Ultrasonic or Electronic Deer/Elk Repellents???
I live on a 5 acre property and have approximately 1/2 acre around my home landscaped. I've lived there for 3 years and the Elk and deer, mostly Elk, come through and eat trees & plants, break branches and knock down lighting, etc. I am putting in deer fencing this year which will cover a complete enclosure of the landscaped area, except for the driveway opening. The fencing will be electrified wire fencing, but the opening of the driveway is approximately 10 feet wide and we don't have a gate so it will be open. I am thinking that I will install some type of mechanical deterrent like one of those ultrasonic motion sensors, or the motion activated scarecrow sprinkler on either side of the driveway to keep them from entering through that opening.
Does anyone have any experience with these ultrasonic or electronic systems? I've seen a few different brands, the HERD Electronic Deer Repellent, BIRD-X INC DG "DEER GARD, Havahart Electronic Deer Repellent are a few I've seen online. I know that the Scarecrow Sprinklers work, but I would have to run a hose down the side of the driveway because the hose facet is up at the house and the driveway is about 60' long, so I would rather use something else if it works.
Before I buy one or two, I would love some feedback if anyone has tried them.
Thanks so much