EPA’s Center for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) hosts an ongoing series of webinars featuring experts from across the country relaying educational information and practical strategies for establishing and improving integrated pest management programs. Also featured are smart, sensible, and sustainable strategies for addressing specific pest issues.
Most people love deer but, as their populations grow, the damage they can cause through colliding with vehicles, supporting tick populations that vector diseases, and obliterating our gardens and landscapes has now added them to the nuisance pest list. This webinar will present an overview of effective strategies to manage deer for many conditions. We will examine their keen senses of smell, hearing, sight, and taste and how these senses can be used to repel them. Participants will learn about the plants that deer love to eat, as well as those they typically avoid. Our experts will review deer deterrents, repellents, devices, and exclusionary fencing. Finally, community-based deer management plans will be discussed.
- Stephen Ditchkoff, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor, Wildlife Ecology and Management, Auburn University
- Larry Katz, Ph.D., New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University
- Marcia Anderson, Ph.D., Environmental Protection Specialist, US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs