in the sun to let it cook and get real stinky and hot for a couple days. Strain it well if you want to use it in a sprayer. You can pour it on and around the plants out of the jug.


This will not hurt the deer. The deer will shy away from the scent of other animals, so you trick them with the bloodmeal and hair clippings. Your barber is a good source for some hair sweepings.
1 yard old sheeting, cotton, or muslin
1/4 C. bloodmeal
1 C. hair clippings
Cut the fabric into small 4-inch squares. Mix the bloodmeal and hair together and place about a tablespoon onto the center of each square. Bring up the ends and secure with a string or rubber band.
To use, hang these little packets from the branches of the trees and shrubs where deer are a problem. You should be able to notice deer avoiding the spot almost immediately.