VonHaus Animal RepellerAs you can tell from reading my blog, we have a rabbit issue. My parents bought me the VonHaus Animal Repeller from Amazon in a bid to end the misery of damage the rabbits were causing. The advantages of this repeller are that it is solar powered as well as being battery operated (batteries not included), and an ultrasonic sound wave is emitted only when the Passive Infrared (PIR) sensor is triggered. Both of these extend the shelf life of the repeller and the sensor prevents animals from becoming desensitised to the sound. According to the blurb, the alarm triggered is only audible to cats, dogs, foxes, rodents, skunks, raccoons, and rabbits. Happily, we don’t have to contend with all of those on our plot! The rabbits, however, are persistent and a long-standing problem. The VonHaus instructions ask that you allow up to 28 days for the repeller to become effective under situations such as ours.
The repeller can be wall or ground-mounted. I chose to ground mount ours so that I could use it to protect my lupins, which are a particular favourite of the rabbits’. Following the instructions, I anchored it within the 9 metres and at a +/- 35 degrees of the lupin bed (it has a 70 degree total angle) and waited. And waited. And waited.
A month later my lupins were reduced to stumps. And every new leaf was soon pruned back by rabbits.
My parents wrote to VonHaus and were offered a complete refund. VonHaus did not require the return of the product so I still have it on the plot. I moved it to another flowerbed where the rabbits have been nibbling the Scabiosa. It hasn’t put them off those either.
Rating 1/5. (since it looks quite sleek).
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