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How to Make Homemade Bird Repellent Spray

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Carla de Koning /Demand Media

Sometimes birds can be the biggest problem you have with a garden. They eat the seeds, pick away at the growing plants and destroy a newly developing garden. There is a spray that you can make at home, however, that has been known to successfully and safely repel birds from your plants.

How to Make Homemade Bird Repellent Spray

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Carla de Koning /Demand Media

Cut or crush the two dozen chili peppers in a small bowl. Cut them with a knife to mash well.

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Carla de Koning /Demand Media

Fill an empty plastic half-gallon container with water. Add the chili peppers to the half gallon. Cover and shake well.

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Carla de Koning /Demand Media

Put the half-gallon container out in the sun to ferment for five days. After that, bring it inside the house.

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Carla de Koning /Demand Media

Add 1/4-cup white or red vinegar to the chili-and-water mixture. Shake it well. Now it is ready to use. Pour the mixture into the empty one-pint spray bottle. Put the rest of the chili mixture away in storage.

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Carla de Koning /Demand Media

Spray the mixture ion the plants and in the areas the birds regularly visit. The spray should work to repel the birds from eating the seeds and ruining the plants. Repeat this process every few days.

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