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Major Health & Safety Concerns

White-tailed deer are prone to getting a variety of infectious diseases, viruses, bacteria and parasites, which makes their presence on your property a major health concern.

Although rare, the most serious concern for humans and their pets is the chance of contracting Bovine Tuberculosis (bovine TB) from white-tailed deer. Bovine TB is a chronic, progressive and highly contagious respiratory disease that can take several months to years before clinical signs appear. White-tailed deer also carry parasites like ticks; which also makes humans susceptible to tick-borne infections such as Lyme disease.

In addition to these health risks, deer can damage crops, trees, and gardens from their foraging. They’re also responsible for 2% of motor vehicle accidents in Virginia.

Despite their gentle appearance, it’s clear to see the dangers associated with having white-tailed deer problems and the dangers are too great to ignore.

The Problem Signs.

Typically wary of humans and able to maneuver through forested areas quickly and quietly, it might be difficult to work out if your pest is a white-tailed deer. Take note of the following signs they may be on your property:

  • Trails – Deer use ‘trails’ to get from their bedding areas to known spots for foraging. The ground will typically be packed down hard with little to no grass. Their hoof tracks may also be visible in the trails.
  • Droppings (Scat) – Scat from fawns (juveniles) and does (females) will usually be less than ½-inch in length, while bucks (males) will leave large clumps of ¾-inch long droppings.
  • Beds – When they rest, a deer will press down the dirt, grass or snow in the area, which leaves large oval shape impression on the ground.
  • Rubs – In the fall, white-tailed bucks (males) will rub their antlers on trees in preparation for the mating season, called “the rut”. Missing bark, scrapes and thrashes on trees and brush may be visible signs of their presence. There may also be a scent on the damaged wood.

Removing White-tailed Deer.

By law, white-tailed deer may only be removed by a special permit issued by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries who are primarily responsible for the management of white-tailed deer. So unless you’re a trained and permitted to do so, never attempt to remove a white-tailed deer of any size yourself.

Removal is not the only option though. If they are damaging your lawn, shrubs or crops we have humane solutions to address the deer problems while still allowing you to coexist with them and enjoy their beauty.

  1. Identify the deer.
    During spring their coat is reddish-brown and then turns grey-brown in fall and winter. A key identifying characteristic is the white underside of its tail, which will raise up if alarmed. Their size can vary, but the average deer weight is around 100 pounds, with bucks getting as large as 150 pounds (or heavier) and have antlers.
  2. Spot their tracks and beds.
    Many large animals live in the forested areas of Virginia, so it’s important you’re able to recognize the presence of white-tailed deer by noticing their tracks, beds and physical characteristics (see ‘The Problems Signs’ tips above for more information).
  3. Call us.
    Combine the health risks, their large size and the complexities of animal population management law, it’s important you seek out the professional advice from one of our wildlife control technicians to solve your white-tailed deer problem.

Why choose us?

The safety of your family, friends and work colleagues is nothing you should chance. We’re known as the leaders in our field, which means we’ll remove your pest issue quickly, safely, and humanely. Afterwards, we’ll advise you of further information on how to best prevent the problem from recurring. Call us at (804) 729-9103 to find out how we help.

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