Does sound repel insects?

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Offline rhade

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Does sound repel insects?
« on: 11/12/2008 13:18:02 »
There are devices on the market which claim to use sound, beyond the range of human hearing, to repel insects. Do they really work, or are they a rip-off?
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« Reply #1 on: 11/12/2008 13:23:53 »
I know that some claim to mimic natural predators, or mimic the insect itself to fool a new insect into thinking the area is 'taken'.  Whether or not they work, I don't know.

However, the 'Mosquito' alarm uses high frequency sound to repel teenagers by emitting a frequency too high for adult ears to detect (we lose the ability to hear them after around 18 years).  There are some similarities between insects and teenagers...

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« Reply #2 on: 11/12/2008 17:59:03 »
What's a pedophobe?

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« Reply #3 on: 12/12/2008 07:59:40 »
What's a pedophobe?

Me! Well, it's not that I fear them, I just can't stand the little ********'s

I don't know if these audible repelants work on insects, but I do know the one's designed to keep cats out of your garden are about as useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle.
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« Reply #4 on: 12/12/2008 10:39:26 »
"ashtray on a motorcycle" Never heard that one.  Brilliant!!!

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« Reply #5 on: 12/12/2008 13:06:41 »
No, I was once surrounded by millions of midges and I shouted for them all to go away, they took no notice at all!

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« Reply #6 on: 13/12/2008 09:59:49 »
For one second there I thought you wrote midgets! That would have been funny thought... surrounded by millions of midgets...

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« Reply #7 on: 13/12/2008 10:01:49 »
Ahhh! I'm being attacked by the vertically challenged! Help me!

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« Reply #8 on: 17/12/2008 13:21:21 »
Yeah, ha ha, guys. I was hoping for a serious answer!
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« Reply #9 on: 17/12/2008 15:51:22 »
OK, serious answer, no, not in my experience anyway.
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