How to search for listening bugs in your home

Written by jess jones
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There are several signs that someone may have planted a listening bug in your home. Some of these include: trade secrets becoming common knowledge, new painters or repair persons visiting, moved furniture, unexplained dust on the floor, disturbed or cracked light and socket switches, and volume changes, unusual sounds or dropouts on your cell phone. Luckily, there is a simple and easy way to check your home for listening bugs. Most bugs operate on RF signals, or radio frequencies.

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Things you need

  • FM radio with a headphone jack
  • Headphones

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    Turn on the radio. Set it to FM frequencies.

  2. 2

    Plug the headphones into the radio.

  3. 3

    Slowly turn the dial on the radio and listen for any repetitive sounds or pops. These are signs of a bug. Completely dial through the FM radio stations.

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    Stop any conversations you may be having. Go to a friend's house and call a professional who can use sensitive equipment to search for a bug in your home. You can find such listening device services on to the Internet. Read over their websites to find the company that best fits your needs and set up an appointment with them.

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