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New Methods for Preventing Lyme Disease

White-tailed deer are the favorite hosts of deer ticks. In the warm summer months, when deer become extremely active, deer ticks thrive. As deer enter backyards in search of food, deer ticks and Lyme disease follow.Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria Borrelia Burgdorferi which is transmitted to humans and animals through tick bites. “Although [...]

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It's Lyme Disease Awareness Month

In lieu of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Deerbusters.com wanted to share facts about ticks to make you further aware of this troubling disease. Although there isn’t a current vaccine, there are antibiotics that can be prescribed by a physician to lessen the pains of Lyme Disease.Know the facts and manage your risk today. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Dept [...]

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Deer Senses – and the Sixth Sense

Deer and humans share common senses including hearing, tasting, smelling, seeing and touching; but did you know that they have a ‘sixth sense’ only made available by the vomeronasal organ? Most people don’t know that this is there! The sense works like a nose in the roof of a deer’s mouth. “When a deer opens its mouth the “inside” [...]

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A Deer's Diet

All deer are herbivores, which means they stay away from all types of meat - always. When available, deer eat fruits, nuts, acorns and plants. In the Fall, when some crops become scarce, they will nibble on grass (for livestock) and evergreens. Wintertime brings deer non-nutritional woody plants including leaves, twigs, fallen leaves and bushes.If attracting deer is at [...]

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Facts About Deer - Have You Heard?

FACT: The largest living deer is the moose. (Did you know they were even considered a ‘deer?’)1) Deer are located all over the world with the exception of Australia and Antarctica. Barbary Red Deer are only in Africa, while other continents share many different types of deer. There are 47 species of deer including the elk, caribou, moose and wapiti. [...]

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How to Install Deer Fencing Systems

As the industry leader for deer fencing, Deerbusters knows that we have quality products that will leave a lasting impression – a well-built fence that keeps out pests and maintains your attractive garden. But, do you, the customer, know how to use the products we offer on Deerbusters.com? View the following Deerbusters deer fence installation guides that fit your [...]

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Top Plants, Fruits and Vegetables That Deer Hate!

For the most part, deer and humans share the same taste and smell pallets; and that is why they flock to our backyards. But, just like humans, deer have certain meals that they prefer not to touch. Read the below list of plants, fruits and vegetables that will turn away deer from your garden and will leave you with [...]

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Idaho Scope Out Deer with Doppler Radar Technology

Boundary County, ID: The Idaho Transportation Department has set-up Doppler Radar systems in high-traffic areas to locate deer and big game animals. The radar system being used in Idaho is connected to flashing warning lights that alert motorists to slow down if deer or big game animals are near the road within the radar’s range. (Click the link to view a [...]

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Vermont Scientists Find Malaria Parasite in White-tailed Deer

Ellen Martinsen, a 38-year-old researcher who splits her working life between the University of Vermont’s biology department and Washington, DC’s Conservation Biology Institute has found an eye-opening new discovery in Malaria research. White-tail deer have malaria. Who or what gave it to them; and how do we keep away from the parasite? What if mosquitoes [...]

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Your Strategy for Keeping Deer Away This Spring

Congratulations! You have survived winter and are ready to prepare for springtime gardening. With garden tools and the appropriate attire set out, you can see your beautiful garden now: the tranquil sound of an outdoor fountain flowing pass vibrant tulips surrounded by freshly cut grass. Brings a smile to your face just thinking about it, huh? Buzzkill alert: you [...]

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