USDA, OSHA, health boards and other organizations can cite, fine or shut down companies for pest mess problems.
III. PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
A. Survey the pests and their entry, exit and feeding habits.
B. Inspect your property. Discover what the pests find attractive about your area, and if the same conditions prevail in neighboring properties.
C. Remove inducements. Clean the area of all evidence of pests and the residual scent. Because pests and their droppings can cause many diseases, use extreme caution when removing them. Do not breathe or come into direct contact with them. If you have questions about how to do this safely, consult an expert. Remove food spillage, garbage, nesting material and other appealing items.
D. Maintain a clean and changing environment. For maximum effectiveness, periodically repeat C) above and relocate or reposition the unit, vary the output, or turn it off for a short time.
E. Install early. It is always best to install the YardGard before "pest season" begins, as it is easier to discourage them than to rout them out once they have already established a pattern.
F. Use products synergistically. Two or more different kinds of devices (YardGard plus netting and/or a taste or smell aversion) will produce a synergistic effect --i.e., in combination, the products will yield much greater effectiveness than the YardGard alone. Contact Biocontrol Network for information on "companion" products.
G. Consider alternate locations. Make educated guesses as to where the pests will go when they leave their current infestation area, and consider purchasing units to cover these areas as well.
IV. UNIT OVERVIEW
This adjustable-frequency, dual-operation, weatherproof unit deters cats, dogs, deer, armadillos, rodents, bats, insects and raccoons. An infrared motion sensor is built in.
V. UNIT SET-UP
Gently pull off the back cover. Set the operation switch (upper right) to OFF.
Turn the frequency dial (upper left) to the desired pest.
On the operation switch, choose "MS AC or Battery" for the unit to operate briefly each time the motion sensor is tripped (works with both an AC adapter and batteries), or choose "CONT. AC Only" for the unit to operate continuously (works with an AC adapter only).
Turn "Sensitivity" dial to adjust motion sensor sensitivity.
AC Adapter Plug one end into the port underneath the operation switch and the other into any standard outlet. (If using outside, protect the outlet from weather). Run the cord through the notch on the bottom of the unit. Snap the cover back into place.
Batteries Install four "C" batteries as shown on the unit. Snap the cover back into place.
Expect coverage up to 4000 square feet in a generally oval pattern approximately 80 feet out in front of the unit, 50 feet wide. The speaker projects sound on a horizontal plane in one direction. The lower the sound frequency (clockwise), the greatest coverage. In dense foliage and/or large acreage, multiple units may be necessary.
Use the keyhole slots on the back to mount it on any building, wall or wooden post with nails or screws.
Point the speaker at the area you want covered. If installing outdoors, place the unit at least 3 ft above the ground for optimum range.