Our DIY deer deterrent combines motion and man-made noise to keep deer
out of the garden. Since we got our system up and running, our
garden has been completely deer-free. In addition, we've
noticed that deer tracks now come no closer than about a tenth of a
mile to our garden perimeter.
The video above shows a version of the deer deterrent that we made out
of parts you can easily buy in the store. The finished cost was
about $30, but we made several other deterrents close to free by
scrounging parts from flea markets.
Once they're up and running, each deer deterrent uses about 33
kilowatt-hours of energy per year when run 24 hours a day (highly
recommended in high density deer areas!) Using average American
electricity costs of $0.0987 per kilowatt-hour, the operating cost for
a deterrent is $3.24 per year.
You won't need many tools or much specialized knowledge to make your own
deer deterrent. Check out our homemade deer deterrent plans for
step by step instructions.
Last edited in the wee hours of Thursday night, February 5th, 2010