PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Solar powered pest repeller that incorporates several features making it unique and different from every other unit on the market.
These features enable the repeller to work on a range of nuisance pests commonly found in the yard including the following:
- GROUND SQUIRRELS
- PRAIRIE DOGS
First, it does the standard silent “vibrating” mole repellers are known to produce. But what separates our model from all others are two more components.
The second is the regular release of both audible and ultrasonic sounds detectable by small animals like gophers, voles, ground squirrels, snakes and even Bufo Frogs. These animals will hear our unit from afar and they will not like the sound.
The audible sound is essentially a rattle, much like a babies rattle that is quickly rattled for a few seconds. The ultra sound is sent through any tunnels close by. The ultra sound doesn’t travel far so will only help when units are placed on dens or structured tunnels. This is done when trying to “expel” nesting rodents as detailed in our online articles.
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SELF CHARGING: These units have self charging solar panels with replaceable rechargeable batteries and will require a good 1-2 days of charging prior to installation. Be sure to keep them at a sunny window as detailed in our video below. Batteries will last 1-2 yrs at least and can be replaced when worn down.
SETTINGS: These units have three settings. When first turned on, all 3 options will be heard. When the on/off button is clicked again, only the vibration will occur and if clicked again, only the sound/ultrasound will be active. Disconnect the USB cable from the base unit to “start over” if you set them up and are unable to get the setting you desire.
Lastly, there are small LED lights that glow on the bottom side of the controller head. These lights add an extra “scary” look to any small ground dwelling animal like mice, rats, snakes and more. These lights come on at night and run for about 4 hours. They’re subtle in the landscape so really only impact small ground dwelling animals. From the ground, these lights look like a predator or some other danger.
SUPPORTING VIDEO – HOW TO RESET UNIT IF IT “LOCKS” UP AND WON’T TURN ON:
REPELLER DESIGN: Each repeller is made with a sturdy body topped with a heavy gauge plastic/waterproof head. This head is the unit’s controller featuring a built in solar panel and solid state motherboard. The head section must be a full 1 inch above ground to prevent moisture related issues so be sure not to install them too deep and be aware they may sink over time, especially when used in loamy or soft soil. Units are fully warrantied for 6 months.
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Units will work right out of the box but we suggest you let them sit in the sun for at least 2 days prior to installation. The head unit comes detached from the ground stake body so they can be laid on a window sill to collect sun easily before placing them in the yard. This will allow them to fully charge so when they’re deployed, they’ll have plenty of power to drive away nuisance animals immediately. The on board battery (a replaceable Ni-MH AA800 mAh 1.2V) will last 2+ days with no sun so if units slow or turn off, you’ll need a strong day of sunlight to get them active again but they will power back up eventually. The on board battery has an expected life of 1.5-3 yrs.
The included rechargeable battery will last for several years but can be replaced when it will no longer stay charged. We sell these separately (see below).
HOW TO INSTALL REPELLERS IN THE YARD: Once the Controller Heads are charged, repellers are ready to be deployed.
Place repellers in the ground deep enough to bury all but 1-2″ of the stake. This will keep the head unit off the ground and away from water.
To properly install units, its advised you first use a SOIL AUGER to drill holes in the ground. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PUSH THE REPELLER IN THE GROUND! These units are strong but not designed to handle extreme downward force.
HOW TO CONNECT CONTROLLER HEAD TO STAKE: The controller head has a power cord and quick USB coupler for easy connection.
WHERE TO INSTALL REPELLERS: Repellers can be used directly in mounds and dens of active animals or they can be set along property borders to keep animals from entering. When trying to repel active nesting animals, its suggested you place units in the middle of their den tunnels and let the unit go to work for at least one week before deploying more units along property borders. This will allow nesting animals an escape route and not keep them “trapped” on your land in between two units.
TARGET ANIMALS: Since these units incorporate audible sound, ultra sound, vibration and light to repel pests, they can be used to chase away a range of animals including but not limited to moles, voles, gophers, prairie dogs, ground squirrels, chipmunks, snakes, lizards, iguana and toxic Bufo Cane toads.
RATE OF APPLICATION: Each repeller can cover up to 6,500 sq/ft (approximately 1/6 acre) but this will depend largely on the soil type where they reside. Soft loamy, sandy soil won’t transmit the sound waves as well compared to hard pan or clay. Obstructions like cement driveways and walkways will also take away from the effective coverage area and should be noted. So for soft sandy shoreline soil types, plan on getting 4,000-5,000 sq/ft of coverage per unit. For hard pan or dry clay soil regions, coverage can be 6,500-7,500 sq/ft.
When setting units out along property borders, plan on placing units 75 feet apart to ensure a strong “fence” is put in place.
DIRECTIONS: INSTALLATION DIRECTIONS (.PDF)
** WHEN USING UNITS ON ESTABLISHED GOPHER OR PRAIRIE DOG DENS, ONLY DEPLOY UNITS WHERE ANIMALS ARE ACTIVE. THIS WILL GIVE THEM TIME TO LEAVE THE AREA AND NOT BE TRAPPED BY UNITS AT YOUR LANDS BORDER. ONCE ACTIVE ANIMALS ARE GONE, SET UNITS ALONG PROPERTY LINES WHERE THEY MIGHT ENTER.
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