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  • Technology at its Best: Ultrasonic Deer Deterrent

    Man and Technology vs Deer and Hunger

    Great Ultrasonic Deer Deterrent

    Damage of crops, shrubs, and ornamental trees due to deer ranges in the millions of dollars every year. As people move from the cities into the suburbs and rural areas, they displace the deer and plant expensive shrubs where deer used to eat. Hunting laws, quotas, and discharge laws make it difficult to thin the herd. What can a person do to keep deer away from their yard and their shrubs? What can a farmer do to keep their crops from being destroyed by deer? One of the more humane ways of protecting the shrubs and crops from deer damage is with an ultrasonic deer deterrent.

    These pest repellents are available thru local home repair stores and also online. They operate by emitting ultrasonic sound waves in order to annoy or scare off deer and other wildlife that might destroy your plants. If the repellent is operating on 120cAC, they operate constantly. Many can also be run on battery, but then they would operate using a motion detector in order to save the battery.
    There are advantages to using the ultrasonic deer deterrent. There are no harmful chemicals being sprayed to hurt the environment. They can be used to protect edible plants, where many sprays cannot. Protective fencing can be unsightly and get complaints from your neighbors. Encouraging more hunting in the area can result in accidents, complaints from neighbors and may not adequately thin the herd.

    Helpful Ultrasonic Deer Deterrent

    There are some drawbacks to this remedy. The ultrasonic waves will only cover a limited area, so if the area you are trying to protect is large, multiple overlapping ultrasonic deer deterrents will have to be used. If you want them operating constantly, you will also need a power source for each repellent. Although they emit an ultrasonic sound wave that is not supposed to be heard by humans, some people have reported hearing an annoying noise. They may also disturb your pets. Your dog or cat may not want to come into that area, or it may disturb them while they are in that area.

    Whether they protect your shrubs, trees and crops is also undetermined. Different reviews show that some people have success with keeping the deer away and others are disappointed. Sound waves may be blocked by structures, trees and lawn ornaments. Deer may be hungry and just ignore or get used to the annoying sounds. The ultrasonic deer deterrent may also emit stronger sound waves when plugged into 120vAC, so they may not be as efficient when working off batteries.

  • Different Ways to Get Rid of Voles

    Voles out, veggies in!

    Great ways to get rid of voles


    Are you ready to learn ways to get rid of voles? You are about to read about some steps you should take to completely get rid of voles.

    Check for tunnels.

    Tunnels in your yard are a good sign that you have voles in your hard. In some regions you might be confused with other animals. However, noticing tunnels will greatly increase the possibilities of finding out what it is and eliminate what it is not.

    Inspect your garden for any damage.

    Damage to your garden, especially artichokes and Brussels sprouts (see Wikipedia for more information on these stats). Just like you, enjoying a nice and fresh grown vegetable, so does the vole.

    Identify the pest as being a vole.

    Several small animals take the ridicule that comes with being confused with a vole. A gopher might be pinned for doing damage to your yard by digging holes that were done by a vole. You might see a vole and think it is a mouse. However, if you try to set a trap for a mouse with cheese or peanut butter, you may not get the vole, but attract mice to your yard.

    To repel the vole

    Not all chemicals work, make sure you have the correct ones. There are some repellents that can be sprayed on food, but probably designed more for insects. So instead of hosing down all the vegetables that you are going to eventually eat, read the labels or get advice from a professional.

    ways to get rid of voles


    Live trap

    A vole can be led to a baited trap just as easy as being led to your garden. By place the trap alongside a tunnel that you have identified as being one of the voles you are sure to catch the pest. When releasing the vole make sure you as far away from your home as possible. If you do not, it might be destined to come back.

    Introduce predators.

    Outdoor cats are an excellent and alternative way to remove small animals, like the vole. Cats are known to hunt mice and similar rodents.

    What is important to you when thinking of ways to get rid of voles? You should always get the advice of an educated professional if you want to completely eradicate a vole from your yard. Too many assumptions can be made when trying to do it yourself.


  • Home Remedy Gopher Repellent to Rid Yourself of Gophers and Other Garden Pest

    Get Rid of Gophers and Other Garden Pest Naturally Without Chemicals

    awesome home remedy gopher repellent

    Even animal lovers can't stand when gophers start digging up their landscaping. These furry little buggers, while adorable, can quickly destroy a lawn or garden. Even a single gopher alone can wreck a garden in a weeks time. Dealing with a gopher infestation quickly is essential if you don't want to have to start your garden over from scratch. There are plenty of commercial gopher repellents out there, but they are often filled with harsh chemicals and can hurt the gophers. If you prefer a more natural approach to your garden, then you probably want a home remedy gopher repellent. Lucky for you there are actually quite a few effective gopher repellents that you can make at home that is much more natural than the stuff you would buy at a store.

    Dryer Sheets

    The dryer sheets that many people toss in with their clothes for soft, nice smelling laundry actually make great gopher repellents. Gophers really dislike strong scents like those in dryer sheets. This is an inexpensive, but quite effective solution to your gopher problem. All you have to do is stick a couple of dryer sheets into the gopher holes in your yard and them cover them well with soil. If you don't want to leave the dryer sheets buried in your soil, you can remove them in a couple of weeks after the gophers have moved on.

    great home remedy gopher repellent

    Portable Radio

    This gopher repellant often surprises people, but it really does work. Take a battery powered portable radio and seal it in a Ziploc bag to keep moisture out of it. Leave it on low volume wherever the gophers are causing the most trouble. This will usually clear them out within a couple of days. If they ever come back, just put the radio back out.

    Coffee Grounds

    If you drink coffee, then you already have everything you need to get rid of gophers, and this option will also improve the health of your garden. Simply take the spent coffee grounds from brewing your coffee and put them in the gopher holes and cover them well with soil. Also spread some grounds around all over the garden. They will drive off the gophers and fertilize the soil at the same time so you will not only have a pest free garden, but a beautiful one too.

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