Deer Management Techniques for Property Owners
Tree farms, woodlands, or large landscapes being damaged by deer? Red Cedar practices non-lethal deer management techniques for property owners trying to manage deer in their landscape.
When you’re surrounded by nature, the feeling can be invigorating. The first moment you look out the window of your home and see deer casually strolling through your yard in the early morning hours, it’s a moment to treasure. Then you realize that they are damaging your trees and shrubs and the expensive landscape that you spent hours building, growing, trimming, and maintaining.
Deer can wreak havoc on just about any property but you don’t want to cause them harm. That’s why you need Red Cedar for deer management.
Deer Related Damage is on the Rise
As more developments encroach on natural deer habitat, it’s no surprise that these docile animals are causing more damage to landscapes throughout the Northeast. These tender, white-tailed deer can harm crops, nurseries, orchards, and exquisite landscaped gardens in a matter of hours. These tend to be their food source more and more as the years progress.
Know Your Goals and Expectations
Short of erecting a twelve foot fence around your entire property, keeping deer from causing more harm to your property is a process that takes time. It’s important to lay out what your goals are from the beginning, what is most important to you to be protected first, how much you’re willing to spend on control measures, and whether you want to drive deer away from your property permanently.
Know Your Limitations
Nature has generally been its own best controller of deer populations, but as humans have encroached on natural habitats, we have altered the predator/prey composition, allowing deer to roam unmolested through new neighborhoods. Red Cedar has an abundance of experience in protecting landscapes from their advances. However, it’s important to know your limitations.
We have heard from many clients over the years who have driven deer completely from their property, yet miss seeing them wander outside. That’s why it’s important to know precisely what you want to achieve through deer management. Red Cedar can help you protect the landscape, shrubs, trees, plants, and more that are most important to you while still allowing these majestic animals to roam freely through your property.
Lyme’s Disease Considerations
Deer ticks are the common carrier of Lyme’s Disease. If you are concerned with the proximity of deer to your home and family, call Red Cedar. We can help you devise a solution that will protect your home and your family as much as possible. Enjoy the balance of nature while maintaining a healthy landscape around your home with Red Cedar.