Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Williams Lake Tips for Dealing with Urban Deer

Courtesy of the City of Williams Lake:

The City of Williams Lake has created a brochure that provides information to help discourage deer from becoming a nuisance in local neighbourhoods.

Although many enjoy seeing deer where they live, once deer establish in a neighborhood it is particularly difficult to remove them. Deer can decimate shrubs, gardens and landscaping; increase chances of vehicle collisions; transport ticks; harm pets (particularly dogs); and attract large predators.

Tips include fencing off fruit trees and gardens, not feeding deer, removing excessive cover from yards, chasing deer away, and taking safety measures to prevent deer from accessing property. The brochure can be viewed on the City’s website at www.williamslake.ca.

For more information, contact the City’s Municipal Services Department at (250) 392-1784 or the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.

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