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Would an ultrasonic pest deterrent impact bees at all?


#1

I’ve got a chipmunk problem in my backyard, and was considering putting some ultrasonic deterrents in the yard - but wanted to make sure I didn’t impact the bees at all, especially considering that the products out there claim to deter ants and spiders… so I would think that bees may be messed with as well?

Thoughts?

Thanks,
JZ


#2

Yes it will affect the bees.

Wasps, spiders, beetles and bees have “chordontonal” or tympanic membranes that sense ultrasonic vibrations


#3

Doh.

Any other suggestions on how to remove chipmunks? Pet fox or coyote (nor a cat or dog at this time) aren’t really an option…


#4

#5

Thanks! Working a multi-pronged approach…


#6

Nothing working at this point. Going to try the water bucket…


#7

As far as science is concerned, such devices don’t effect much of anything


#8

I used to get a lot of spiders in my bedroom, nasty ones like White tails & bought one of those ultrasonic devices, it had no impact whatsoever. I once saw a mouse sitting under it cleaning itself & just pottering about. Complete waste of money.


#9

Jzelenka,

Since dogs n cats are not an option … Not sure what to tell you. As a furnace tecnmian I’ve seen these devices near heating equipment with mouse dropping, spider webs n insect evidences still around n in the heating/cooling equipment. I’d say personally … "Save your $$$'s ! ". They often come with a solid or blinking little light on them to catch your eye n make you think all is well n doing the job ! Good thing about them … They don’t use much energy ! Good luck … These are like the many catchy looking n colorful fishing lurers I’ve purchased. They caught me but “No Fish yet” :wink: Gerald


#10

Proven in my case as well. Poison in the holes and will go with “the bucket method” next.