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Electronic cat or bird scarer

Looking for some advice how to find this annoying device to determine who has it.

I live in a house which is located in a very quiet area.

Sitting outside is normally a joy however over the past week, I keep hearing a very high pitched whistle/sound, which comes in cycles of about every 10 seconds.

I've asked friends if they can hear it, most can but some can't (too many nights clubbing I guess)

It's becoming increasingly annoying and seems to be running 24 hrs a day (it's a good thing the nights are cooler, otherwise I 'd have the windows open ... fortunately I cannot hear it with the windows closed).

I know there are rules about making noise and I guess this device is questionable.

There are 5-6 gardens in close proximity, each with high bushes surrounding them, so it's difficult to determine who to approach.

Any ideas what said device maybe, how I can locate it and also where I stand in terms of local laws?
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Old 31.10.2015, 22:10
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Re: Electronic cat or bird scarer

Checked for telephone/mobile antennas in the neighborhood?
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Re: Electronic cat or bird scarer

I have one and it warns to use the highest setting as people can hear that. And that should only be used for larger animals, wild boars and the like.
I did ask my neighbours and nobody could hear the setting for cats only.
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Checked for telephone/mobile antennas in the neighborhood?
Funny you should ask. A few years ago I was approached by a company acting on behalf of a telco, asking if I would be interested in having a mobile antenna mounted on my house.

I sent them an email with several questions, but received no response.

What they were offering to pay per year, would have come in handy ... probably would have easily covered my medical bills due to over-exposure.
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Re: Electronic cat or bird scarer

I have one to keep cats/martens off of our porch. It's motion sensing so it isn't all the time but I can hear it when it goes off and don't particularly like the noise but it works so hey. I'm thinking of getting another one or two for the garden, getting sick of cat shit removal.

So yes, that could very well be what you're hearing. Mine is a small black box about the 6x4x4 inches, see if you see something like that, and if you do, nicely approach them and let them know you can hear it, maybe you'll get lucky and they'll be accommodating?
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Re: Electronic cat or bird scarer

HNT doctor
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How can an individual be tested to know which frequencies he can hear?
http://onlinetonegenerator.com/hearingtest.html
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