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Pest Bye deterrent

Post by Tweetypie » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:19 pm

For weeks and weeks I have been trying to keep the girls away from my lavender. I thought hens were not supposed to like it? Well mine just LOVE digging it up. I tried putting wire mesh there - they dug it up, so I tried curry powder around it, it rained, so that was the end of that...until I found this attachment for the hose pipe with a sensor. Got it from Primrose and it is a fox/rabbit/cat deterrent. called Pest Bye. You can set the sensor as close as you wish. With 5 second blast of water when anything comes close, my hens have learned NOT to dig up my lavender with 24 hours! Best £20 spent this year.

Have a quick look on you-tube at Barbie taking a hit! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRIvv2NisMc
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Re: Pest Bye deterrent

Post by Marigold » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:08 pm

My dog would LOVE one of those in the garden! Fantastic fun!
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Re: Pest Bye deterrent

Post by Tweetypie » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:23 pm

Marigold wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:08 pm
My dog would LOVE one of those in the garden! Fantastic fun!
Marigold, I can imagine dogs and children would have great fun with this. The hens are not amused, though ,(although I was, watching them). :lol: :lol:
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Re: Pest Bye deterrent

Post by hip chick » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:49 am

what a great idea ... love it :-)08 :D
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Post by bigyetiman » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:33 am

That was quite amusing, wonder if it works on Jehovah's Witness or the Mormons at the door ?
Our hens have never shown the slightest interest in our Lavender or the Rosemary, but a friends hens love Rosemary, ours wisely leave the sage and onions alone too !!!
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Re: Pest Bye deterrent

Post by Tweetypie » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:51 pm

bigyetiman wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:33 am
That was quite amusing, wonder if it works on Jehovah's Witness or the Mormons at the door ?
😂😂😂
That made me laugh out loud. My husband laughed, too. You have given me an idea... Think I might even try it on Halloween night, when the kids come knocking for "trick or treat". I can then shout from the window that I chose "trick" and there won't be any treats. 😁😁
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Re: Pest Bye deterrent

Post by bigyetiman » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:23 pm

Or you could hire me, I do a very scary child catcher at OH's nature reserve, and a nice line in scary clowns also.
One advantage to being down a country lane we don't get trick or treaters or Mormons
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Post by rick » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:02 pm

That works well Tweetypie. I discovered by accident the other day when I was clearing out the kitchen to paint that my plastic crow that I brought back from Amsterdam (they have them there in hardware shops to scare off the pigeons) does a good job too. I had let them out in the garden and wondered where they had all gone suddenly then realised that the crow was on the back door step. I think it would wear off though once Linden plucked up the courage to attack it.
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Re: Pest Bye deterrent

Post by Tweetypie » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:40 pm

Just seen this Rick. Think I might get a couple for the other flower bank ;-) as they have moved onto pastures new and destroyed a lot of my sedum. I guess they are just nosey birds looking to dig for worms, but the rockery is so dry, they are wasting their time. LOL.
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