Dealing with a loud animal repellant
November 24, 2009 12:27 PM Subscribe
Dealing with a neighbor's loud audio 'animal-repellent' that you can hear, even though you aren't supposed to be able to.
posted by empath to home & garden (16 answers total)
I am posting this question for a friend:
This person lives in VA, and has an issue with an audio animal repellant
that a neighboring townhome is using to keep cats from pooping in their yard. Essentially, an object moves in range of the sensor, and it produces a high-pitched noise that only the cats are supposed to be able to hear. Problem is, she can hear it, and says it drives her nuts, and that since none of her other neighbors can hear it, they pay no mind to her complaining. She's tried sneaking into their yard and turning it down to a volume that she can't hear, but the neighborhood cats begin to poop in the neighbor's yard so the neighbor turns it back up. There's also a 'no fence over 3' tall' rule for her community, so she can't put one up between the properties to block the sensor.
Question - if a cop comes out and does a decibel reading, will it show up if it's in an inaudible frequency range and would that count as violating a noise ordinance? Are there any other suggestions you have for dealing with it?