Havahart® Electronic Deer Repellent

Model #: 5250

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  • Item #5250
  • Mild Shock Frightens Deer Without Harming Them
  • Patented Wireless Technology
  • Easy to Install & Relocate
  • 3 Posts Protect up to 1,200 sq ft
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Model #5250

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A Unique, Wireless Solution To Destructive Deer

Havahart® Electronic Deer Repellent uses a unique, patented technology that gives deer a harmless, static shock to condition them to avoid your yard and leave your landscape intact. No need for unsightly and expensive fencing solutions that compromise your landscape - the Havahart® Electronic Deer Repellent works just like an electronic fence but without the wires, providing an unobtrusive, silent solution to destructive deer.

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Lure Deer Away from Your Plants, and Train Them to Stay Away

This electronic solution works by taking advantage of a deer's heightened sensitivity to smell, attracting deer to the individual repelling posts with an irresistibly sweet acorn scented lure inside of an azalea-colored casing. When the curious deer contacts the post, the Electronic Deer Repellent delivers a mild static shock, startling the deer and herding the animal away from your property.

Posts are Easy to Install and Relocate, Keeping Deer on Their Toes

Proper stake placement is KEY! Posts should be positioned around deer entries, paths, and around plants they are most likely to encounter with the goal of forcing deer interaction with the unit. After deer have been conditioned to avoid certain areas of your property, the units can be moved to protect newly emerging plants or to protect new entryways. And because the batteries last up to 1 year, the product is virtually maintenance-free. Just reapply the powerful acorn scented lure weekly for best results.

Correct Just One Deer, and Repel the Entire Herd

Deer are known to travel in groups and will communicate with one another when they locate food or sense danger. In most cases, all you need is for one deer to touch the deer-repelling stake, and the entire herd will receive the message to stay away.

Harmless for Them, with Safety Features to Protect You

These electronic repellent posts are both safe for the target animal and for accidental contact. The current produced by this electronic deer repeller has a very low amperage and lasts only a few milliseconds. The voltage range for this product is approximately 300 volts, and it recharges itself slowly, so there is no possibility of a continuous shock to an individual. Finally, the lure holder, which also holds the electrodes, is colored red - which attracts deer and also gives awareness and caution to the shock area.

2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

As the recognized brand leader in nuisance animal control, Havahart® is committed to making customer satisfaction our number one priority. Your Electronic Deer Repellent is covered under a 2-year warranty. If for any reason you have any issues with your Electronic Deer Repellent during that time, please call us at (855) 542-8242 so we can assist you.

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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and lead compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Electronic Repellent - Model #5250

Electronic Deer Repellent Model # 5250
Warranty 2 Year Limited Warranty
Coverage Area 1,200 sq ft
Single Unit Specs Weight 2 lb
Batteries 2 AA (not included)
Average Battery Life 1 Year
Static Shock 300 volts
Box Dimensions 4" x 4" x 18"
  • 3 Repelling Stakes
  • 1 Bottle Rickard's White Acorn Deer Lure
  • Cotton Balls
  • 1 Instruction Manual

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
August 3, 2019
Evidence of effectiveness By Bob

This product did not keep deer away, and I didn't want to. Rather, I wanted to keep them away from desired plants and some trees. As a result, I placed them near vulnerable plants. I can say this: 1. No peas growing on our garden fence have been eaten since placing a stake at each end of the peas. 2. Likewise, new growth on recently planted raspberries has not been touched since placing two stakes near them. 3. We have two low hanging fruit trees that deer can reach. I placed a stake under each, and we have seen at least one deer that will come near the tree, stare at the stake a while, then turn away. A good indication that a spark had hit it's nose.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
July 23, 2019
Don't think twice! Use these and spray...Keep the deer away. By Virginia

Works wonders. Using these along with a spray has changed my gardens this year. Last year everything was destroyed. This year, they have stayed away, with the exception of where they came through from neighbors property and no stakes.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
June 20, 2019
On the fence By Cherie

I am not certain as I was told if I touch them It would wear down the batteries. It has rained like crazy and I have not moved them around yet. Materials are very fragile and they come apart easily after being installed. I have replaced scent each week but I am still on the fence regarding their effectiveness

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
September 3, 2018
Not noticible By Frank

The device doesn’t work. The discharge is hardly noticeable

Response From Havahart®
Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative


We would like to know more about this experience, please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for assistance.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
May 21, 2018
electronic deer repelant By Mike

The electronic deer stakes have been working well in my yard. Last year at this time all my vegetation was chewed to the ground. I now have a full yard of greenery this year and my yard looks good.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
April 8, 2018


Response From Havahart®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Susan,

We apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more.

For best results, placing the units around deer entries, paths, and around plants they are most likely to encounter will force deer interaction with the unit. After deer have been conditioned to avoid certain areas of your property, we recommend moving the units around occasionally.

This product is covered by a 2-year warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for additional assistance.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
February 19, 2018
Non functional By Mwas

I installed them about 12 days ago and the deer come, sniff, and walk away..... I "tested" each unit with my finger and of the 9 installed, only 2 provided a "shock". I changed out batteries and re tested with same non shock event. Very unhappy.

Response From Havahart®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

After assembling the units, it will take approximately 45 minutes for the spikes to fully charge. How long were the units charged before they were tested? We recommend visually inspecting the electrode wires to make sure the inside pair are not contacting the outside pair of wires. If they are touching, gently adjust them away from each other until there is a small gap between them in all areas.

We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more about what occurred. For further troubleshooting assistance, please feel free to contact us directly. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242).

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
October 18, 2017
Didn't work. By JB

Unfortunately, these did nothing to scare away the deer at our house. I bought six, tested them regularly, moved them around, used them in conjunction with fishing line and various spray repellent--all to no avail. The deer were not scared. We had to the install a fence.

Response From Havahart®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience. This product is covered by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a two year replacement warranty. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) so we can better understand the situation and provide assistance.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
July 10, 2017
They work better than anything else I have used. By Vergil

I have about 40 of the Havahart electronic deer stakes. Our 1/3rd acre yard and flower garden was featured in the Wichita KS Master Gardener's annual tour last year so keeping the deer out is important. We are located next to a wildlife refuge and with no fence we have to be creative. Maybe because of our large deer population I find that every plant and every shrub I want to protected must have an electronic stake. Staking only the deer entry points does not solve the problem. I have them at entry points and wherever plants are that deer eat. They are effective but each planting bed needs 1 to 3 of the posts. Rain and lawn watering discharges them and washes off the scent. They will recharge after a rain but need new scent applied. Even without rain I re-scent at least once a week. One issue I have found and need to solve is some of the electronic stakes get water into the electronic head. The plastic weld seams or moisture wicking is causing water to get into the heads. Once wet inside some don't work again.

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Review posted on www.havahart.com
July 3, 2017
Great Concept By Rick

Great concept. Bought 3 and they worked for a while. Two cracked where the plastic top meets the aluminum base. One lost ability to hold the charge. Could be that the deer broke the stick when they didn't get shocked.

Response From Havahart®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Rick,

We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.  

This product is covered by a two-year warranty.  Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) so we can learn more and provide assistance.

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Q.What is the return policy for these products? I am really entered in buying these as my neighborhood have deep/animal problem. however, if they down't work, what is the return policy. do I have to pay for return shipping?

Our products have a 30-day guarantee. Shipping costs will vary depending upon the amount of and type of product being returned.

Q.How long do the batteries last? How do you know to replace the batteries?

Each stake uses two AA batteries. The average battery life is one year. The stakes can be tested for a charge by touching two of the wires with an insulated screwdriver. You should see a spark. If you do not see a spark, it may be time for a new battery.

Q.If you use the product in a straight line, how far apart would you place the stakes?

Deer will be lured in if they are within 400 square feet of a post, but the posts may be placed in closer proximity to each other if desired. 

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