Deer and tick control may not be front-of-mind when thinking about the overall health of your landscape. For many, seeing deer in the neighborhood adds to the community’s beauty. Unfortunately, deer can cause irreparable damage to shrubs and plants, and with deer often come ticks. Wonderland Tree + Landscapes has developed a suite of treatments to deter deer and ticks from making a home on your property.
As deer get pushed out of their natural habitats due to urban sprawl, they may find their way into your yard. They can and will eat just about anything, and when they find tasty plants in your landscape, these creatures of habit will keep coming back.
Ticks have seen an increase in population growth on Long Island as a result of climate change and habitat destruction. Their favorite hiding spots include tall grass, shade and moisture. These pests can transmit diseases to humans and pets.
Deer will forage and graze on nearly anything, including the plants in your landscape, and may even sip water from your pond, bird bath or kiddie pool. Not only will they feed on plants, trees and shrubs and garden crops, they can also damage lawns and gardens by kicking plants and compacting the soil they stand on.
There are a variety of methods for deer control, and Wonderland Tree Care + Landscapes employs those that are best suited to properties on the North Shore.
Our most effective deer control methods include:
Deer fencing to prevent them from strolling onto your property
Winter spray application of a long-lasting repellent with an active ingredient that makes plants taste bad to deer while providing water-loss protection and reducing chances of winter burn
A spray application in spring and summer designed to offer four to six weeks of protection from deer in warm weather while also helping plants hold moisture—this is especially handy during periods of drought
Year-round application of granular, non-toxic, environmentally friendly repellents that trigger a strong, fear-based response in deer by emitting an odor they associate with death. This slow-release smell deterrent is inoffensive to the homeowner and protects both mature plants and new growth up to 90 days
While the brush with nature of seeing deer in your yard can be pleasant the first time, rest assured, they will come back. Preventing deer from reentering will go a long way in preserving the beauty of the outdoor space you’ve created, making it a place you can enjoy for seasons and years to come.
Contact us to schedule a site visit for an estimate for deer control.
Many people fear ticks—and for good reason. These tiny, eight-legged pests can cause a number of illnesses. The most recognized disease transmitted by infected ticks is Lyme disease, but do you know that ticks can also transmit other diseases including Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Powassan virus?
Ticks can be found virtually anywhere. They are commonly found in wooded areas, tall grasses and meadows, along property borders, in rock walls and even in home lawns. To help you deal with tick problems, Wonderland Tree Care + Landscapes offers a variety of treatment programs that offer a high level of customer satisfaction.
After an initial inspection of the property by one of our qualified technicians, we develop a plan tailored to your property combining property-barrier treatments and treatments targeting tick-breeding sites.
For peace of mind, contact us to discuss tick control for your property.