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Strobe Sonic is an outdoor strobe light that's been designed to scare away pesky stray animals, rodents, and birds that may be making a mess of your lawn. Aside from its built-in LED strobe lights, which are activated by motion, this device has been programmed to give off a high-frequency, motion-activated sound that only animals can hear. Plus, the front of each light has been decorated to look like the face of a bird of prey, which may also scare off small animals.
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After you've obtained a Strobe Sonic device, you'll need to find an ideal place in your yard for the light. Keep in mind that its green shade will help it remain discreet (when it hasn't been activated) if you place it behind garden foliage. You might also want to install your light near your trash cans if you often have animals rooting through them at night. Regardless of where you install your light, you'll be able to insert it in the grass with its fairly lengthy stake.
Once you've installed your light in an appropriate place, turn it on by using the power button on the left-hand side of the device's face (below the eyes). Following that, it's strobe lights will flash and it'll begin to give off sound once an animal comes within 40 feet of it. The animal won't have to be standing or sitting directly in front of it, as the motion-activated sensor will cover an area of 120 degrees from side to side.
If you feel that you only need this type of light at nighttime, you can opt to turn it off during the day so you don't waste any of its energy. Some users might actually find the light that it gives off to be bothersome during the day. If you choose to turn your light off at any time, simply use the power button on the device's face to do so.
Each Strobe Sonic light comes in a dark green shade so you can hide it behind plants, short bushes or other foliage instead of having it be an eyesore in an otherwise nice-looking lawn. Therefore, you'll be able to protect yourself from pests without causing friends, family members, neighbors or anyone else who enters your yard to wrinkle their nose at the device. In fact, if you hide it well enough, people may even not realize it's there unless you tell them.
Most small animals are turned off by the face of a bird of prey, and may instinctively back away. The front of each of these lights has been designed to look quite like that sort of face, with the aim of provoking that exact reaction. Especially at night, an animal may not realize that the face isn't real.
The built-in lights within each Strobe Sonic device are of the LED variety. LED lights tend to last much longer than small lights of other types, and you may actually get hundreds of thousands of hours of use out of these ones before they burn out.
Each of these illumination devices is meant to withstand all types of weather, which means that you'll be able to use yours all year round without worrying about it getting damaged. However, you should remember to brush any accumulated snow off your device's face on a regular basis, or else the light it emits may not show as clearly as it otherwise would.
If you no longer like the place where you originally installed one of these lights, it appears that you'll be able to quickly pull up the stake and shift the light's location. In the event that you move to a different home, your light also won't take up more than several feet of space in your vehicle, and you'll likely be able to reinstall it in seconds.
Some people will spray certain chemicals on their lawn in order to repel pests, but these might end up hurting the undesired animals and damaging your grass. By using a Strobe Sonic light to repel pesky animals instead, you won't run the risk of hurting or killing them, nor will you end up with a bunch of dead grass in your yard. The appearance of your light and its sound may annoy animals at the moment they experience those things, but it won't cause them permanent harm.
Another way of humanely getting rid of pests is to catch them in a trap and then transport them to a rural location that they hopefully won't return from. This can lead to a lot of work on a homeowner's part, though, as you'll have to check your trap(s) every day, even if you don't end up having to do any extra driving. On the other hand, installing a Strobe Sonic light will cause small animals and birds to leave your yard on their own, with no further action from you.
Various animals will be able to hear the high-frequency sound that will come from your strobe light after it detects motion, but humans will be unable to hear it. That means the sound will never disturb your neighbors while they're trying to sleep or do other quiet activities, nor will it disturb the human members of your household.
In relation to this type of device, no information about batteries is provided, so it may need electricity in order to operate properly. This may restrict your choices when it comes to where you want to install your device. More specifically, if you were to place it too far away from your home, it might not be able to access your electrical power.
As mentioned, humans can't hear the sound that a Strobe Sonic light makes, but cats, dogs, and farm animals that you actually want to keep on your property may be able to hear it. Consequently, this type of light could actually end up spooking one of your own animals, or (perhaps even worse) scaring a neighbor's pet or farm animal and causing the neighbor to complain.
If you want to avoid disturbing any human neighbors with the light that your Strobe Sonic device can emit, you can turn your device so that it's angled slightly away from their homes. Along the same lines, you might want to angle your device away from your own home's bedroom windows, so you aren't woken up at night due to a sudden flash.
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I have 2 tortoises in my yard and want to be sure it won't cause them any auditory pain. A Sulcata and California desert tortoise.
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