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Plants Attract Deer (and their Ticks)

July 2104 Deer and mice move hitchhiking ticks from one place to another. Suburban Exterminating offers ways to take care of the ticks on your lawn.

However, deer and mice are very difficult to keep out of your yard. What can you do about it? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a list of plants that may attract deer. If you’re like me, your yard in Huntington, Southampton or Babylon has many of these plants.

Plants Attract Deer (and their Ticks)

The EPA’s list of “deer -attractive” plants include:

Annuals and Perennials Grown as Annuals : Impatiens (Impatiens), sunflower ( Helianthus ), English daisy ( Bellis ), dahlia ( Dahlia ), and fibrous begonia ( Begonia )

Bulbs and Corms : Tulip ( Tulipa ), daylily ( Hemerocallis ), lilies ( Lilium ), and spring- flowering crocus ( Crocus )

Herbaceous Perennials : Hosta ( Hosta ), garden phlox ( P. paniculata ), hollyhock ( Alcea ), daisy ( Chrysanthenum ), black-eyed susan ( Rudbeckia ), Jerusalem artichoke ( Helianthus ), candytuft ( Iberis ), shasta daisy ( Leucanthemum ), coneflower ( Echinacea ), cardinal flower ( Lobelia ), hibiscus ( Hibiscus ), and rose mallow ( Malva )

Shrubs and Trees : Yew ( Taxus ), euonymus ( Euonymus ), arborvitae ( Thuja ), deciduous azalea ( Rhododendron ), rhododendron ( Rhododendron ) evergreen azalea ( Rhododendron ), rose ( Rosa ), hydrangea ( Hydrangea ), American holly ( Ilex ), evergreen holly ( Ilex ), yucca ( Yucca ), eastern red cedar ( Juniperus ), juniper ( Juniperus ), mountain laurel ( Kalmia ), and hemlock ( Tsuga )

Suburban Exterminating has solutions for ticks in your yard. Give Suburban a call at (631) 864-6900 or (516) 864-6900.

 

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