Safely and effectively repels animals without chemicals, visually objectionable barriers or shock.

Operates unattended and 'sprays' when movement is detected.

protects day and night for up to 6 months (or 3000+ activations) on one 9 volt battery.


Can be used in neighborhoods where fences are not allowed.

Only uses 2-to 3 cups of water per deterrence and can usually be used in communities engaged in restricted lawn watering practices.

Water flow through stake allows easy extension of coverage with additional Scarecrows.

One ScareCrow



ScareCrow Mounting Bracket



Your ScareCrow includes the following easy to assemble components and requires only a garden hose and a 9 volt battery to install.


With the optional Scarecrow Mounting Bracket the Scarecrow can be mounted on a fence or post.

All you have to do is to position the ScareCrow so the area you wish to protect is within its 105 degree detection area. Avoid pointing at any moving objects to prevent "false triggering", i.e., sidewalks, roads or waterfalls.

And, then, adjust the sensitivity dial to the lowest setting that will still pick up your target animal (see chart in instructions). 5 worked great on our squirrels!

The ScareCrow comes with a 30 day money-back guarantee and a two-year warranty. If you experience any problems with this product, call Contech at 1-800-767-8658. Be sure to register your product when it arrives, you can do this here.

Failure is frustrating. Perseverance pays. Success is sweet. 

A long time ago, when we first moved to our country 'estate', we planted roses. Dumb city people that we were, we thought it was enough to finally have the space to plant anything we wanted. In four years there were no more roses: the deer destroyed them all. A bunch of years went by and we decided to fence in a rather large area. Ah, I thought, now I can plant roses. So I filled a space with roses and planted Veronica and Catmint in and around them for extra color. But no color came. Every time a leaf would grow, a bunny or squirrel would chew it right off. The squirrels were so bad that they would actually sit on the fence and hold meetings, no doubt deciding which plant they would strip today. For two years, I had not one bloom and no plant over an inch tall.  Oh, the Salvia apiana grew big, but nothing eats that and it doesn't really have any color even when it is blooming; and that was, after all, the purpose of this garden, TO MAKE COLOR! 

Not being a violent person (my neighbor actually shoots the varmints), and not wanting to use poisons (goes against what I believe, have to think about the dogs, etc.), I was coming up empty, as was my garden. Then about three months ago, I came across a gadget called the Scarecrow, a motion detector that has a sprinkler attached. I was pretty skeptical, especially when we put the battery in and it just sat there (well, I thought it was a fresh battery; who can tell the way the kids are always leaving them lying around). Anyway, a new battery actually made this simple device kick on. Hooked up to the garden hose and aimed at the garden, it has been protecting my bed for a couple of months now. I am tickled pink with the way it works. The roses are growing and have buds. The Veronicas and the Catmints are over a foot now. Even the Salvia apiana looks better, but that might just be my imagination. 

Now, I am after another Scarecrow for my vegetable garden. Last year I thought I had it made because I planted all my tomatoes and peppers in our Gopher Guard Cages, but, between the squirrels and the deer, I didn't get a single red orb. It never used to be like this, but the past five years we have been overrun with wildlife. I am hoping to return to tomato crops of yesteryear. I think I will even put in some extra Winter Savory and Basil. After all, I want to have enough to turn all those luscious Roma Paste Tomatoes into my special sauce. 

Optimistic? You betcha!

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