NJ Deer Facts and FAQ's
How many Deer are there in NJ?
Reports have estimated that there are nearly 200,000 whitetail deer in New Jersey, compared to one-hundred years ago when there was practically no deer at all. This population explosion is causing many problems throughout the state including damaged landscaping to homeowners, major accidents to motorists, and an ecological imbalance.
Some extreme solutions municipalities have used to combat this problem are a “net and bolt” deer-killing tactic and hired “sharpshooters.” We provide a much more humane solution by offering our deer repellent spraying service to frustrated property owners.
What are SOME favorite plants and shrubs of deer in New Jersey?
Shrubs: Arborvitae, Azalea, Burning Bush, Holly, Hydrangea, Lilac, Mountain Laurel, Red Twigged Dogwood, Rhododendron, Rose of Sharon, Viburnum, Yew.
Flowers: Aster, Astilbe, Bee Balm, Cardinal Flower, Coneflower, Daylily, Gayfeather, Geranium, Hosta, Impatiens, Sedum, Sunflowers, Tulips.
How will our deer repellent keep the whitetail away?
Our natural deer repellent is mixed fresh within hours of being applied to your landscaping. To apply the repellent, one of our three owners will blanket your landscaping with a fine mist of our product. To a human, our repellent is virtually odorless and undetectable. But to a deer, which possess highly acute senses, it is distasteful and foul smelling. Often, the deer grow accustomed to the fact that your yard is no longer appealing, and eventually change their travel pattern away from you property entirely. This management strategy not only saves your landscaping, but helps eliminate deer ticks and those pesky deer droppings!
White Tail Deer facts:
-a deer’s nose is about 100x more sensitive than ours
-a deer can jump a 9 foot fence
-deer are the largest wild herbivore in NJ
-a deer’s stomach is able to digest different foods at specific times of the year. This helps it survive the changing availability of food, and why only certain plants and shrubs are eaten at particular times of the year.
-deer thrive in today’s environment because they are an edge species. This means they do not like large homogenous tracts of land, but land with borders and edge habitats. As the human population has increased and divided land, we have created a more suitable habitat for the whitetail deer.
-there are no natural predators to deer in New Jersey in high enough numbers to affect the whitetail deer population. Humans, motorists, and domestic dogs remain the only real predators.