Electric Fences for Keeping Out Small Critters
Rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, woodchucks and other similar nuisance animals often wreak havoc with gardens, flowers and shrubs. While each critter is unique, you can deal with most by observing the following recommendations.
Zareba® Systems’ complete lawn and garden fence kits are affordable and effective fencing options. They include all necessary components—fence charger, wire, plastic posts, and connectors—to get your fence up and running quickly.
If you choose to purchase the components separately for your fence, you’ll need metal, plastic or fiberglass posts, insulators, poly wire or poly tape, connectors, and a fence charger and ground system.
Fence posts should be spaced 5-12 feet apart, depending on the shape and terrain of your yard or garden. Wires should start close to the ground and then be spaced 3-4 inches apart. Use 3 to 5 wires to prevent small, quick critters from jumping or hopping through the fence.
Because the wires are close to the ground, you should keep them free of vegetation or use a low-impedance fence charger. A low-impedance charger increases its energy output as vegetation drains energy from the fence.
Note: For the critters that like to climb or leap, trim low branches that overhang the fence and remove nearby objects that would allow them to leap into the enclosure.
Zareba® electric fence systems provide effective, reliable and affordable electric fencing to keep critters out.