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 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 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 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.
Review RateNot worth the $300 for the 3 sets
Possible a good idea, but poor design does not allow it to be effective. Of the 9 electronic deer repellents I purchased, only 1 was working. Because of poor design and/or material, the 2 halves could not be joined together. After a couple of months, the plastic end of the top half end could be joined with the bottom half because the plastic end cracked and pieces broke off. This was not because deer abuse, but the plastic would not hold up in the outside elements. Also I found it hard to check for electric current with my ohm meter.Response From Havahart®Susan : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. We apologize for this unusual experience.
Our Havahart® Electronic Deer Repellents are covered by a two year warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team directly at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for further help.
We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to make this right!
Review RateDoes what it is suppose to do - shock, not prevent grazing.
I purchased these to use with my business. In order to test them I put them around a small orchard approximately 15 feet apart. I photographed a doe approach the stake, sniff it and get shocked! It works that way. 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. I have been told the product does what it is suppose to do - shock the deer. This product would probably be effective if you stake one at each plant that you don't want deer to eat if it is small enough - like perennials.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for this experience.
Placement of the stakes is key. We recommend positioning them around deer entries, paths, and around plants they are most likely to encounter. The goal is to force deer interaction with the unit. This will condition the deer to avoid certain areas of your property. Then the units can be moved to protect newly emerging plants or to protect new entryways.
The number of units needed will depend on the amount of vegetation to be protected, the deer population, the location of the area (suburban or rural) and the number of deer paths leading to the area.
Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) with additional questions.
Review RateGreat new designI have used this product with great success for nearly 10 years. The new design is much easier to manage and is much more durable. An the price is below what I originally paid! I love watching my garden grow!
Review RateTake strategy to use and rain interferes with that
Did not anticipate that rain will discharge battery fast. Our deer were not really attracted by the scent of lure. Otherwise is a great concept.... will try it again in late winter when deer are really hungry and threaten our landscape specimen plants.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience. After a rain, make certain that water has not pooled at the top of the post head. This can cause shorting and prevent the HERD units from properly charging. The lure should be re-applied once a week or right after a rain or snow storm. Cold weather can reduce battery life. Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) with any additional questions.
Review RateElectronic deer repellent
I have not tried them but do not think enough info is provide with the add. I'm hoping they don't require as much maintenance as instruction sheet says.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback. For best results, the instructions should be followed. Our Consumer Relations Team will be glad to answer questions or provide any troubleshooting assistance needed. We can be reached at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242).
Review Ratedid not work very well
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.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
Havahart® has a long history of producing high-quality and reliable products. We regret to hear that what was received did not meet these expectations. Other lures are available to attract deer. These can be found at local retailers. Make certain that the wires at the top are not touching each other, as this will short the unit out.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242) for additional troubleshooting assistance. This product is covered by a two year warranty.
Review RateSeems to be working so far
Plants have not been eaten since we put the havahart battery operated stakes out, however, we have also been spraying the flowers with a deer repellent spray so can't be sure which is working. It maybe both. It is better than the repellent spray alone.