Homeowners commonly find dead deer in yards, which are easily recognizable for their light to dark brown coats with white markings. Building projects, road construction, and other forms of habitat destruction have pushed the pests into residential areas. In addition to encounters with dead deer, this leads to increased incidents of car accidents and costly landscape damage as, due to their diverse diet, deer will enter yards to eat foliage, bird seed, and outdoor pet food.
Problems Caused by Dead Deer
Dead deer in yards smell strongly and appallingly, which attracts scavengers of both the insect and wildlife variety. Homeowners will be forced to deal with infestations of flies, coyotes, and other unpleasant foragers in addition to the deer carcass. Furthermore, these pests often carry serious diseases and parasites that can be transmitted to humans even after death. Ticks living in the fur of dead deer in yards may latch onto people to feed. This can lead to the spread of babesiosis, erlichiosis, toxoplasmosis, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
The removal of dead deer, or any wildlife, is an unpleasant experience. Most localities have strict regulations regarding the burial of dead animals, with guidelines covering everything from proximity to water wells to burial depth. Furthermore, anyone who approaches a dead deer puts themselves at risk of contracting disease. Once a dead deer is found, contact the trained professionals at Critter Control to safely deal with the issue.