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.
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