Are you tired of everything from raccoons to deer to dogs trampling on and chewing up your garden? Or maybe you’ve just got an alley cat that likes to “sing” on the fence every night. You can use chemical-based pest control products, but for something more humane this motion-sensing sprinkler might work.
Available for $80 from Amazon, the Contech CRO 101 Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler can detects intruders as small as rabbits and squirrels. When these creatures are spotted, the system turns on, sending a 3-second blast of water from your garden hose at the target. Since it only uses 3 cups of water at a time, it’s not likely to leave your lawn water-soaked. It may just help protect your yard and garden from unwelcome guests though.