Dangers of Electrical and Wire Fencing

Some homeowners want to use electrical wire fencing to protect their property. It’s designed to be an effective way of keeping intruders and stray animals away. This electrical fencing can also serve to keep your own pet from getting out. People will often see the advantages of an electric fencing, without considering the hazards. The following are a few factors to consider before installing electrical wire fencing.

An electric shock from your fence is a clear warning to anyone or anything that’s not supposed to be on your property. You will find it effective against these strangers, but what about the effect that it will have on your pets, which are a part of your family. The electric shock will keep them in the yard, and it may not kill them. But there could very well be an emotional and physical toll on the pet, because of the shocking.

When dealing with electricity, there must be careful attention paid to the voltage. If you are dealing with electricity, there is always the ability to severely injure or even kill. By the same token, the voltage could be so low as to have no effect whatsoever. Understanding the range of voltage may take someone with experience that a homeowner doesn’t have. A homeowner attempting to install an electric fence certainly puts him or herself in harm’s way.

A regular vinyl fence can provide a visible barrier, but electric wire fencing can be an invisible deterrent that can turn deadly. While we all want to keep all strange traffic off of our property, we can’t always account for exactly how the electric shock will affect animals. Unsuspecting wild animals may stumble upon your property and receive a shock that could permanently injure or kill them. Having the potential to have dead animals strewn about your property is unacceptable for most. Especially when they can’t always be found immediately.

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