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Re: OT: ultrasonic rodent repellers

  • Subject: Re: OT: ultrasonic rodent repellers
  • From: Ken Mosher <ken@spatulacity.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 18:35:46 -0400

Hi Marek,

Yes, I have a cat; she's very sweet but not much of a hunter, 
unfortunately.  My problem is not that the mice eat my tubers. My 
problem is that they had gotten into the walls and ceiling of my 
headhouse and made a stinking mess. I need to prevent them from doing 
that again.

-Ken

Marek Argent wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Have you heard about so perfect beings as Cats? :)
>
> I plant my most valuable tubers in plastic pots that are used for 
> aquatic culture,
> with holes in all the surface. The roots will go through them into the 
> soil,
> but no larger animals than rainworms.
> They also prevent some invasive plants from spreading.
>
> Marek
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ken Mosher" <ken@spatulacity.com>
> To: "Aroid list" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
> Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 11:39 PM
> Subject: [Aroid-l] OT: ultrasonic rodent repellers
>
>
>> Maybe not terribly OT since none of us would like rodentia chewing on
>> our tubers and plants...  I just did a few thousand dollars of
>> renovations on my headhouse this summer. Previously the walls and
>> ceiling were infested with mice, etc making a mess and a stink.  Over
>> the summer I gutted the entire thing and blocked what I'll
>> optimistically call all of the rodent-entry places, then re-insulated
>> and put put up new walls and ceiling.
>>
>> Naturally, there may be an entry point that I missed or they may create
>> a new one. I must keep them out of the walls and ceiling!
>>
>> Has anyone ever used the ultrasonic rodent repellers with objective
>> evidence that they worked?
>>
>> I placed one inside the headhouse to try to deter them from coming in
>> there at all.  I also placed one in the small shed that's built onto the
>> back of the headhouse where there *used to be* several entry points for
>> them (hoping they'll stay out of there and not chew new holes).
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Ken
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