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.