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Re: Feeding chocolate to the weasels!

For your car, get a cheap quartz watch and attach it inside the engine bay.


Ferets cannot stand the high pitch sound of quartz watches, we can't hear it, but they certainly can !
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Re: Feeding chocolate to the weasels!

Also read that they cannot stand the smell of garlic and onions.
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Also read that they cannot stand the smell of garlic and onions.
Neither can I.
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Re: Feeding chocolate to the weasels!

In the UK playing recordings of Barry Manilow seemed to quickly get rid of any undesirables......
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Old 16.11.2019, 11:03
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For your car, get a cheap quartz watch and attach it inside the engine bay.


Ferets cannot stand the high pitch sound of quartz watches, we can't hear it, but they certainly can !
A very harmless device can be purchased which, once plugged into any electrical socket, will emit high pitch sounds which we cannot hear, but will deter unwanted visitors from over-staying their welcome. The problem is solved but, more importantly, the animals do not lose their lives. Available in most stores. I used this method successfully when a few mice took up residence chez moi. There was never, ever any question that I would kill them!
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Re: Feeding chocolate to the weasels!

I bought a battery operated device at Landi to keep away undesireables, mainly martens who had a feast on the car cables.

The problem seems to have disappeared as some of the empty land around us has been built up.

The device has a number of different settings depending on which creature you want to keep away.
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A very harmless device can be purchased which, once plugged into any electrical socket, will emit high pitch sounds which we cannot hear, but will deter unwanted visitors from over-staying their welcome. The problem is solved but, more importantly, the animals do not lose their lives. Available in most stores. I used this method successfully when a few mice took up residence chez moi. There was never, ever any question that I would kill them!

Some people, me included, can actually hear these sounds, and believe me it’s VERY disagreeable
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Some people, me included, can actually hear these sounds, and believe me it’s VERY disagreeable

You must have an exceptional auditive capacity Mélusine. Should you be in my neighbourhood, (not too far from yours), please drop by to "listen in" - we could share a glass or two whilst so doing!
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Some people, me included, can actually hear these sounds, and believe me it’s VERY disagreeable
My son is the same.
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I bought a battery operated device at Landi to keep away undesireables, mainly martens who had a feast on the car cables.

The problem seems to have disappeared as some of the empty land around us has been built up.

The device has a number of different settings depending on which creature you want to keep away.
What about pets, dogs, can they hear them too? We have either mice, loir or fouine in our roof space and as they rattle around at bedtime we would love to dissuade them but we do have two border terriers and would hate to disturb them!
We think a fouine has been using the covered building sand as a toilet, te smell of ammonia when we mixed cement last week was incredible.
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What about pets, dogs, can they hear them too? We have either mice, loir or fouine in our roof space and as they rattle around at bedtime we would love to dissuade them but we do have two border terriers and would hate to disturb them!
We think a fouine has been using the covered building sand as a toilet, te smell of ammonia when we mixed cement last week was incredible.
It never bothered our dogs, though we really only used it outside at night and not near the house. I don't think the range is that big and if your dogs are not near the roof maybe it will not be an issue. I don't know.

Seems like closing off the roof space might be the option.
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Re: Feeding chocolate to the weasels!



Melusine, are you sure you are not bionic?
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Old 17.11.2019, 18:15
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There's no excuse for it. Weasels are weaselly recognised. Stoats are stoatally different. Otters are otterly different again.

Pine martens need to be eradicated as they spoil the joke.
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Re: Feeding chocolate to the weasels!

So, have the creatures been caught?

And where will they be brought to, once they are? To the forest behind the house .... so they can easily find their way back?
(you might want to remove that chocolate, once they're out).
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My son is the same.
+1 - our neighbour has one on his veggie patch and it drives my son and I bonkers. Thankfully he's moved the damn thing round to the other side of his garden, out of earshot, where his brussels sprouts are.
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Do the brussel sprouts like the vibe?
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It never bothered our dogs, though we really only used it outside at night and not near the house. I don't think the range is that big and if your dogs are not near the roof maybe it will not be an issue. I don't know.

Seems like closing off the roof space might be the option.
Unfortunately the critters are right above our heads and the dogs have their sleeping crates/beds in our room (the little one “sings” if left alone and big one has always slept in our room as the apartment in CH was small). We are going to get one and give it a try.

As to sealing off the roof space, we are slowly doing that but it will be a long job as it entails repointing the walls in the barns either side, and those walls are not small.
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