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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mmizell, Oct 8, 2008.
Does anyone have any of these Nite Guard Lites? If so, do they seem to keep away the nite predators?
I have a light that stays on dusk though dawn. it is pointed at the cages, and gives enough light to keep the birds away. I also have 2 sets of motion lights around the coops.
What are Nite Guard Lites? I know my aunt said she had a little less problems with predators when she had them in a lighted area but I think if something is hungry enough it probably wouldnt make a difference.
Save your money. Put a radio in the coop. I leave mine on a talk show so human voices are on 24/7.
Its a black box with a blinking red light, timed to turn on every few seconds, battery operated(solar) and weather proof.
I've heard different opinions on them, some people say theyre just a gimmick. They are supposed to make the predator think they are being watched and spook them, thus they leave, or do not enter the area. It's worth a try, so I got one. I'll let you know, I guess.
I know a gentleman whose property is part river frontage, and he swears by the thing. Says he used to have huge losses to predators at that edge of his property by every kind of predator imagineable, and it has stopped. There's nothing in it for him to be giving me a line of garbage, so I believed him, thats why I'm gonna try it! (He has goats, pigs, all manner of poultry, exotics, dogs, cats, even emus)
Good luck in your decision, I figure its worth a try, got mine for about $25.
Ok thanks for the imput. The picture tfpets(Tina) posted is what I was talking about.
Anyone have any recent updates on the nite guard?
A relative of mine used one and says it does help a little.
What is it about it that scares the predators? Does it simulate a glow from the eyes of some certain bogeyman animal? Will it also scare my chickens? Guineas? Cats? Dogs? Any luck with use in protecting vegetable gardens from deer?