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Teen Pest Control: Noisemaker Drives Away Teens

Teen Pest Control: Noisemaker Drives Away Teens


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(KSL News) -- A British store owner didn't need police force to kick rowdy teens out of his store. Instead, he used noise.

It's called The Mosquito -- an innocuous box that emits a high frequency tone older people can't pick up. But those under the age of 30 say it sounds like a squeeling mouse, a cricket, or possibly a baby crying. Teens say it's a horrible noise that gets into their heads and hurts.

Howard Stapleton,"Mosquito" Inventor: "If you generate just the right frequency, the right pitch, and the right oscillation, it sounds to a teenager like a demented alarm clock, one the can't turn off."

The store owner says it works like a charm. Kids still shop at his store, but they come, buy and leave -- no more loitering around this joint.

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