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Feral Deer in NSW: An Escalating Threat to Agriculture and Public Safety Reports.


Feral Deer in NSW: An Escalating Threat to Agriculture and Public Safety


Recent reports have highlighted a concerning trend in the rapidly growing feral deer population across Australia, particularly in New South Wales (NSW). At Xterminator Feral Solutions, we believe it is critical to understand and respond effectively to such emerging threats to our agricultural sector, environment, and public safety.


Over the past decade, the feral deer population in NSW has expanded at an alarming rate. From occupying around 18% of the state in 2016, these animals now inhabit over 22% of NSW. They pose a substantial risk to agricultural land, native habitats, and public safety. Regions like Bungendore, Manar, and Wari have seen a rapid surge in deer populations over the past two months.


The Growing Deer Issue in Bungendore, Manar, and Wari


Residents of areas such as Bungendore, Manar, and Wari have become increasingly aware of this escalating problem. Reports of large deer damaging properties, causing accidents on the roads, and roaming through suburban streets are becoming commonplace.


Farmers in these areas are significantly impacted by the presence of these feral deer. Their intense grazing habits and hard hooves cause substantial damage to agricultural fields and vegetation. Such damage threatens farmers' livelihoods and disrupts local ecosystems, making deer control and containment a top priority for these communities.


The Feral Deer Challenge: An Unprecedented Pest Problem


Initially introduced for hunting and farming, deer populations in Australia have surged due to a lack of natural predators. The Invasive Species Council has labelled feral deer as Australia's worst emerging pest problem. Over the past two decades, the population of these invasive creatures has increased tenfold. Without decisive and effective action, experts warn of an impending 'deer plague,' leading to catastrophic environmental and economic outcomes.


Control and Containment: The Path Forward


Given the severity of the situation, a multi-pronged approach is necessary to manage and reduce the feral deer population effectively. While methods such as live trapping were considered in the past, they have proven inadequate in keeping pace with the rapid growth of deer numbers, necessitating the adoption of more efficient strategies.


One strategy under consideration is the establishment of a "containment zone" to prevent the further spread of the deer across the country. Furthermore, there is an urgent need for strengthened surveillance, swift responses, and stringent control measures to curb this burgeoning problem.


Xterminator Feral Solutions: Your Partner in Feral Control


At Xterminator Feral Solutions, we are dedicated to managing invasive pests, including feral deer. Our process begins with a thorough Risk Assessment for every property, ensuring our response is tailored to the specific challenges posed by your situation.


We offer Feral Surveillance services, using advanced technologies like still and CCTV cameras to track the behavioural patterns of the feral animals. This approach helps us effectively locate the deer, streamlining the process and ensuring efficient problem-solving.


Lastly, our Feral Destruction service involves the use of accurate and lethal firearms to reduce the deer population. We understand that every task requires a unique approach, which is why we employ specific equipment for each job to guarantee the desired outcome.


As the feral deer problem continues to escalate, it is critical for residents and farmers to stay vigilant and take proactive measures. With Xterminator Feral Solutions by your side, we can work together to protect your property, our shared environment, and maintain the safety of our communities.



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