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ohDEER is the leader in all natural deer, mosquito, and tick control.

In 2017, we have been celebrating our 10th year in business.

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It has been a year in which ohDEER has enjoyed strong growth — and we  continue to grow and provide more people and businesses with highly effective solutions and applications that help keep properties free of the mosquitoes and ticks that transmit disease to humans, pets, and livestock — and also free of deer that transport disease-carrying ticks, and which also bespoil landscapes by chomping, munching, and chewing on grass, and the leaves and twigs of shrubs, bark of trees, and flowers … among other plants and their parts.

Out of our corporate office in Wayland, MA, ohDEER services Metropolitan Boston and Central Massachusetts.  Through our network of ohDEER franchises we service Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands, Eastern Long Island, and Central New Jersey.

A year ago, on December 22nd to be precise, we published here a post about special members of the deer species reindeer — that would be the flying reindeer that on Christmas Eve and into Christmas Morn provide the energy and power for the global trip of Santa Claus and his sleigh full of gifts for good girls and boys.  In the post, we explained that ohDEER has adjusted its deer control solutions so that they have no effect on Santa Claus’s reindeer — not on Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen … not on Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen … and not on Rudolph, the reindeer with the glowing red nose who flies point.

Please click here to be taken to the post.

Santa Claus and his flying reindeer are all about smiles and happiness, and are about the magic and wonder of the holiday season and Christmas.

Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), also called caribou, live in places of high latitude on the planet — places where the winter is long, and the summer is short.  Not a big deal for reindeer, the long winter, and the cold, for they are made for it.

If you click here you will be taken to the Wikipedia entry on reindeer.

We are heartened to hear that yesterday the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued to Santa Claus a movement permit that will allow, as explained in a press release that the USDA posted, “reindeer to enter and exit the United States between the hours of 7 p.m. December 24, 2017 and 7 a.m. December 25, 2017, through or over any U.S. border port.”

This is a very good thing, this permit, for the USDA governs and oversees the rules regulations pertaining to animals traveling into the United States.

The USDA was kind in that it “ waived all applicable fees to help ensure a smooth trip on Christmas Eve night.”

In its release, the USDA described how Santa Claus and his reindeer are in compliance with USDA regs, with the following passage being an example:

“In addition to the normal disease testing requirements, flying reindeer must undergo additional tests to ensure they will be able to safely handle significant changes in altitude and temperature throughout their journey, and are fit for landing on rooftops. On this year’s health certificate, the accredited veterinarian noted that one of the reindeer named Rudolph was positive for ‘red nose syndrome,’ however, it was also explained that this is normal for him and not an animal health concern. The veterinarian also verified the reindeer have been vaccinated against any diseases they could encounter on their trip around the world.”

The full USDA press release is available by clicking here.

ohDEER is of course grateful that this year, the North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), like it does every year, will provide for the public a satellite tracking utility so that people can follow Santa Claus and his reindeer as they travel the globe.

To be transported to the NORAD Tracks Santa page, please click here.


ohDEER hopes for Santa Claus …and for Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen … and for Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen … and for Rudolph … a safe and stress-free, and clear path, for this year’s trip.

And ohDEER Wishes All the Happiest of Holidays and the Merriest Christmas!!