Frequently Asked Questions
DOES THE EVICTOR® WORK THE SAME AS A NORMAL DISCO STROBE LIGHT? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
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.
DOES THE EVICTOR® DEFINITELY WORK? WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE?
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.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS? HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE?
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.
WHAT RODENTS DOES IT WORK ON?
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.
HOW MANY HOURS SHOULD THE EVICTOR STROBE LIGHTS 10K BE LEFT ON FOR IN A ROW?
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/BULB LAST?
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.
IS THIS GOING TO MAKE MY ELECTRICITY PROVIDER RICH OR DOES THE STROBE LIGHT CONSUME LESS THAN ONE WOULD EXPECT?
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?
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 RODENT ENTERED MY HOME THROUGH THE SUB-ROOF BETWEEN MY FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR. CAN A STROBE LIGHT BE PLACED IN THIS AREA?
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.
HOW DOES THE STROBE LIGHT AFFECT RODENTS?
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.
DOES IT WORK FOR MICE?
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.