Outsmart predators and protect your flock and crops with the Solar Nite Guard! Predators believe the flash to be the eye of another animal, and they feel threatened, so they stay away. Protects against owls, coyotes, opossum, raccoons, fox, bobcats, muskrats, bears, cougars, wild boars, minks, weasels, deer, and many more nocturnal predators.
For raccoons, opossum and skunks: Put lights approximately 25 feet apart, around your entire perimeter (all four sides of the area), and place them at eye level to the predators approximately 10-12 inches off the ground. If the area has sides longer than 50 feet, more lights should be used on each side. Face lights outward from the protected area.
For hawks and owls: Four lights mounted at least 10-14 feet in the air on a single post are required. Each light should face a different direction; North, South, East, and West. Hawks and owls often attack from low tree limbs, so 10-14 feet will put the lights at eye level. If lights are located on a hill, adjust Nite Guards lower. If lights are in a valley, adjust lights higher. This is critical, as the raptors may come in from above or below the lights in these areas.
For foxes, coyotes, bobcats, wild boars, mountain lions, and bears: Put the lights approximately 100 feet apart around your entire perimeter (all four sides of the area), and place them at eye level to the predators, which is approximately 20-25 inches off the ground. If the area has sides longer than 100 feet, more lights should be used on each side. Face lights outward from the protected area.
For deer: Place four Nite Guard lights on a single stake 4 feet high, each light facing a different direction. Moving the Nite Guard lights and stake every 7 days is absolutely critical, as it breaks the pattern that deer may get used to. You do not have to move them far; 20 or 30 feet is fine, more is better. If you do not move the post with the lights around, the deer will begin to "pattern" them in the exact position night after night, thus losing fear of the flash. NOTE: Deer are perhaps the most destructive nocturnal animal in modern times; they are also the most intelligent. Deer are very hard to deter from an area and, with the exception of the Nite Guard, will ignore most attempts to stop them from getting at the food that they want. The also act differently than a predator-type animal, so we need to approach the placement of the lights differently. You could also use a perimeter type placement against deer, placing lights 100 feet apart and approximately 4 feet high. Again, you will need to move the lights around every 3-10 days to break the pattern. Some people use the Nite Guard in conjunction with some of the other "weapons" that they may already have in their "arsenal" against deer. Most people with deer problems are very well aware of the deer's intelligence, and know that they get used to things easily. Use the Nite Guard lights along with some type of "repellant spray." The deer then will not only "see" the predator (the flash of the light), but they will also "smell" the predator. This can be a very powerful deterrent for those deer that seem impossible to repel.
- • Units are completely sealed, protecting against moisture, and are high/low temperature-resistant.
- • Red flashing LED light automatically turns on at dusk and off at full daylight.
- • Concept is simple, but it works.
- • Use multiple units for maximum effect.
- • Solar powered, so no need to change batteries or plug into electricity.
- • May be used alone or in conjunction with the Nite Guard Repellent Tape to provide round-the-clock protection.
For Nite Guard Repellent Tape, see #67001.