Is there any reason to ... #257120 - Ask Extension


Is there any reason to ... #257120

Asked June 25, 2015, 4:48 PM EDT

Is there any reason to worry about salmonella after spraying homemade deer repellent on garden vegetable plants? I used the recipe your university has listed containing raw eggs. Thank you.

Carter County Kentucky

Expert Response

Here's the answer you did not want: any raw egg can be a salmonella risk.  That's why many of the OTC deer repellents use putrefied egg solids, meaning it was cooked prior to adding it to the repellent. These are some of the most effective repellents on the market.
Beth Wilson Replied June 30, 2015, 12:24 PM EDT

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