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Motion Activated Animal Deterrent Sprinkler Device

One of the easiest ways to deter animals from your property is to spray them with water.

It’s safe, easy, and harmless to the animal. When it comes to animal repellents, this idea is really a win win for everyone.

Your only concern is that you want this to operate itself, on autopilot.

Thanks to a product I’ve used myself, you can secure your garden and property with very little set up time.

Enter The Motion Activated Sprinkler Device. 

How Do These Work?

The concept is pretty straight forward.

You simply attach your hose to the device, and when an animal triggers the motion sensor, the sprinkler kicks in.

A burst of water will startle the animal or intruder, but not cause any damage. There is also a noise activation.

This will protect your landscape and property against:

  • Deer
  • Skunks
  • Squirrels
  • Rabbits
  • Rodents
  • Birds
  • Intruders

The Brand I Recommend

At the time of writing this, I’m currently using a sprinkler deterrent from ScareCrow.

  • Motion activated
  • Protects 1,200 sq. ft
  • Works during the day and night
  • Battery powered (9 volt battery)
  • Movement, noise and spray scares animals
  • Uses 2 to 3 cups of water per burst
  • Water can spray up to 35 feet
  • Leak proof valve

motion activated animal deterrent

Get a sales price on the ScareCrow sprinkler here.

After researching and watching a bunch of videos on these devices, it's safe to say that this is the best product in this category.

If you need to prevent animals from eating and trampling your garden, then you will find this very useful. It can also serve as a deterrent for intruders.

Many other reviewers found it beneficial for keeping their pets, or the neighbours' dogs and cats from doing their business in their yard. I remember reading a review from a customer who mentioned that after removing the sprinkler for the summer, their dog continued to stay away from the area.

Most people found the set up to be easy. Others decided to head to their local hardware store and get some add on features like a metal spike instead of the plastic one. I think most people will do just fine with the way it's currently assembled.

4 Week Results

I decided to get one of these devices after my wife and I installed a small vegetable garden box in the backyard.

Unfortunately the garden box was not high enough to keep rabbits and squirrels out so we needed to do something. We could have created a screen for the garden box, but that seemed like too much trouble.

So I simply set up the motion activated sprinkler and along with the bursts of water and noise deterrent, we no longer have issues with the animals eating and digging in our garden box.

You may have other scenarios where you need to scare away animals from your property. If this is the case, I would high recommend that you get the ScareCrow Motion Activated Animal Repellent.

About The Author


Tyler, is a marine engineering technician graduate and website consultant. He has worked on large cargo ships in the engineering department and specializes in researching security systems and website consulting. This blog and the creation of Exclusive Security is the product of putting his two passions together.