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 RateEvidence of effectiveness
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.
Review RateDon't think twice! Use these and spray...Keep the deer away.
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.
Review RateOn the fence
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
Review RateRegrettably Poor
Perhaps I have a herd of very intelligent deer. Afterall, I reside in Silicon Valley :) Sadly, the deer have ignored the stakes and continue to nibble on my roses, etc... Time for a Plan D, or is it now E? (nothing has worked as of yet).Response From Havahart®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience! We're sorry that your use of this product was not as successful as this product usually is. We'd like to know more! Also, don't forget, all of our products are cover by a 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Please contact our Customer Relations Team at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242)
Review RateI have never dealt with a company that would not accept the return of their products. Havahart® Electronic Deer Repellent do not produce any shock and the company will not accept their return. Bad product and bad company.
I have never dealt with a company that would not accept the return of their products. Havahart® Electronic Deer Repellent do not produce any shock and the company will not accept their return. Bad product and bad company.Response From Havahart®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Our products are covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. This warranty is extended to the original purchaser of the product. We would like to learn more about this experience. Please feel free to contact us directly for further help. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242).
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.