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Old 07-27-2012, 09:30 PM   #16
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Even better sdester, Yellow Jackets nesting in the ground, and make it so that at night when they should be sleeping, they can wake up to sting the crap out of whoever is doing it.

I would start by setting up some cameras and motion lights, or motion activated sprinklers hooked up to a tank that has a dye in it, so the idiots get sprayed.

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find some poison ivy, boil it down, put it in a sprayer and coat the whole fence
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Actually you could run a short-run of electric fence wire. Believe me, it will shock the h*ll out of them. We use it for horses and if it will keep them from leaning over to the "good" grass that is always greener, then it will work for you.

You can use wire, braid, or tape depending on how much you want to "damage" the perpetrators. Wire can cut. Braid will give a shock and possibly a rope burn. Tape will shock but probably won't cause any other damage. The tape comes in a few colors so if your fence is white, it will be disguised.

It is not that expensive and if you keep the electric source well away from them, there is no way to disable it because you have to touch it.

We run the pulsing electric so you never know where the shock will happen on the fenceline. I grabbed it by accident once and it knocked me back a few feet.
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Dig a moat on the inside of the fence. Fill it will gators. Grab a few lawn chair, beers and video camera. Post video online for use to view.

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Sounds like the perfect place for holly, roses, raspberries etc.
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Paintball gun. Just look for the ones with the red dots officer...

If that does not work, frozen ones will get the message across.
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In addition to some timber and boulders, why not some attractive low maintenance plants with thorns or sharp leaves. Some hybrid dwarf species of holly come to mind.
Therese Bugnet rugosa roses would do the trick, tolerate neglect and cold winters, and have thorns that'll make anybody think twice. Make a natural fence out of those, no one will be running through. They get 4-6' high.


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Just keep in mind, if you do something to reInfoce the fence and the offender gets hurt LAWSUIT!
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Just keep in mind, if you do something to reInfoce the fence and the offender gets hurt LAWSUIT!
If they are on the property damaging it, they deserve to get hurt. A ass whooping or two maybe would change their mind from doing it the next rime.

Sorry, but the lasuit should be the person filing against the vandals, for damages.
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If they are on the property damaging it, they deserve to get hurt. A ass whooping or two maybe would change their mind from doing it the next rime.

Sorry, but the lasuit should be the person filing against the vandals, for damages.
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If they are on the property damaging it, they deserve to get hurt. A ass whooping or two maybe would change their mind from doing it the next rime.

Sorry, but the lasuit should be the person filing against the vandals, for damages.
While tempting to paintball them or give them a little zap with an electrical membrane you cannot. I think tripping over a boulder or landscape timbers into a thorny rose bush only accessible if intending to do damage would be a bit harder to lay on the property owner.

I pulled my share of pranks but when my folks found out I was expected to repent for them and remedy any damage. I remember an ER visit getting a shotgun shell load of rock salt picked out of my posterior with no compassion from my parents. And I had to work in the orchard to compensate for the damage. I did learn the orchard owner could have cared less how many apricots we took. He was concerned about his trees as apricot species are prone to interior limb rot and insects as they age.

I fear too many parents now days would sue for not providing adequate security to keep their kids out of trees, or in the case away from the fence panels. The cost of a new cashmere sweater or embroidered designer hoody ruined by a paint ball, and pain and suffering to the max of homeowner liability insurance would of course be sought as well. And what jury would not side with an innocent near electrocuted by a panel the homeowner put up with the specific purpose of jolting a kid?

I am not going to side with kids doing this sort of thing but I feel I should point out that as bad as the job market is for all the population, never in history has it been so bad for teens. When my parents said go out and get a job if I wanted something they could easily have given me, I could at least find something. There is nothing for the teen workforce these days in any measurable numbers.

Excuse to vandalize? Absolutely not. But with so much energy and running in packs with no adult monitoring or supervision I guess we shouldn't be surprised.
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While tempting to paintball them or give them a little zap with an electrical membrane you cannot.

And what jury would not side with an innocent near electrocuted by a panel the homeowner put up with the specific purpose of jolting a kid?
Sorry to disagree. If an electrified fence is on your property line and they get a shock, then they were trespassing.

It never ceases to amaze me that people think that it's okay to climb over someone's fence to feed one of the horses.

A fence is there for a reason, to mark a property line, keep a horse in, keep a person out, or in this case to keep people away from the pool. As long as the owner is within code or homeowner's association rules, then perfectly legal.
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They are running into the fence with their bodies. The street just gives them easy access to the fence. PD told me they usually drive up, run through the fence and drive away.
I have some 6ft aborvitae along that side, maybe it's time to fill in between with some more. The boulders are also a good idea to keep them from getting a good run at the fence, or just make a big diving board for them.
I know what I'd do.

I already have the finish nailer/stapler. I'd be "accidentally" and "randomly" driving a bunch of these 1-1/2" staples through the fence, from the house side. The kids would never see them, but let them go 1/2" to 3/4" into their arm or shoulder, and they'd remember it.

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Unfortunately I have to side with the view that many of our suggestions will only result in a legal battle which, even should you win, will be more costly than the fence.
I think you're going to have to stick with an unpleasant landscape.

Though I dearly would like to see some of the booby traps implemented and captured on video! Lol

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