Use scent caps as a method to attract deer and other wildlife to a fence. To be used as an aid to train animals that the fence is energized. The effort is worth it if you value the trees and plants that you are seeking to protect.
Scent caps are metal pop bottle caps with cotton inside them and a strand of soft wire for wrapping around the rope or netting. After caps are attached, apply 1 to 3 drops of Apple Scent.
- Cap: 1" diameter
- Cotton ball, included
How to Use
- Use one cap every 50 to 100 feet, depending on how much animal pressure there is in the area.
- Attach scent caps after the fence is constructed (but before turning on energizer).
- Straighten aluminum wires and hold cap (cotton side down) to bottom side of rope.
- Wrap aluminum wires around rope at least 3 times on each side of cap to create a good electrical connection.
- Twist cap upward and apply 1 to 3 drops of Apple Scent (sold separately), then twist down
- Reapply every 10 to 30 days.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
Fence Connectors and Accessories
Apple Scent, 4 oz. bottleItem #256404 -
Apply to scent caps on electric fences to entice deer to test out fences around gardens, sweet corn patches and vineyards.$6.90
Conductors - Rope-Twine-Wire-Tape
EnduraSoft® 6.0, 1320 ft rollItem #256600 -
Highly visible polyester electric fence conductor with excellent conductivity over long distances. 6mm (1/4") diameter. 25 years probable life.$196.00
Conductors - Rope-Twine-Wire-Tape
IntelliTape™, 660 ft. rollItem #257020 -
A 1/2" wide electric fence conductor whose visibility is ideal for horses and other large, fast moving livestock.$36.00
Warning SignItem #346000 -
Let passersby know that your fences are electrified with this easy-to-read electric fence warning sign.$1.60
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Ronald E from Virginia
Purchased 25 scent caps and apple scent. Skimpy on the cotton. No directions. apple scent was thick and was not immediately absorbed by cotton. When released, if the cap angled down, scent ran out on the ground. Could adjust some by placing the wire around the cap on the side. Others had to be removed and put on the wire again to keep apple scent from running out. Second application days later when cotton had been weathered, scent absorbed better and didn’t run out as quickly. Shipping is expensive compared to the price of caps and scent. Recommended because I could not find another vendor for the apple scent.
Marilee W from New York
Caps are easy to install and replenish with scent. Trying to discourage deer to avoid another bout with meningeal worm (endemic to deer with slugs and snails being the vectors transmitting to sheep). Have not seen deer since installing the caps and replenishing scent frequently. Thanks for an easier solution than the old peanut butter on aluminum foil trick!
Preston H from Kentucky
The rope and 35" step-on support stakes were extremely easy to install for rabbit control in my garden. Tested and received 8000 pulsating volts. Wonderful application for small animals.
I have been gardening the same spot for almost 40 years. Only occasionally did I have problems with deer and that was mostly minor- trampling a few plants, knocking over tomato cages, nibbling plants. I could live live with it. It all changed last year. The previous year beans were were planted on the adjoining 50 a then corn last year. The deer cleaned me out- ate EVERYTHING in the garden. I built a 4'woven wire fence with a high tensile wire at the top, then ordered the bait caps. The deer were still getting in the garden. Since putting the caps on, I have seen no signs of deer! HURRAY!