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    Do the electronic pest control devices work?

    Anyone have experience with these? I'm thinking of sprinkling these things all over my house. They claim to work for spiders, ants, mice, etc. by making some loud noise that the bugs hate.

    I am looking at these simply because of the large amount of insects in my brand new garage. We live next to a field in a new development so I'm assuming thats why there are so many.




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    While on live TV, Ford used a vulgar term to describe a private part of the female anatomy, adding that he was “happily married” and “got more than enough to eat at home.”

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    Re: Do the electronic pest control devices work?

    I had one in my house and all my Suckeye fan friends kept saying they were hearing an annoying ringing sound in their ears. I immediately went out about bought 10 more.



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    Re: Do the electronic pest control devices work?

    Another question:

    Does it effect pets?

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    And can it work on jihadic Hawk fans?


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    Re: Do the electronic pest control devices work?

    Wow, after reading up about these things on the interwebs, it seems like the answer is overwhelmingly no.


    While on live TV, Ford used a vulgar term to describe a private part of the female anatomy, adding that he was “happily married” and “got more than enough to eat at home.”

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    Re: Do the electronic pest control devices work?

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    Another question:

    Does it effect pets?

    -keep.

    And can it work on jihadic Hawk fans?
    They arent supposed to bother pets, but I just found a study that linked them to pets going def! NO THANKS!!


    While on live TV, Ford used a vulgar term to describe a private part of the female anatomy, adding that he was “happily married” and “got more than enough to eat at home.”

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    Re: Do the electronic pest control devices work?

    Hedge apples. I have always heard that they work.


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    Re: Do the electronic pest control devices work?

    I thought the hedge balls were only for spiders and Ive heard not so great things about that.



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    Re: Do the electronic pest control devices work?

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    I thought the hedge balls were only for spiders and Ive heard not so great things about that.
    I wrap them in tinfoil and put them out of any pets reach.


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    Re: Do the electronic pest control devices work?

    electronic devices don't work for bugs. I've taken enough entomology classes to know that. Also, CO2 traps for mosquitoes might actually attract more of them to your area than catching/controlling (so buy one for ur neighbor instead).



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    Re: Do the electronic pest control devices work?

    I bought an expensive model at the Sharper Image when I lived in Maryland for a mice problem...did not work at all.



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    Re: Do the electronic pest control devices work?

    Thanks for the info guys.


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    Re: Do the electronic pest control devices work?

    Wish I could find something to keep the damn squirrels in my neighborhood from tearing up everything. Mulch, loose dirt, plants, trees, even the lawn you name it those little rodents dig in it. I put chicken wire around my garden to keep them and the rabbits out but unfortunately that still doesn't save the lawn and anything else they can get into. Tried the spray and the granular repellants but they don't work worth a damn. Would just like to shoot the critters if I could.

    I tore up some bad spots in my lawn last week to reseed and didn't take the squirrels more than a few hours to start digging in the dirt after I put down the seed and watered it.


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    Re: Do the electronic pest control devices work?

    Those are some crazy squirrels. My squirrels are good natured. Maybe because I give the peanuts and birdseed now and then.



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    Re: Do the electronic pest control devices work?

    They really went to town on the bark of my locust tree in July. Had bark shavings all over the lawn from whatever they were doing to it.

    I put some poison peanuts out if they keep digging in the same spot, not sure if they are getting sick off them or not though but they are big pests in my neighborhood and quite destructive.


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    Re: Do the electronic pest control devices work?

    Turn your stereo on and project the speakers to the problem area and then play Sweet Caroline on a continuous loop...should get rid of them.



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