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Electronic Rat Repellent Controversy #498109

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 29, 1978
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(Studio) Report on new electronic device purported to keep rats and mice away by emitting sound. Federal government's statement that it doesn't work noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Houston, Texas) Installations of electronic rat repellents by Cargill Corp., which operates grain elevators, and anti-poverty program in Houston noted. Sales of Amigo electronic rat repellent by Bob Brown, of California, and EPA's ban of sales stated. Claims by mfrs. of repellents and federal government's concern that they aren't true outlined. Planned Environmental Protection Agency tests of devices like the Amigo cited. Nature Shield, made by Solara Electronics, has been tested by Stanford Research Institution scientist. [Radio physicist Lambert DOLPHIN - wouldn't buy one of these if he had rat problem at home.]
REPORTER: George Lewis

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Lewis, George
Duration:
00:01:50

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