Damage & Problems Gardens offer deer a readily available supply of food. Some of their favorite foods like fruits, vegetables, wheats, grasses, and flowering plants are commonly found in and around gardens. Therefore, when the pests are living in forested areas near populated neighborhoods, they are likely to venture onto private properties and seek out gardens. As a result, deer in gardens destroy landscaping and kill plants. Control & Removal Property owners can plant certain types of vegetation to make their gardens less favorable to the pests. For example, thorny and prickly plants are inedible and painful to bite. Deterrents such as fencing or scare devices can also reduce the possibility of finding deer in gardens. However, none of these control methods are totally effective. When faced with populations of deer in the garden, property owners should contact the professionals at Critter Control for safe and humane deer removal services.