PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Solar powered ground stake that incorporates several features making it unique and different from other units on the market.
These features enable the stake to disturb make uncomfortable a range of animals who might want to visit the yard including:
- GROUND SQUIRRELS
- PRAIRIE DOGS
First, it does the silently vibrates.
Second is the regular release of audible rattles.
Third it has a series of small LED lights that go off and on around the top perimeter.
This first video is super short (less than 60 seconds) but gives a good overview of how the unit works:
This second video is much longer but much more in depth. Watch this one if you still have any questions before contacting us:
SELF CHARGING: These units have self charging solar panels with replaceable rechargeable batteries and will require a good 1-2 days of charging prior to installation. Be sure to keep them at a sunny window as detailed in our video below. Batteries will last 1-2 yrs at least and can be replaced when worn down.
HOW TO INSTALL: The best way to get these in the ground is using our EARTH AUGER. It will drill the perfect hole for the stakes to fit snug and to the proper depth.
This short video (less than 60 seconds) explains how the Earth Auger works and we strongly suggest using one to get the repeller properly fitted in the ground.
WHEN TO INSTALL: Generally after “gassing” any tunnels or dens using our GIANT DESTROYERS. The combination of the gas fumigant in the tunnels along with these stakes running around the clock can keep the area clear.
SETTINGS: These units have three settings. When first turned on, all 3 options will be heard. When the on/off button is clicked again, only the vibration will occur and if clicked again, only the sound/ultrasound will be active. Disconnect the USB cable from the base unit to “start over” if you set them up and are unable to get the setting you desire.
Lastly, there are small LED lights that glow on the bottom side of the controller head. These lights come on at sunset and run for about 4 hours. They’re subtle in the landscape so barely detectable but let you know the units are on.
SUPPORTING VIDEO – HOW TO RESET UNIT IF IT “LOCKS” UP AND WON’T TURN ON:
DESIGN: Each unit is made with a sturdy body topped with a heavy gauge plastic/waterproof head. This head is the unit’s controller featuring a built in solar panel and solid state motherboard. The head section must be a full 1 inch above ground to prevent moisture related issues so be sure not to install them too deep and be aware they may sink over time, especially when used in loamy or soft soil. Units are fully warrantied for 6 months.
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Units will work right out of the box but we suggest you let them sit in the sun for at least 2 days prior to installation. The head unit comes detached from the ground stake body so they can be laid on a window sill to collect sun easily before placing them in the yard. This will allow them to fully charge so when they’re deployed, they’ll have plenty of power to drive away nuisance animals immediately. The on board battery (a replaceable Ni-MH AA800 mAh 1.2V) will last 2+ days with no sun so if units slow or turn off, you’ll need a strong day of sunlight to get them active again but they will power back up eventually. The on board battery has an expected life of 1.5-3 yrs.
The included rechargeable battery will last for several years but can be replaced when it will no longer stay charged. We sell these separately (see below).
HOW TO INSTALL IN THE YARD: Once the Controller Heads are charged, chasers are ready to be deployed.
Place chaser in the ground deep enough to bury all but 1-2″ of the stake. This will keep the head unit off the ground and away from water.
To properly install units, its advised you first use a SOIL AUGER to drill holes in the ground. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PUSH THE CHASER IN THE GROUND! These units are strong but not designed to handle extreme downward force.
HOW TO CONNECT CONTROLLER HEAD TO STAKE: The controller head has a power cord and quick USB coupler for easy connection.
WHERE TO INSTALL: Stakes can be used directly in mounds and dens in the yard or they can be set along property borders.
RATE OF APPLICATION: Each stake can cover up to 6,500 sq/ft (approximately 1/6 acre) but this will depend largely on the soil type where they reside. Soft loamy, sandy soil won’t transmit the sound waves as well compared to hard pan or clay. Obstructions like cement driveways and walkways will also take away from the effective coverage area and should be noted. So for soft sandy shoreline soil types, plan on getting 4,000-5,000 sq/ft of coverage per unit. For hard pan or dry clay soil regions, coverage can be 6,500-7,500 sq/ft.
When setting units out along property borders, plan on placing units 75 feet apart to ensure a strong “fence” is put in place.
DIRECTIONS: INSTALLATION DIRECTIONS (.PDF)
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