Hoont Cobra Yard & Garden Motion Water Blaster Outdoor Pest Deterrent
Last updated date: June 1, 2020
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This pest deterrent sets up in your yard, using motion detection to search for pets. When movement is detected, the unit sprays water in 5-second increments to keep water consumption at a minimum while still being effective. It can detect motion from as far as 30 feet away. In our analysis of 13 expert reviews, the Hoont Hoont Cobra Yard & Garden Motion Water Blaster placed 3rd when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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From The Manufacturer
The Hoont Cobra Water Jet Blaster is the ultimate Humane animal deterrent to drive away unwanted “visitors” to your garden or property with a harmless jet of water. When movement is detected within a range of up to 30 feet, the jet of water is activated for 5 seconds. Animals are frightened by this jet of water and immediately leave the monitored area, and learn to avoid this area in the future. The clicking noise of the sprinkler distribution valve effectively startles the animals and helps to drive them away. For maximum effectiveness, the water sprinkler is only reactivated when movement is once again detected. Specifically designed to be an extremely effective deterrent while being highly efficient with very low water consumption. The Hoont Cobra Water Jet Blaster does not kill or harm the animals in any way; it just sprays them with an annoying squirt of water, thus forcing them to leave the area. With no messy traps, chemicals or pesticides; it’s absolutely safe for you, your kids and pets. Repels birds, dogs, cats, squirrels, skunks, deer, wild animals, and many others.
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An Overview On Outdoor Pest Deterrents
Bugs and rodents are rarely a welcome presence, especially when you’re just trying to enjoy time at home. Whether it’s mosquitos on your back porch or a mouse in your attic, getting pests out of the way is “Job Number One.” But pest control services can be pricey and, even if you invest in them, they may not be effective in keeping pests away from outdoor areas like patios.
There are a variety of ways to keep pests at bay. Traditionally, products with chemicals were used to kill and deter bugs and rodents, but in addition to being cruel to the pests, these methods were dangerous for humans. Not only would you be breathing the fumes, but your pets and children could come into contact with them.
In recent years, industry experts have come up with a variety of more holistic ways to deter pests. The pests remain safely at a distance, while the humans suffer no side effects whatsoever. There are oils and mixes you can piece together from ingredients you can get at the grocery store, but some of those aren’t safe for the pests.
More modern approaches to pest control involve using audiovisual cues to keep pests away. Certain sights and sounds are unappealing to pests, and when provided at the right frequencies, they aren’t detectable to the human—or pet—ear. Your household won’t even be aware that you have a pet deterrent in place.
One of the most popular types of pest deterrents use ultrasound waves to keep pests away. These waves are typically set to an extremely high frequency that your family won’t hear. These devices usually plug into a wall outlet and come in sets to allow you to set up a boundary that keeps pests outside of your environment.
Another type of deterrent is designed for larger unwanted visitors like deer and stray pets. These devices mount in your yard, usually relying on solar power to keep them going. Motion detection alerts the device to something nearby, at which point it emits a high-frequency sound, a strobing light, or both.
A solar-powered yard device can also get rid of animals and pests by spraying water at an object that’s detected by the sensor. This is typically done with intermittent sprays to avoid using too much water, but it’s another humane way to keep critters off your lawn. Often homeowners position devices like this in front of a garden they want to protect.
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Bugs begin their lives outdoors, eventually making their way into your home. But before you start investing in pest control, first look at things you might be doing to make your home more inviting to unwanted visitors. If you have mosquitos, look for puddles and other sources of standing water, including water pails and kiddie pools. The inside of your home could attract certain types of bugs, especially if humidity is high. Repairing any water leaks and investing in a dehumidifier could be a big help if moisture is an issue in your home. Make sure your garbage is in a tightly-sealed container and if you have a recycle bin, avoid putting containers with food residue in them.
The Outdoor Pest Deterrent Buying Guide
- The first thing to consider as you’re shopping for the perfect pest repellent is how intrusive you want it to be on your household. Chances are, you want a device that is compact enough to store out of the way so that your family can forget about it. Ultrasonic devices typically plug into your wall outlets and emit a noise that you won’t even hear.
- Deterrents utilize a practice that has become increasingly popular with pest control companies in recent years: perimeter control. This practice focuses on keeping pests outside the perimeter of a home’s living areas, rather than exterminating them. It’s a more humane treatment that protects nature and doesn’t require treating the inside of a home with dangerous chemicals.
- Whatever device you choose, consider how it will be powered. Will it need a battery, or can you rely on a wall outlet or solar power? If it requires a wall outlet, make sure the area where you’ll need it has a wall outlet nearby. If a cord is required, ensure it’s long enough to reach to the area in question. In an attic, for instance, you may only have one wall outlet and a longer cord may give you more flexibility in where you place the repellent.
- Most ultrasonic devices come in multipack sets. Consider all the places you’ll set them up and make sure you have enough to cover the entire area.
- Not all deterrents are designed to repel every type of pest. Make sure the one you choose is designed for the type of pests you’re dealing with. If your issue is rodents, for instance, you may find you need a different type of device than if you’re dealing with mosquitos.
- If your repellent uses motion sensing, check to see if you can turn it off if you want the device to take the day off. This is especially true with a deterrent that works in a way that’s noticeable, such as one that emits a spray of water when pests are detected.
- Some deterrents work both inside or outside, which comes in handy if you’re trying to protect your outdoor and indoor spaces. But some are designed to work only outdoors, while others work better between four walls, so check into this before you buy.
- With some ultrasonic devices, the noises vary in tone. This variation can make a big difference. Some transmit the sound from different speakers to send it from different directions, which can also help with getting the attention of pests and sending them away.
- It can take time to get results, so don’t assume that you’ll see a complete eradication of pests on Day One. Set the product up and leave it running. It can take a couple of weeks to begin to see pests disappear, especially if they’ve established your home as a food source.
- If you have a full infestation, a deterrent may not be enough. You may need to lower the population before you can begin to practice perimeter control.