What is a Water Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler?
One problem all gardeners have is preventing their plants from being eaten by wildlife. Some gardeners set out traps or poison, some shoot the animals, and others give up in frustration because they don't want to hurt the animals.
Well, if you are an old softie like I am then a motion activated water scarecrow sprinkler is for you. They can keep away squirrels, cats, dogs, rabbits, and even deer.
How a Water Scarecrow Sprinkler Works
A water scarecrow is basically a sprinkler connected to a motion detector that controls the valve. When something moves within the range of the motion detector the scarecrow sprinkler is activated and the sprinkler starts spraying water. This scares the animal that was in the scarecrow sprinkler's range and pretty soon the animals begin to avoid that location.
I'm sure being scared by a sprinkler isn't great for the wildlife, but it sure beats the alternatives!
Good Scarecrow Sprinklers
Contech makes a wide range of high-quality animal products and their scarecrow motion-activated sprinkler is no exception. You only have to attach a garden hose to the base of the scarecrow sprinkler, stick it in the ground, and turn on the water. Whenever sudden movement occurs after that in front of the scarecrow sprinkler it will go off, spraying a fan of water 5 feet wide and 5 feet long.
The Havahart water repellent system is another very effective scarecrow sprinkler. It gives you control over the width of the stream it uses so if you need a more narrow stream this might be the water scarecrow sprinkler for you.