Best Used For:Deer
A Unique, Unobtrusive Alternative to an Electric Deer Fence
This 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.
Distract Deer from your Plants, and Train them to Stay Away for Good
This electronic solution works by taking advantage of a deer's heightened sensitivity to smell, attracting them to the individual repelling posts with sweet acorn scented lure inside an azalea-colored casing. When the curious deer contact the post, the Electronic Deer Repellent delivers a very mild static shock, startling the deer and training the animal to avoid your property.
Stakes are Easy to Install and Relocate, So You Can Keep Deer on Their Toes
Proper stake placement is key; posts should be positioned around deer entries, paths, and around plants they like. 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 communicate with one another when they locate food or sense danger. All you need is for one deer to touch the deer-repelling stake, and the entire herd will receive the message to stay away.
Safe for Them and Your Family
These 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. Finally, the lure holder, which also holds the electrodes, is colored red - this serves to attract 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.One whole growing season
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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" Contents
- 3 Repelling Stakes
- 1 Bottle Rickard's White Acorn Deer Lure
- Cotton Balls
- 1 Instruction Manual
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review Ratedeer repellent stakes
The stakes do work but it pays to refresh the acorn oil every so often. I try to move the stakes around so that the deer do not get accustomed to them. The construction, however, is not great. The plastic portion of the stakes break easily. We use great care when resetting them into the ground.
Review RateDeer repelling electric stakes are giving me the best summer in my gradens in over 9 years!
Growing flower and veggie gardens in northern lower Michigan, another region of white tail deer that over the last 14 years have learned to eat every thing I can grow. They peel just the buds off of dozens of roses, they eat my trumpet vines to the ground, they added more diverse parts of my gardens as years went on. Last year they ate the rose buds, the asian lillies, the tomatoes and buds on the plants in pots up on the porch! I have used every and all stink available, including the fertilizer, Milorgnite with special qualities they do not like...but in the end... I put up 3 stakes in mid spring and saw hoof prints that approached an entry and backed off. On the other end they had chewed on some hostas. I bought the pack of 9 more and set them about. Only a couple of bites at the edges. This is a 250 by 100 foot lot that is half oak forest and half cleared. I bought 3 more for key entry to the yard and garden and now have not seen a singe sign of deer in 2 weeks. That is impossible here! Today my fancy roses are in full bloom and the 50 foot bed of roses has been completely unmolested. Just like everything else. I have not seen any deer run away. But I am used to chasing them away but I haven't seen any. I can drive towards town and the usual population is present and the DNR says numbers are up. And deer are eating their trees I can only give huge credit to Havahart stakes. It is hard to tell if they are charged even unless you do touch one. It is a serious shock and don't ask how I know. It is a real sharp blast I sure avoid. Chipmunks here chew up my tomatoes. When they start to ripen I will put some peanut butter on the top and see if I can light one of those rodents up. Best summer in my garden in 9 years and the only thing new is the deer repellant electric stakes. More 'ooohs' walking in the garden than the 'ahs' with anguish at stubbs and hoof prints. Thanks.
Review Rateso far, so good
so far, so good
Review RateNon functional
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).
Review RateDidn't work.
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.
Review RateThey work better than anything else I have used.
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.
Review RateGreat Concept
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
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.
Review Ratewont buy again
plastic cracks,dint work after one season,cant get it to shock anymore,disappointed,also wont work after it rains.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for additional assistance. This product is covered by a two-year replacement warranty. We look forward to the opportunity to make this right.
Review Ratepoor quality of the plastic posts
good idea but very bad design and quality. lots of cracks and breaks. water accumulates inside so need to change batteries very frequently. disappointed overallResponse From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more.
This product is covered by a 30-day return policy 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 make this right.
Review RateHavahart dud
We have tried everything to keep the deer away. I am disappointed with reports concerning the poor design and ineffectiveness of the Havahart device. "Of the 9 electronic deer repellents I purchased, only 1 was working." "The doe backed up about 8 feet, walked around the stake and went into the orchard and started nibbling on the leaves of the trees." "Did not anticipate that rain will discharge battery fast. Our deer were not really attracted by the scent of lure." "It shocked one deer one time which I believe was an accident because the deer were not attracted to the acorn scent. After checking all of the units about 10 days later none of them would work. Very disappointing." "Half did not develop a charge and the only way to test them is touching the loop and get shocked if it is charged and nothing if not functional. Switched batteries, with no positive results in most cases. Product needs an external indicator of charge - perhaps an LED for low voltage draw illuminated when full charge is reached." Havahart responses to these posts were not encouraging.Response From Havahart®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share these concerns. We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more about what occurred when using these repellents.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for troubleshooting assistance.