Deer Control

The management of deer ensures a healthy and sustainable deer population in balance with the environment.
How many deer species are there in the UK?

There are 6 species of deer in the UK these are the Red, Fallow, Sika, Roe, Muntjac and the Chinese water deer (CWD). There are roughly between 1.5- 2 million deer in the UK with no predators since the wolf and bear became extinct it is up to humans to control these numbers.

What is deer management?

Deer management is the practice and philosophy of wildlife management employed to regulate the population of deer in an area. The purpose of deer management is to regulate the population’s size, reduce negative effects of population on the ecosystem, and maintain the integrity of other populations.

What happens if a deer population is left uncontrolled?

As a deer population grows it will begin to reach the carrying capacity of an ecosystem, causing issues for other plants and wildlife. Plant life can begin to disappear locally because of browsing. These local disappearances directly affect the population of that plant species and indirectly effect other wildlife populations that also depend on the plant species for food. This ultimately lowers the biodiversity and changes the composition of the habitat, region, or area until the population of deer is lowered and the location is given time to recover.

What problems occur with a large deer population?

Large deer populations can lead to an increase in human and deer interactions. These interactions can result in car accidents, crop damage, property damage and much more. These species interaction occur both in rural and urban areas where population of deer come into contact.

How do you put deer management in to practice?

Each area comes with its own set of challenges as to which management practice is the most appropriate and effective. These challenges have led to the development of alternative methods of deer management. In suburban area, sharpshooting is used. Other locations may use methods like shooting, or repellents to manage the deer population.

If you would like to discuss your concerns regarding deer activity or would like to learn more about deer control and deer management, please contact me through the online enquiry form or telephone 07946 738333‬.

I can tackle a wide range of pest problems

I can control and manage wildlife without the need to use any harmful poisons or chemicals in turn this makes my pest control practices environmentally friendly and ethical.

All my pest control is only aimed at the pests that are to be dealt with, so there is no impact on non-pest species or the environment they live in.

Recent Reviews

R C Pest control removed 60 moles from our fields before the hay was cut have booked him in for rabbit control now as I got a great package deal from Richard.
Peter Sharpe
Fast call out during lockdown rats in the garden around my chickens liked the fact they are poison free problem solved in 4 visits.
Paul Long
We have been using richard for the last 4 years to keep our horse paddocks clear of moles and rabbits long may it continue.
Mable Thorpe Equestrian Centre
Richard has been great around the farm removing foxes before lambing and moles before the silage is cut, he has excellent commitment to his customers.
John May
Had a squirrel in our loft R C Pest control were called was quick at dealing with the offending critter fast reliable service.
Hillary Coach
Richard spends 1 week every 4 months on the estate dealing with all our pest control and deer management this arrangement has been ongoing for 3 years. We would not use anyone else R C Pest control really do a fantastic job day or night.
Thomas Samway Estate manager

Areas Covered

Based near Banbury, I provide my pest control and deer management services across the following areas and beyond: 




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RC Pest Control & Deer Management across Oxon, Warks & Northants