Stop Animal Intrusion
Animals can cause major damage to a property. Stray animals such as dogs, cattle, goats and pigs not just damage the foliage but also dirty the place with their excretions. To stop stray animals from entering the property the most commonly used fence type is Chain Link. The biggest advantage of using chain link fence is that it does not cause injury to the animals and is able to prevent intrusion successfully. As stray animals have a tendency to hunt for food there is a strong likelihood of them chewing the fence hence it is recommended to go for GI Chain Link Mesh instead of PVC Coated Chain Link.
Incase of Wild Animals, the fence solution has to be designed as per the species of the animals, some of the commonly faced wild animals and the suggested solutions are as follows:
These are the biggest nuisance in the Indian agricultural sector. Conventional fence systems have failed to stop them as they have a tendency of hitting the fence with force and also digging the ground in front of the fence and getting to the other side but their entry can be easily controlled by using several lines of Razor Wire particularly in the bottom of the fence.
The sharp blades of Razor wire ensure that the boars get minor injury (not life threatening though) and the injuries register in its mind that it is not possible to get to the other side. Normally the Razor wires are placed on the outer side of chain link mesh or a pure razor wire installation can also be done.
In many deep forest areas there is a strong possibility of wild cats such as leopards, tigers, lions, cheetah and jaguars entering into the property. As most of these animals are strong, it is suggested to go for heavy GI Chain Link Mesh. In order to reduce the possibility of them jumping inside the property, it is suggest to go for a 2ft concertina coil on top of the fence installation.
Nilgais are a common sight in the North of India and are known to destroy acres and acres of cultivated lands. Because they come with such great force and many a times in numbers, most fence types are unable to stop them. So the fence that is to be installed needs to have rebound properties to deter them. One such successful fence installation for the Nilgai problem has been the Flexi Fence which has electric lines running through on the fence posts. Whenever the animal comes into contact on it with force, it flexes and rebounds hitting the animal back and deterring it from coming close to the property.
Until recently, there were no fence systems designed to stop monkeys from entering into farmlands and destroying the crops. But significant R&D has been done in this space and a solution has been designed where electric fence is installed at a significant incline angle to prevent monkeys from climbing onto the fence and making it to the other side. This system has managed to successfully prohibit monkey intrusion but care has to be taken as if there are any trees whose branches end inside the property, the monkeys would ultimately climb those branches and get inside.
Elephants are known to cause the most devastating effect on farmland produce. Apart from the crop damage there is also a strong chance of human casualties arising due to elephant intrusion. Most fence systems have failed at stopping elephants as they are very intelligent beings and have managed to overcome all traditional fence methods. Even the traditional electric fences have not been successful as the elephants are known to uproot trees and throw them on the fences.
The only working solution that has managed to stop the elephants has been a US patented electric fence installed at a particular angle so that elephants do not have access to the base of the post. This solution has been installed in several parts of India and has met with resounding success stopping significant crop damage and saving innumerable human lives.