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A disco strobe light actually pulses faster than EVICTOR® but it only has a fraction of the candlepower. The EVICTOR® 10K is a 175,000 candlepower high intensity strobe light. It is the intensity of the strobe lights that make our products so effective on any squirrel, roof rat, raccoon or other rodent. EVICTOR® 10K Professional strobe lights are also OMNI-DIRECTIONAL shining all all directions to create an umbrella effect in attics and crawlspaces.
EVICTOR® strobe lights are 100% successful at permanently evicting squirrels, roof rats, norway rats, and raccoons, and just about any other rodent. They were tested on homes where squirrels occupied attics and crawlspaces for over 30 years.
Pest Tools LLC was formed around the invention of the EVICTOR® by Bill Earl. Pest Tools has sold thousands of EVICTOR® strobe lights throughout the United States & Canada for the past ten years. He also has personally solved hundreds of squirrel problems in the Philadelphia area. Pest Tools LLC continues to grow as the word spreads that the EVICTOR® strobe light works on the toughest squirrel, rat, and raccoon problems.
It works on Squirrels, Roof Rats, Norway Rats, Raccoons Feral Cats, Bobcats, Opossums, Groundhogs, Skunks and More living in attics, crawlspaces, and darkened areas under houses. It also works on Rats living in cars chewing electrical wiring. It does not work on bats.
The EVICTOR® 10K Professional strobe light is intended to be left on 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week, 365 days a year. If you had a serious rodent problems with multiple entry holes and a lot of damage, chances are other rodents will enter the attic if the strobe light is not left on.
How long does each strobe tube or bulb last?
The Strobe Tubes or Bulbs are rated to last 7000 hours with continuous use of the EVICTOR® 10K Professional strobe light. Many customers find it lasts well over a year.
Our products are very energy efficient and portable. The Evictor Strobe Light® 10K Unit is 175,000 Candlepower and covers an area of 300 - 900 sq ft. yet discharges no heat. Energy usage for the Evictor 10K unit is only 105.12 kilowatt hours per year. Running continuously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for a full year, the estimated energy cost is only $9.04.*
*Kilowatt-hours per year are a measurement of energy use. Your utility company uses it to compute your bill. $9.04 is based on continuous use for one year and the 2005 National Government average cost of $.086 per kilowatt hour.
My attic has mounds of pink insulation covering the attic floor. Will the strobe lights be effective if a rodent can tunnel into the insulation?
Squirrels can tunnel into the insulation. In some instances they have built a kind of insulation wall to hide from the light. However, squirrels prefer to live on top of the insulation. The nests are easy to find because the insulation is depressed into a bowl shape. Also, when you place the strobe lights in the attic, you make the area an unsuitable place for squirrels to raise their young.
My problem is not in my attic. The squirrel entered my home through the sub-roof between my first and second floor. Can a strobe light be place in this area?
Yes! The EVICTOR® 10K Professional can be placed in a floor or ceiling.
The Evictor Strobe Light's high intensity flashing annoys the squirrel's eyesight making it difficult for them to live in and move around the space. They will leave the space in a few days after installation of the light.
The Evictor Strobe Lights® have not been tested thoroughly to work on mice, in a limited number of instances the strobe light has been successful. If you have tried the Evictor Strobe Light® on another rodent that is not mentioned on this site please contact Pest Tools® and tell us about it.
Bill Earl, Inventor of the EVICTOR and Wildlife Control Professional, uses 2 EVICTOR strobe lights in his own attic! He suffered with squirrels in his attic for 25 years! Trapping squirrels year after year did not work. He has used the EVICTOR in his own attic since 2004.
We had squirrels in our attic and could not get rid of them by conventional methods. In desperation one day we started searching the internet for suggestions to rid our attic of squirrels. The strobe light idea came out of that search. We found the Evictor Strobe Light on Amazon, ordered it and installed it. The first night the squirrels went crazy! The second night - complete silence. We did have to buy a second light as the squirrels moved to a different area, which was noted in the Evictor Strobe light instructions. After installing the 2nd light, again, complete silence. My husband and I would highly recommend the Evictor Strobe light to anyone who has rats, mice or squirrels in the attic or crawl space.
We tried for months to get the flying squirrels out of our attic in 2008. Even the pest service told us it was nearly impossible to get them out. The Evictor lights were our last hope, and they worked immediately. No pests in 9 years! Today we replaced the bulbs for the second time. Just in case.
I had a terrible infestation of squirrels in my large walk-up attic. I installed the Evictor up there mid-March with the windows covered, and almost immediately noticed a couple of squirrels looking displaced and annoyed on the tree outside their entry point. Haven't heard any up there since it was installed. But some squirrels had been entering the attic between the second floor ceiling and the attic floor, so there could be places in there that the Evictor strobe can't reach. With the warmer weather I've had to open the windows to cool the space, so that could reduce the effectiveness. As soon as I close up all their entry points I'll have a better idea whether they're completely out of there. Wish they made a teeny version of the Evictor that would fit inside a soffit or between the ceiling and floor above. Service from the company was speedy and the product seems durable and well made -- and it's made in the USA.
I discovered the Evictor through AsktheExterminator.com. The Evictor does exactly what the ad says. I used the Evictor to evict squirrels in the ceiling crawl space of our house. Within a few minutes after installing the Evictor I heard them scrambling around. Within a day it sounded like they had vacated. I left the Evictor running for a month as recommended and checked the crawl space. No signs of the squirrels. I covered the inside of the gable vents where they entered with wire mesh and have not had any return. Thanks for a great product that delivers what it promises.
The Strobe light goes on, it flashes a lot, it becomes irritating to them, and the animals get the picture that it's not really a place they're supposed to be. The thing is, make sure you have curtains drawn in your attic, because your neighbors are going to think you have something wild going on.
Well, this is the guest-be-gone. When they won't leave, you plug this in, and they are gone in five minutes. And you know what, for your in-laws, they make one with a siren.
A nasty environment must be created, an environment so nasty that they they will be repelled and not want to be there. One option is the Evictor Strobe Light invented by Earl because he was having problems with squirrels in his own attic.
If you put out poison in the attic, the squirrels could die. These strobe lights are a safe alternative. If you watch it long enough you kind of get motion sickness.
The Evictor strobe light is a new tool that can be best described as a repellent. It annoys the animal's sense of sight and is intolerable. After Installation of the strobe light, flying squirrels and Eastern Gray Squirrels vacate the attic within one to two days.
It's like living in a cheesy '70s night club -- A perpetual cheesy '70s nightclub, studio 54 with a cocaine-addled DJ who refuses to stop the checkerboard dance floor from pulsating.
The Squirrel Evictor helps Massey Services rid structures of pests - squirrels, feral cats and roof rats - quickly, cost effectively, and safely "Believe me, The lights are just as nasty for you and me as they are for pests," he says. "In training, We'll keep one one for about four cycles before people say: 'Okay, we get it. You can turn it off now.
The Squirrel Evictor helps Massey Services rid structures of pests — squirrels, feral cats and roof rats — quickly, cost effectively and safely
Tom Jarzynka, Training and Technical Director for Maitland, Florida-based Massey Services, notes that Massey does not jump on new-treatment bandwagons.
Rather, the firm tests new products, analyzes the results, and then tests some more.
In the case of the (EVICTOR®), Massey and its commercial division, PrevenTech, found the innovation helped the company rid pests — squirrels, feral cats and roof rats — quickly, cost effectively and safely.
"This tool fits in with Massey's commitment to environmental responsibility," Jarzynka says. "There's no toxicant involved, no harming of the animals, and yet we accomplish the goal of pest removal."
Jarzynka says it's simply a matter of placing an appropriate number of EVICTOR® units in darkened areas such as attics, crawlspaces or wall voids, and letting the lights go full bore.
Flashing 90 times a minute, the units won't blind target pests, but they do provide a major annoyance — driving pests out of unwanted areas in a matter of days.
"Bill Earl, the gentleman who designed the strobe light system, was a handyman who was running into squirrel problems — but this applied technology also works well on roof rats and feral cats," Jarzynka adds.
Jarzynka recommends that for long-term installations, an electrician hard-wire the units so they can be turned on and off with a switch before technicians enter the areas.
"Believe me, the lights are just as nasty for you and me as they are for pests," he says. "In training, we'll keep one on for about four cycles before people say: 'OK, we get it. You can turn it off now."
Usually, Massey technicians install the lights, check back in a couple days to ensure the pests left, do minor exclusion work to ensure the problem doesn't reoccur, remove the lights and charge a fee.
For accounts where complete exclusion is not really an option, Massey sells the customers the units and then performs monthly service calls.
The service includes checking the lights, moving them around where warranted, doing exclusion work and replacing the bulbs once a year.
The strobe tubes within the units can run for up to 10,000 hours.
"Placement of the strobe lights is key," Jarzynka stresses. "If there's a wall in the area that can throw a shadow, the units are not able to give off the full effect. That's why the customers trust us, as professionals, to check on the strobe light systems' progress and to know when and where to move the units."
While Massey Services has found the units to be successful in a variety of situations, Jarzynka notes they brought relief to a problem flea account at a suburban hospital.
The 2,500-square-foot building's underground service tunnels were infested with fleas. Massey's Preventech Team traced the source to a population of feral cats taking up residence in the 4-foot crawlspace underneath the tunnels.
"We tried using traditional traps, but this simply harvested the population," Jarzynka says. "We would catch a few, but the remaining ones became trap-shy and the next thing you know, they would have a litter and were building the numbers back up."
Using traps also brought unwanted attention from the public.
"You hide traps as best you can, but it was not uncommon for someone to let the trapped feral cats free," he says.
There were about six feral cats living in the crawlspace when Massey Technician, Rick Hoffman, installed two Evictor® units on site.
Hoffman dangled the strobe lights from the ceiling with eye hooks so they could cast light downward, reaching into most dark corners.
"The rectangular building is about 7,500 square feet, and the two lights' zone of influence was about 3,200 square feet," Jarzynka says. "We started at one end and kept moving the feral cats down the length of the building, along with the wall of light. The strobe lights are very repellent; they put pests in duress."
Jarzynka notes that while residential accounts can see a pest reduction within as little as 24 hours, the size of the hospital account and the deliberation with which the firm took to ensure it was a one-time process took about 10 days.
Once the feral cats left the crawlspace, the hospital's service engineers took responsibility for replacing the sidewall vents, which had been damaged over time and were the cats' entry and exit points.
At that point, Hoffman was able to perform a flea treatment he knew would have staying power.
"A hallmark of the Evictor Strobe Light is that target pests go and live where they're supposed to live," Jarzynka says. "This technique just runs them out of where they're not supposed to be. We were essentially just moving the cats out into the courtyard, where they would no longer pose a flea problem in the tunnels."
In the Field: Light Makes Right first appeared in Pest Management Professional and was written by Heather Gooch is a Medina, Ohio-based freelance writer.