The odour guard plays an important role in keeping martens away and opens up a range of approaches. When combined with technical measures such as ultrasound or electric shock devices, it becomes even more effective. It also works as a quick emergency aid until a marten-scarer can be installed, and can even work over the long term.
The scent carriers do have to be renewed at certain intervals. However, you should not resort to ‘household remedies’ such as the famous ‘urinal cakes’ under any circumstances – use tried and tested specialist products instead. There are two basic approaches: Scaring martens away with unpleasant odours and removing marten odours as a pretreatment after damage, so as not to trigger aggressive competitive behaviour in other animals.
Marten-repellent sticks and marten-repellent spray Our so-called marten-repellent sticks contain scents martens find unpleasant. The majority of animals can be expelled effectively using this method. It can therefore also be used as an immediate protective measure as well as to increase the effect of marten-scarers. The product is effective for about 4 to 5 months. If the marten-repellent sticks are used as permanent protection, they should be replaced after this period. Another equally effective alternative is the heat-resistant marten- repellent spray, which is simply sprayed into the engine compartment every 3 to 4 weeks. It is also suitable for lofts and carports.
Scent mark remover as a pretreatment If a marten enters an engine compartment where a ‘colleague’ has already taken up residence, this often leads to aggressive territorial behaviour. The victims of such temperamental outbursts are often hoses or cables. Especially after marten damage, it is therefore advisable to remove the scent left by the animals so as not to provoke rivalry again in future. The martens will then react much more sensitively to the ultrasound defence or odour guard and can be reliably expelled. Their tendency to bite also drops significantly.
Waterproof 2.0Fully sealed, waterproof electronics in accordance with the IP 65 standard and a fully enclosed speaker dome allow the device to be installed low down, including in areas where there may be splashing water. Even washing the engine is not a problem.
automatic activationThe innovative automatic voltage circuit automatically starts the device as soon as the engine is switched off. The complicated connection to vehicle terminal 15 is now no longer necessary.
180° wavesUltrasound waves spread forward light, i.e. the sound is barely perceptible behind obstacles or from the sides. The special way in which the loudspeaker is designed and placed means that the aggressive ultrasonic sine tones are emitted in a beam angle of 180 degrees.
All-around ultrasonic radiationThe dome speaker emits sound waves over 360° and in all directions. This prevents acoustic shadows from forming and provides all-round protection against martens!
Multi-contact high-voltage brushesMulti-contact brushes run through the insulating fur and (along with the paws and snout) the active surface is increased by the skin itself, making it many times bigger. They can also be installed in any environment.
Autonomous battery deviceBecause they are battery-operated, the ultrasound devices can be used universally and independently.