If you are using a single wire make sure it is set very low, I used electric netting (type you use for chickens). Badgers have fairly poor sight and will just walk under a wire if set too high.I`ve stuck an electric fence around them for the moment, hopefully that`ll keep them out for a bit.
DarrenI`ve set it at about 5" off the ground. Any lower and I`ll need to get the mower out
There are loads of Badgers around here and they`re not very popular with the dairy farmers. I went out lamping last year and there were four badgers running round at our feet.
Sorry was thinking of badger baiting boys not DEFRA badger boys who had the unfortunate task of implementing a multi million pound and pointless project.I never had much respect for the bager boys either, but a lot of the farmers loved them,suppose they were just doing what they were paid to do by the powers that be,so not really like hive thieves or vandals.
Renardine worked well though.
Human hair can also work as a deterrant, and doesn't get washed away with the rain so easily. Problem with the wee thing is that either (a) it's away when it rains, or (b) it stinks in warmer weather if it doesn't rain... Personally, I find a bottle of wee is a better way for girls and for protecting modesty!....Another way I have heard of dissuading which I haven't the nerve to try is to pee around the area, they have a high sense of smell and shy away from humans....