Like feral hogs, deer that are a nuisance in your neighborhood can be deterred with proper fencing. But that can get expensive for large areas. Try these tips from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to prevent deer from becoming a nuisance in your yard:
- Got some expensive plants or crops you’d like to see grow? Avoid putting these type of plants near wooded areas, shrub rows or other places you’ve seen deer gather
- Try planting ornamentals deer are not inclined to eat like lilac, jasmine, holly, persimmon, and pepper tree.
- Home remedy repellants can be an inexpensive means of discouraging deer foraging. Hanging nylon stockings containing human hair clippings or hanging mirrors and tin foil can deter deer from eating your prized petunias.
- Watching deer is one thing. Feeding them is another. If deer have a reliable food source, they will lose their natural instinct to forage and will show up more often in your yard—invited or not!
For more information or tips on how to deal with Urban Wildlife, please visit the following websites;
You may also visit the Center for Wildlife Damage Management for more comprehensive wildlife damage information.