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Deer Management

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Deer Management specialists for Devon and Cornwall

During the last two decades, the deer population in the UK has doubled. There are now thought to be in excess of 1.5 million deer from six different species making their home across the nation.

With the vegetation of the South West being such a popular draw for these creatures, they are thriving and it has been necessary to exercise deer management in Devon and across the UK.

The reasons for such an increase in numbers are:

  • Ample forest cover
  • Year-round farm crops
  • No predators – in other countries larger species, like the bear, are predators of the deer

With such an abundance of deer making themselves at home, they inevitably bring problems. They graze on farmers’ crops, destroy many beautiful gardens and perhaps, even more alarmingly, their semi-urban presence has been the cause of 20 human deaths in road traffic accidents.

Falcon Environmental Services offers an expert deer management service – call us on 01752 929292 to find out more.

Typical species of deer in Devon and the UK

The typical deer that you can expect to see around the UK are Roe and Red deer, as well as Fallow, Sika deer, Muntjac and Water deer.

With Devon being home to the perfect grazing habitats of Dartmoor and Exmoor, it is no surprise that there are plenty of these creatures right on our doorstep.

The true cost of damage from deer

While no one likes to think of deer as a problem, the unfortunate reality is that, just like foxes and other vermin, they are a pest and it is necessary to exercise pest control.

If farmers lose their crops, it can be very costly. In England, the cost of damage to agriculture from deer is reported to be £4.3 million. As the deer hunt for food and grow in numbers they get even closer to semi-urban and even suburban areas. The less timid they become, the more of a threat they pose.

Deer warning signs to look out for

If you think that there might be deer in your area, here are signs to look out for:

  • Footprints – more obvious in soft ground
  • Fresh droppings – black or brown small pellets
  • Uneven edge on plant leaves
  • Scarred tree bark from males rubbing their heads
  • Antlers which are shed once a year


Of course, for farmers who are losing crops, it will be important to recognise the signs sooner rather than later. Falcon Environmental Services’ professional pest control service, specialises in deer management in Devon and will be able to determine the cause of the problem.

Deer management in Devon

There are preventative measures that can be taken as part of Falcon Environmental Services’ deer management in Devon services. These include repellents, scare tactics and adequate boundaries protecting the land. Deer aren’t small creatures, though, and these tactics won’t work for everyone.

To find out more about our deer management in Devon, give us a call and we’ll be happy to come out and assess your problem and advise you of the necessary steps. Our services are licensed, registered and approved and only carried out by experienced experts in the field of deer management.

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ken miller
Had a very large wasp nest in my loft, which was sorted very quickly and professionally. Would definitely recommend and use again.
Sophie Stubbs
Sophie Stubbs
Absolutely fantastic service from Matthew. Good communication, kept to time and made us feel as ease about having pests on the house! Thank you so much!
We had a great service from Falcon. They were efficient. Responsive and informative. Mo (Mohammad) was really friendly, kind, efficient and gave us great information that was really interesting. We had been struggling with a hornets nest, he advised it was the biggest he had seen. He was really kind and gave a great service and they have all gone now! I highly recommend Falcon and their team, from when I called up to the end result was 5*. Khara Pierre
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daniel m
Again! Falcon environmental services to the rescue. Excellent service from matthew and the team at Falcon environmental. Expert knowledge as always! Very informative. Solved the pest control problem i had. Would highly recommend. 5 star service.
Jan Smith
Jan Smith
Can highly recommend Falcon. The office staff were very professional, polite and communication excellent informing me when & what time visits were to happen. Mo visited several times & was always courteous, informed me what he was going to do & showed me pictures of the loft so I could see what he was doing. He answered questions & was reassuring. Good experience all round
Susan Williams
Susan Williams
Customer service excellent and certainly know what they are doing. Communication good and immediate response to my initial approach. Mo, the gentleman who attended was very knowledgeable and a lovely man. We would recommend this company.
Rose Chapman
Rose Chapman
I was recommended Falcon to remove a wasp nest from the fascia’s which turned out to be two nests. I can’t rate them highly enough and their quick response was thoroughly followed up until completely sorted. They are honest, friendly and reliable and I would not hesitate to recommend them. It is great to support local people who are good at their work and this is a team who really deserve exactly this. Thank you.
Ros Durston
Ros Durston
I received a highly professional and genuinely caring service. I would not hesitate to recommend them and to use them again.
Kate Jennings
Kate Jennings
Matthew was extremely thorough and very professional and informative. It was unnecessary to take any further steps as there was no evidence of mice.

We're trusted experts across the South West

While we cover the whole of the South West, we are often called to work in the following areas due to the density of population and number of businesses.

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