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Ultrasonic animal deterrents

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by leaky5, May 2, 2012.

  1. leaky5

    leaky5 Donator

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    Has anyone had any success with these to keep Foxes away ? We are getting a fox in our garden every night at the moment and leaves us nice piles of crap to pick up most days.

    We are planning to get a puppy in the next few months, so would like to stop this before then. Added bonus if it keeps the neighbours cats out as well.
     
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    Hi I tried one. Cost me about £20 to keep cats away. Nextdoors tomcat sprayed it first day. Then crapped in my garden.
     
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    So not very good then :D

    John
     
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    No had it full on for weeks. It was obvious the cats knew it was there and making a noise but it did'nt seem to bother them. Other folk I know have had similar results.
     
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    Tried a few now, latest one was some ultrasonic pulse generator that you hook up to a car battery, none of them have been effective at deterring anything.

    Bit of a waste of money i think
     
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    Portable electric fence? It's the only thing that protected my friend's chickens. I tried one of those ultrasound generators. It ate batteries and had at best a modest effect. It died in bad weather, so I don't rate them
     
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    To be honest the only method to go down is the rabbit proof fence line, they will allways dig at the fence line so a line of mesh along the ground the length of the fence is the way forward. If thats how they are getting in.
     
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    Do foxes dig under fences???
     
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    OK, bought one not long after I started this thread. The fox still occasionally passes through the garden, but does not stay and has not left anything for me to clear up.
    I also put some plastic spike strips on the gate and back fence.
     

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