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Old 10-21-2004, 05:21 PM   #1
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Ultrasonic rodent devices.

I went to Sam's and bought a set of 6 of these things, and I put all six in the bus since it is powered up all of the time.

Hopefully this should drive them completely insane and they will move out. I'll be checking for droppings for the next couple days to see how well it worked!
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Old 10-21-2004, 05:52 PM   #2
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We have an unltrasonic pest control that we have had for years. Works pretty good. Used it FL and it helped keep the roaches at bay. Have had one hooked up in this house ever since we bought it (7 yrs ago). Never had rat problem inside house (living space) but have trouble with squirrels deciding the attic is a good place to store the black walnuts (never more than a few nuts as squirrels forget about them).
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Old 10-21-2004, 06:25 PM   #3
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Squirrels and Walnuts

When I was about 11 my parents rented a farmhouse in western Indiana. The husband of a lady that my mom was in college with was a farmer, and he rented/farmed the 500 acres of land, but the owners rented the house out separately. On the property was an old tenant house that was in salvageable condition, but abandoned an not used. In the yard of the tenant house was a black walnut tree that took 2 adults and three kids holding hands to get their arms around. One Fall we picked up something like 30 bags of black walnuts, still in the husk, from around that tree. We spread the walnuts out on the floor of the tenant house to let them dry so that the husks would fall off. When we came back in the Spring there were ZERO nuts in the house! The squirrels (and possibly the 'coons) had made off with the entire lot.
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Old 10-21-2004, 08:43 PM   #4
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My neighboor has a black walnut tree like that. Every fall about this time it fills the corner of my yard a few inches deep with the nuts. I get so sick of mowing over them, they really bust up the blade. Last year I collected them and my wife made some awsome cookies with them. The other day I was digging through the garage and found a box of them I was letting cure and forgot about. They molded so I am not going to eat them, they do burn well in the woodstove though.
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I know everybody will think I am nuts but I can hear those pest repellers. A few years ago we went to my aunts house for thanksgiving. As soon as I opened my car door I could hear a loud high pitch ringing sound. It sounded like it was coming from all directions. It really was hurting my head, my wife thought I was nuts. I could even hear it in my aunts house. After a few hours of hearing it I had one bad headache. I asked everybody at the table if they could hear it and of course they all thought I was nuts also. Then my aunt told me she has an ultrasonic pest repeller and said she would turn it off. She went outside and unplugged it and sure enough that is what it was. Now I am known as bug ears.
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Old 10-22-2004, 09:12 AM   #6
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When I was a kid I could hear the whine from an electrical outlet in my parents house. My folks thought I was nuts (so did I). I was in High School and I got into an Electronics class. I told my electronics teacher that something was making a high pitched whine in one of his electronic test equipment. Turned out it was something going bad (and he knew it). He said some people could hear certain pitches that others couldn't. Spent the entire class period (3 hrs) that day having to listen to a pile of his equipment. He thought it was fun. Those big power lines drive me nuts too. (Short trip).
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The only sound I could hear coming from them was short clicks. However I could feel pressure on my ears and I don't think I could stand being in the bus with those things turned on for hours without getting a severe headache. Hopefully it effects the mice even more than it does me.
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So far I don't think that they have moved out, but I haven't seen any sign of them having been on the table, counter, or any other surface where they would have been completely exposed to the sound from one of the devices.
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Okay its official these devices will NOT drive mice out of your bus and in fact I don't think they really much of anything at all except for maybe the first couple days.
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They will drive me out of your bus though.
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