Contagious Disease Found in Michigan Deer: How Homeowners Can Keep Deer Away With Bird-X Humane Animal Deterrent Products

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Hunters in Michigan are being warned of bovine tuberculosis found in deer, a disease that is transmissible to humans. Keep infected deer away from public areas with Bird-X Deer Gard, a safe and humane way to deter deer.

The disease found in Michigan deer was brought to light over twenty years ago in 1994, when a white-tailed deer infected with the disease was shot by a hunter. This was the first time since 1975 that a deer with this disease was discovered after being shot by another hunter. Michigan is the only state in the nation that has bovine tuberculosis present in wild deer.

According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), about 900 deer as of July 2017 have tested positive for this disease. Although uncommon, the disease can be contracted by humans through these infected deer.

Homeowners and business owners with heavy foot traffic or perishable goods should keep wild deer off their properties whenever possible to avoid contact with the disease.

The humane pest and bird deterrent company Bird-X manufactures a product specifically to deter deer silently and humanely, without the need for harsh chemicals or unsafe traps. This maintenance-free electronic Deer Gard irritates deer through high-frequency soundwaves that are silent to most humans. For other pest animals, the Yard Gard is equally as effective and has a solar-powered version as well. Each unit can cover up to 4,000 square feet and has the option to be motion sensor activated.

Bird-X also manufactures multiple other types of ultrasonic pest bird and animal deterrent products, from heavy-duty indoor devices to weatherproof 4-speaker systems.

Bird-X, Inc. has spent over 50 years protecting public areas from over 60 bird-spread transmissible diseases. The leading international brand of humane bird control solutions, this Chicago-based company manufactures a complete line of unique bird control products, protecting the health of humans, wildlife, and the environment by deterring birds from unwanted areas without harming them.

For information on any of Bird-X’s humane pest control products, please call customer service at (800) 662-5021.

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