Four ways to prevent deer damage this winter - NoVa Deer Shield
Are you looking to protect your landscaping investment this winter? Use these four tips to stop deer damage this winter. Our one time winter spray prevents deer damage all winter.
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Four Ways You Can Prevent Deer Damage this Winter

Picture of buck or deer eating in a yard from a bird feeder potentially causing deer damage

Four Ways You Can Prevent Deer Damage this Winter

Prevent Deer Damage this Winter

Deer eating from bird feeder in yard causing deer damage

 

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 advise our clients to use a spray with Thiram as the active ingredient. Thiram makes plants taste bad and will stop even hungry deer from doing damage.  A taste deterrent is often used in the winter rather than an odor repellent because odor repellents don’t have the same effect in cold weather.  Our winter spray product utilizes Thiram. We spray once in October, November or December and the spray lasts 6 months.

Tip #2 – Do not hang your bird feeders until after a hard freeze

I like to say that bird feeders are like candy for deer. Deer love the smell of bird seed and it draws them in closer to the lawn. Wait until the first hard freeze before putting up your feeders. This reduces the smell and keeps deer away.

Tip #3 – String fishing line around important plants

String is relatively cheap and easy compared to putting up a fence. String a strong fishing line around your beds – ideally two or three feet above ground. Deer can’t comprehend the concept of glass and this clear taught barrier will confuse them to flee.  Just don’t put it in a pathway where they may be fleeing in the first place and this will help to stop deer damage.

Tip #4 – Let your dog out as much as possible – if you have one

Believe it or not, having a dog or pet is an  effective way to keep deer away. Their scent and bark are natural deer repellents which can keep them at bay during the day.

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