An As Seen on TV Animal Repeller is guaranteed to work day or night. It's green color makes it blend right in and it promises to keep pesky pets out of your yard. The commercial for the Solar Animal Repeller says that it uses high tech sounds to rid your yard of unwanted animals. Biologist Susan Clement with the Environmental Studies Center explains, "It's solar powered which is pretty cool, and it has battery back up, but it's a motion detected kind of thing so when they walk by, it's suppose to send off these sonic waves to scare them," says Clement.
The high tech sound claims to also work on rabbits, mice, deer, racoons, skunks, even stray cats and dogs. "Dogs and cats and other animals hear what we can't hear, so that way it's kinda neat. If it did work it wouldn't be something that would be bothering us, but it would bother them," says Clement.
Susan really wanted to test this out for us because she says that racoons are losing their natural habitat and now they've adapted to our neighborhoods. "Now that they're getting use to being in neighborhoods, they have figured out that people put food out for their dogs and cats and they put food in their garbage cans," says Clement.
This ultrasonic animal repeller promises to work on animals like cute little Georgie who lives at the Environmental Center, let's see if it works. It remained in place around Georgie's home and sitting and playing in short range from the repeller, he didn't seem to mind. "He was so into his food, because really what it's suppose to keep him from is food, garbage cans and food that's attracting them so the food shouldn't overpower the sonic waves," says Clement.
It promises to work up to 30 feet away, and Georgie looked unaffected less than a foot away. "The sonic noise is not working at all," says Clement.
In your opinion is this a deal or a dud? "It's a dud," says Clement.
The product cost us $20 dollars.