Deer Fence Protects Pets
Posted on April 24 2018
As a gardener, we know that deer fencing is used to protect our flowerbeds and vegetable gardens; but as a pet owner, we know that building deer fencing is really for pet protection against wildlife.
And, we aren't just talking about attacks; although this is a major problem for homeowners. In fact, more often than not, we hear about small dogs being attacked by coyotes and wolves rather than by stray dogs and homeless cats. We are talking about wildlife carrying ticks and spreading tick diseases to pets.
When deer and other tick-carrying animals approach yards, they are leaving behind ticks that fall into the grass. When pets play in the backyard, the ticks find their way to pets and hide in their fur. The American Dog Tick, for one, gets its name because it prefers a dog or cat as its primary host for its next blood meal; and while this type of tick does not carry Lyme Disease, it does carry other harmful tick illnesses such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
A 7.5-8' feet high deer fence will prevent deer from walking onto landscapes and spreading deer ticks. Deer are the number one carriers of ticks in the United States; and they can be stopped with the most effective means for deer management: deer fencing.