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After an incredible amount of research, staggering amounts of hours, late nights and hard work, we are proud to finally introduce the all-new Guardian!
The world's first and only indoor/outdoor pest repeller isn't just back. It's stronger, smarter, and loaded with new features.
Now your home and property are protected by a booming wall of sound that's over 300% louder than the Guardian Original, an improved thermal motion sensor with pinpoint accuracy, a brand new predator call option, and our superior Select a Pest™ technology.
The Guardian blasts a range of ultrasonic sound, audible sound, and predator calls to scare away a wide variety of pests. Discover why business owners and customers worldwide have trusted the Guardian for over 8 years to get rid of Squirrels, Bats, Deer, Raccoons, Mice, Rats, Opossums, Skunks, Armadillos and more.
We'll let the facts speak for themselves. And should you have questions at any time, know that you can speak to a live representative 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
With our exclusive Select A Pest™ technology, you can set The Guardian™ to repel a specific pest. Now you can get rid of that skunk under your deck without sending your pet bird into a frenzy.
Ultrasonic sound is above the hearing range of humans, but is like nails on a chalkboard to pests. This extremely irritating sound pounds the ear drums of invading critters and forces them to leave the area.
YARD OR LARGE OPEN AREA - Position 1 Guardian so that the sensor is at a right angle.
GARDEN - Position Guardian so that pests pass laterally to the sensor.
YARD OR LARGE OPEN AREA - Position 2 Guardians so that the sensors make a right angle pointing to general movement.
GARDEN - Position 2 Guardians staggard apart to make a parallelogram shape of coverage and greatly increase protection.
YARD OR LARGE OPEN AREA - Position 4 Guardians 120 ft apart so that intruders pass laterally, in front of the sensor. This will provide a huge square of protection.
GARDEN - Position 4 Guardians staggered apart to make a large parallelogram shape of coverage and greatly increase protection.
Use the Frequency Dial on the back of the unit to choose the pest you want to repel. Beside the dial there is a list of pests and their dial settings. Here’s a few of the most commonly used settings below:
The Guardian detects motion by using a specialized thermal sensor that detects small changes in heat in front of the unit. This means that an animal moving within 100 ft of the Guardian can cause shift in the level of heat in the area and cause the device to activate. Certain animals (like mice or rats) may be too small to generate enough heat to activate the Guardian (when on a motion setting). In those situations we would recommend using the Continuous sound setting rather than using the motion sensor to activate the sound.
In some cases, sources of directed light (like flashlights or car headlights) aimed directly at the unit can contain enough infrared light to activate the unit. Nearby mirrors can also reflect infrared light, potentially causing the Guardian to activate. Keep this in mind when choosing where to set up and install the Guardian.
Place the Guardian™ in a central, open area so the sound frequencies can be projected as far as possible. This unit can be mounted on the side of a wall by hanging it from the mounting holes on the back of the unit, or you can place this unit on any type of a flat surface.
Yes, this unit can be placed under your home. As long as your home is no larger than 6 ft2, one unit should be sufficient. The optional strobe light is highly recommended for repelling pests such as squirrels, raccoons, and bats in darken areas.
Your pets may be able to hear some of the frequencies projected from the unit. However, if the unit is outdoors and the pets are indoors, this unit will not bother them, as the frequencies will not go through any solid objects, such as walls.
As long as your attic is one open room, no larger than 6 ft2, one unit will be adequate to cover your attic. The optional strobe light is highly recommended for repelling pests such as squirrels, raccoons, and bats in darken areas.
The sound frequencies can not go through any solid objects, such as walls. You would need to place one unit in your front yard, and one in your back yard.
The lower settings on the unit are audible. When set to a higher setting, you will not be able to hear the frequencies.
If a pest is just outside the range of the motion detector, or a pest to small to activate the unit is lurking around your yard, you can use the remote control to manually activate the unit, sending the sound frequencies up to 6 ft2 away.
Armadillos, Bats, Deer, Mice, Opossums, Raccoons, Rats, Skunks and Squirrels. Results can take 2-3 weeks.
Note: Be aware that under some situations of extreme drought or other adverse conditions, the pressure on any creature becomes so great that survival overrules any deterrent.
The Guardian is not designed to kill pests. It is an electronic device that will help repel the unwanted pests and give you a peaceful, damage free home or lawn.
It's not a big deal to see bats flying overhead at dusk, catching mosquitoes and other insects. That's actually a good thing! But when they move into your home or attic is when they can become a serious problem. Aside from their unwanted presence and droppings, bats can carry the rabies virus.
Bats are nocturnal. They sleep in colonies during the day and make several hunting trips per night. Females prefer to roost in larger colonies while males tend to be more solitary. Bats enjoy living in warm, dark areas like caves, attics, eaves and tree cavities.
Bats are creatures of habit. They often come back to places that are safe to roost. Since this is instinctual, they might even try to come back after the initial eradication. To prevent this from happening be sureThe Guardian™ is installed to continually drive them away.
What Do Bats Eat?
A bat's diet depends on its location and adaptations. About 70% of the world's bats only eat insects and some catch up to 2000 a night! They use "echolocation" to find their prey in the dark. They emit a very high-pitched sound and then listen carefully to the echoes that return. This determines which insects are closest to them.
Other bats mainly eat fruit and live in tropical regions around the globe. Fruit-eating bats generally seek out dinner using their eyes and their keen sense of smell. A desert bat uses its long nose and tongue to take nectar from flowers.
Carnivorous bats eat small vertebrates like frogs, fish, rodents or birds. They have especially sharp claws and teeth to help them catch and eat their food.
Reproduction & Life Span:
Females and their young live in maternity colonies of around 20 to 300 bats. These colonies are in warmer locations than ordinary roosting sites. Most bats mate in the spring. Females only have one baby at a time, but can have up to 3 babies a season. Baby bats nurse from their mothers, but after a few weeks they will begin flying and find their own insects.
Bats can live for over 20-30 years. Bats that hibernate will live several years longer than those that don’t.
Bat guano is a very unpleasant and unhealthy side effect of bats roosting on your property. It causes structural damage and attracts other pests such as cockroaches, mites and flies. Bat Guano carries many diseases and fungi that can put you at risk even if you're unaware of its presence.
Inhaling particles from guano is highly toxic and can cause Histoplasmosis. This is a serious respiratory disease that causes fever and chest pains. If left untreated, Histoplasmosis can turn into a chronic lung disease and can even spread to your eyes. It can be fatal to children, the elderly, or anyone with a weakened immune system.
If guano is found in your home it is very important to watch for any symptoms of illness. Seek medical attention because early treatment is crucial.
Bats are persistent creatures. If you hire an exterminator to kill and remove them, other bats will move into the empty area.
Along with The Guardian™, your first line of defense is sealing off all entry points where bats can invade your home or attic. They can come in through vents, chimneys, ducts, cracks or any other slight openings. Most bats can fit through a 1"x1" opening or smaller; fortunately they don't create new holes like many other pests do.
If bats are still inside your home, a good way to start the exclusion process is by covering entry points with Mesh Bird Netting. Secure the netting on the top and sides but leave a small opening at the bottom so the bats can crawl out. They won't want to crawl back under the netting once they are free.
Lastly, bats don't like sticky substances or bright lights. Surround any small entry points with sticky goo like our Transparent Bird Gel and install
The Guardian™. The powerful strobe light along with sonic and ultrasonic sound waves will chase bats off for good.
The exclusion process can take some time so be patient. During the summer, watch the bats carefully at dusk to find out where they are entering/exiting your attic. Once they leave for the winter, patch those holes and any others you might find while you are up there. It's important to wait until winter so you don't seal in any babies that haven't left the nest yet.
If the bats try to return, they will be met with The Guardian™ and no place to enter. This will surely make them seek shelter elsewhere!
Before any cleanup or restoration is done, make sure all of the bats are gone. Next it's important to get all of their droppings cleaned up quickly and thoroughly.
Guano found indoors should be taken care of by a trained professional. The process usually starts with a spray-down of water or fungicide to prevent any of the guano particles from becoming airborne. It will then be cleaned manually or with a special vacuum. Soiled insulation should be removed and replaced. A professional cleaner may finish with a chemical fogger to make sure all bacteria and fungus have been killed.
Smaller amounts of guano found outdoors can be cleaned yourself, but be careful not to touch or inhale the dust particles. A HEPA mask and protective gear are a must. Discard the droppings in sealed plastic bags. Rinse the outsides of the bags to remove any guano dust. Clean the area with an enzyme cleaner and then finish with a 10% bleach solution to sanitize. Hose it off thoroughly and then allow to air dry.
I began planting my garden like I do every year at this time. This year, however, I had four-legged visitors I did not plan on. My neighbor had decided some weeks ago to build a fence around his backyard. As a result, the deer no longer were able to use his yard as their runway and decided to try mine instead.
In the early part of June I saw my first deer. After a brief look around my garden I immediately noticed that something had clipped the tops off of my Anaheim peppers. No other damage was observed at that time. I decided then to look into pest deterrent options to protect my garden and purchased the Guardian™.
On June 15th a large doe was observed eating the tops off of all my peppers. Upon closer inspection I realized that the peppers were too far away for the motion sensor to be activated. My original placement of the Guardian™ was based mainly on where the deer were entering my yard not the garden itself. With this new evidence I decided to move the Guardian™ from its original location to a new one where it now covers the entire area where my plants are growing.
The next day I watched a deer walk through the backyard and go straight for the garden. The deer went straight to the peppers, but this time, (see image 1), you can clearly see the doe wants to go into the garden, but is irritated by the sound of the Guardian™ by cocking its head and ear to the side to deflect the ultrasonic sound.
The next day I observed two deer laying down in my garden. One was in front of the Guardian™ and the other behind it. They were not moving so the sensor was not activating the unit. More of my peppers had been eaten as well as all of my Swiss chard, some lettuce, and a couple of nips at my tomato plants. Because I had only just moved the device and oriented it towards my garden and not the backyard entrance, this was not a huge surprise as the deer may have been still adjusting to the new placement of the Guardian™.
As of June 24th no deer were observed in my garden since I moved the Guardian™ to cover that area instead of the entry-way from the back field. I did however notice that the unit does go off at random times due to the wind blowing the branches around, causing the senor to activate the unit. With a minor adjustment to the sensitivity dial, this problem was corrected. My neighbor also let me know that he had observed several deer wandering around the field outside of my garden but would not come on to my property. This was a good sign that the deer are becoming more aware of the Guardian™ and are leaving my plants alone.
On July 1st I observed no new activity or disturbances in my garden, however, I did notice that many of my neighbors have gone to great lengths both in labor and expense in deterring deer from their gardens by building fences to protect their plants when all I needed was the Guardian™.
Around July 5th I noticed that some of the branches on my tomato plants that are outside the range of the unit’s sensor, had been eaten. The fact that it was only these branches further points to the fact that the deer are respecting the areas covered by the Guardian™ and are staying away.
Almost two weeks later, around July 15th, I was walking through the garden and I noticed that the peppers had been eaten down again. Upon closer inspection I realized that the tomato plants had grown so much in height that they are now blocking the sensor of the unit for that part of the garden. As a result, I will raise the unit to look over the tomato plants.
Having been on vacation for most of August, on September 13th, upon my return I found many new piles of deer scat both in the garden as well as outside of it. Amazingly none of the plants had even been touched! Even the pepper plants had produced and they were the first to get eaten early on. In my opinion, in order to get the best results from using the Guardian™; its placement and subsequent monitoring thereafter to ensure proper exposure, will deliver the desired outcome necessary to keep deer out of your garden. This can be easily achieved by monitoring the Guardian™ in tandem with the daily maintenance of your garden.
The efficacy of the Guardian™ was not without its challenges (see image 2). There were a few times when the deer did get the better of the unit, however, on each occasion this was due to factors that had nothing to do with the engineering of the unit. External factors like plant growth or plants outside the range of the sensor were the main causes of these trials and required simple adjustments for the Guardian™ to achieve its full potential.
The protection provided by the Guardian™ was more than sufficient and allowed me to have one of my best harvests yet from my garden.
B.A., Wildlife Biology
Science Teacher, Ashland School District
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