Animals scurrying into your backyard (just like everyone else living in the countryside) and destroying the lovely garden you worked so hard to create?
Do not be fooled by the cuteness of these little creatures. Whether you have flowers or vegetables, they will rip through your gardens.
If pests are getting in, making your own liquid fence is the perfect solution. It is a great way to keep all kinds of animals out of your garden, which includes rabbits, mice, raccoons, squirrels, dogs, and some other small mammals.
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What Is Liquid Fence?
Liquid Fence is a spray that can be used to deter animals from entering your yard or garden. It is made from a combination of natural ingredients such as eggs, garlic, cinnamon, and citronella that work together to repel most unwanted critters.
Liquid Fence can be purchased from most major home and garden shops or online here at Amazon. However, due to the ease of access to most of the natural ingredients, it is simple enough to just make your own bottle.
How To Make Your Own Liquid Fence
Liquid fence can be easily made at home with the following ingredients:
- Eggs (old and rotten are preferred)
- Cloves of garlic (crushed or minced)
- A gallon of water
- Clove essential oil
- Any kind of dish soap
- A bucket or jug
- A stick (for mixing)
Prepare the recipe in your garden or an open space since it could get stinky (and messy). Make sure your bucket has a lid as it needs to ferment for 2 whole days.
Mix only the eggs and garlic followed by water. After that, put the lid on, then let it sit in the sun, and ferment for 2 days. It will smell extremely bad after you open the lid in 2 days, but that means you are doing it right.
Using a strainer, strain the garlic chunks out and add the dish soap and clove essential oil. The liquid fence is ready to be poured into your containers and sprayed around the garden!
Spray the liquid over the areas that attract the animals or around the garden’s perimeter.
Things You Should Keep In Mind When Working With Liquid Fence
- Using a garden sprayer is recommended since it makes the application process easier.
- Shake before using.
- Wear gloves and a mask when making the liquid and spraying it, as the smell is nearly intolerable.
- It is completely harmless to plants and animals.
- Reapplication is required after every 3 to 4 weeks. However, in case of excessive rain, you might need to apply it more often.
- If you have some slightly rotten or old eggs lying around, this is the best way to get rid of them.
- It is an odor-based repellent. Thus the stronger the smell, the greater the impact.
- It is recommended to apply on dry plants, or the product will dilute or cease to function altogether.
- It is popular because it is so simple to use—just spray it over the area where you wish to keep animals at bay.
- By most reports, this liquid is pretty effective and works marvelously.
- Besides that, it stinks; the only drawback is that it fades fast.
What’s So Unique About Liquid Fence?
You might be wondering how a homemade liquid can be so effective. The only answer to that is because of its ingredients. Each ingredient has its purpose, which drives the animals away.
- Rotten Eggs: The strong, pungent smell of rotten egg is the main ingredient that helps the liquid fence to become such a strong animal repellant. Even 2 weeks after the fragrance has disappeared, deer and rabbits can still smell the eggs.
- Garlic: The strong odor of garlic repels animals and insects and is non-toxic to wildlife.
- Water: This is a crucial component since it assists in the components’ dissolution and thins the liquid so it can be sprayed easily in all plant regions.
Precautions Which Should Be Taken Before Spraying The Liquid Fence
Before using any fertilizer or repellent, gloves should be worn. You don’t want to get this on your hands, and you never know if you can be allergic.
Moreover, wear goggles to protect your eyes and a mask for the pungent smell of the liquid fence if needed.
Ensure there are no children or pets during the time of application until the product has dried. Store the solution somewhere between 40 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit and give it a good shake to break up solids before each usage.
Spray around plants or your garden’s perimeter once or twice every month. However, you will need to reapply after heavy or prolonged rainfall.
Final Thoughts On Homemade Liquid Fence
Liquid fence is a powerful animal deterrent that will unquestionably protect your garden’s beauty from these otherwise “adorable” creatures.
This spray is becoming more widely used since it produces immediate outcomes. Most people won’t see tracks of any kind after using this spray.
So what are you waiting for? Test it out and let us know!