Mice avoidance

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  1. Wildman

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    Well it is turning colder and the mice are looking for somewhere snug for the winter. Having previously used a rodent scarer which cleared an infestation in our old Beast, I thought we were ok, but ran foul of a flat battery and had a visit from a mouse on a reccy mission. whats the answer well I believe this may be (see link below) it is German built and arrived today, solid german engineering and only uses 5mA, designed to wire direct to your 12V system.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTOR-VEH..._Measurement_Equipment_ET&hash=item2eb8466b25
     
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    looks good Roger :thumb:

    I use a couple of the Aldi specials....same idea but mains powered.

    one thing which puzzles me with ultrasonics......how do you know they're working :Laughing:
     
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    We got a couple of similar devices to deter moles. Th little sods dug a heap right next to one of them!!! :Angry::Rofl1:
     
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    I have a frequency counter that shows when they are working, hee hee
     
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    read the bottom line in my last post Ken :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    According to the Washington State University Extension, most rodents hear on the same sound frequencies as humans--which means that if you cannot hear the sound waves or are not bothered by them, neither are most rodents or other pests

    Read more

    http://www.ehow.com/way_5996350_ultrasonic-pest-removal.html
     
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    We had 3 of these John so I would think at least one would be working. pfffft. The damned things (moles) were coming up all over the place. :shout:
     
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    that is misinformation, the hearing range of humans is 20Hz -20kHz, the hearing range of mice and rats go up to at least 90kHz so can hear ultrasound. caged animals have no choice but to put up with it, free range animals have the choice to avoid it.
    moles hearing is much lower from 1Hz to 10Hz so like elephants hear infrasound.

    Fact an elephant is more likely to deter a mole than you are ken :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Aaahh so it must've worked then, cos I have to admit it kept the elephants away from the garden. :thumb:
     
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    Now that's definitely wrong. Munchie is scarier than any elephant ever born :Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    Oi :Angry:
     
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    kept em outta me fridge as well
    ive never had elephant droppings in me fridge
     
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    There is no scientific evidence that ultrasonic pest control works, in fact in all studies carried out it is proved to be ineffective. One study points out that ultrasonics are no more effective than audible sound, another has shown that mice and rats soon become accustomed to the sound and live with it. :Sad:
    If it makes you feel happy then go for it but I wouldn't waste my money. :Doh:
    Give them a nice meal laced with a good dollop of poison, or set up a few traps, don't leave any traces of food out and fill any holes. :thumb:
    Iv'e heard praying works for some so you could try that as well. :Blush:
     
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    I got one similar from the USA to keep herons and mink from my lake , supposed to scare birds, rodents , mink etc depending on frequency set, cost me 50 quid , they all dance around it , thinks its a creatures bloody disco :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Lavender has been used for centuries as a natural mouse repellent. We usually get mice in the bedroom cupboards and airing cupboard in winter. We live in an old house and there's just no way of keeping them out. They don't come near the kitchen, thank goodness! We normally lay traps but last year I decided to try lavender. When I cut back my lavender plants, I put the cuttings in pillow cases and put these in the cupboards and for the first time we had no mice. The bedrooms smell great too. If you've got no plants, you could buy lavender oil and use that. I know it's not much of a 'boys toy' so probably won't appeal to many, but it certainly works for me.
     
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    Well, that's the answer then. All Munchie has to do is change his name to Lavender and he won't be troubled by mice, moles or elephants :Rofl1:
     
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    Munchie never leaves enough food in the fridge to attract a mouse never mind an elephant :RollEyes:
     
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    my method works........2 boxes of mothballs never ever seen a mouse:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    only one way, keep your hand on your ha'penny or translated keep your holes covered :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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