Deer
Critter Control of Central Massachusetts 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.

Deer in Central Mass

In central Massachusetts, just like most of the rest of the country, the white-tailed deer is prevalent. These deer often make an appearance in the spring and fall in the Central Mass region. The deer's coat is a reddish-brown in the spring and summer and turns to a grey-brown throughout the fall and winter. The deer can be recognized by their characteristic white underside to its tail.

They won’t normally look for shelter near houses or sheds, but you will often see deer in yards and deer in gardens looking for food, which may cause you to seek out ways to get rid of deer. If you have a vegetable garden or flower garden, then you have probably experienced deer damage in the form of chewed plants.

How to Identify a Deer Problem

The indications of a deer being present are not hard to miss because of its size and unmistakable hoof print. The hoof print resembles an upside down or backwards heart. Deer generally move in the early morning hours, right before and after the sunrise and right before and after 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.

How to Get Rid of Deer

Call your Central Mass 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 Massachusetts 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 Central Mass Critter Control deer removal and deer damage specialist for specific ideas on preventing deer damage and preventing deer problems.

We can help you get rid of deer problems.  Call today: (508) 919-6320.

Critter Control of Central Massachusetts Wildlife Control Service Areas

Worcester, Shrewsbury, Marlborough, Concord, Groton, Leominster, Framingham, Southborough, Sudbury, Westborough, Acton

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