Monkey repller

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by gopalyajur, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. gopalyajur

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    93
    12
    Hello everyone,

    The place where my sister lives is visited by lot of monkeys and they create lot of problems. My sister is very scared about it.

    Does someone know good circuit which could be build or any good commercial modules which might be useful.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Gopal.
     
  2. KMoffett

    AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 19, 2007
    2,574
    230
    Most things I've seen are of questionable effectiveness, at best. Like most things in their (or your) world, that which does not injure or kill them (or you) will quickly be ignored.

    Just my experience.

    Ken
     
  3. Sparky49

    Active Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    834
    417
    A good 12-bore should scare them away. ;)

    I'm not sure any module will scare them off. Monkeys are quite clever, and although some flashing lights or a loud buzzer might scare them off one or two times, they'll quickly learn that it doesn't harm them.

    As silly as it sounds, a gun might be the best way after all... :(
     
  4. BMorse

    Senior Member

    Sep 26, 2009
    2,675
    234
    You don't have to use a gun or kill anything, there is a reason why those monkeys come around where your sister lives, this could be because of food that is available to them or open trash bins for them to dig around in, if you eliminate these factors that keep the monkeys coming around, then as they are smart enough, they will figure out some other place to go to forage for food. Its like feeding a stray cat, once you do, it will keep coming back as long as you keep feeding it, but once you stop, they will realize this and move on somewhere else.

    Or,

    You can build a similar system or find one available in the market, these are used to keep deer and other animals from eating you garden plants..... http://www.techlib.com/electronics/seismic.htm
     
  5. luvv

    Member

    May 26, 2011
    186
    31
  6. KMoffett

    AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 19, 2007
    2,574
    230
    Is the water source available there such that it would work in what may be a third world environment. And...like you say, they may just find it entertaining...I know my grandchildren would. ;)

    Ken
     
  7. gopalyajur

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    93
    12
    thanks a lot guys for all your responses. My sister lives in the 6 floor (top most) of a building with a balcony. The moneys visit the balcony everyday and sometime enter the house if the balcony door is open. Which actually scares my sister.
     
  8. strantor

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 3, 2010
    4,302
    1,988
    My dad got a motion detector light and wired a table saw into the bulb socket and put in his garden to scare away the deer. It worked, for about a week. Even an animal as retarded as deer is smart enough to figure it out. I imagine monkeys would only be fooled for a day. Then your neighbors will hate you.
     
  9. Sparky49

    Active Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    834
    417
    Tell your sister to keep the door shut. :/
     
  10. THE_RB

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 11, 2008
    5,435
    1,305
    Are they good eatin'?

    I'm just thinking you could fix the monkey problem AND reduce food bills at the same time.

    Maybe a big barbeque once a week for the whole building? That should reduce the monkey menace rather quickly. ;)
     
    BMorse likes this.
  11. shortbus

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 30, 2009
    4,004
    1,525
    One of the things I built must work good for scaring monkeys. Haven't seen one since. :)
     
    Sparky49 likes this.
  12. upand_at_them

    Active Member

    May 15, 2010
    246
    29
    How about classical conditioning? Some food item that, when they grab it, gives them a shock. After a while they won't be able to associate your sister's place with somewhere to get food.