Garden and Backyard Protection Electric Fence Kit

The Garden and Backyard Protection Electric Fence Kit is an easy, affordable do-it-yourself electric fence that safely deters ground-based predators like coyotes, foxes, fisher cats, skunks, raccoons, bears and dogs without harming them or people. The kit includes everything you need to protect a 50′ x 50′ area including 8 posts, 40 clips, 1 ground rod, an S6 Energizer and 656′ of polywire. Go here

When a fence is energized a very short current pulse travels through the tape or wire and into the soil. If an animal touches the conducting wires it receives a painful shock and learns to avoid touching them.

Several factors affect the strength of an electric fence pulse and its effect on animals. Volts, Amps and pulse length all matter. The fence Energizer (or controller) must have enough power to deliver a voltage of sufficient strength for your needs.

A good grounding system is also critical. A minimum of three earthing rods a minimum of 3 feet long are recommended to ensure that a good electrical circuit is completed. Ideally the grounding rods should be pounded into the earth so that they are not visible above the ground.

Changing weather and seasonal conditions can also affect the performance of an electric fence. For example, dew and fog on the fence conductors or poor insulators can decrease the amount of electrons available to shock the animal. Also, dry or rocky soil can absorb electrons and reduce the strength of the pulse. It is important to check the integrity of your grounding system periodically.