Critter Control specializes in preventing deer damage, deer problems, deer in the garden, deer in the yard and how to get rid of deer. Call the experts when you notice a deer problem.

Where to Find Deer

Deer often make more appearances in the spring and fall, but occasionally they will appear in the summer to nibble on your plants. They won’t normally look for shelter near houses or sheds, but you will often see deer in yards and gardens looking for food, which may cause you to seek out removal methods.

If you have a vegetable garden or flower garden, then you have probably experienced deer damage in the form of chewed plants. Deer problems don’t include the normal pest-related issues from birds, insects and other wildlife, but deer can still become a huge nuisance and may require a deer removal expert to get rid of.

Why You Find Deer in the Yard or the Garden

You will most likely find deer in the yard or garden because they are looking for food. Unlike other animals, deer do not store up food for the winter. They graze throughout the day and will become more active before and after a large storm. Deer problems are normally contained to the garden and yard – these are the common reasons people want to get rid of deer, especially when they are in the garden.

How to Identify a Deer Problem

A deer is not hard to miss because of its size and unmistakable hoof print. The hoof print resembles an upside down or backwards heart. Here in Michigan, you will only find the white-tailed deer. It is named for the white underside of it’s tail that is seen just after it has been spooked and is running. Deer generally move in the early morning hours just before and after the sunrise and just before and after the sunset. If you suspect deer problems or deer damage, look for hoof prints, pebble-like deer droppings and green plants that have been chewed on (especially corn).

Deer often take cover in the woods and will bed down for the night in a swampy area. They will travel the same trails in a general area, but will not bed down in the exact same spot each night. If they suspect danger they will move to a new location, especially if a doe has fawns. Look for trails that are well used, a dry area near a water source where the deer may bed down and trees with bark rubbed off a few feet from the ground. Bucks will often rub their antlers on trees. These are the common signs to look for when trying to determine whether you have a deer problem. The next step is to get rid of deer in order to resolve the problem.

What Damage and Hazards are caused by Deer?

Deer damage is normally contained within a garden area and you may not notice any damage to fencing protecting the garden since deer can jump over a 10 or 12 foot fence if they are running. It is uncommon for a deer to jump a fence that high without trying to escape danger, but it is possible. If a group of deer is in your yard or garden, then there will be an increase of deer droppings.

On rare occasions, deer will jump through a window because they become afraid of their reflection. Deer often run out into the middle of a road during the night, or when they are spooked. If this becomes a problem in a specific area, a Critter Control of Southwest Oakland County deer removal and deer damage specialist will know what measures to take and contact the proper officials if necessary.

Problems with deer in your garden or flower garden can be very annoying and Critter Control of Southwest Oakland County is here to help. Call us at (248) 397-5110.

How to Get Rid of Deer

Call your local Critter Control deer removal and deer damage specialist to confirm you are experiencing deer problems, and they can provide expert advice on how to get rid of deer. In Michigan, there is a specific season for deer hunting and it is illegal to shoot deer out of season. In some situations you can obtain a special permit if they are a nuisance. A Critter Control deer removal specialist will know the proper procedures in removing a deer and whether a situation calls for additional licensing for deer removal.

How to Prevent a Deer Problem

There are measures you can take to prevent deer problems and to get rid of deer, such as building a fence around your garden, but it is best to contact your local Southwest Oakland County Critter Control deer removal and deer damage specialist for specific ideas on preventing deer damage, and preventing future deer problems.

We can help you get rid of deer problems.  Call today: (248) 397-5110


Critter Control of SW Oakland County, MI Service Area

Southwest Oakland county mapBerkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, *Birmingham, *Bloomfield, *Bloomfield Hills, *Bloomfield Township, Commerce Township, Farmington, Farmington Hills, *Ferndale, Franklin, Huntington Woods, *Keego Harbor, *Lathrup Village, *Northville, Novi, *Oak Park, Orchard Lake, *Pleasant Ridge, *Pontiac, *Royal Oak, Southfield, Sylvan Lake, Union Lake, Walled Lake, *Waterford, West Bloomfield, *White Lake, *Wixom, Wolverine Lake

*Our service area includes only part of this city. If you are West of Woodward, North of Eight Mile, South of M-59 (Highland Road) or East of Duck Lake and Wixom Roads then this is your Critter Control Office.

This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Horizon Home Services, Inc., dba Critter Control of SW Oakland County

SW Oakland County Critter Control is your professional wildlife control and removal company. We can handle any wildlife control problem.