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From: John Whitehall
Aledo, IL
There is an owl nesting in a tree immediately adjacent to my property. It hoots continuously from very early AM on into the wee hours making it difficult to rest or watch TV. I am a disabled senior doing battle with 3 life threatening health problems and sufficient rest is key. Will an Ultrasonic Sound Generator used to control other animals and birds have any effect on the owl?

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From: Laura Kammin
Visiting Extension Specialist, Pollution Prevention
Extension-Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program
No, these devices have not proven successful in repelling wildlife. I do not think it would have any impact on the owl. The owl (and its nest and young) is protected by federal and state law, but I understand that you need your rest, especially if you are dealing with health issues. I would recommend that you call the local Illinois Department of Natural Resources district wildlife biologist. I will send you the contact information for the biologist in your county.

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