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Protecting Our National Parks

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Now that summer is here, families are travelling all across the country to explore and build memories; and they visit national parks most often to capture glimpses of wildlife and be surrounded by nature. In 2017, the National Park Service received over 330 million visitors adding to a grand total of 1.5 billion visits in the last 5 years. As much as tourists love parks, they do their part to damage them, as much as wildlife. This National Parks and Recreation Month, Deerbusters calls for action to protect our national parks. 

Campers create camp fires in the woods; and end up burning forests. Hikers litter on trails and create traps for animals. But, it's deer, rabbits and bears that cause deforestation and damage ecosystems, too. White-tailed deer rub their antlers on tree barks and ruin ecosystems while searching for food. Bears cause 5-10 percent of damage to forests each year; and rabbits chew on plant matter. 

To protect park and recreational areas from wildlife damage, park management teams need to build 7.5-8' deer fence to keep the peace between forests, tourists, and wildlife. 

For National Parks and Recreation Month, use hashtag #DiscoverJuly on Facebook and Twitter. 

Worst States Reporting Ticks

March is the start of tick season; and as such, there is the threat of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses. There are many types of ticks throughout the United States; but the most heard about ticks are the Lone Star Tick and the Eastern Blacklegged Tick - often found feeding on white-tailed deer, pets [...]

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Deer Damage Prevention At Grape Vineyards

Winemakers, you will soon be planting grapes late winter-early spring to begin your journey into wine making. Now is the time to develop a deer management strategy to keep away hungry deer from grape vines. Here are deer control techniques to implement:Deer FencingWhite-tailed deer are nosy animals; and if they smell a sweet, delightful scent, [...]

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Welded Wire Fence Product Release

Just Released!4' x 100' Welded Wire Fence with 2" x 2" MeshNew product announcement: For gardeners looking for an attractive garden fencing solution to deer management, Deerbusters suggests turning to welded wire fencing. Our 4' x 100' welded wire fence rolls are especially effective against deer damage and other garden pest invasions because of its resistance [...]

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Types of Plants Deer Eat

Without a deer fence, garden protection is rather difficult to achieve. Although it may seem as if deer are gone for the summer season, deer hunters are now pushing them out of their woodland homes and back onto lawns and gardens, seeking security and food. If gardeners aren't careful, they will find that their flowerbeds [...]

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Airport Deer Management Techniques

Throughout the summer, and into Labor Day, is when travelers frequent the airport most often to visit family and friends; or to simply escape. Because we are in a high travel season, it's time for airport commissioners and animal control departments to take into account the safety of airport passengers on-and-off the plane. Although national [...]

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Hey Gardeners - Start Thinking About Fall Gardening

Next time you are basking in the sun, start thinking about what seeds you want to plant in fall. Summer is considered peak season for a vegetable garden; but Fall is my favorite season to have an organic garden. There are many reasons to plant for fall such as the temperatures are milder (more enjoyable [...]

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How To Protect Blueberry Crops

Blueberries are a 20th Century phenomenon. In addition to being rich in antioxidants, and a great low calorie snack, the blueberry is one of the most savored fruits in the summertime for baked goods. Blueberries can be enjoyed from June to August; and should be grown in the spring season for summer eating. Unfortunately, if [...]

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Climate Change And the Rise of Lyme Disease

By now, you probably heard the announcement from President Donald Trump that the United States is pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement (don't worry, it takes approximately four years to be officially removed; and we can get back "in" in as little as 30 days). Although Trump feels that global warming isn't a major environmental [...]

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Awareness Month is an observance month in May that raises funds for research of Lyme, educational opportunities and organized events. May is the heart of tick season; and it's important to get the facts about ticks and Lyme Disease. Here are top 10 facts about Lyme Disease:1) Lyme Disease is a bacterial disease caused [...]

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