Got Deer? 3 Tips To Keep Them Out Of Your Yard
Deer are beautiful animals, but they can cause a lot of problems if they are getting into your yard. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep them out. Below are three of these things to help you get started.
Install a Polypropylene Mesh Deer Fence
A deer fence is the best way to keep the deer out of your yard. It is important, however, the fencing must be at least 8 feet tall so the deer cannot jump over it.
One type of deer fencing is made of polypropylene mesh. Many people prefer this type of fencing because it is very difficult to see so it does not take away from the aesthetics of your home. It also will not block your view. Polypropylene mesh is flexible, and you can attach the fence to trees if you have enough of them. If you do not have trees to attach the fence to you can purchase iron posts. The posts are generally cemented into the ground to secure them.
It is important that you hire a professional to install the fence for you. This is because the fencing must be reinforced once installed. This will allow the fence to withstand pressure from the deer trying to push through it.
Use Electric Fencing
Because over time deer may chew through the deer fencing you should consider adding an electric fence behind the mesh fence as a deer deterrent. You could also install the electric fence alone or install the fence first and then the mesh fence behind the electric fence.
An electric fence will not harm the deer, but the electric shock is strong enough that it will deter the deer from coming back.
Electric fencing will take away from the aesthetics of your home but if you have a bad deer problem this will work best for you.
Use Deer Repellent
For added protection purchase deer repellent online or at a pet store. This generally comes in powder form and the powder is shaken along the length of the fence. You do have to replace the powder often, however, especially after it rains. The product you purchase will tell you how often you need to replace it, as well as how to use the product.
Contact a fencing contractor in your area, like Straight Shooter Game Fencing, that can install deer fencing for you. The fencing contractor can go over other types of deer fencing with you also. You can then decide what you would like to use for your yard.