Deer Control

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Found in nearly every state in the U.S., as well as throughout Canada and Mexico, white-tailed deer populations are at an all-time high. An estimated 30 million white-tailed deer roam the country alongside sizable populations of other deer species, such as black and mule deer. They are valuable game animals and hunters target them for their meat, hides, and for sport. Even so, many states estimate the damage they do to crops and agriculture in the tens of millions of dollars. Large deer populations create additional problems in some areas by causing dangerous car crashes and harming the balance of ecosystems.

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White-tailed deer are large, hoofed mammals with reddish-brown or grayish-brown coats, white bellies, and white fur under their short tails. In the springtime, male deer, known as bucks, grow a pair of pointed antlers that are used for defense and mating displays. The animals have long snouts tipped with black noses and large ears that help them stay alert for any signs of predators. Baby deer, known as fawns, are camouflaged with white spots to help them blend into the ground, where they lay motionless until their mothers return given any threat.

DIET

Favorite foods of white-tailed deer include leaves, stems, and buds of trees and saplings. They also readily eat fruits, vegetables, grains, ornamental plants, and nuts. In winter, they eat the bark from trees if other food sources are scarce.

HABITAT

Instead of living in dense thickets, deer prefer the thin edges of forests and young woodlands with easy access to food. Open agricultural areas interspersed with woodlots, as well as wooded suburban areas, also make excellent habitats for deer. In suburban areas where hunting is banned, deer populations can quickly grow to unsustainable numbers. During winter or in adverse weather, deer seek the shelter of dense vegetation.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Deer usually avoid entering houses, but are commonly known to enter yards, farms, parks, and other open areas. Enticed by the lack of predators and strict hunting regulations, deer move into residential neighborhoods to graze in backyards throughout the early morning or late evening hours. Although the creatures can be timid and skittish, they become accustomed to people once they realize there is no danger.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

Farms, orchards, nurseries, and home gardens endure the most damage from deer activities. Where large deer populations arise alongside urban areas, dangerous automobile accidents occur when the animals leap in front of moving cars while attempting to cross roads. Additionally, deer populations can grow to unsustainable numbers and strip an area completely bare of food, causing starvation for other animals in the local ecosystem. White-tailed deer are also prime carriers of deer ticks, which spread Lyme disease to humans.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

Although regulated hunting is the primary method of deer control, most suburban areas do not allow hunting to take place. Large deer fences can be costly to erect but often prove excellent deer repellents. Residents of suburban areas can have pet dogs patrol the yard, plant deer-resistant ornamental plants, or spray plants with hot sauce as alternative means of keeping deer away from lawns.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

Trapping and removal are not effective deer repellents, since the animals are known to range for hundreds of acres and may return to capture sites in time. Property owners should turn to professional wildlife control experts for assistance with handling nuisance deer issues. Trutech personnel can help mitigate unwanted deer infestations in yards and gardens.