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When I moved into my current home, I almost immediately noticed the roaches. While the place wasn’t overrun with them, I saw them far too often. For a few years, my husband and I tried almost every anti-roach product available on the market. We would enjoy success for a short duration. However, the roaches always came back. Then, a wonderful thing happened. We hired a pest control company to spray our home for termites. As a bonus, the chemicals used to prevent termites got rid of our roach issue. If you want to protect your family from harmful roaches, contact a local pest control entity today. On this blog, you will learn how to rid your home of roaches for good with the help of a pest control specialist.


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Ways To Keep Deer Out Of Your Yard Or Garden Area

Jennie Lucas

If you have a garden in an area where deer are prevalent, you have probably found keeping the deer out of your garden to be a full-time job. It can take a while for you to find something that works to keep the deer out of the areas where you don't want them. However, with time and persistence, you will find the method that deters the deer in your area. Below, you will find a variety of options known for doing a good job of keeping most deer away:

Plant a barrier hedge: If you are looking for a way to add to your landscaping and keep the deer out, you may want to consider planting a barrier hedge around the yard. Most deer won't bother going into an area if they aren't able to see what's there. Therefore, a hedge that blocks their view can be quite effective at keeping them away.

Spread human hair around: If you are trying to keep the deer out of a relatively small area, you can use human hair as a repellant. Take the hair out of your hairbrush and save your hair from haircuts to use. Spread it along the border of the area you want to protect from deer. You can also put some of the hair in a nylon sock and hang it from bushes and trees.

Pick ripe fruit: Make sure you pick your fruit as soon as it is ripe so it doesn't attract deer to your yard. It's especially hard to keep them away when it starts hitting the ground.

Trim the bottom of trees: Low hanging trees make an easy snack for deer. By trimming the trees up to wear the leaves aren't so accessible, your yard won't be as attractive to the deer.

Let your dogs out often: If you have a fenced yard, letting your dogs out often can be a great deterrent. The deer will get used to seeing them in the yard and smell their presence. This will help keep the deer away. However, you want to be careful not to let your dog out while the deer are in the yard, especially a buck or a doe with her fawn to protect. Deer have sharp hooves and can really hurt your dog.

Install fencing: Deer can jump quite high and clear most fences. However, there is one way you can install fencing that keeps deer from entering an area. You can install a tall fence around the area with a shorter fence around that fence. The shorter fence should be a couple feet out from the taller one. This will keep the deer out because they won't be able to clear both fences and they won't be able to ump that high when they are stuck in the middle of both fences.

If you have tried the above tips and you still have trouble keeping the deer out of your yard, a pest control company (such as Steve's Pest Management) can come out and help you come up with a plan that works.