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4 Ways To Keep Deer Out Of Your Yard

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If you live in an area where deer are prevalent, you may find you have a hard time keeping them out of your yard. Deer will eat your flowers, destroy your gardens and can leave ticks behind in your yard. Ticks are known for causing Lyme disease and you want to do everything you can to keep your yard free of them. The tips detailed here will help you to keep the deer out of the areas you don't want them coming into.

Put in some motion sensor sprinklers

Motion sensor sprinklers have sensors that detect when something moves in front of them. This causes them to turn on and spray water. When the water sprays, it will scare off deer, as well as any other critters that may have triggered the unit. Install this type of sprinklers around the border of the area you want deer to stay out of.

Spray your foliage with pepper spray

You can make a hot pepper spray that will keep the deer from eating the foliage in your yard. This will cause them to move on to someone else's property that's a bit friendlier on their palette. To make the mixture you can take a few red hot peppers and grind them up. Mix them in a spray bottle full of water and shake the bottle several times. Spray any foliage or items in your garden you want the deer to stay away from. If you use this spray on your garden edibles, you should wash it off with a bit of dish soap before eating the foods.

Put up a wooden fence

A wooden fence can help to detract deer because they like to see what it is they are going after. They may also not like the idea of not knowing what's on the other side.

Put up a double fence

You can have a fencing contractor, such as Maximum Fence, put a double fence up to keep the deer out. Deer can jump very high; therefore, the best way to fence off areas from deer is to put up a relatively high fence, then put up a shorted fence around that fence. These fences should be a few feet apart from each other. The deer will realize they can't clear both fences and they will move on.

If you follow the tips above, you should see a dramatic decrease in the amount of deer you have in your yard.