Not all pest problems come in the form of insects. Outside urban areas, homeowners and gardeners have to deal with deer intruding on their yards. Luckily, it's fairly simple to deter a deer from taking up residence in your yard for too long.
According to the University of Virginia, deer are skittish and frighten quite easily. Tools such as flashing lights, whistles or even scarecrows can scare a deer away from your yard. If you're dealing with more than one, it may be in your best interest to put up a fence around your property.
When choosing a barrier, keep in mind that a small structure will do little to keep deer out. Because of the athleticism of deer, fences should be at least five feet tall, according to the source. Shooting deer is an option in rural areas, but remember that doing so requires a permit from the local wildlife and game commission.