Deer Busters Blog

Plant These 8 Flowers to Deter Deer

morning glory

While there are plants that deer love to munch on, (check out our blog, A Deer’s Favorite Plants), there are also plants that they aren’t very fond of. Below is a list of some beautiful, easy-to-grow flowers that our deer fence company recommends for your garden.

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How to Create Your Own Compost

how to make compost

Spring is a great time to start your garden compost, and we’ve stumbled upon two great recipes to help you get started. All you’ll need are some basic household items and kitchen scraps and you’ll be on your way to a rich, natural fertilizer for all of your plants!

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Make Use of Those Weeds – Eat Them!

cattail

At Deer Busters, we know that when you work hard to keep a healthy garden, one of the last things you want to do is weed it all the time – but did you know that many weeds are edible? The next time you start pulling out unwanted plants, check to see if they’re any of the ones we’ve listed below.

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The Deer Effect on Native Plants

garlic mustard plant

As the years have progressed, white-tailed deer populations all over the U.S. have increased significantly. While a larger number of deer has been beneficial to hunters and the insect population, it’s had negative effects on certain native plant species.

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Prep Your Garden for the Spring

DIY repellent

The first official day of spring is coming up, and we know you gardeners are getting anxious! While the ground may still be pretty solid in northern states, there are still a few things you can do while you wait for the warm temperatures to thaw it.

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Deer Fences vs. Animal Fences

At Deer Busters, we’re known for our award-winning deer fences, but we also sell animal fences for dogs, cats, and rodents. There are some differences between the two types – while some keep animals out, others keep animals in. All, however, are virtually invisible, long-lasting, and require little maintenance.

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A New Possibility for Detecting Lyme Disease

Every year, the Centers for Disease Control records more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease, a bacterial infection that is found throughout the U.S. and is carried mainly by deer ticks. The disease can be hard to diagnose, however, because many of the symptoms are sometimes found in other illnesses (such as mononucleosis, fibromyalgia, meningitis, etc.).

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8 Old-Fashioned Gardening Hacks

twig path

With so many modern-day gardening tips, we often forget that there were ones used by our grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents that are still incredibly successful. Our deer fence company went on a hunt for some of the best old-fashioned ways to grow your garden.

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Why Are Deer Sterilized?

deer sterilization

Have you ever heard of a city or county sterilizing the deer in their area? If so, have you ever wondered why? Like hunting, sterilization serves as a form of population control; the most common areas to use it are areas with large human populations and not much hunting land.

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Should Cold States Have Deer Feeding Programs?

deer feeding

This year’s winter has been particularly cold for most of the country, but for the animals living in the North, this year’s winter has been full of extreme conditions. Throughout the season, snow and ice have made it difficult for deer to find food, and right now, one state is arguing as whether the deer should be fed artificially in order to be able to survive the winter.

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