Rodents – you can’t live with them, and you definitely don’t want to. These small house invaders creep and scurry about in the darkness looking for something to nibble on. If it’s bread on the fridge, rice in the pantry or wires in the wall, mice and rats will chew everything up. Not only that, but rodents spread diseases such as hantavirus and cause allergies in some people. Luckily, there’s a way to keep rodents out of your home without using traps, poisons or expensive pest control services.
Fighting Rodents With Ultrasonic Pest Repellents
Even though rodents may threaten your family’s health and belongings, you might not have the heart, or the stomach, to kill them using traps. According to the Harvard Business Review, both rats and mice are quite intelligent and can find ways to avoid those traps anyway. Thankfully, there’s something that wards off rodents using only sound; it’s called an ultrasonic pest repellent.
Using ultrasonic sound, this electronic device sends out airwaves that only rodents can hear. It’s inaudible to humans and doesn’t affect cats and dogs. You simply plug it into an electrical outlet, and the device does the rest. There’s no need to set traps or lay out poisons, and you don’t have to handle dead mice when it’s over.
But how does it work?
The ultrasonic waves mimic the sounds of a dominant male rodent. Due to their territorial nature, mice and rats will avoid any area that a dominant male has claimed. The ultrasonic device continues to work as long as you have it plugged in and turned on. However, it works best if you:
- Don’t plug it in behind furniture.
- Place it in a wide-open area.
- Use one device per room.
Ultrasonic waves bounce off hard-surface objects such as walls and appliances, so an electronic repellent would work well in garages and kitchens. However, upholstered furniture absorbs the sound and dampens its effect. Using the device in an obstruction-free area will improve its effectiveness and help prevent rodent infestations in homes and apartments.
Say Goodbye to Pesky Rodents for Good
The longer you wait to treat a rodent infestation, the worse it will get. Though it’s possible to lessen the problem using traps or baits, they work after the fact and don’t provide any preventative maintenance. Ultrasonic pest repellents deter mice and rats and prevent an infestation before it happens.
Need help getting started? Contact us directly for more information about these ultrasonic devices. If mice and rodents threaten your living space, there’s no better time than now to take action.