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Topic # 160238 29-Dec-2014 14:07
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A couple of years ago there was a Commerce commission ruling on electronic pest devices saying that they're fake (or at least one particular model) and there was a fine handed down. My google foo is weak - anyone able to help find this? May have been on fair go but like all rulings it should appear on the comcom site.

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  Reply # 1205495 29-Dec-2014 14:11
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These are BS



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  Reply # 1205496 29-Dec-2014 14:17
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That's the one

We all know they're bs, but it looks like they're able to continue selling them so long as the advertising is carefully worded?

Will make a submission tonight after work but more complaints will help.

There's one on TV at the moment and also on grab one. You'll need specific date and time details that an advert appeared on TV to complain about tv ads.

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  Reply # 1205499 29-Dec-2014 14:19
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  Reply # 1205625 29-Dec-2014 16:43
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At work they had the best of the best, locally designed/manufactured unit installed to keep (small) birds out of our cafeteria.  It cost over $1000 and randomly makes praying bird sounds (as in hunting birds, not religious birds).  All it did was annoy the employees trying to have their lunch.  Fortunately the building manager did not realise it was switched off after a couple of weeks, because the timer it was plugged into still showed the time but the mains was off.  Maybe it depends on the exact species and then their claims might be valid.




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  Reply # 1205670 29-Dec-2014 18:29
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Niel: At work they had the best of the best, locally designed/manufactured unit installed to keep (small) birds out of our cafeteria.  It cost over $1000 and randomly makes praying bird sounds (as in hunting birds, not religious birds).  All it did was annoy the employees trying to have their lunch.  Fortunately the building manager did not realise it was switched off after a couple of weeks, because the timer it was plugged into still showed the time but the mains was off.  Maybe it depends on the exact species and then their claims might be valid.


Possibly a number of nuns would have a better effect than the unit you have :D

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  Reply # 1205682 29-Dec-2014 19:07
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Niel: Maybe it depends on the exact species and then their claims might be valid.


If they have any effect it is only short term until the vermin quickly become used to the device. Any place out of line of sight to the device would not be affected. AFAIK tests have shown target species crawling over working units.

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