What are Mosquito devices?

What are Mosquito devices?

Mosquito devices are machines that give off a sound which most adults can’t hear, but which causes children and young people distress. They have been used in Scotland to make young people leave public spaces, including train stations. Selling and using them is a breach of international human rights law.

How does the Mosquito noise work?

A mosquito’s wings can beat up to 1,000 times per second, and it’s this beating that produces the insect’s characteristic buzzing noise. Amazingly, mosquitoes are able to control the beating of their wings to adjust the frequency of their sound, making their pitch higher or lower.

Is the Mosquito legal?

The Mosquito device is 100% legal to own and use and requires no planning permissions.

What is the Mosquito ringtone?

Mosquito ringtones emit high-frequency tones that are inaudible by adults but can be heard by teenagers. It is very normal for people to lose their hearing as they age. The loss of hearing is gradual in most people, while other may experience more severe hearing loss.

What is the Mosquito MK4 Anti loitering device?

Mosquito Anti Teenager Repellent Alarm The Mosquito, MK4 otherwise known as an anti loitering sound device, anti teenager alarm, teenager repellent or ultrasonic teenage deterrent. Call it what you will, but it is essentially a low power device that makes a pulsing sound similar to an alarm clock.

Are Anti Child alarms legal?

It is a legal device with a high-frequency tone that is inaudible to people over about 25 years of age, but causes discomfort and irritation to youngsters.

Is anti mosquito sound works?

There is no scientific evidence that ultrasonic anti-mosquito sounds can work to repel mosquitoes at any frequency. In 2001, the FTC even gave out warnings to manufacturers of ultrasonic insect repellants to not make claims without evidence.

Why can’t I hear the mosquito sound?

The Mosquito sound has a frequency of 17.4 kHz, making it quite a difficult sound for certain populations to hear. No wonder—the sound wave produced by the recording you listened to compresses and stretches the air at a rate of 17,400 times per second.

Do mosquito alarms work?

The Mosquito works by exploiting a medical condition called presbycusis – or more simply put age-related hearing loss. As we age, our ability to hear higher frequency sounds is reduced. The Mosquito works by emitting an alternating high-frequency tone at 16-18.5 kilohertz.

Is there a ringtone that adults cant hear?

What are ultrasonic ringtones? Ultrasonics are ringtones that play at a higher frequency than normal tones. This means that they can only be heard by kids and generally can’t be heard by adults over the age over 20 or so. See this article at the BBC to find out more.

What sound can’t adults hear?

This theory says that adults above the age of 25 cannot hear a sound called the ‘mosquito tone’ which is a sound at a frequency of 17.4 kHz. If you want a chance to test this sound out for yourself, you can find it here. However, this ‘mosquito tone’ theory is not bulletproof.

What does anti-loitering mean?

So anti-loitering would simply mean against loitering. Usually this refers to groups of teenagers and young adults, making trouble or intimidating people just by lingering in group. This could be outside a shop, on a street corner; wherever a group of young people might meet up just…

How does the Mosquito anti-loitering device work?

According to the inventors, this is a “ safe ” sound which relies upon the irritation it causes as a way of getting rid of youngsters when they are “loitering”, and therein lies its aim. The Mosquito anti-loitering device emits an irritating high-pitch sound that only young people’s hearing can pick up. Compound Security, CC BY-SA

How can we solve the problem of loitering?

Only with proper dialogue can we begin to address their issues and concerns. Let them tell us, in their own way, why they are “loitering”, what they think would help reduce anti-social behaviour and ultimately, how we can all work together to promote a well-integrated society.

Do Ultrasonic anti-loitering Devices really work?

If the answer is yes, it’s simple. The Mosquito ultrasonic anti-loitering device. A safe, benign way of preventing anti-social behaviour. The device needs to be fitted 4m above the area you want to affect. The Mosquito works by exploiting a medical condition called presbycusis – or more simply put age-related hearing loss.