Customer Reviews: Evictor Strobe Light 10K
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on December 11, 2007
After trying all sorts of things (moth balls, tea tree oil, lights on 24X7, live trap, etc.) that did not work to evict squirrels (they are very clever) from my attic, I did a lot of research and found that this was the most recommended product. It is fairly expensive, and I could not find a used one, so I bought a new one. One thing that is definite is that squirrels hate it, and it works right away in a simple attic. In other words, if your attic is totally flat and the light is be able to reach everywhere, you are all set. If you have a complex construction (as I did), you have to make sure that you put it so that the light reaches the hole from which squirrels go in and out. That way once they are out they won't come back in. At that point you should close the hole.
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on December 5, 2011
We've had an Evictor 10K for several years and thought we were squirrel-free (we've had an on-going problem with flying squirrels for many years.)

This year following Hurricane Irene we were without power for six days and likewise after the early snow storm here in the northeast at the end of October another six days. Shortly thereafter we started hearing the squirrels again. I sent my 10K, whose bulb had dimmed from prolonged use, to Pest Tools to have a new strobe tube installed and bought a new Evictor 100K here on Amazon. I then placed both units working at full strength in the attic.

These two units had no effect on the squirrels - they continued their activity night after night even with two Evictors going. I had one at each end of the attic to ensure full coverage. The worst noise came from the end of the attic where the 100K (most powerful) unit was installed.

We waited for almost two weeks but the noise continued. We finally had to call a pest control company which blocked the squirrel entrances and subsequently removed eight flying squirrels. We are currently squirrel-free.

It's too late for us to return the 100K unit so we're going to leave it and the 10K operating although we don't have much confidence in this technology anymore.

My advice, if you want to try these products, is to save the original packing materials, etc. in case you need to return them. Give them a 29-day test and, if they fail to work, return them while you can.

Also, Pest Tools, after a very cordial initial relationship (they repaired my 10K unit for free) does not respond to my emails now. They promised me a $20 Amazon Gift Card in return for submitting an on-line review - which I did and it was a very positive review regarding their customer service. The card never showed up. Needless to say I'm also reconsidering my estimation of Pest Tools customer service at this point.
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on November 9, 2007
I have fought squirrels in our attic for years. I've blocked their routes. They just chewed more holes in my roof. I've shot them. More of them just moved in. I cut the trees by the house. They can climb anything.

I finally gave this a try. Oddly, after ordering it, I learned that we also had raccoons in our attic. So, this was going to be an even bigger test.

Sure enough, this immediately drove the squirrels off. The raccoons didn't leave within 48 hours, but they did leave within a week.

Several months later the squirrels are staying out completely. We do have one in our yard, but he is building his Winter nest in a tree. He's not coming in at all.

Two or three times we have heard the raccoons come back, but they only try it out for part of a night and then leave again. They obviously remember it as a good place to live and keep hoping that the light it gone. It isn't and won't be.

A highly recommended product that works as stated. Actually it works better because they made no claim for raccoons.
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on December 5, 2011
I first read about this product on the internet, but it was not clear how much of the information came from the company selling the device. I felt better when I found this for sale on Amazon and there seemed to be objective reviews which were largely positive.

Sure enough, two days after starting the strobe light, the squirrels seemed to disappear and now, two weeks later, they have not returned. I am waiting a bit longer before patching the holes beneath my eves. I am hoping to minimize the chance that they'll again chew through the wood.

I have a fairly sizable and irregularly configured attic, so the reviews made me aware that placement is an issue. So far, it seems to be a complete success. Some people have needed more than one strobe light.

One piece of advice that I can offer is that many attics do not have outlets. I have lights, but they're controlled by a switch; you want the lights off and the strobe on. So, you need to plan how you are going to get power to the electric cord for the device. Knowing this ahead to time, you have the opportunity to solve this potential problem while waiting for delivery. You might have to consider the hazard of running an extension cord; squirrels are known to chew through cords, potentially causing a fire. Also think about how you'll keep the squirrels from getting into your living area if you run the cord through a door or access panel. In my case, I had power running through the attic that I was able to tap into. There was a junction box to which I connected an outlet, but you have to know how to do this safely. All of this was off the floor of my attic, so I surmised that there was minimal risk that a squirrel would chew into it.

I wondered if the claims were true, but so far I'm very happy! It certainly cost me less than an exterminator, but you have to take into consideration at least these things I've mentioned.
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on September 25, 2011
a new roof, trapped and killed 200 squirrels in one year in my yard and still the squirrels were in attic and running in between walls. installed two evictors and they went crazy trying to get out. that was over two years ago and the squirrels are back in my yard but not in my house fantastic product
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on November 27, 2015
As said, it indeed drives away squirrels & other varmit from an area without chemicals & their harms. I only plugged it into our attic's light bulb socket's plug & twas all, never a squirrel again in the 5 years since. It's in our attic thus I've not seen it in 2 years of operation, but as of viewing 1 year after installation, it was still going strong. Pricey but worth it.
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on October 16, 2015
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.
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on June 24, 2012
racoons made a home in my attic, tried moth balls, ammonia soaked rags ng read reviews on Evictor found out they got in through the power ventilator ripped screen bent the blades motor burned out(no fire thank goodness) installed strobe did not hear any activity placed steel mesh on over opening from inside should've read the info better as to leave it on for several days before closing entrance.then last night heard some small activity, in the morning decided to remove screen for a few days well to my surprise the critter pulled down part of the screen to get out(need to do better job of nailing stapes not strong. will leave open with strobe on until 101% sure no more guests
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on January 3, 2015
Could tell squirrels had left almost immediately, especially after the first night of confusion and loud ruckus after installing the light. The squirrels didn't know what what happening and couldn't get out fast enough. After a few weeks, I went into the attic to clear out old nest, and they had just pulled insulation up around the nest to block the light. Definitely need sound deterrent to accompany. I have two of these, and one of them worked intermittently for a while, then stopped altogether. Seller never responded to questions.
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on February 17, 2009
I have been battling squirrels in my attic for over 25 years. I have tried everything from have-a-heart traps, rat poison, rat traps, ammonia, antifreeze, exterminators, you name it nothing worked. I tried anything I would hear that worked for other people. We would patch the holes they chewed to get in, and they would chew another. They actually unpluged the Squirrel Evictor when we first put it in. We had to get an outlet cover to stop that. Now that they can't get to the plug it seems to be working. No more parties at 3AM in our attic. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it continues to work. So far I highly recommened the Squirrel Evictor to anyone that has a squirrel problem.
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