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Compare Smart Solar, P3 Sol-Mate and Bird-X Transonic Solar Mole Repeller Stakes

by Barbara 25. July 2012 07:18

Question about the differences among the Smart Solar Solar Mole and Gopher Chaser Stake, Model 90400RM1, the P3 Sol-Mate Solar Molechaser and Gopher Chaser P7911, P3 Sol-Mate Solar Molechaser and Gopher Chaser, P7912 and the Bird-X Transonic Electronic Mole Gopher Chaser,Solar

Question: "How do these mole stakes differ? I don't know which to purchase. Thanks. Dave."

Answer: Here is a comparison:

Smart Solar Solar Mole and Gopher Chaser Stake, Model 90400RM1:

  1. Construction: metal with solar head.
  2. Area Covered (Max)  7000 Sq. Ft 
  3. Duty Cycle               30 seconds
  4. Frequency   400 Hz    
  5. Vibration/Sound: yes, emits sonic tone every 30 seconds
  6. Insertion:  Moisten dirt, insert stake bottom using board and mallet, put on top and connect
  7. Mow over: No
  8. Warranty: One year from date of sale, by manufacturer.

P3 Sol-Mate P7911: Currently not available (Summer 2013)  

  1. Area Covered (Max)  7500 Sq. Ft    
  2. Duty Cycle               30 seconds   
  3. Frequency   400 Hz 
  4. Vibration/Sound: yes
  5. Insertion: Moisten dirt, dig hole, insert, pack dirt around it.
  6. Mow Over: No

Bird-X Transonic Electronic Mole Gopher Chaser,Solar

  1. Construction: metal stake except for point and solar panel 
  2. Area Covered (Max) 7800 Sq Ft. 
  3. Duty Cycle    20 seconds
  4. Frequency   800 Hz 
  5. Vibration/Sound/Flashing Light:     All 3, Emits bursts of sound and vibration every 20 seconds, to repel underground intruders
  6. Light flashes every 5 seconds, to deter critters above ground
  7. Insertion: Moisten dirt, dig hole, insert, pack dirt around it.  
  8. Mow Over: No
  9. Warranty: 6 Month by Bird-X             

P3 Sol-Mate Solar Molechaser and Gopher Chaser, P7912

  1. Construction: PVC plastic tube
  2. Area Covered: Up to 7500 sq. ft
  3. Duty Cycle: 2 seconds on, 30 seconds off
  4. Frequency: 400+/- Hz
  5. Solar Panel: 4.3V20mAH.
  6. Battery: 1 AA Fe-Li 3.2v250mah (included) Note: Battery is long lasting but can be replaced if fails.
  7. Power supply: 2.4V DC
  8. Mow Over Design, if properly inserted into ground: dig hole, insert stake with solar panel at ground level
  9. Operating Time: up to 4 days without recharge
  10. Dimensions: 12 1/2" X 3 1/8"
  11. Weight: less than 1 pound
  12. Warranty: 6 months from date of purchase by manufacturer

Please click through on the links for more details. The Smart Solar is the easiest to insert.
Thanks for your question. Remember for serious infestations of moles and gophers, the best approach is to use several products at once. Adding the Mole Scram Natural Mole Repellent, 10 Lb. Bag or Scoot Mole, 32 Oz. Hose End Spray Applicator will help get rid of these pests faster. Also make sure you do not have grub worms, the mole favorite.

    Sincerely, Barbara

A & D Ointment for Diaper Rash, Burns, Dry Skin, Psoriasis and Eczema

by Barbara 23. July 2012 08:25

Question about the A & D Ointment, 5 grams, Foil Pack, 144/Box

Question: "What are the uses for A & D ointment? I thought it was only for diaper rash. My doctor just recommended I use it on my dry skin. Thanks. Susan.

Answer: A & D ointment is a combination of petroleum jelly, lanolin and vitamins A and D.  When most people think of A and D ointmnet, they think of diaper rash. Actually, A & D ointment is soothing for dry skin, minor burns, sunburn, windburn, psoriasis and eczema as well. These single use packs are convenient as well as sanitary.  For adults, eating some spicy foods results in a stronger urine, causiing a diaper rash type of irritation. This irritation sometimes occurs around the anus as well. A and D soothes and helps protect the skin from further irritation.

New tattoos or piercings can cause skin irritations. After  washing those areas with a mild soap and rinsing with wate, apply a light film of A and D ointment. Repeat every few days, See your doctor if the area becomes red or itchy.

For dry lips, open a foil pack of A & D, and spread on your lips. Massage the rest into the backs of your hands or on your legs to keep them from being dry or flaky.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

 

 

Stop Under Sink Water Leaks With Floodstop Water Valve Unit for Hot and Cold Water Lines

by Barbara 22. July 2012 07:01

Question about the FloodStop for Sinks Lead Free Water Valve FS3/8CD.

Question: "Our neighbor recently had extensive water damage from a leak under a bathroom sink. The sink is in a rarely used bathroom. The first hint of the water leak was the damp spot on the ceiling in the room below. What product do you suggest for protecting our guest room sink which is rarely used? Thanks. Sam."

Answer:  For a single location, install the FloodStop for Sinks Lead Free Water Valve FS3/8CD. The "CD" stands for compression fitting, i.e. no soldering is required. The Floodcheck water valves connect to the angle stops and supply lines. FloodStop water valves are full port ball valves that meet the California and Vermont lead free water valve standards for drinking water.  Add additional sensors for more coverage under the sink. Do remember that you will need an unswitched electrical outlet for power: electricity is used only when the sensor detects water.

When a hot or cold water leak is detected, Floodstop shuts off the water below the sink and sounds an 87 db alarm.

Installation:

    Connect the water valve to cold and hot water lines under the sink.
    Mount the control unit.
    Place sensor(s) on floor.
    Plug power supply into an unswitched outlet. Note: electricity is used only when the sensor detects water.

NOTE: DO NOT PLACE SENSOR DIRECTLY ON METAL PAN OR DAMP FLOOR. If no water is present and alarm sounds, place paper towel or cloth under sensor to "insulate" against floor dampness or metal of pan. When the paper or cloth gets wet, the sensor activates the shut-off and sounds the alarm.

How FloodStop (FS 3/8-CD) Works:

    FloodStop valves connect to the angle stops and supply lines.
    Water leak sensor is placed at the base of the fixture (sink, laundry tubs, bathtub, etc.).
    Valve remains open until a water leak or water loss is detected.
    Water on the sensor signals the Floodstop controller which closes the valve and alarms.
    Valve remains closed until system is reset, and sensor is dry.

FloodStop (FS 3/8-CD) Components:

    Motorized Ball Valves (Two Valves, 3/8 inch Compression Fitting).
    Control unit with battery backup (4 C batteries, not included).
    AC power adaptor (or use 4 C Batteries as primary power source).
    Water leak sensor (1.25" X 7.5").
    Output contact wires (2).

Technical Specifications:

    UL Listed Class 2 Wall Adaptor, 115AC/9VDC.
    UPC listed, full port, motorized ball valves.
    Motor operates at 6VDC.
    Rated 0-180 PSI. Max 250 PSI. Solid brass.
    Signal outputs: 2 normally closed.
    Alarm: beeping with mute button.

Features:

    For added water detection protection, add more sensors. Sensors plug into sensors, NOT the Control Box.
    The 3/8 inch valve is 3.75 inches long.
    Controller has reset and test buttons to test valve performance plus battery back up.
    Easy to install, operate, and maintain.
    Designed for residential, condo and apartment dwellings.
    Full port ball valves automatically shut off water supply to sink when water sensor/sensors get wet.
    Power: 120VAC and/or battery backup (4 C batteries).
    No wires to route throughout the home.
    Alarm: beeping with mute button.
    Water Sensor: 1.5" X 7.5", double sided. Additional sensors may be added in series.
    AC Adapter Cord Length: 6 Ft.
    Wire Length from the Controller to the Valve: About 30 Inches Long.
    FloodStop Controller:
        3 buttons: Mute, Close Valve and Open Valve.
        Water sensitivity adjustment. Clockwise: less sensitive. Counter clockwise: More sensitive.
        4-pin connection to valve/sensor connector.
        Outputs: Normally closed. Contacts for any device that can utilize them, like auto phone dialers, alarm systems, X10 home automations devices.
    One year limited manufacturer warranty.

I hope this helps with your situation.

If you want whole house protection, a install the Floodstop Whole House Auto Water Valve System. This unit comes in 3/4”, 1” and 1.25” valve sizes. Included with each system are one Motorized Full-Port Ball Valve,one Controller (that shuts off the main water valve),four Sensor Modules, four sensors to place in areas you want protected, one transformer for the controller and four low voltage transformers for the sensor modules. This unit screws onto the water pipe, i.e. it is an NPT or National Pipe Thread Tapered Thread.

Go to WWW.SafeHomeProducts.com for more information.

Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Barbara

Paint Remover and Paint Stripper, Non Toxic, No Methylene Chloride

by Barbara 17. July 2012 14:02

Question about Natural Soy Products Paint Remover.

Question: "I am looking for a paint stripper or paint remover for removing latex, oil-based and lead-based paint including silver and black spray paint. I prefer a paint stripper that does not contain methylene chloride. Also I want a versatile product that can be used on wood, metal, concrete, glass, aluminum siding, tile, spray equipment, clothing, carpeting, concrete, brick, brushes and furniture. Does SoyClean (Natural Soy Products )paint remover meet my needs? I'd like to purchase it in at least one gallon containers. Thanks. Tom."


Answer:  Natural Soy Products Paint Remover and Stripper is a natural, soy-based, non-toxic product that rinses away with water. Natural Soy Products Paint Stripper is made from 100% all natural ingredients, so it contains no hazardous ingredients. Because Natural Soy Products stripper is non-toxic, paint removal may take a bit longer. The advantages though are that you will have no exposure to cancer causing substances like methylene chloride, also called dichloromethane. That is a volatile, colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor. Methylene chloride is used in various industrial processes, in many different industries including paint stripping, pharmaceutical manufacturing, paint remover manufacturing, and metal cleaning and degreasing. The most common means of exposure to methylene chloride is inhalation and skin exposure. OSHA considers methylene chloride to be a potential occupational carcinogen.. According to the US Dept of Labor, methylene chloride, also called dichloromethane, is a volatile, colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor. Methylene chloride is used in various industrial processes, in many different industries including paint stripping, pharmaceutical manufacturing, paint remover manufacturing, and metal cleaning and degreasing. The most common means of exposure to methylene chloride is inhalation and skin exposure. OSHA considers methylene chloride to be a potential occupational carcinogen.

Paint Stripper Instructions: 

    Shake product for at least one minute.
    Apply liberally to surface. Avoid using on plastic or vinyl.
    Allow product time to work.   The longer you let it set, the less work you have to do to remove the paint.   If there are several layers of paint, or if the paint has been there for a very long time, we recommend letting the product soak over night. This Paint Stripper will penetrate multiple layers of paint for several hours, without needing to be reapplied. That's the beauty of the soybean oil! It won't evaporate like toxic strippers.
    Test a small area to see if the paint is softened and ready to be removed. Rinse surface clean with water. Neutralize surface with mild dish soap, like Dawn for example.

How does the Soy Clean Paint Stripper Work?

The soybean oil gives the Paint Stripper an Extra long wet time. So while, it isn’t designed to work immediately, it is VERY effective when it is allowed time to work. The longer you let it set, the less scrubbing you will have to do. With only one application, you will be able to remove multiple layers of paint. SoyClean Graffiti Remover and Adhesive and Mastic Remover works the same way – even when removing tough carpet glue or tile mastic!

SoyClean Paint Stripping Product Features:

    Removes paint overspray, wood stains, water based sealers, linseed oils, latex stains, lacquer overspray, and stencil paints
    No caustic alkalis to darken wood and raise grain or burn skin and eyes.
    Soy-based cleaner
    Environmentally friendly
    One gallon covers about 200 sq. feet.
    Non-Toxic
    Biodegradable
    High flash point
    Contains no cancer-causing methylene chloride (DCM)
    Made in Iowa, USA.

SoyClean soy based paint stripper comes in 22 ounce refillable spray bottles, one gallon containers or 5 gallon containers or 55 gallon drums. Please contact us for pricing and delivery costs on the larger sized containers.

If you have more questions, please contact us at sales@safehomeproducts.com or phone customer service week-days at 877-358-0900 x 102.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

Dry Erase Board Cleaner and Restorer is a Green, Non-Toxic Cleaner

by Barbara 17. July 2012 11:21

Question about how to clean and restore white boards or erase boards.

Q: "The dry erase boards at our office are have shadow tracings of various colors of dry erase markers that we cannot remove. Otherwise the white boards are quite sound. Replacing the 12 or 14 large boards would be quite expensive. What suggestions do you have? Thanks. Bill."

Answer: Natural Soy Products Made in the Midwest, makes a terrific cleaner and restorer for white boards or dry erase boards that is made from soy beans. The Natural Soy Products Dry Erase Marker Board Restorer 1 Gallon is great for refilling the Natural Soy Products (formerly SoyClean) Dry Erase Marker Board Restorer 22 oz. bottle.

SoyClean Dry Erase Marker Board Restorer is a 100% natural, soy-based, non-toxic cleaning product that rinses away with water.  It r emoves all colors of dry erase markers from white-boards and removes shadow tracings, tape mastic, ghosting and stubborn, hard to remove markings. It deep cleans the surface and restores it like new.

SoyClean Dry Erase Marker Board Restorer Product Details:

  • 100% all natural ingredients
  • Soy based formula
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Non-toxic
  • No caustic fumes
  • Biodegradable
  • Non flammable
  • Non abrasive
  • Made in Midwest USA

To use:

  • Shake contents for at least 30 seconds before application and occasionally during application.
  • Apply a light to moderate mist in a small test area first to judge application rate, time, and suitability.
  • Allow about 30 seconds for the cleaner to work.
  • For tough stains, reapply and allow more time.
  • Wipe the treated surface with a soft cloth or paper toweling.

    SoyClean contains natural soybean oil and can leave a slight film. If film exists use a damp cloth and a mild soap to remove the film.
    Properly dispose of all toweling or cloths used in the removal of the marker.

Remember that schools could use donations of products like this one to clean up their dry erase boards.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

 

 

SoyClean Adhesive and Mastic Remover to Clean Food Packaging Line

by Barbara 17. July 2012 09:52

Question about the Natural Soy Products (SoyClean) Adhesive and Mastic Remover 22 oz.-6 Bottles

Question: "We need this product quickly as we are going to change a packaging line tomorrow. Can it be sent Next Day Air? What sizes does it come in? We are a leading packaging company of such products as plastic wrap, foil and plastic bags. One of our other locations was extremely pleased with the results.  Thanks. Maria."

Answer: We can have the SoyClean shipped to you yet today.

This effective, safe cleaning product removes residue from labels, stickers, decals, grease, crayons, shoe polish, floor mastic and asbestos-based mastic. SoyClean's Adhesive and Mastic Remover is a natural soy based, non toxic product that effectively removes adhesives and mastics from almost any surface. The Adhesive and Mastic Remover's Bio-based content is 61% as tested by Iowa State University using conventional radiocarbon analytical methods.

Soy Clean Adhesive and Mastic Remover Product Details:

    100% all natural ingredients
    Soy based formula
    Environmentally friendly
    Non-toxic
    No caustic fumes
    Biodegradable
    Non flammable
    Non abrasive
    Made in USA.

You can also purchase this eco friendly, green product Natural Soy Products Adhesive and Mastic Remover in a one gallon bottle or a SoyClean Adhesive and Mastic Remover 5 Gallon Pail.. Please phone or email for pricing on the 55 gallon drum.

Please keep Safe Home in mind the next time you need to purchase green products.

Thanks for your business.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

 

 

Choosing John Sterling Window Guards for Casement Windows Based Upon Screen Sizes

by Barbara 16. July 2012 10:59

Question about John Sterling window guards.

Q: " I have just screen sizes for casement windows I want to protect with window guards. Can you help me? Thanks. Sondra.

Answer:

Here is a list of the screen sizes you provided and the window guards suggested by John Sterling.

If the second dimension is height, then turn the guards to mount vertically like prison bars. Use only the fixed if possible because the swing units could swing down and cause injury to someone.

Please go to the SafeHomeProducts.com website for more information.

Hope this helps. Thanks for your questions.

Sincerely,

Barbara


 

Amaircare Car Air Purifiers Remove Dust, Pollen, Exhaust Fumes, Etc. for Easier Breathing

by Barbara 12. July 2012 10:22

Question about allergy air filters for cars.

Q: "We live in LA. Even with the car windows closed and the AC on, we find our allergies active and the air quality poor. What car air purifiers do you suggest that would thoroughly clean the air in an enclosed car or truck. Thanks. Juli."

Answer; If you want an air filtration system, our suggestions are either of the two Amaircare units described below.

Amaircare XR100 Auto Air Filter Purifier w/12V Plug or the Roomaid Amaircare HEPA Air Purifier in Slate.Concerned about VOC's? Buy the Roomaid in Slate color with optional VOC cartridge. Use in your car or truck with the optional 12 Volt DC Auto Cord Kit for Roomaid Air Purifier The Roomaid also comes in Pure White and in Pure White with VOC Cartridge

The Amaircare XR100 is made especially for use in vehicles. There is an optional AC cord package available. The strong points of this unit include:

  • Three Stage Filtration Process: Air is drawn into the top of the unit and filters through a three-stage filter cartridge. Purified air is then discharged in all directions through the screened opening around the circumference of the unit.

        Stage 1: Large particles, odors: Activated carbon 200% impregnated non-woven, fire retardant, polyester filter media.
        Stage 2: Sub-micron particles: Electret charged filter media attracts and holds sub-micron particles in the air such as dust, pollen, cigarette smoke, bacteria, vehicle emissions, etc.
        Stage 3: V.O.C.'s: Air exits the main filter cartridge and passes through a zeolite impregnated non-woven, polyester filter. This final air filtration stage absorbs additional gaseous contaminants. 
  • Amaircare XR-100 has a high efficiency backward-curved motor/blower for 12 volt or 120 volts use (AC-DC adapter is not included.) Filter rate is 20 cubic feet per minute or 1,200 cubic feet per hour. In the typical car, the hourly air turnover is 1000% or up to ten air exchanges hourly. Better quality air occurs with every cycle.
  • Easy to Install. Takes Up Virtually No Space. The Amaircare XR-100 easily mounts to a car seat back with supplied mounting strap.
  • Easy Plug-in Cigarette Lighter Adapter: Adapter has a seven foot cord.
  • Powerful Motor/Fan: Motors are run tested for 35,000 hours of operation.
  • Small and Compact: Use in homes, offices or hotels (with Optional AC adapter).
  • Contemporary Styling: Modern design in dark gray color.

Amaircare Automobile Air Filtration System Specifications:

  • U.L. and C.S.A. Approved.
  • Physical Size: 3.5" High x 8" Diameter
  • Weight: 2.1 pounds. (Shipping weight - 4 lbs.)
  • Motor: Single speed –425mA.
  • Motor/fan housing: 24 gauge steel, Powder coated baked enamel finish.
  • Filter cartridge: injection molded polystyrene
  • Air Flow: 20 cfm .
  • Coverage: 75 to 150 square feet
  • 4.5 watts when AC adapter is used.
  • 10 air changes per hour in a typical automobile.
  • Efficiency: 50.00% efficient at 0.03 microns.
  • Note: Item is returnable only for replacement if defective due to mechanical issues.
        Accessories:
            Cigarette lighter adapter with 7 ft. cord (Included).
            Strap for mounting the unit to the car seat back. (Included).
            120V AC to 12V DC adapter with 7 ft. cord (Optional).
            U.L. and C.S.A. Approved.
            5 year manufacturer's warranty.

The Amaircare Roomaid is much larger. This unit is versatile: can be put on the floor of a car or truck and operated by the optional 12V power converter

Roomaid HEPA Air Filtration System With VOC Features:

  • HEPA Filter lasts two to five years and removes 99.97% of particulate matter.
  • Activated Carbon Filter lasts six months to a year and removes odors and fumes.
  • Optional Auto Adapter Kit allows you to strap the Roomaid air purifier into your car, truck, or RV and plug it into the cigarette lighter and avoid toxic VOC emissions from automobiles.
  • Optional VOC Canister Upgrade for heavy duty removal of chemicals and odors.
  • Energy efficient, affordable, and relatively quiet.
  • Lightweight and portable at only five pounds.
  • Perfect for automobiles, offices, hotel rooms, business trips, and vacations.
  • Integrated Seals at the top and bottom of the Roomaid prevent leaks and ensure that all air gets cleaned.
  • The Roomaid features a contemporary look and a baked enamel finish that is more durable than plastic.
  • Comes with Two Washable Pre-Filters to capture large particles.
  • Optional Annual Filter Kit contains two foam pre-filters and three activated carbon filters.


Roomaid HEPA Air Filtration System with VOC Specifications:


    Class: Portable HEPA Filtration System
    Delivered Airflow: 20-40 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute)
    Dimensions: 8.5" round, 7.5" high
    Product Weight (lbs): 6 lbs
    Control: 3 position, 2 speed switch
    Power Consumption: 4.5 watts Outflow: 360°
    Colors: Pure White and Slate Gray
    Note: Item is returnable only for replacement if defective due to mechanical issues.

There are replacement filters available for both car air filtration units. The main differences are the size, the weight, the number of speeds, and the type of filters used. The Roomaid uses a true HEPA filter plus a VOC filter. The XR-100 uses a three stage media filter with activated carbon, zeolite and an electret charged filter medi. Prices and filter replacement costs, of course, are different as well.

Thank you for your question. Either unit would reduce allergy symptoms and clean the air in your car. We sell more of the XR-100 units for vehicles because they take up less space and hang on the back of a car seat.

Sincerely,

Barbara


 

Free Standing Pet Gate or Wall Mounted Child Gate With Door Can Be Extra Wide Gates Using Extensions

by Barbara 11. July 2012 14:26

Question about the Cardinal Gates Home Safety VersaGate

Q: "I need a gate for a extra wide doorway. I have both dogs and small children. Yet I would like to be able to open a door in the gate rather than step over it. Which gate or gates do you recommend? My dogs are small ones. Thanks. Sheri."

Answer: The Versagate VG-65 won the Child Safety House Calls Pediatricians Childproofing Product Award 2010 for its modular system, quality metal construction and its 24 inch door. Choose from white steel, light oak stained beechwood with metal gate frame or black metal.The VersaGate VG-65 Basic Gate System Features:

  • Door Section with 24 inch gate: 40 inches total width
  • Gate Extensions: 2, each 20 inches wide.
  • Two rubber-coated, stabilizing feet to increase stability and prevent scratching floors. Use two for the wide door section and one for each gate extension. Each foot is 6 inches in diameter and one inch high. The bottom is textured to them less likely to skid on a slick floor surface.
  • For maximum stability, the feet can be mounted to the floor.
  • Gate Height: 30.5 Inches.
  • Bar Spacing: 2.25 Inches.
  • Gate and frame are both made from strong, sturdy steel except in the beechwood gate which is wood with a metal frame.
  • Door Operation: Push red safety button and lift handle 90 degrees upwards. Pull gate to open. Close gate and lower handle back to original postion. Gate will click when locked.
  • Your Cardinal Gate is warranted to be free of manufacturing defects for a period of one year from the date of purchase when used in homes, and according to manufacturers instructions. When used commercially, such as day care centers, the warranty is 90 days.
  • All Cardinal Gates are JPMA certified & adhere to guidelines as set forth by the JPMA & the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

The VersaGate VG-65 expands to a maximum of 77.25 inches in width. For each additional 1.25 feet needed (16 inches), add one VG-20 extension.(not included). Or choose the VG-10 (not included) or the VG-40 inch extensions (not included).

For additional stability, attach to side walls for a very stable child gate or dog gate. More effective wall-mounting hardware (vertical hole pattern) means the gate can be removed from the wall without removing the screws. Added feet means the Versagate can be installed in a straight line.  Baseboard shims plus easier mounting to stabilizing feet makes this a great pet gate or child gate for almost any situation.

This has been one of our more popular gates.

Thank you for your questions. If you have more questions, please contact us at sales@safehomeproducts.com or phone us.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

How Do Bird-X Yard Gard, Deer Gard and Balcony Gard Animal and Bird Pest Repellers Differ

by Barbara 10. July 2012 10:04

Question about the differences among the Bird-X Products besides the colors.

Q: "What differences are there among the Yard Gard, Deer Gard and Balcony Gard products? All three look the same to me except for the colors. I want to get rid of pest birds. Thanks. Tim."

Answer: The YardGard Electronic Animal Repeller and BirdX DEERGARD Electronic Deer Repeller have identical controls on the back. All three will get rid of pest birds. Only the color differs. The green is less obvious when nestled among green plants. The brown is barely noticeable when mounted on trees. Remember if you use these products to keep animals away from bird feeders that you must distance them from the feeders. Many people use them as a perimeter boundary, i.e. they mount  them on the trees facing away from their yards at a distance from feeders. If you place the units near bird feeders, you will scare awy the birds, too!

The Balcony Gard is a light beige color, less obvious for mounting on balconies of apartments, condos, etc. This is used primarily to get rid of birds from balconies, decks, etc. You can also change the settings to keep small animals away.

All three units can be set to repel birds, small animals and deer.  All three units can be run continuously off AC power or can be set on motion sensor only to run from C batteries, not included.

The Yard Gard Manual and the Deer Gard manual are identical.

Caution: these units should not be placed so that the sounds are directed at people. The best results for all the units is to use them with other types of pest repellent products. For example, add holographic ribbon or a Terror Eyes balloon to your Balcony Gard for better bird repeller results.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara