Many of us in the Preparedness Community and the Self-Reliance niche know the importance of having our own garden. Many of us also keep chickens and rabbits or at least aspire to one day. With our crazy busy lives, if you’re homesteading in the country or in the suburbs, the worst thing that can happen to our gardens and animals is for them to be destroyed and killed. Although we stay vigilant, we can’t be everywhere all the time. I mean, we have to sleep at some time! But while we are getting some zzzz’s, 4 legged creatures of all types tend to come out and cause havoc on our gardens and backyard/homesteading animals. What can you do to make sure that all your hard work…..pays off?
I was recently sent a device called the PredatorGuard. The PredatorGuard is a safe, chemical free, nighttime deterrent. And, it might be the product that can help protect our property.
The PredatorGuard aims to trigger the flight response in animals by causing 2 red LED lights to flash throughout the evening. Animals who wander into your gardens or around your chicken coops would think that something dangerous is waiting for them and choose to flee to an easier “mid-night snac.”
This new patent pending device is battery/solar powered. During the evening time, a rechargeable AAA battery powers the 2 LED lights. During the day, the battery is recharged with the attached solar panel. According to the documentation, batteries should last up to 3 years. However, there is no need to discard the PredatorGuard after the battery goes bad. All you have to do is replace the battery! The PredatorGuard comes as one sturdy piece and is virtually maintenance free.
Setting up the PredatorGuard is relatively easy. Once you identify which 4-legged animal you want to deter, you secure the device at that animal’s eye level. For example, if deer see your garden as their very own all-you-can-eat salad bar, you would secure the PredatorGuard to a post at 4 feet high.
PredatorGuard has a 60 degree angle of coverage. For maximum exposure, 4 devices should be pointed outward to form a perimeter around the garden or livestock you would want to protect.
The PredatorGuard comes with a 3 year “no hassle” warranty for all mechanical defects. It is currently being offered at an introductory price of $21.99. For more information on how you can purchase PredatorGuard, visit their website – click here.