Tracy Kuykendall wrote:There are quite a few devices and methods available you just have to look and research to see what is effective for your situation. Flashing lights, high frequency noise devices, motion activated noise and/or movement etc. Google is your friend.
They've worked for us.. to a large extent.
Most of them solar powered... some kits might allow you to extend that grid further away, but many of them don't. And you certainly can't get away with just using one in many cases. Cost wise.. you might be better off with trying to create your own or creating mirror boxes, working out a system of reflection to expand its use. Albeit, again, many of the solar models designed for this sort of thing.. just don't produce enough light to adequately reflect.. so, keep that in mind, too. (some of the security models do, though.)
We're experimenting with creating an outlier of "bad wood" with the hugelkultur method... a spacer between an attempt with growing brambles lining the forest's edge surrounding our property.. worse comes to worse, we're not opposed to exaggerated beds of mint and other herbs. (maybe an extreme, a little less problematic than fantasizing about encouraging the local pyromaniacs to set it all ablaze. There's been several initiatives to take out the bulk of the wild growth and replant it... but it always falls through in the last inning.)
We're also casually playing with an interior with cold hardy bamboo, both runners and clumpers... exploring different methods of control and growth with the hopes (if it works well enough where we are) to create a natural hedge wall for the whole of the property... as well as potentially farming it. Or just one more quirk, distraction to play with.