- bear deterrence
When we think about bears, we typically think about Winnie the Pooh, a fun loving bear who hangs out with friends eating honey. But, that isn't what happens in real-time. Bears can be quite aggressive and eat all types of plants from lawns and gardens. While in winter they go into hibernation, their movements change in the springtime. Here is what homeowners must know about bear movement in spring:
After an unusually warm winter, bears can be seen out of hibernation as early as January or February; however, they generally do not approach landscapes until March. Male grizzly bears will appear in March prior to female bear movement in April and May. During these months, bears will feed on the emerging shoots of sedges, grasses, cow parsnip, leaf buds and skunk cabbage. They may eat small rodents, termites, grubs and insects, too.
To protect gardens from bear damage, homeowners must re-route their movements with effective bear deterrence tactics. The most popular bear deterrence strategy is the installation of electric bear netting which sends a quick jolt to remind bears that they are not where they should be. The effects of the zap are not long-term nor harmful.
Electric fence is a good type of yard fence for gardeners who wish to protect their flowerbeds from deer and other wildlife. For starters, the fence is the most affordable of all the fence types; and it is easy to set-up for beginning fence installers and homeowners.This type of fence can be used as a primary [...]
Homeowners are used to seeing deer on properties; but they are seeing new faces that they'd rather not see. Bears are found most on home sites as they scout for food. They put on weight during the fall months to prepare for winter hibernation. This means that they scope-out lawns and gardens for veggies in an [...]
Bear spotting is common in spring and summer; but fall is when they go into hyper-drive. This is because they are preparing for winter hibernation (a process called hyperphagia), beginning in November; and they will eat non-stop throughout autumn from home gardens and forests.A bear has to eat a lot before settling down to sleep [...]
Summertime hikers and outdoorsy folks will see a lot of different types of wildlife; but the one wild animal that has us watching our backs is the black bear. After all, July is mating season; and it has homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts seeing double - even triple. With bears mating in July, comes an increase [...]
It's March; and spring is around the corner. This is the moment gardeners have been waiting for all winter; and they are ready to dig into the ground. But, with the changing season comes challenges for growers including wildlife encounters. There are a few critters that homeowners will see more frequently this season in the [...]