Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC
Telephone: (804) 457-2883
Deer
The Whitetail Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) has become an increasing problem in Urban and Suburban areas of Virginia. Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services provides comprehensive management solutions of whitetail deer problems for individuals, companies, and municipalities throughout Central and Eastern Virginia - including Richmond, Charlottesville, Goochland, Louisa, Fluvanna, Albemarle, Orange, Mineral, Gordonsville, Earlysville, Keswick, Powhatan, Henrico and Hanover. We can provide consultations on fencing, repellant options, and herd culling options to manage problem whitetail deer.

Damage and Damage Identification

Deer damage a wide variety of row crops, forage crops, vegetables, fruit trees, nursery stock, and ornamentals, as well as stacked hay. In addition to the immediate loss of the crop being damaged, there is often residual damage in the form of future yield reduction of fruit trees or forage crops such as alfalfa. Ornamental trees or nursery stock may be permanently disfigured by deer browsing. Under high densities deer may severely impact native plant communities and impair regeneration of some forest tree species. Besides vegetative damage, deer/vehicle collisions pose a serious risk to motorists, and deer have been implicated in the distribution and transmission
of Lyme disease.

Damage identification is not difficult. Because both mule deer and whitetailed deer lack upper incisors, deer often leave a jagged or torn surface on twigs or stems that they browse. Rabbits
and rodents, however, leave a clean-cut surface. In addition, deer tracks are very distinctive. The
height of damage from the ground (up to 6 feet [1.8 m]) often rules out any mammal other than deer. Deer often are observed “in the act” of causing damage.(Source: Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage, 1994)
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