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Deer Control , Eliminating Deer From Your Property!
                                                                                                                 Deer grazing in your yard may be                                                                                 exciting when they first appear.                                                                                   However, after the deer work
                                                                             through your property, you might                                                                                find your sensitive fruit trees and                                                                               chewed to bits and your beautiful                                                                                gardens destroyed.                                                     

Deer will quickly defoliate decorative trees, shrubs and fruit trees. These animals also make short work of vegetable gardens. Deer can also carry ticks, ticks that spread Lyme disease, a debilitating illness that            affects both people and dogs. For these reasons, many people prefer to keep deer completely off their property and Omega can provide a service that is completely natural, will not harm your family, your pets or the deer. Most repellents that you can buy are short lived and become ineffective when they become watered wet but, Omega Pest Management utilizes a specialized repellent that will last for several months and will actually rejuvenate and activate the release of the repellant when it gets wet from the rain or watering the lawn. We encourage our customer to water the material often.

 

Deer are smarter than we often give them credit and if you plan to attempt to rid them from your property on you own and if you plan to be somewhat successful you need to keep them guessing, by using a variety of methods.  Here are a few things you can do to stop deer from intruding in your yard:

  1. Eliminate deer attractants. If you have a vegetable garden or fruit trees, harvest produce as soon as it is ready. This will prevent deer from seeing (or smelling) something tasty and deciding your yard is an all-you-can-eat buffet.

  2. Maintain your landscape. Don’t make your yard a place where deer want to visit. Trim densely planted areas to make them seem less appealing as hiding places. Deer prefer areas that offer quick cover in the case of predators, eliminating thick dense areas will discourage deer from hanging out in your yard.

  3. Spray them with a motion activated sprinkler. Underground sprinkler systems on timers as well as motion activated water sprinklers are often used to keep deer away from certain garden beds and trees. 

  4. Add levels to your yard. Deer do not like climbing up or down steep slopes. A yard that seems difficult to navigate can deter deer immediately. Sunken beds, terraces, and stacked chopped wood can be added to the landscape to prevent deer from entering very far into your yard. Deer are afraid to jump or climb and will find somewhere else to graze. Keep potted plants up on the deck or porch, deer will likely not attempt to climb stairs to reach them.

  5. Let your dog spend plenty of time in the yard. Chances are if your dog spots a deer, it will bark. The deer will run and may eventually decide your yard isn’t a safe place to graze.

  6. Use plants and shrubs as taste-based repellents. Deer rely heavily on their sense of smell. If something smells unappealing to them, they will avoid it. Deer, just like people will avoid certain plants and trees. If you can make your trees unappealing to a deer’s sense of smell and taste, it will likely go elsewhere for food. Some homeowners will plant herbs like chives, thyme and garlic that either have a pungent aroma or a strong flavor that deer do not loke and will avoid. This may help some, but be careful you may plant something that your deer find absolutely delicious! With any type of deer-resistant plants, you’ll learn by trial and error which plants are not favored by the deer where you live. 

  7. Use plants and shrubs as texture-based repellents. It turns out that deer especially hate plants that have fuzzy leaves and strong fragrances, and, unsurprisingly, those that are poisonous—if a deer eats something that makes it feel ill, it’s not likely to snack on that same plant again. Plant poisonous plants, such as daffodils, oriental poppy or narcissus around plants that you want to protect. Lamb’s ear has a texture that deer don’t like. Shrubs like Russian olive, boxwood and oleander are also unappealing to deer because they are prickly and not pleasant to chew. Keep in mind, though, that while these are plants deer will avoid, if a deer is hungry enough, it will eat whatever it can find.

  8. Use hedges to create a border. Boxwoods and other thick hedges can be used to keep deer out. Planting these plants making a border along your yards perimeter may deter deer from crossing. Keeping these hedges well maintained because a thick and lush border will prevent deer from seeing through and into your yard, they may decide to skip your yard and head elsewhere because it’s to risky for them to proceed.

  9. Put up wind chimes. Repellent plants are great for keeping deer from eating your trees, but how do you keep deer away when they want to use you trees as a rubbing post? One of the best ways is to startle them so they think the area is unsafe. Wind chimes, which make noise unexpectedly, are a good start. However, deer tend to adjust quickly, and they may ignore those chimes when they hear them often. It’s best to keep deer guessing by adding a variety of wind chimes in both metal and wood materials. While this may not be a total solution but it is a simple trick to tackling your deer problem.

  10. Incorporate “Active” décor into your landscape. Along the same line as wind chimes, you can add some moving decorations to your yard that spin, wiggle, whistle or rotate with the help of solar or wind power. Unusual movements and sounds will make deer wary to enter your yard.

  11. String up fishing line. Create a border around a plant bed or other area that attracts deer using fishing line. String the fishing line two to three feet above ground and pull it taut. Deer become confused by this barrier and will eventually give up in frustration.

  12. Rotate your deer-repellent tools. If you use a variety of these deer-repellent methods throughout your yard, you’ll really make deer work for a meal. In a few weeks, move your repellent devices from one place to another. An ever-changing environment will confuse deer and discourage them from making your yard a favorite stop.

 

 

Deer are no so cute when you consider the deer dangers they pose. While damaging your bushes, blooms, shrubs, and gardens can be very costly, deer can pose other risks to the safety of your home and family, including:

  1. Disease dangers – Deer often carry ticks that transmit debilitating diseases such as Lyme disease and brucellosis. Lyme disease can cause headaches, fever, fatigue, joint pain and rashes, and is often hard to diagnose. Left untreated, Lyme disease can damage the nervous system and even cause memory loss. Brucellosis is a bacterial infection that causes flu-like symptoms, including fever and headaches. In addition to affecting the central nervous system, it is known to attack the heart lining.

  2. Pet threat – Direct injuries to people caused by deer may be uncommon, but deer that dwell in suburbia often come in contact with pets. Even a small doe can cause considerable injury to a dog or cat if the deer feels threatened and cornered. Bucks with antlers can be even more menacing to pets, especially during rutting season. 

  3. Real estate reductions – Everyone knows that curb appeal is key when you’re trying to sell a house. Deer eat 6 to 10 pounds of food daily, tearing leaves from plants and bark from trees. Their foraging can weaken and even destroy plants. Deer are damage to landscaping, especially trees, can seriously spoil curb appeal, sometimes causing potential buyers to think twice before purchasing a home in an area known for deer damage. 

  4. Deer are prey for other animals - An abundant population of deer in a small area can draw predators looking for an easy meal right in you yard. Bobcats and Coyotes won’t hesitate to attack family members and pets, plus they can carry diseases such as rabies. Coyotes are prevalent in nearly all South Jersey communities, see the NJDEP Coyote Map

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