Brief Water Spray Scares Off Animals Who Move within 105 Degree Detection Area
This Contech motion activated water scare crow sprinkler recommended by "This Old House" is a safe animal repeller. Short bursts of water spray and movement scare away pest animals and pest birds . Passive infrared motion detector sets off the water spray! The Contech Water Scare Crow animal repellent unit works well for wandering cats, deer, raccoons, skunks and other animal pests. Safe, effective, free of poisons. Scarecrow sprinkler scares away animals and helps train them to avoid your garden or shrubs in the future.
Water based concept: Safe, effective animal repellent uses no chemicals, no visually objectionable barriers, no shocks.
Passive infrared detector: Unattended operation. 'Sprays' day and night when movement is detected.
Operates 24/7: Scarecrow sprinkler protection around the clock for up to 6 months (or 3000+ activations) on one 9 volt battery.
Establishes a temporary water 'barrier': Acceptable, invisible barrier for neighborhoods where fences are not permitted.
Water conserving design: Short water burst of 2- to 3 cups per motion activation. Usually acceptable where lawn watering is restricted.
Easy to extend coverage: Link to other ScareCrows to form an effective water barrier.
Height: 24" total. (6" stake with 10" pole)
Motion detector: 6.25" x 2.5" x 3.75" H
Sprinkler section: 4" x 5" x 2"
Weight: 1 lb. 6 oz.
Warranty: 2 year manufacturer's limited warranty
Setting Up the Water Scare Crow Animal Repellent Unit:
Position the Water Scarecrow motion activated sprinkler so the area to be protected is within its 105 degree detection area. Avoid pointing the motion sensor sprinkler at objects like roads, sidewalks or waterfalls where movement may cause "false triggering" of the sprinkler sensor. for heat and motion.
Adjust the sensitivity dial of the motion detector sprinkler to the lowest setting that your target animal will activate. (See chart on page 6 in the instruction manual).
Fine tune the Scarecrow sprinkler so the water covers the area you wish to protect.
Coverage: Up to 1000 square feet per each Water Scarecrow. The sensor detection zone for the Scarecrow sprinkler is 35 ft. deep and 45 ft. wide with a 100 degree coverage to provide generous garden protection.
Why the Scarecrow sprinkler works:
The Scarecrow motion activated sprinkler consistently creates an unpleasant, unforgettable experience by the combination of sudden unexpected noise, movement and water spray.
As in Pavlovian conditioning, the animal associates the unpleasant experience with the location. To avoid similar negative experiences, the animals begin to avoid the area.
Training/repelling is consistent 24 hours a day.
The water spray of the Scarecrow sprinkler is surprising and unpleasant. The communication is an immediate, 'Leave now' message.