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Apr 06, 2017

NJ Deer Control

By Lori Draz

They are the picture of tranquility and natural beauty, unless they’re having a buffet lunch in your garden. Deer are everywhere, but NJ Deer Control can safely and humanely keep them out of your garden.

Like so many, founder and president Chris Markham had a deer problem. On top of that, he had a landscape company. Desperate to find a solution to stop thousands of dollars of loss, Chris put his Rutgers University wildlife biology degree to good use and invented his own deer repellent. After years of experiments and field tests, in 2002 he got a patent on this remarkable weather-resistant solution. Word began to spread that Chris had an answer for deer damage and in 2007, he partnered with vice presidents Spiro Economou and Mark Jameson to form New Jersey Deer Control, LLC.

The virtually odorless and transparent product is made fresh daily with a proprietary blend of natural ingredients for outstanding potency. It is not considered a pesticide by state or federal agencies and it is harmless to humans, pets, and the environment. It simply, safely, and successfully puts the “yuck” in the deers’ mouths, and they move on to greener pastures.

NJ Deer Control takes a scientific approach to solving your deer issues by implementing a management strategy as part of their spraying service. The product is not only sprayed on your landscaping, but also on the perimeter of your property. Choose year-round service to protect your plants and flowers in the summer and your evergreens in the winter, or choose seasonal service. Their staff of eight spray technicians are experts in the field. Each technician is owner-trained to solely provide this service to more than 2,000 customers in New Jersey alone.

The company holds honesty, customer service, and results as their highest priorities. They are also highly respected in the industry and have great working relationships with hundreds of landscape and nursery professionals state-wide. They are members of the NJLCA, NJNLA, and NYSTLA and winners of the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA) 2016 Associate of the Year award.

Customer satisfaction has made NJ Deer Control one of the state’s fastest growing companies. Last year, they opened a sister company in New York (New York Deer Control, LLC) serving Rockland, Westchester, and Orange Counties, as well as Staten Island. They have also recently agreed to license the use of their innovative product and business model to a newly formed company in Northeast Ohio, called En Garde Deer Defense, LLC.  There are additional plans to open sister companies in Eastern PA, Southern CT, Long Island, and DC/Northern Virginia within the next five years, as well as licensing the product throughout the U.S.

NJ Deer Control’s product and service successfully prevents deer damage to your landscape. Now you can plant anything and everything you love, instead of being restricted to only deer resistant landscaping. Take back your yard! Mention this article and receive a free trial application. Call (732) 995-7264 or visit