According to the Liquid Fence Company, its product, Liquid Fence, prevents deer and rabbits from invading home gardens. Liquid Fence is a spray repellent that is used every two weeks to keep wildlife away from flowers, trees and vegetable gardens. The company states that the ingredients in Liquid Fence are natural, safe for the environment, biodegradable and nontoxic.
Rotten eggs are a main ingredient in Liquid Fence. The strong, putrid smell is a natural repellent to animals. Deer and rabbits smell the eggs up to two weeks after the smell dissipates. The egg solids in Liquid Fence are environmentally safe.
According to a study conducted by the Auburn University Deer Pen Facility, the most effective products for repelling deer are putrescent egg solids.
Garlic is a natural plant ingredient in Liquid Fence. Its strong odor repels both animals and insects. Garlic is nontoxic to both humans and wildlife. A study by the Auburn University Deer Pen Facility states that garden treatments using garlic as an animal deterrent provided some protection from feeding but were not as effective as egg solids.
Kelp (Ecklonia Maxima)
In a report by the Geographic Information Systems and Science, beach kelp varieties Ecklonia maxima and Laminaria pallidahas have been used as fertilizer since the 1950s in South Africa. Kelp, an ingredient in Liquid Fence, is a natural fertilizer for home gardens.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Oregon State University’s College of Health and Human Sciences states that raw foods are treated with detergents made with sodium lauryl sulfate and the chemical is also an additive in toothpaste, dried eggs and used in cake mixes as a whipping aid.
This Liquid Fence ingredient prevents the growth of mold and fungus in the product. It is a natural preservative used in foods for human consumption.
A study by Science Direct reported that potassium sorbate is used to prevent decay in citrus fruit after harvesting. Its low sodium and pH levels make it the preferred preservative over sodium bicarbonate because disposal of the chemical has fewer regulations.
The acidity and aroma of lime juice is a natural animal repellent.
Water is added to Liquid Fence to help dissolve the ingredients and to make the product thin enough to spray in garden areas.
- Liquid Fence Company
- Auburn University: Evaluation of Garlic, Fish Oil, and Putrescent Egg Products as Deer Feeding Controls
- Oregon State University: Issues Related to Using GIS to Study Kelp Communities
- Oregon State University College of Health and Human Sciences: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- Science Direct: Control of Citrus Postharvest Green Mold and Sour Rot by Potassium Sorbate