17 Solutions to Keep Deer Off Your Property

First time homeowners and people who are new to gardening may be excited when they first see deer in their yards. However, after the deer work through their property those homeowners might find their fruit trees chewed to nubs and their garden destroyed.

Deer can quickly decimate decorative trees, shrubs …

Facts on Deer

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 …

Types of Deer Resistant Plants and Our Third Place “Deer John” Contest Winner

Clydia Defreese of Ruston, LA knows all too well that hungry deer can do plenty of damage to a flower bed or garden in a short amount of time. Clydia’s excellent poem lamenting the loss of her flowers to invading deer earned her third place in our 1st Annual …

Deer Control Options and Our “Deer John” Contest Second Place Winner!

It’s a sad but true fact that relationships between people and animals don’t always work out well. In many cases, the best course of action is to keep a safe distance between the two. Pamela Sloss of Union, NC expressed this sentiment perfectly in the “Deer John” letter she addressed …

Identifying Deer Damage and Our 1st Annual “Deer John” Contest

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the many posts in our Havahart® Critter-Free Community, it’s that our readers definitely have a love/hate relationship with deer. While they appreciate the majestic beauty of these magnificent creatures and enjoy watching them prance, dance and dart, they are not exactly thrilled with …

Common Garden Pests Identification

It’s inevitable — wherever there are gardens, there will also be pests! Even well-tended gardens are likely to experience a pest problem at one time or another.

Pests can cause plenty of damage, from nibbling on your plants and vegetables to creating holes and tunnels all over your property. Identifying …

How Weather Affects Animals in Your Yard

Unlike humans, animals don’t have the luxury of curling up with a good book next to the fireplace on a cold, rainy or snowy day. Although many animals are blessed with fur coats and other natural features that protect them from the elements, it doesn’t mean they enjoy being wet …

Certifying Your Yard or Garden as a Wildlife Habitat

If you live in a rural or remote part of the country, your backyard is probably different from those found in an urban or suburban environment. For one thing, you’re probably closer to the habitats of many different types of wild animals that are eager to treat your property as …

Close Encounters of the Deer Kind

Where I live in Central Pennsylvania, close encounters between deer and people usually don’t end well for the deer, the people, or in some cases, both.

Usually, it means the deer wound up on the wrong end of a hunter’s rifle or met with the front end of a rapidly …

Deer Proof Shrubs … Are They the Answer?

My aunt, when faced with a deer problem, specifically deer eating her roses, tried to plant a few deer proof bushes and shrubs. She also tried keeping deer away by bringing in shrubs that weren’t native to her area. Just like we humans develop a fondness for Mom’s special “Tuna …

Mistakes you Don’t Want to Make When it Comes to Deer Repellent for Plants

If you’re in an area where there are deer aplenty, and you have a veritable collection of greens and foliage in your lawn or garden, then you need effective deer repellent for plants. Here’s the key: you need to use it correctly and in conjunction with other effective tactics …

Deer Repellent Strategies that Work

Deer are smart creatures, even if they tend to act a bit nutty during mating season. They have a good memory, will take the path of least resistance, and have highly developed senses. Taking advantage of these qualities will give you the edge you need to keep deer off your …

Great Tips Thanks to Deer Repellent Reviews

If you’ve got deer running amuck in your yard, you may have gone online to see how you can stop them from roaming – and destroying – your property. If you’ve really done your homework, you already read deer repellent reviews to try to figure out the best solutions for …

From One Cucumber to a Full Crop

Two years ago, our son asked me if I could help him build a garden. My wife has gardening experience but in a completely different climate, so my son and I started reading up on how to go about building and then growing his garden. We put literally hundreds of …

Keeping Deer Out of Your Garden by Using Deer Repellent Like a Professional

Keeping deer out of your yard or garden can be a difficult task. Deer are incredible jumpers, so constructing a fence that is high enough to stop them just isn’t practical for most homeowners. And, given their large appetites and the fact that they generally travel in groups, deer can …

My Plants are Now Flourishing – Thank You, Deer Off®!

Note from Havahart®: We’ve been getting a lot of new blog post submissions by from our Facebook fans, and here’s a really good post we’d like to share. It talks about our Deer Off® product, but there’s also a lot of other interesting information in the post!

We grow a …

Deer Proof Flowers … Don’t Put all your Flowers in One Basket

Deer are a problem, especially around mating season. They cause car accidents, resulting in injuries (for them and humans!) and costly damages. They also destroy plants and trees, ruining landscaping.

The problem isn’t just isolated to rural areas. The overabundance of deer and their increased aggressiveness during the mating season …

How to Keep Deer Out of Your Garden

While cute to look at, deer can be a menace in the garden. Not only will they devour your plants and vegetables, but they will also trample the flowerbeds flat; while doing so they can completely destroy a garden overnight. If you want to learn how to keep deer out …

Critters Feasting on Your Garden?

Last year, I fell in love with gardening. It was the first year I had the chance to plant a garden and – if you ask anyone who saw it – I may have gone a touch overboard on the planting, but the harvest was unbelievable.

Along with all those …

How to Get Raccoons & Other Animals Out of Your House: Are You Inviting Unwanted Animals Without Knowing?

Why do you have unwanted animals on your property? There are many things homeowners do that may be invitations to unwanted animals, such as keeping pet dishes outside. It may seem obvious, but taking your pet’s food and water dishes inside can prevent hungry animals, including stray cats and dogs, …

What’s that Digging in My Garden?

When critters are digging in your garden, they make it very obvious. However, if you can’t catch a glimpse of the animal, knowing exactly what’s causing the destruction may not be as obvious. By identifying the perpetrator, you’ll know what kind of repellent to use, such as rabbit repellent or …

How to Repel Deer and Keep Deer out of Garden, Landscaping and Lawns

Did you know that, despite their somewhat dainty appearance, a mature white-tail deer can eat up to nine pounds of food in a single day? To a hungry deer, your backyard probably looks like the world’s biggest salad bar!

Dining deer strip bark by raking their incisors upward, making a …

Humane Animal Control Is Possible

We’ve weeded and hoed . . . we’ve trimmed and pruned . . . we’ve created yards and gardens that just ask you to sit a spell and take it all in. Of course, these havens are also quite attractive to wildlife! I’ve seen the damage these critters can do …

Deer Don’t Like My Yard … And I’m Ok With That!

Spring is finally in full tilt and all my gardens are growing nicely! The peas are shooting out of the ground, the green beans are sending up their fat, little shoots and my tulips are bursting forth in all the colors of the rainbow. And, of course, the deer are …

Deer in the Headlights

When I pulled into the long drive leading to my son’s new home in Mississippi, the first thing I noticed were three pairs of eyes reflected in the headlights. The local deer were already checking out the new landscaping and conducting taste tests! It didn’t take long to discover the …