How to Use Human Urine as an Animal Repellent

Gardening is a hobby in which the gardener has to wait awhile to enjoy the fruits of her labor. Flowers and vegetables, whether planted as seedlings or with seeds, take time to mature and produce their full beauty. Nothing is more frustrating than looking out your window to check the progress of your garden only to discover that some animal has feasted on your hard work. Commercial animal repellents are available for purchase, but you can use a rather handy home remedy to keep many garden-eating animals away.

Deer love to munch on tender parts of new plants.
Use a cup to collect urine.

Collect your first morning urine in a cup. Your urine is most potent first thing in the morning. Male urine is preferred, if possible.

A spray bottle makes for easy storage and application.

Pour the urine into a plastic spray bottle.

Garden gloves keep the hands P-free while gardening.

Wear garden gloves in case your spray bottle leaks while applying the urine to plants.

Most animals enjoy tender little leaves.

Spray the urine onto plants that are being eaten by animals. Spray all portions of the plant including stems, leaves and any flowers, fruits or vegetables. Reapply the urine spray every time you water or after it rains.

Practice good hygiene after repelling animals with human urine.

Wash your hands using soap and water and dry with a clean towel.

Mary Ylisela

Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.