Scare animals out of the garden with new sprinkler

  • By Mary Beth Breckenridge, Akron Beacon Journal
  • Friday, January 31, 2014 11:40am
  • Life

An unexpected spray of water is an effective and humane way to keep unwanted animals out of the garden.

That’s the method used by Havahart’s Spray Away Elite II, a sprinkler animal repellent. It won the Golden Shovel Readers’ Choice Award from the website Gardening Products Review, based on a nationwide vote by the site’s readers.

The motion-activated sprinkler holds water in a 3.5-gallon basin, so it can be used wherever it’s needed. Solar-powered, infrared sensors detect an animal’s movement and heat up to 35 feet away, prompting the device to emit a sudden blast of water and a startling noise and motion.

The product sells for $179.99 at www.Havahart.com. Shipping is free.

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