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Deer and Tick Repellent Solutions Blog

  • Deer Damage Caused by Rubbing   What is “rubbing” and why do deer do it? Rubbing refers to the process where a deer rubs a tree and usually does extensive damage to the trunk.  Deer rubbing will introduce disease and even kills young trees if......

  • In the Life of a Fawn By Riley A Meyers Did you know that a baby deer, or fawn, can stand and walk within minutes of being born? ‘Tis the season for fawns! Now that July is here the deer birthing season is almost over. Most......

  • When Ticks Bite & Tick Prevention Riley A Meyers Tick Bites Summertime is coming quickly! This means nice weather to swim, hike, grill and lots of other outdoor activities. While you are getting ready to get outdoors more, make sure that tick prevention and tick......

  • Deer Repellent – Is there a best? When it comes to spraying for deer grazing, we like to say, “start early, spray often”.  But is there a deer repellent product of choice? At NoVa Deer Shield we do have our favorite deer repellents.  However, we......

  • No, we are not looking for a new place to store gear! Shed hunting refers to the search for male deer antlers that have fallen off or that the deer has shed. Bucks grow new antlers each spring and therefore lose their antlers in late......

  • How to Identify Winter Deer Damage If you are like me, I often spend my summer months in the garden tending to my flowers. I view winter months as my downtime where I can relax and enjoy my low maintenance winter plants. However, you must......

  • Chronic Wasting Disease In Loudoun County – What you need to know Quick Facts Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer is spread from deer to deer through saliva, urine, feces and contaminated water or soil Experts recommend to avoid eating meat from a contaminated deer –......

  • Deer Damage Prevention This Winter   Tip #1 – Apply a deer repellent in October, November or December to avoid winter deer damage Using a deer repellent that deters deer by taste is a powerful way to keep deer away and avoid deer damage. We......

  • Deer Damage to Fall Landscaping – Oak Trees, Deer and Acorns Are you noticing more deer damage to your landscaping?  It could be because of oak trees. Fall is the time of year all animals are preparing for winter.  Bucks have finished growing their antlers,......

  • Tick Season – Tick Spray During Peak Season It is August and that means the peak of tick season! Ticks are active from early spring through late fall and even on warm winter days. However, the CDC says that most people encounter ticks in spring......

  • With everyone staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, it should come as no big surprise there have been less deer strikes on the highway.  What does that mean for us this summer and this coming fall? Likely, more ticks. At least three states have......

  • Deer Prevention and Your Landscaping It is fawn season!  Does have a 200-205-day gestation period so fawns are born from April through July, most in the month of June. We always see more deer grazing in homeowner landscapes this time of year. That means this......