@bluefox23 it helps the canes make it hard for them to jump onto the beds. And anythink spiky like holly and spiney rose cuttings work well holly is perticularly affective. but i also have 2 sonic deternts. One on an end wall to keep them from walking along one wall and one in a diffrent bed that mostly keeps them out. But i have to charge it this time of year as it doesnt get enought ligjt to keep it charged. If you see them water pistols are good as it doesnt hurt them but they dont like it.