How to Make Homemade Bird Repellent Spray

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Things You'll Need

  • 2 dozen chili peppers

  • Plastic 1/2-gallon bottle

  • Water

  • Knife to dice chili peppers

  • White or red vinegar

  • Pint spray bottle

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

Step 1

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

Step 2

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


Step 3

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

Step 4

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.


Step 5

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.



Joan Russell

Joan Russell has been a freelance writer for many years. She writes on variety of topics, including food, health, gardening, travel and education. She's written for the Christian Science Monitor, IGA Grocergram, Home Cooking, Atlantic Publishing and Duclinea Media. She has a B.A. in journalism/communications from the University of Bridgeport and an A.S in food service management from Naugatuck Valley Technical Community College.