Deer damage is a constant problem in the animal control business. With deer populations on the rise in many parts of the U.S. and a shrinking number of deer habitats, it’s no wonder that I get many calls from property owners looking for help with getting rid of these delicate but destructive critters. Deer are herbivores (plant eaters), and it only takes a few hungry deer to make short work of a backyard garden. While deer are too large to trap without injuring them, they can be deterred with the use of an appropriate animal repellent.
Some Deer Facts You Might Not Know
Here are a few more interesting facts about deer that might surprise you:
- Deer can reach speeds of up to 30 mph, and they can leap as high as 10 feet.
- A male deer’s antlers fall off every winter; when they begin to regrow, they’re covered