NoVa Deer Shield’s spring and summer deer repellent service provides long-lasting, professional strength protection for the growing season that is also safe for the environment.
We use a combination approach to deer control utilizing a variety of commercial grade and all-natural repellents to control deer browsing. The variation in products causes confusion for the deer and they are more likely to move away from the new smell and your vegetation.
The products we use have no foul odors. Some have a light pleasant scent. They dry clear and will not wash off in the rain.
NoVa Deer Shield’s program works best when we begin prior to deer grazing season. It is easier to prevent grazing than it is to stop it.
Starting in March, with applications every two to three weeks, we work to change deer grazing habits. With rapid growth of plants, more frequent applications are required for best results.
During the season, we change products as deer behaviors change, such as during fawn season or antler growth, as caloric intake is increased. This approach reduces the likelihood of deer damage.
As growing season slows. we focus on those plants that are producing emerging buds for the following spring season, such as azalea. In the fall, especially if acorns are not abundant, deer will graze on these buds.
Why You Should Call NoVa Deer Shield
- NoVa Deer Shield has years of experience controlling deer damage.
- We are certified by Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in vertebrate control (7D) – most landscapers are not. Continued education is required to maintain this certification.
- We use commercial grade materials that are proven effective.
- We take protecting your plants and family, 4-legged included seriously. We will not use anything harmful to you or the environment.
- We are on a schedule, nothing other than rain, sleet, or snow, will keep us from protecting your landscape!
- We are a locally owned, independent family business with a high retention of happy customers.
- We love deer!
Deer Resistant Plants
Better Homes & Gardens offers a list of deer resistant plants by area.