Deer-Resistant Landscaping: Proven Advice and Strategies for Outwitting Deer and 20 Other Pesky Mammals

Deer-Resistant Landscaping: Proven Advice and Strategies for Outwitting Deer and 20 Other Pesky Mammals

by Neil Soderstrom
     
 

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The Most Comprehensive Guide Ever Published for Controlling Deer and Other Pesky Mammals

Every year, homeowners throughout North America battle deer and other animals that damage and devour their garden plants. Suburban sprawl has created an ideal habitat for wildlife: These properties offer open feeding areas that are free of natural predators, are

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The Most Comprehensive Guide Ever Published for Controlling Deer and Other Pesky Mammals

Every year, homeowners throughout North America battle deer and other animals that damage and devour their garden plants. Suburban sprawl has created an ideal habitat for wildlife: These properties offer open feeding areas that are free of natural predators, are off-limits to hunters, and provide bountiful menus of tasty landscape plants, shrubs, and trees. It is a far-reaching problem that needs effective solutions.

In this book you'll discover many viable strategies to deter, scare away, and limit deer and other pests in your yard and garden. Author Neil Soderstrom interviewed wildlife authorities all over the United States and culled their advice and his own experiences in upstate New York into hundreds of control options and strategies for animal pests, ranging from home remedies and simple diversions to more elaborate methods, with a humane approach encouraged at all times. You'll learn which methods work and which methods don't work, and why—all based on scientific research, the experience of landscape and wildlife-control professionals, and the author's own richly anecdotal, photo-documented observations and testing.

This comprehensive guide includes:

  • Each mammal's behavior and function in its ecosystem and the type of damage it causes throughout the year, along with maps showing each species' distribution in the United States and Canada
  • Options for controlling 20 different garden pests with seasonally adjusted strategies, featuring repellents, frighteners, fencing, and traps
  • Instructions on how to make effective homemade traps and fencing using repurposed tin cans, coat hangers, bike inner tubes, electrical conduit, buckets, drainpipes, and more
  • Control tips from regional gardening and wildlife control experts coast to coast
  • Encyclopedic coverage of more than 1,000 resistant plants—especially those least likely to be browsed or destroyed by deer, based on scientific studies and a consensus of gardening authorities from all regions
  • Stunning wildlife photography featuring deer and pest behaviors as well as do-it-yourself solutions, deterrents, and control products
  • Discussion of live-trapping versus lethal trapping, relative to property damage, health risks, and state law
  • Clues for identifying which culprits are at work, based on damage to plants, buildings, vehicles, and fencing, as well as tracks, scat, burrows, and nests

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605296678
Publisher:
Rodale
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
949,954
File size:
18 MB
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Meet the Author

NEIL SODERSTROM is a freelance author, editor, photographer, book producer, and author agent specializing in photo-illustrated articles and books for adults and kids. He has published countless articles in national magazines and his gardening photos regularly appear in books and magazines such as Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Country Living, Family Circle, and Mother Earth News. He lives in Wingdale, New York.

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