1. Lawn Decorations
Deer are typically very skittish, so it is best to use that to your advantage. Lawn decoration, such as scarecrows, sundials and other lawn ornaments, especially those with moveable parts could keep them out of your yard. They also don't like loud noises, so having windchimes in your yard could also be useful in keeping them away.
Fences are one of the best ways to keep deer off of your property. If you decide to put up a fence to keep deer out, make sure it is over 8-foot tall, as deer could jump anything lower. Also, it is important that the fence doesn't have large gaps between the posts. If you choose to install a fence that is shorter than 8-foot, it is a good idea to have something on top, such as chicken wire, that extends out.
Deer typically use their sense of smell to find their source of food. A good way to keep them from using your yard as food, you can confuse them. If you (or a friend) have a dog that you need to brush regularly, you can place their fur in your yard. You can also use other "home remedies" like mixtures of eggs, hot peppers and garlic, dryer sheets and bars of soap. The trick with this is to switch it up, otherwise, they may get used to the smell.
Dogs are great at protecting their territory, which means they can also protect your yard from wildlife. No matter their size, their scent and bark are natural deer repellents, so let them roam around outside.
5. Bright Lights
Deer don't like bright lights and will typically wait until dusk to feed. If you are having too many deer roaming around your property, it is a good idea to install motion activated lights. When triggered, these bright lights will hopefully scare away deer. However, over time, they may realize that the lights are harmless.
Keep Deer Out!
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