Deer Busters Blog

A Tick That Can Trigger Red Meat Allergies

lone star tick

One of the most recent tickborne illness discoveries comes from the bite of a Lone Star tick (found throughout the eastern, southeastern, and south-central parts of the United States). It seems as though a bite from this tick can lead to an allergy to red meats; hospitals have seen more and more cases pass through recently, from mild to severe.

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When to Plant and Harvest Vegetables

vegetable planting

When it comes to having a garden, many of our deer fence members say their favorite is their vegetable garden. If you’re planning on a vegetable garden, you have to first decide whether you want to plant a plot garden or a patio garden (or both!). Some vegetables grow nicely in small pots on a patio, while others don’t, so it’s important to know which to choose for planting. For a patio garden, you can plant cucumbers, carrots, lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, and beetroot, while others (like kale, brussel sprouts, corn, and potatoes) are better off in a plot garden.

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15 Fishing Safety Tips

fishing safety

Before the beginning of hunting season, our deer fencing experts wrote a blog called “15 Safety Tips for Hunters.” Since it’s now fishing season, we thought we’d do the same for those who love fishing too:

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Deer Populations Are Declining

mule deer

There is an estimated 25 – 30 million deer in the United States and while you may be most familiar with the white-tailed deer, there is a species called mule deer that are prominent in Western states like Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, and Montana.

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Deer Fencing Options

deer fence

At Deer Busters, we’re proud to offer a variety of deer fencing options so that you can choose which best suits your budget and your needs. Three of the most common fencing materials include…

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Grow Your Herbs In Containers!

herbs

If you love growing herbs in a garden (like many of our deer fencing members do), but live in an apartment complex or in a home with little backyard space, there’s an easy solution – grow them in containers! Just like some fruits are able to grow in containers, there are many varieties of herbs that can do the same.

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Animal Trapping Tips

live animal trap

If certain animals tend to invade to your garden, foliage, or property in general, we know how much of a nuisance they can be. That’s why we offer live animal traps that safely and humanely trap your invaders. If you’re new to the animal trapping world, we’ve listed a few tips to help get you started.

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Homemade Bird Repellents

bird spray

While many birds are beautifully colored and fun to watch, they can also be menaces when it comes to your property. They can destroy flowers, fruits, and berries in your garden, roost on your windows or rafters, or nest in inconvenient spots. There are many natural ways to deter birds from your home and garden – our deer fencing experts have listed some that can be easily made or bought.

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Common Plant Disease Symptoms

plant disease

Like humans, plants can be affected by viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases. Many diseases can be treated by removing the affected part of the plant and then pruning it back to prevent reinfection, however, some will weaken the plant bad enough to kill it.

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10 Ways to Save Water in Your Garden

water

If you’re like some of our deer fencing members, you’re excited that it’s finally summer and you can spend more time in your garden. However, with summer comes hotter temperatures and water evaporation. To make sure you don’t run up you water bill trying to keep your plants healthy, keep these things in mind.

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