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  Reply # 2176024 10-Feb-2019 17:58
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I'm highly sceptical of such things but my mum swears by hers - I think she paid $40 for two and she seems to think they keep the insects out (didn't have a mouse problem)


My dad and step mum live on a farm and have many scattered around and seem to think they do reduce the mice somewhat (in comparison to the numbers beforehand) 


To me they're a bit like the plug in EMF neutralizers that are big in australia

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  Reply # 2176118 10-Feb-2019 22:19
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I had a problem with the neighborhood cats peeing on my front door.


Looked into ultrasonic and air can deterrents.... but decided to make my own.


Best deterrent I built was a device that created couple of 1 second audible noise  bursts.... triggered by a PIR sensor.


You can also hear that it works :-) Unlike ultrasonic.


Got a few security camera snaps showing the cats leaving in a hurry.


Things I tried were: an electric fence unit, a fearsome looking cat door stop, painting the door step with a disinfectant... these only worked for a while.


Don't want my own cat or a dog as we do a bit of travelling away from home.


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