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Ultra-sonic teenager deterrent Answered

I've seen kits and plans online for ultra-sonic teenager deterrent devices but I can't imagine that they are all that complicated.  There is a large group of teenagers that hang out smoke, litter, stall traffic and make a great deal of noise across the street from my home.  I believe that having one of these devices and hiding it within range of them somewhere on my own house would be a great way to get them to disperse to somewhere else.  If anyone has made one of these devices and would like to share their design I would greatly appreciate it.

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gmoon (author)2010-07-02

There is such a thing as a sonic deterrent for teens--play "classical" (orchestral) or big-band music.

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wobbler (author)gmoon2010-09-01

That would work on me too and I'm definitely not a teenager. Plus you might then start to collect groups of old folks doing impromptu tea dances on their zimmer frames or the Big Band Chapter of the Hell's Angels.

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Nostalgic Guy (author)2010-08-27

I agree about the comment from ChrysN, however I found playing the Brandenburg concerto on my cd player in the garden on a continuous loop did the job for me a couple of years ago. Not too loud, just enough to get on their nerves. Of course you could always try the other thing that seems to make teens vanish & start a discussion about them getting a job :-)

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mad magoo (author)2010-08-23

gmoon already mentioned this, but I'll second it: Just play some golden oldies! A mall in my area plays the worst of the British Invasion nonstop outside its front doors and it works beautifully. Your neighbors, if they're older than 40, likely won't mind. As long as you keep the speakers on your own property and follow noise ordinances, it should be legal.

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Zafthan (author)2010-07-02

I don't want to get arrested and I don't want any adults to hear or be bothered by it. Thanks for the suggestions though.

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Doctor What (author)Zafthan2010-07-02

Hide in a bush, so no one will see you shoot them.

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caitlinsdad (author)Doctor What2010-07-02

Grassy knoll is preferable.

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skunkbait (author)caitlinsdad2010-07-02

Much better than the "Gassy Knoll"!

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caitlinsdad (author)skunkbait2010-07-03

Comrade Skunkbait, I thought you went underground or gave you a new identity like Hello Kittybait or something.

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skunkbait (author)caitlinsdad2010-07-03

Haven't gone underground just yet, just a little preoccupied. But if you ever see "Hello Kittybait" around, you'll know I had to make a quick getaway for one reason or another.

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maddogfenby (author)2010-07-03

Your first approach might be better placed in either involving the community, or getting to know the teenagers and explaining your concerns - failing that escalation may be appropriate, but be aware that your 'removal tactic' may make problems for other people who'd just call the cops on 'that annoying guy that keeps blasting loud music to scare away teens'

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Doctor What (author)2010-07-02

You know what does the same thing, and is twice as fun? A paintball gun.

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skunkbait (author)Doctor What2010-07-02

A "pepperball" gun is 3 times as fun. Not only will you hear screams and see bruises, if all goes well, there will be tears, snot and respiratory distress!

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caitlinsdad (author)skunkbait2010-07-03

Yeah, seconded, says the guy that went hunting with Dick Cheney.

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ChrysN (author)2010-07-03

I think it just is sound beyond the range of adult hearing that young adults/kids can hear. Just play the sound on a boom box. I think you can probably download it from the internet somewhere (there is a sample here: http://www.audiocheck.net/audiotests_mosquito.php) , kids use these ultra-sonic sounds as ringtones.

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lemonie (author)2010-07-02


You said "I've seen kits and plans online for ultra-sonic teenager deterrent devices".
Why not buy one and assemble it?

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