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Lake Tahoe Bears and Electric Fencing Deterrents
DS Construction has been repairing the damage done by bears and installing bear deterrent solutions for the past 10 years. Initially we became very good at door repairs and more importantly making a once vulnerable door much stronger through various means. There are many things you can do to deter the Tahoe Black Bear from entering your home and causing any damage from doing so.
You can use ammonia, dog barking barking machines, talk radio, beds of nails, pots and pans, dogs, steel door jams and many other things to try and keep bears out of your homes…but none of these are consistently effective. Nothing has been proven to be as consistently effective as electric fencing custom designed for your specific home. Continue reading
I finally hooked my home up to the internet and I cannot stop smiling. As I sat at my desk on my blackberry and was able to turn my heater on and off and control the temperature I smiled as I realized just a few of the possibilities such as cranking the heat up as I sit on a chairlift in anticipation of heading home from a long day of Lake Tahoe skiing. Continue reading
One of our current Remodel Projects In Alpine Meadows, Lake Tahoe.
I think a picture really can “say a thousand words” so here it is
My clients in Alpine Meadows bought this home last Fall and I had done some clean-up on it and other projects like installing a flat-screen within a wall in their kitchen. You can see more on this flatscreen installation. Over the winter the new homeowners discovered that the large high ceiling home was a bit cold. There was just not enough of the ugly baseboard hydronic/ radiant wall heaters. Continue reading
For Electric Fencing See our Electric Bear Fencing & Deterrents section
Black Bears are a beautiful natural feature of Lake Tahoe and need to be respected and kept wild.
If you have a bear emergency please call the BEAR League at 525-7297 (paws). For construction emergencies; DS Construction at 448-9127
Why do bears break into houses? Continue reading