Area wildlife helps maintain a healthy ecosystem but can become a nuisance. Here are a few ways to live with, and discourage, deer:
- Taste or odor repellent are humane forms of control designed to repel deer from an area. You can find repellents at sporting goods stores.
- Plant deer-resistant native plants.
- Install fencing and physical barriers.
- Do not feed the deer. (Feeding wildlife can do more harm than good.)
For general deer-related information, call Rockville’s Parks and Facilities Division at 240-314-8700. To report dead or injured deer, call the Rockville City Police Department’s non-emergency line at 240-314-8900.
Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/1084/wildlife-management for more information.