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Old 10-11-2006, 09:32 AM
Bamhan Bamhan is offline
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Default Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

We recently had a visit from an unwelcome mouse, and I set traps to catch him and also plugged in two of those ultrasonic mouse deterrrant devices.
No sign of said mouse since.....

Wishful thinking?

Or do these devices actually work?

I am a bit sceptical about them.
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:36 AM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

We have one of those ultrasound devices and have had the odd mouse in our place over the years - that said the device we have is five or six years old so perhaps the more modern ones are more effective.
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:37 AM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

yeah mate...i wouldn't be 100% with the ultrasonic thingy...
if i were u i will investigate how the mouse got into the house..maybe a hole near the boiler? or hole somewhere? even a long open patio door can be the casue..
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:57 AM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

Useless. Fill all gaps with expandable foam and get poison.
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:47 AM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

we have one of these - the most important thing is to put it in a central part of the house - we originally had it plugged in by a back door but it had no effect at the front of the house. I reckon they work
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:53 AM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

They have been discussed quite a few times before on AAM.
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:04 AM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

Indeed they have, see the Key Post on Mice/Rats. Jury seems to be out on these. I reckon the only way to know for sure would be to observe a mouse's reaction when one of these devices is switched on in its vicinity; easier said than done though.
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:36 AM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

pretty useless in my opinion as we got one to test and did not deter mice last year.

get a cat or mouse traps tend to work. at least with mouse trap you know how effective it has or has not been !
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:43 AM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

yes..u can get those mouth trap from Atlantic with a fake cheese on it..they are pretty good.i reckon its filed mouse , not rats thats in ur house?
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:12 PM
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Save your money

FTC Warns Manufacturers and Retailers of Ultrasonic Pest-control Devices
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:40 PM
Bamhan Bamhan is offline
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

Sounds like a waste of time then.
Thanks for that.

So far have only seen one mouse, he set off the trap, left a goof bit of blood beside the trap but no sign of him despite moving furniture etc to try to locate him.

Droppings in press under the sink, I cannot see how they are getting in from outside other than through the water outlet pipe and into the sink.

Is this possible?
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:46 PM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

yes big time..exatcly how they come into my house..try to put a board say 15 cm high so they can#t climb thru if not blocking the passage completly...i don't like poison...if they die between the ceiling the smell.nasty
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:10 PM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

Quote:
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i don't like poison...if they die between the ceiling the smell.nasty
Plus if you have kids - well, they can get into just about anything. I can lend you a spare cat!!
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

so the conclusion is the old method..mouse trap...get those 2 packs fro Atlantic with a big yellow fake cheese on it..they are damn good...
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:16 PM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

I think they are useless also. We got one for Rats for the back garden and it didn't seem to affect them whatsoever. Now the old fashioned rat trap was a different matter......SNAP...!!!!!!!

A bit of frankfurter smeared with Nutella....GOTCHA...!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:21 PM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

i think they are good for indoor...for outdoor? the rain will dampen the wood and rust so the trap will not work...
u can buy a big trap from Woodies the size of a shoe box which can last all weather...so theres a different for indoor and outdoor use mate!
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:22 PM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

wooo....they are only tresspassing thru ur garden..don't be so territorial dude!
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:36 PM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

According to a professional pest company I had out a few weeks ago, mice won't smell if they die in the ceilings/walls but rats will. The main access point in my house seemed to be the gas pipes.
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:42 PM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

anyway u don't want to see a dead mice in ur walldrope! or oon top of ur boxers!!!ha
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Old 10-11-2006, 02:48 PM
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Default Re: Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

Maybe the ultrasound device only works on the teenage mice like its human equivalent. Mosquito Ring Tone
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