Predator Protection Strategy Posts

“Will a Coyote Attack My Dog?”: Learn How to Protect Pets from Coyotes in Urban Areas

By Nite Guard LLC
Will a coyote attack my dog?

Have you ever wondered, “Will a coyote attack my dog?” Or, “Could a coyote go after my cat?” If so, you can take action today to protect your pets from coyotes in urban areas. The tips that follow are easy to put into action.

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Introducing the Fresh Eggs Daily TV Show

By Nite Guard LLC
Fresh Eggs Daily with Lisa Steele

Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily has a TV show! Lisa has always given helpful advice on Facebook and her blog, but now you get that same helpful advice by video. Check out her latest episode on OurMaine about how to raise happy, healthy chicks.

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How to Deter Turkeys: 5 Humane, Wild Turkey-Friendly Tips

By Nite Guard LLC
wild turkey repellent

Your first sighting of a wild turkey strutting through your backyard was exciting. But now, weeks later, you’re not as excited about seeing your neighborhood turkey. You’re not so excited that the turkey devoured your garden; that it scared away the birds that enjoy your bird feeder; or that it made your children afraid.

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Keep Away Wild Boars: A Success Story

By Nite Guard LLC
Nite Guard Solar lights wild boar deterrent

In Texas, they’re called feral hogs. In Arkansas, they’re razorbacks. Whatever the local name for wild boar, everyone agrees that they’re extremely destructive creatures. One of our customers experienced their destructive nature firsthand, before installing Nite Guard Solar lights.

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How to Keep Skunk Out of Your Yard

By Nite Guard LLC
how to keep skunk out of yardWe recently discussed how to keep raccoon out of ponds. Today, we’re continuing in this same vein with a blog post about the raccoon’s stinky friend, the skunk, and how to keep skunk out of your yard. read more >

Nite Guard Solar in Action

By Nite Guard LLC
Nite Guard Solar lights

Earlier this summer, we asked you to share photos of your Nite Guard Solar and Repellent Tape installations. We’d like to give a big thanks to Yvette C. for sharing a photo of how she uses Nite Guard Solar lights to protect her hen house.

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Call for Photos: Your Nite Guard Installations

By Katie Berning
Nite Guard call for photos

This summer, we want to see how you use Nite Guard Solar lights and Nite Guard Repellent Tape on your property. Do you use your tape and lights to protect a backyard chicken coop, a garden, a remote cabin, a vehicle, or a place of business? Whatever you protect, we want to see it!

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Keep Raccoon Out of Ponds

By Nite Guard LLC
how to keep raccoon out of ponds

The best place to spend a cool and breezy summer evening is in a lounge chair next to your fish pond, ice-cold glass of lemonade in hand. After all of the work that went into building and maintaining your fish pond, you deserve to have a raccoon-free place to relax.

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Thank You for Taking Part in Our Community Blog Contest!

By Nite Guard LLC
Nite Guard Community Blog ContestWe’d like to thank everyone who shared their stories and experiences with us during our Community Blog Contest in April! Congratulations to Craig R., our lucky winner, who won 4 Nite Guard Solar lights! read more >

How to Protect Calves from Coyotes: Non-Lethal Solutions

By Nite Guard LLC
how to protect calves from coyotes with llamas

Lots of hard work goes into tending cattle, so losing a calf to coyotes is devastating. In this post, learn how to protect calves from coyotes using non-lethal solutions.

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Nite Guard Community Blog Contest

By Nite Guard LLC
Nite Guard Community Blog ContestWe want you to get involved in the Nite Guard Community! That’s why we’re hosting a Community Blog Contest. Find out how to enter the contest here. read more >

Feral Cats & TNR

By Nite Guard LLC

The noise, the stench, the loitering—your community feral cat colony can be a daily frustration. We understand how these cat populations challenge your ideal of a home that’s peaceful and safe for your family, pets, garden, and backyard chickens.

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Nite Guard Solar’s 6 Product Features

By Nite Guard LLC

solar powered predator protectionJim and Betty Meyer created Nite Guard Solar to protect their game birds at Oakwood Game Farm. During product development, they made sure that their predator control light included six features. And to this day, those six, unique features are what make Nite Guard the trusted name in predator control.

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How to Protect Chickens in Winter: Tips from Backyard Poultry

By Nite Guard LLC
Nite Guard Solar Happy New Year!

A new year is ripe with possibility, of setting and completing goals, of making improvements in all areas of life. With a new year ahead of us, we’re interested in your New Year’s resolutions.

For our part, the Nite Guard team set the goal of reaching even more people seeking predator control. And that’s why we were delighted to be mentioned in a recent Backyard Poultry article. read more >

Holiday Gift Guide: Gift ideas for that special person who needs a predator deterrent solution

By Katie Berning
The most wonderful time of the year is here! Have you started holiday shopping? Though a fun tradition, holiday shopping can be stressful. So, this year, we say, “Skip the stress”, and choose Nite Guard.

Give the gift of Nite Guard this holiday season. Do you have loved ones in need of an effective, maintenance-free nighttime and daytime predator deterrent? Nite Guard Solar and our Repellent Tape are proven effective at deterring nocturnal and diurnal predators. read more >

Nite Guard Repellent Tape ON SALE!

By Nite Guard LLC
Stop your daytime predator problems. We're proud to offer you a special, discounted price on our Repellent Tape!

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Nite Guard Repellent Tape

Get 1 roll (100 feet of tape) for $14.95, a 25% discount; or get 2 rolls (200 feet of tape) for $20.95, a 30% discount. read more >

3 Tips to Solve Your Feral Cat Problem

By Nite Guard LLC

5 Best Tips on How to Keep Raccoon Out of Your Sweet Corn

By Nite Guard LLC

Nocturnal Hunters & Night Vision

By Nite Guard LLC
rods versus conesAs certain animals have adapted to the daytime, others have adapted to the night. In order to survive, nocturnal animals evolved senses that would help them navigate, and find food. Most notably, nocturnal animals have eyes that are well-adapted to low light conditions. read more >

Spring & Bears Coming Out of Hibernation

By Nite Guard LLC
deter bears coming out of hibernationSpringtime is here—a time for gardening, preparing the fields, and making plans for the busy months ahead. However, for those of us who live in bear country, springtime plans are sometimes disrupted by hungry bears coming out of hibernation. read more >

5 Things You Need to Know about Nite Guard Solar

By Nite Guard LLC
Nite Guard Solar lightsJim enjoys talking about Nite Guard Solar. This should come as no surprise, since he, along with Betty, invented these predator control lights, after all. When we welcome a new member to the Nite Guard family, Jim likes to deliver a presentation on the 5 key points of Nite Guard Solar. Here are the 5 things you need to know about Nite Guard Solar lights―straight from Jim and his presentation. read more >

3 Tips on How to Protect Plants from Deer This Spring

By Nite Guard LLC
protect tulips from deerThe joy of watching colorful tulips bloom in the springtime can unfortunately be lost to hungry deer. This spring planting season, enjoy growing tulips and planting new trees without worrying over deer. Learn how to protect plants from deer using these three tips, and look forward to a flourishing spring garden. read more >

Tilly's Nest Giveaway of 4 Nite Guard Solar Lights

By Nite Guard LLC
In honor of her book release, Melissa Caughey of the popular chicken keeping blog, Tilly's Nest, is giving away a set of Nite Guard Solar lights ― that's 4 of our predator control lights! About her experience using Nite Guard Solar lights, Melissa says, “[f]or years, we have had great success with keeping nocturnal predators at bay from our chicken coop and run by using [Nite Guard Solar].” read more >

Finding an Environmentally-Friendly Predator Repellent

By Nite Guard LLC
In 1967, Jim and Betty Meyer founded one of the largest game farm propagation facilities in the United States. Oakwood Game Farm, located in east-central Minnesota, has over 100 acres with 100-foot by 300-foot netted enclosures housing live birds. It is a complete facility with breeders, hatcheries and adult birds, predominantly Chinese Ring Neck pheasant and Chukar partridge. read more >

Coyote Control Using Guard Llamas & Nite Guard Solar

By Nite Guard LLC
coyote controlCoyote control is a top-of-mind concern for the majority of ranchers in the U.S. When livelihood is at stake, finding a way to coexist with coyote is of incredible importance. If you are a rancher challenged by coyote attacks on your livestock, use the coyote control strategies outlined here as a non-lethal solution to your predator problems. read more >

Bear Testimonial

By Katie Berning
"This Nite Guard Solar light has really helped to keep the bears from coming onto our deck at our mountain home in North Carolina!" Thanks for sharing Robyn in FL read more >

Did You Correctly Guess August's Predator?

By Katie Berning
With Labor Day having come and gone, our Guess the Predator summer blog series has officially come to a close. We would like to thank all of you who took the time to read the blog posts, sharpen your predator identification skills, and submit your best guess at the month's predator... read more >

Guess the Predator: Round Four

By Katie Berning
The Nite Guard Solar team is excited to see that so many of you are participating in our Guess the Predator blog series this summer. We have had a blast putting together this participatory blog series for you, and reading your responses. Thank you for joining in on all of the fun with us... read more >

Guess the Predator: Round Two

By Katie Berning
Last month, we presented the first post in our summer blog series, “Guess the Predator”. If you missed the first post, you can catch up by reading it here. The team at Nite Guard Solar started this blog series in an effort to sharpen predator identification skills... read more >

Guess the Predator

By Katie Berning
Since many predators attack under the cover of night, it can sometimes be challenging to figure out which predator is threatening personal property, whether that be a vegetable garden, a chicken coop, or a herd of cattle. Nite Guard Solar provides gardeners, farmers, ranchers, and others with an effective solution that eradicates all types of predator troubles. Still, in order to get the most of Nite Guard Solar lights, it is important to be able to identify one predator from another in order to properly install these lights for a specific animal... read more >

Animal Safety During Lambing & Calving Season

By Katie Berning
What is oftentimes an exhausting, albeit highly rewarding, part of farm life, lambing and calving season is in full swing at ranches and farms across the U.S. During this season, keeping watch over birthing and newly born animals is of the highest priority. With the focus primarily on a successful birthing process, time allotted towards establishing a safe farm environment free of predators, though of incredible importance, may be in short supply. This is where Nite Guard Solar lights can provide much needed assistance to sleep deprived ranchers... read more >

From Day to Night: Two Tips on How to Protect Your Garden from Deer

By Katie Berning
In the eyes of deer, a backyard garden is easy-pickings. And with all of the time and effort spent working in a garden, it is heartrending to find that deer have thoroughly devoured your garden. If your garden has been targeted as a prime feasting ground for area deer, there are a few solutions that you can undertake to rectify the situation... read more >

How Do Nite Guard Solar Lights Work?

By Katie Berning
With their simple and compact design, Nite Guard Solar lights are easy to install, require no maintenance, and are an effective safe environmental solution to protecting your chicken coop, vegetable and flower gardens, livestock, or property. If animals have turned your flower beds into a buffet or have threatened the safety of poultry and livestock, Nite Guard Solar lights frighten away most nighttime predators, from deer, fox, and bear to mountain lion, owl, and coyote. An added bonus is their ability to appear as a security system against human intruders... read more >

Prevent Owl Attacks During the Winter Season

By Katie Berning
Nite Guard Solar founder and inventor, Jim Meyer, has owned and operated Nite Guard Solar's sister company, Oakwood Game Farm, since 1967. In the almost fifty years that Meyer has worked at Oakwood Game Farm, raising all types of game birds from chukar partridges to ringneck pheasants, he has acquired a wealth of knowledge on how to protect birds from owl attacks during the winter season... read more >

Protect Chickens in Winter

By Katie Berning
Though the weather outside may be wintery and freezing, the cold temperatures do not stop predator animals from hunting for a meal. Coyotes are predators that can be expected to make an appearance year round. With coyotes out and about, on the prowl for their next meal, it is important to fortify your chicken coop and pen for the winter season ahead... read more >

Three Tips on How to Deter Raccoons

By Katie Berning
Known for preying on chickens and for feasting on gardens, raccoons are nighttime nuisances. To prevent future unwelcome visits, the predator control experts at Nite Guard Solar have compiled three easy tips on how to deter raccoons. Execute these tips, and look forward to a property free from raccoons... read more >

How to Keep Deer Out of Your Garden

By Katie Berning
How to keep deer out of your gardenIn September, gardeners look forward to a bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately for some gardeners, the bounty is sometimes shared with deer. After a summer spent nurturing a healthy and flourishing garden, it can be very frustrating to have a deer takes its fill from your garden. The team at Nite Guard Solar understands first hand how deer can ravage a garden, which is why we created a proven way to keep deer out of gardens... read more >

Customer impressed with how Nite Guard Solar saved peas from deer

By Katie Berning
We always appreciate it when customers take the time to share their experiences with us. Here is a recent email from Joe & Linda Veres in Lexington, NC: "I am writing to let you know how impressed I am with your product. I must admit I was highly skeptical about purchasing your product. Every summer we grow a garden with one of our favorite crops, peas. Deer love peas. We plant extra so that we could get some out of the crop! After installing Nite Guard Solar lights we were amazed at having no sign of deer... read more >

How to Protect Chickens from Coyotes Using Nite Guard Solar

By Katie Berning
With another autumn season on the horizon, Nite Guard Solar is preparing for the increase in coyote activity. As producers of pheasant and chukar partridge, a type of poultry, Oakwood Game Farm, Nite Guard Solar understands the importance that our predator deterrent plays in completely preventing coyote attacks... read more >

How to Deter Owls with Nite Guard Solar

By Katie Berning
When it comes to outdoor security lighting ideas on how to deter owls, the team at Nite Guard Solar has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Nite Guard has developed a safe, effective, and environmental way to protect rabbits, purple martins, geese, and chickens from night predators like owls. Since deterring night predators of all kinds is our specialty, we have created a product, the Nite Guard Solar, and a way to install our signature outdoor security lights, so that it has become the only product available to effectively deter owls... read more >

Nite Guard Solar and Nite Guard Repellent Tape in AFRICA

By Katie Berning
Check out how Nite Guard Solar & Repellent Tape are being tested in Africa to keep elephants out of farm areas. http://youtu.be/PiPukF6LG7k read more >

Nite Guard Solar important in COYOTE country

By Katie Berning
Now is a great time to have Nite Guard Solar lights in COYOTE country. Why? As fall approaches, immature coyotes begin dispersing from their den and venturing out to establish home ranges of their own. These young coyotes, as well as adult coyote, may wander into close contact with humans and livestock in search for food. The coyote is a opportunist and will eat just about anything. Data shows that coyote predation on livestock and pets increases in the winter because their primary food source (rodents and other small animals) go into hibernation, which in turn forces them to find other food sources... read more >

Nite Guard Solar stops coyotes

By Katie Berning
Gary Fowler in Soperton, GA recently shared his experience with our product. "We heard coyotes every night until we put up Nite Guard Solar lights. Now we have not heard them for months." Thanks for sharing Gary! read more >

Nite Guard Solar protecting chickens from raccoons

By Katie Berning
Here's a recent email from a customer: I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your product!! A couple of months ago I bought 6 baby chicks and once they got big enough put them out in there coop & run. After a couple of nights that they where out there I came home after work to check on them because my boss had just lost some chickens to raccoons and heard a God offal shrieking and when I flashed my flash light saw those beady eyes!! I ran inside and grabbed my niteguard light put it on the coop and haven't had any problems since!! I love your product and praise it highly it to everyone!! I am going to buy some more just to play it safe! I am also going to try the tape... read more >

Recent Press Release from our dealer, Duncraft

By Katie Berning
A dealer of ours, Duncraft, recently posted this press release about Nite Guard Solar. Check it out! http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/7/prweb9653735.htm read more >

Customer Testimonial

By Katie Berning
Another customer testimonial: "These work great. My chickens love them." Hank in CT read more >

Sharing a great blog article from our friends at Fresh Eggs Daily

By Katie Berning
http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/01/weasels-and-foxes-and-hawksoh-my.html read more >

*NEW* Video - How to Mount Nite Guard Solar lights

By Katie Berning
*NEW* Video - How to Mount Nite Guard Solar lights read more >

*NEW* video displaying our repellent tape

By Katie Berning
We are so excited to share with you a *NEW* video displaying our Nite Guard Repellent Tape! read more >

A Company that Stands Behind Their Product

By Katie Berning
We received another great letter in the mail today that I wanted to share. Philip Bryson from Longmont, CO writes: This is a belated note to express our thanks to you for having replaced a Nite Guard Solar unit, bought through a poultry website, which had not worked. The replacement you sent works well and we've been very pleased. We're grateful to you for having stood behind your product... read more >

Letter of Thanks from Bay Minette, AL

By Nite Guard LLC
We received a wonderful letter/testimonial recently from a customer in Bay Minette, AL. I wanted to share! I have to tell you how pleased I am with the Nite Guard Solar. A friend had (4) around his hen house and told me they worked. I've lost at least 8 or 9 chickens and I trapped 1 opossum. I ordered 4 Nite Guards and since then I haven't lost even 1 chicken! They are GREAT and I'm telling friends and family that have birds all about them. My cousin, who has a quail farm, is very excited to get them as well, as I related what they have done to her over the phone. I will see her in person Friday and also give her your phone number and info... read more >

Recent South Dakota Coyote Test Proves Successful

By Nite Guard LLC
We recently had several farmers and ranchers from South Dakota participate in a test of our product against their coyote problems. The results were impressive! We believe that there is NOTHING else out there on the market that will STOP coyote problems like our original Nite Guard Solar device will. Read about a current article that was printed in Best of Farm Show 2012...talking about purchasing PEACE OF MIND from a company that stands behind you offering information, guidance, and support to eliminate your predator problem... read more >

Growing our Fan Base on Facebook!

By Nite Guard LLC
It's been exciting to watch the growth of our fans and followers on Facebook! We enjoy the interaction that we get to have with our customers both via our blog here and via our Facebook Page! If you haven't signed up to follow us yet on Facebook, check us out there! You will also receive a code for Free Shipping on your next order when you FRIEND us on Facebook! Check us out... read more >

Nite Guard Repellent Tape for DAYTIME predators

By Katie Berning
As a predator control consulting company we are always looking for products that work as well as Nite Guard Solar in deterring predators. Our Nite Guard Repellent Tape is just that in terms of deterring DAYTIME problem animals like hawks & aggressive deer/coyote. Watch this video to see the flashes of light it creates when reflecting the sunlight and crackle of noise created when blowing in the breeze... read more >

Winter Storage

By Katie Berning
Thinking of putting your lights away for the winter? Here's our tip... Get the full life of your lights by NOT putting them away. Leave them outside to continously charge. They are completely weatherproof. As a secondary benefit use the lights for a different application this time of year... read more >

A New Application...Alligators!

By Nite Guard LLC
We recently received back word from a new customer who was testing the Nite Guard Solar® on alligators! She reported back to us after testing our product for several months and here is what she had to say: "Previously I ordered 4 Nite Guards and you were kind enough to send me 4 additional to continue testing on alligators. We live in South Carolina and have a huge pond behind our home. In the past yeaers, we have always had alligators all summer. I have noticed this year we... read more >

Mmmmm....Sweet Corn!!

By Nite Guard LLC
Mmmmmmm....there's nothing that tastes better than SWEET CORN at this time of year! And those that grow this delicious crop know all too well how difficult it can be to keep the raccoon out of it. The 'coon think it's delicious, too! This is an excellent opportunity for farmers to try a clean and green product that will STOP the raccoon from eating their corn. Positioning the Nite Guard Solar® devices around the perimeter of their sweetcorn patch... read more >

Nite Guard Solar - Eyespots

By Katie Berning
Eyespots are a form of “automimicry” in which a spot on the body of an animal resembles an eye of a different animal to deceive potential predators; to appear as an inedible or dangerous animal to the predator. This fascinating design of nature played an important role in the design of the Nite Guard Solar light and helps explain... read more >

Protecting Horses Against Coyote and Other Night Predator Attacks

By Nite Guard LLC
Today we received a call from a customer who was concerned about coyote around their horses. This prompted me to locate a great article that Jim Meyer, the inventor of Nite Guard Solar® once wrote for a major horse publication. Don't miss the GREAT testimonial... read more >

Is Nite Guard Solar Motion Activated?

By Katie Berning
Is Nite Guard Solar motion activated? This is a common question we get from our customers and the answer is very important...no it is not! The light was designed to be light sensitive and activate automatically instead of activating from motion. We felt it was key that the predator see the light flash from a distant, instead of triggering the light by being... read more >

Raccoons Eating Turtles

By Katie Berning
We just recently have had an influx of calls from the southwestern part of the country. People raising turtles are having problems with raccoon coming in the night and destroying their turtles. Not to be too graphic, but the raccoon dig the turtles out of the ground and then eat the limbs and head of... read more >

Predators to Fish Ponds

By Katie Berning
Just recently spoke to a customer who was reordering lights for their fish pond. They originally had a problem with Blue Heron eating their fish. This customer said, "I have not lost any fish due to predators since installing the Nite Guard Solar lights." J. Wright in Clareton Hills, IL read more >

Protecting Your Horses Against Coyote and Other Night Animal Attacks

By Jim Meyer
The damage and injury from night animals to horses, especially foals, can be a serious problem. The trauma inflicted on these animals we love so much is extremely hard to witness, and the cost can be immeasurable. Physiological and behavioral stress, as well as bodily injury often occurs. Coyote, coydogs, cougar and wolf are often the culprits and are becoming extremely bold as man moves into their territory... read more >

Protect Your Livestock from Coyote using the SUN

By Jim Meyer
Predators can be devastating to livestock producers – most of us know that. Especially at risk is the open grazing methods of raising animals or poultry. Coyotes head the top of the list of livestock killers when it involves goats, sheep and calves on grazing land, although fox, wolves and bear get their licks in too. Poultry and waterfowl fall victims to raccoon, possums and owls and controlling federally protected raptors such as owls and hawks is nearly impossible from a legal standpoint. read more >

Nite Guard Solar...designed by nature

By Jim Meyer
Eye Camouflage and false eyespots are commonly found on many types of insects, fish, birds and mammals. Consider the “eyes” projected on the tail fan of a peacock or the round eye like markings on many moths and butterflies. read more >