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Will a Yardguard Effect an Indoor Cat?

by Barbara 16. February 2008 07:11

Q: Re: YardGard Electronic Animal Repeller. "I want to get rid of the neighbors dog, but will this product effect my INDOOR cat? We do open windows, so please advise."

Answer: If you aim the unit away from your home into an open area, the YardGard will not effect your indoor cat even with windows open. Ultrasonic sound waves behave more like light rays rather than sound waves. So they will be absorbed into solid fences, walls, etc. The bounce back is virtually zero. Note: When red light is on, the unit is sending out sounds. After the animal passes by, the unit shuts off with in 5 to 10 seconds. The manufacturer states the average area coverage is 35 feet wide x 75 feet deep by 6 feet high.

I do suggest that you use the AC adapter if possible, at least initially. Use the "on" always position. Mount the unit at approximately the head level of the nuisance dog. To be a good neighbor, aim the unit so that the coverage is only of your yard.

Thanks for the inquiry.

Sincerely, Barbara

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