There are many techniques for dealing with pest animals in the home landscape, whether they be deer munching on the shrubs or woodchucks wiping out the vegetable patch. Repellents and traps are available to deal with almost any of the dozens of wild animals that have become pests in the landscape. There are other kinds of barriers besides fences, but often fences are in the end the best way to insure protection from pest animals. It can be said that while a fence is good, an electric fence is better. Why is that?
Less obtrusive in the landscape – the new electric fence systems available for home owners are far less obtrusive in the design of the yard than virtually any other kind of fence be it made of wood or wire. The posts are not large and the wire is virtually invisible at first view.
Costs less – Linear foot for foot of coverage, the electric fence is going to be cheaper to install than any other fencing material.
Easier to install – The new electric fence systems are a snap to install. In all cases they will be installed in less time than any other fencing system.
Most effective – The final benefit of an electric fence is that it simply works better. Properly installed and managed an electric fence seldom fails to keep out deer, rabbits, woodchucks, raccoons, skunks and any other four legged pest.