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When To Use Electric Fence?

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Electric fence is a good type of yard fence for gardeners who wish to protect their flowerbeds from deer and other wildlife. 

For starters, the fence is the most affordable of all the fence types; and it is easy to set-up for beginning fence installers and homeowners.This type of fence can be used as a primary or secondary fence around more traditional deer fence. Not only can electric fencing be used for deer management, but it is the most effective means for bear deterrence and livestock security (chickens) on farms and pastures. 

Electric fence is a good choice for gardeners on a budget or those that wish to keep away deer, bears, wild hogs and other types of wild animals from their plants. 

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