To make a homemade dog repellent, HowStuffWorks recommends using either citrus, vinegar, cayenne pepper or ammonia to keep dogs out of the garden. Although the citrus and pepper are safe for use in the garden, gardeners ... More »

A mixture of crushed red pepper, apple cider vinegar and water is an effective homemade spray to keep birds off plants, as is a mixture of cloves and water. Even simpler, cayenne pepper mixed with water is also effective... More »

Insect repellent mulch works to keep insects away from plants and other structures through natural oils and chemicals contained in the mulch, or through other physical features. Though applied to help the plant retain mo... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

You can repel dogs and other pets from off-limits areas of your home and garden by making repellents from citrus, vinegar, ammonia or cayenne pepper. Each of these substances is completely pet-safe, repelling the pet thr... More »

Cayenne pepper, white vinegar, ammonia and citrus all emit strong odors that dogs dislike, making them good dog repellents. For outdoor use, sonic devices and motion-activated sprinklers can scare away wandering dogs. More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

There are many options available for making a homemade fly repellent for dogs. The simplest recipe contains just two ingredients: apple cider vinegar and water. This repellent works both when applied topically or when in... More »

A homemade dog shampoo can be made with a mixture of liquid dishwashing soap, vinegar and glycerin. Aloe vera and essential oils are optional ingredients. You also need a bucket, whisk and plastic bottles for storing the... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs