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Small girl screaming because there are moles and other pests where she is playing.
Small girl screaming because there are moles and other pests where she is playing.

Deer Control

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Why fear the deer?

While deer are very gracious creatures, their appetite can make you think twice about your affection for them. In winter, when they’re most hungry, they’ll browse for whatever they can find. At that time your lawn and plants becomes a popular feeding ground. Spring and summer, they’re a problem for tender crops and flowers. In fall, ripening apples tempt them.

Deer have no front teeth but strip bark by raking their incisors upward, making two-inch gouges. When they eat foliage, they tear it off, leaving ragged edges.

Why now and not before?

As the summer comes to an end and the colder temperatures come in, many food sources for deer begin to die off.  This is the point at which deer will venture out from their natural habitat and into your gardens and landscaping. This is where we can help you. With our monthly visits, we can help keep deer off your plants.

Below are a few links that rank plants on their resistance to deer feed:

http://njaes.rutgers.edu/deerresistance/

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74117.html