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How Do Bird-X Yard Gard, Deer Gard and Balcony Gard Animal and Bird Pest Repellers Differ

by Barbara 10. July 2012 10:04

Question about the differences among the Bird-X Products besides the colors.

Q: "What differences are there among the Yard Gard, Deer Gard and Balcony Gard products? All three look the same to me except for the colors. I want to get rid of pest birds. Thanks. Tim."

Answer: The YardGard Electronic Animal Repeller and BirdX DEERGARD Electronic Deer Repeller have identical controls on the back. All three will get rid of pest birds. Only the color differs. The green is less obvious when nestled among green plants. The brown is barely noticeable when mounted on trees. Remember if you use these products to keep animals away from bird feeders that you must distance them from the feeders. Many people use them as a perimeter boundary, i.e. they mount  them on the trees facing away from their yards at a distance from feeders. If you place the units near bird feeders, you will scare awy the birds, too!

The Balcony Gard is a light beige color, less obvious for mounting on balconies of apartments, condos, etc. This is used primarily to get rid of birds from balconies, decks, etc. You can also change the settings to keep small animals away.

All three units can be set to repel birds, small animals and deer.  All three units can be run continuously off AC power or can be set on motion sensor only to run from C batteries, not included.

The Yard Gard Manual and the Deer Gard manual are identical.

Caution: these units should not be placed so that the sounds are directed at people. The best results for all the units is to use them with other types of pest repellent products. For example, add holographic ribbon or a Terror Eyes balloon to your Balcony Gard for better bird repeller results.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

Question about Transonic Pest Repeller & Electronic Devices

by Barbara 8. August 2004 05:01

Question about the Product Transonic PRO Pest Repeller (DUAL SPEAKER)

Q: "I have a couple of computers and a cordless phone. Do these ultrasonic repellers have any effect on my electronic devices? Adverse effect? Thanks for your help." Kristina

Answer: What is the hz of the phone? I have a unit on the floor that is on continuously. In this room are two computers plus servers and there is no interference at all.. The frequency range of this unit is 3,000 - 45,000 Hz. I don't know of any phones that are over 900hz but then I am not current with all the phone techology.

Response from Customer: "My phone is a 2.4 GHZ giga range. I don't know if that's the right thing you wanted. How does your unit work for you by the way? I just found a mouse in our house and don't want them. Is it good for that?"

Answer: My son the electrical engineer says that 2.4 gHZ and 3 KHz are far enough away in frequency that there should be no interference. Yes, these work for mice on the rodent setting. There is some "chatter" on the higher settings that can be annoying. But then mice are more annoying than that.

Remember to discourage mice, keep all foodstuffs like dog kibble, etc. in closed mouse-proof containers, seal around pipes and exhausts, install new door seals, etc. A cat works, too!

And if yours is an older home, no matter what you do, you may have mouse visitors in the winter. The Victor Woodstream Electronic Mouse Traps kill the mice quickly and humanely. With the old fashioned snap ones and glue traps, you may be dealing with live mice.

Thanks for your questions.

Sincerely, Barbara