Multi-Strand Rope or Tape (up to 3 strands)
The trade-off, when compared to netting, is that it's often more complicated and less effective for fewer species.
Most designs consist of up to 3 strands of rope, twine or tape suspended on FiberRods or FiberTuff posts. Note: If the top strand is less than 18" above the soil, stronger posts for corners or ends are usually not necessary.
The strands are unwound, rewound and stored on windup reels.
- Protect gardens and sweet corn from raccoons. Properly energized, just 2 wires will cause 95% of raccoons will leave your sweet corn alone.
- Repel Canada geese along shorelines.
- Deter herons from feeding in fish hatcheries and rearing ponds.
CostsAs low as 14¢ per ft. (Does not include energizer.)
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We offer many fences to fit your situation, including different heights and lengths, multiple colors, drivable posts and positive/negative options for dry soils. Questions? Call our fence consultants at
Electric fence is a pain barrier, not a physical barrier. A common mistake is not electrifying it. Animals may escape or become entangled (and may die). On a % basis, entanglement is very rare, but it can and does occur. If animals are scared or starved it will not keep them in. The first time you put the animals in the net, you should be available to watch them for a while. That way if one were to get into the fence and get caught, you can turn the power off and get them loose.
Warning! Due to risk of fire, do NOT use continuous output energizers with electric netting or electro-plastic conductors such as rope, twine or tape. Use only with a low or wide impedance intermittent pulse energizer. (Fi-Shock™ brand energizers which are sold as low impedance, continuous current output should NOT be used with electric netting.) All energizers sold on Premier’s website use an intermittent pulse and are suitable for use with electric netting.
Dry conditions and wintertime usage may reduce the effectiveness of electric fencing. Ice and heavy snow can flatten netting and thereby damage it.
Dry or frozen ground may cause post spikes to bend or break if inserted with force. Pilot holes may be needed. We recommend using drivable or single spike posts in hard soils. Double spike posts provide more stability when the ground is soft.