Keep Deer Out of Your Property with Fencing
How Professional Installation Can Help
If you are a homeowner who lives in an area that is frequented by deer and have tried various forms of repellent to no avail, it may be time to consider installing a deer fence. Since deer have become more comfortable roaming around residential areas, chances are your personal property is the first place they will look to feed. Over other types of sight, smell, and touch repellents, deer fencing is the most effective solution to keep deer away from damaging your precious garden.
By creating a physical barrier between your property and the deer, you can also reduce your likelihood of coming into contact with potentially harmful pests such as ticks. Don’t take chances with protecting your home’s surroundings. If you are ready to take advantage of deer fencing, work with a professional deer fence installation company today.
How Does Deer Fencing Work?
Deer fencing is such a simple concept, but does it actually work? The answer is, yes. Through a combination of factors, a deer fence can successfully deter these animals and keep them away from your home once and for all. Here is a further look at how deer fencing works:
- Height: One of the most important considerations of a deer fence is its height. White-tail deer are notorious for their jumping abilities and have been known to clear obstacles as high as 10 or 11 feet when startled. Under normal conditions effective fences need to be between 7 and 8 feet high. Heavy agricultural grade fences need to be 8 feet high while most Virtually Invisible residential fences are extremely effective at 7 feet or above. In areas where high fencing is impractical or not allowed slanted fences or double fences can be an effective solution. Deer have a difficult time with depth perception as well as the inability to jump both high and far at the same time.
- Materials: Deer Fencing comes in a wide variety of materials to suit your needs. If mesh fencing is not well suited to your property, wooden fencing or a combination of wood and mesh fences may be the right option. Wood solid privacy, or overlapping “Shadow-Box” styles can be an excellent choice for deterring deer. Deer resist jumping into a blind space where they can’t see the landing area or the possibility of predators. Solid fences in the 6’ high range will provide excellent deer protection. For short term or seasonal protection a lighter weight netting may be adequate as long as the deer pressure is not too intense. In this application securing the base of the fence to the ground is much more important than height; deer are extremely adept at nosing and creeping under barriers.
- Maintenance: A deer fence will only work if you regularly maintain it. While it does not require too much care or attention, there are a few simple actions you can do to keep it functioning properly for its intended purpose. Whether you have installed mesh, netting, or wooden fencing, periodically scan for holes or damage and immediately perform a repair as these weak areas may be used by the animals to access your yard. Additionally, make sure to remove any debris from your fencing such as leaves and branches to avoid causing damage to the structure.
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