Friday, July 8, 2011

Havahart Spray Away Water Repellent

Having trouble with deer or rabbits? Does you neighbor's dog like to water your favorite shrub? Maybe you have geese leaving their deposits on your grass. What can you do to deter these critters without hurting them and the environment?  Water! It's just that simple with the Havahart Spray Away Motion Activated Water Repellent!
I've been giving this item a test run for about a month now. Although I don't have a flower garden yet, and there was too much to do for vegetable planting, I did plant some very special ornamental trees and 4 fruit trees (you might have seen them mentioned in past posts.)
We have a major deer problem here. So far I have only seen one rabbit and with not much to eat he didn't hang around. But the deer have stripped some branches of my young trees of their leaves.  That's when we decided it was time to give this new product a try.
The Spray Away is very simple, but I must say that I am not good with sprinklers of any kind so I enlisted the help of my husband.  Just attach it to a garden hose, and don't forget the 9-volt battery required. It took a few minutes of fussing to get the timer set the way we liked and also the aim. (at first, we were spraying passing cars - oops) 
The Spray Away is a motion activated sprinkler. It can shoot water up to 35 feet, which will cover 1000 sq foot area. It stays on for 3 seconds then pauses for 8 seconds, then resets it's randomness; therefore the animal will never know where it came from and when it will "strike" again. My little shih tsu, Teddy, was the target the first time. He crossed under the radar until we made an adjustment.  It was a hot day and he didn't mind the blast at all, but in the dark and in the middle of the night this could be a startling prospect for any wild creature.
  We were testing it during our yard sale, and many people wanted to know what it was and where they could get it.  In my opinion Havahart has a winner here  They also carry other types of wild animal control and  have an extensive learning center critter library online which I found to be very helpful. So if critters are getting to you and your garden, check out Havahart. Right now, all electronic repellents are on sale!!

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