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Deer, rabbits, and moles, oh my!  Animal pests can cause considerable damage to many different plants in the Iowa landscape. Learn about the best techniques and options for managing animal pests in the Iowa yard and garden.

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White-tailed Deer Damage Management

With their large size, conspicuous habits, and distinctive tracks and scat, white-tailed deer are probably the easiest animals to pinpoint as a potential threat to plant growth. Indeed, you can often witness the actual offense taking place when the culprit is a deer. 

These animals eat a wide variety of garden plants and can cause extensive damage.

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Aaron Steil

Aaron Steil

Consumer Horticulture Extension Specialist
Management of Problem Wildlife
Wildlife-Friendly Gardening
Integrated Pest Management