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New Animal Control for Gardens

by Charlie Nardozzi

Controlling marauding animals from eating your landscape and garden is a never-ending task. Now there?s a new, low-impact, technological tool to add to your list of repellent sprays, fences, and scare tactics.

The Nite Guard solar-powered light is used to scare off night-patrolling animals such as raccoons, deer, and skunks. The red, flashing, LED light automatically turns on at dusk and stays on until dawn. The red color mimics the eyes of an animal, causing night visitors to avoid the area for fear of being watched. For best results, use three or four lights since they are one-directional. For tough-to-control animals such as deer, move the Nite Guard every one to two weeks so the deer don?t get used to it. For ground animals, such as skunks and raccoons, keep the lights at eye level of the animal. Place the lights 50 feet apart around your perimeter and 10 to 20 inches off the ground.

For more information on this new animal control devise, go to: Nite Guard.


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