Ultrasonic devices to get rid of mice do they work?

Discussion in 'Homes and gardens' started by Bamhan, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. Bamhan

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    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.
     
  2. demoivre

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    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.
     
  3. polo9n

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    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..
     
  4. Cahir

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    Useless. Fill all gaps with expandable foam and get poison.
     
  5. ney001

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    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
     
  6. CCOVICH

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    They have been discussed quite a few times before on AAM.
     
  7. Leo

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    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. :)
    Leo
     
  8. Jo90

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    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 !
     
  9. polo9n

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    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?
     
  10. ClubMan

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  11. Bamhan

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    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?
     
  12. polo9n

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    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
     
  13. Dreamerb

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    Plus if you have kids - well, they can get into just about anything. I can lend you a spare cat!!
     
  14. polo9n

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    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...
     
  15. tosullivan

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    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...!!!!!!!!
     
  16. polo9n

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    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!
     
  17. polo9n

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    wooo....they are only tresspassing thru ur garden..don't be so territorial dude!
     
  18. Cahir

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    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.
     
  19. polo9n

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    anyway u don't want to see a dead mice in ur walldrope! or oon top of ur boxers!!!ha
     
  20. GeneralZod

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