Mosquito Tone Featured on Made in Jersey

The premiere of Made in Jersey on September 28th, a new Drama TV series on CBS featured ultrasonic mosquito tones. The new show is a hit, having had an estimated 7,740,000 viewers for it’s pilot episode. The sister of the main star, Martina Garretti played by Janet Montgomery, hears a mosquito tone in a voicemail left for Martina. The mosquito tone becomes an important part of the show ….we don’t want to reveal any spoilers….


The mosquito tone is simply a high pitched tone, usually above 17khz. It became popular in the mid-2000′s thanks to Howard Stapleton, and his company Compound Security. Howard invented “The Mosquito”, an anti-loitering device aimed at teens. It works because of a condition that affects more than 90% of the population called presbycusis which is basically age related hearing loss. It usually starts very subtly in a persons 20s and causes the diminishing ability to hear high frequency sounds like the mosquito tone.

Here is the CBS official trailer of the show: