Note to Our Customers: Our number one priority at Trutech Wildlife Service is protecting the safety of our employees and customers. Our work has been designated as an essential service by the Homeland Security Office and we will maintain our commitment of providing service to our customers. Services will be conducted focusing on the exterior of homes and businesses. If inside service is critical, we are practicing appropriate social distancing to ensure the safety of our employees and customers.
Finding Deer in the Backyard
Deer frequently enter residential lawns in search of food, and property owners whose homes border wooded areas, thickets, and grasslands regularly find deer in the backyard. The pests eat a variety of vegetation, including grasses, flowering plants, fruits, nuts, ornamental trees, and garden vegetables.
Deer generally stay close to their home range to find mates, breed, and raise their young. Backyards tend to be either part of that range or convenient areas to rest for migrating populations.
Problems & Damage
In addition to feeding on plants and other vegetation, deer in the backyard trample through gardens and cultivated landscaping as they move across properties. Male deer are known to rub their antlers on trees, which can severely damage growth. Additionally, deer carry multiple parasites, including blacklegged ticks, that contribute to the transmission of Lyme disease, which is extremely harmful to both humans and pets.
Control & Removal
Property owners can utilize different exclusion methods to keep deer out of backyards. Erecting fences and installing barriers around flowerbeds and trees helps keep deer at bay. However, these methods of control can be costly and time-consuming to maintain. Contacting the trained wildlife removal professionals at Trutech ensures that deer in the backyard are removed safely and humanely.