A netting fence is a non-lethal barrier that can keep small mammals, birds and reptiles away from gardens and other areas where they are not wanted. It can be used for a range of purposes, including keeping poultry and other pets safe from predators, or for protecting crops. The netting is made from plastic filaments that are charged with electricity. When an animal touches the netting, the electric pulse is interrupted and the animal cannot move through the netting.
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The netting fence is a simple, effective and economical way to protect wildlife and plants. However, there are a number of factors that can affect its effectiveness. The voltage of the netting will decrease if the fence is in contact with grass or other vegetation, which drains energy. Wet weeds or ground that is covered in dew will have less voltage than dry grass, as will windy conditions, which reduce the intensity of the electrical field. The netting can also be damaged by animals, such as foxes and hedgehogs that may chew through the plastic filaments to access the ground beneath.
The netting fence can be difficult to install and will require two people to work together if possible. Before starting, clear the proposed fence line by mowing or flattening any tall vegetation. Also, spray a weed killer over the area where the netting will sit – weeds and other matieral can drain power from the nets. After laying the net, tie the 2 long cords that wrap around each end of the net to their respective posts.