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Why is Deer Overpopulation a Problem?

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Usually, our encounters with deer involve some sort of nuisance or danger. So, you may be unhappy with the news that their population is growing exponentially.

You may have heard in recent years that deer are becoming overpopulated.  Usually, our encounters with deer involve some sort of nuisance or danger.  So, you may be unhappy with the news that their population is growing exponentially.  But there are plenty of other reasons why deer overpopulation is a serious problem, especially for the environment.  Read on to learn all about the dangers of a growing deer population.

They Eat Too Much

Simply put, deer in large quantities ravage certain plants over others.  It causes a huge disparity between species.  Deer play a big part in the disappearance of non-native exotic plants.  They also eat these plants faster than the plants can grow.  It is estimated that one third of New York’s forests are compromised because of excessive herbivory.  If one species is being consumed more than others, it can upset the entire ecosystem.  

Wildlife

In dense deer populated territory, other species tend to migrate elsewhere.  This also upsets the ecosystem.  It’s been proven that songbird density decreases as deer population increases.  This indirect effect extends to other animals, like wolves and mountain lions.  They will end up hunting in heavily populated territory and nowhere else, leading to the excessive population of other animals they consume.

Society

Deer have a bad reputation.  They are considered pesky, annoying creatures that jump out in front of cars and ruin our lawns.  The more deer that exist, the more society will demonize them.  Take a look at sharks–really, there aren’t that many attacks.  But because society has instilled fear, they’re considered incredibly dangerous.  The same goes for deer.  Without proper population control, it’s possible we’ll see an increase in hunting, which is not the way to deal with overpopulation.

Shumaker’s Animal Control will help remove the deer population from your property!

Call Shumaker Animal Control today. Shumaker Animal Control is a twenty-five-year veteran of the animal and pest control profession. We are the  Kingsville rodent control experts and can help you return your house to a cozy pest-free home. If you have any questions about raccoon removal or other rodent control, contact Shumaker Animal Control by calling (443) 854-8072 or click here today! You can also follow us at our Facebook,  Google+,  Twitter,  Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

 

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