Sound Pest Control Advice – Do Ultrasonic Pest Repellers Really Work?

A quick search on Amazon reveals numerous devices that claim to use “safe and effective technology” to repel pests with high-frequency sound waves. They simply plug into electrical outlets and are supposed to eject high-frequency sound, which supposedly irritates rodents, causing them to flee your home. Sounds like a great idea, but does it really work?

These ultrasonic pest repellers are plugged into your electrical outlets and purportedly emit sounds that disrupt the ears of rodents, insects, and spiders, causing them to leave your home. They are often sold as non-toxic and pet-friendly, making them appealing to homeowners who are concerned about using chemicals around the house. They may even save you money on costly professional services.

The truth is, while the sounds emitted by these devices may temporarily disturb pests, they are unlikely to have a lasting impact on your problem. Plus, the sounds are also likely to bother pets such as cats, dogs, hamsters and guinea pigs. In addition, the noises can interfere with your telephone or alarm system and can affect those with hearing impairments.

There is no evidence that the high-frequency sounds emitted by these products actually cause pests to leave your property. In fact, several studies have shown that sonic pest repellers don’t really do what they claim to do. In fact, some have found that the sounds only frighten rodents at first, but they quickly get used to the noise and stop being bothered by it. The best way to deter pests is to seal cracks and other entry points into your home. You can do this by conducting a walk-through of your property and identifying areas where pests might enter, such as gaps in the walls, loose window seals or cracks in doors. It’s also important to remove items that could serve as bridges into your home, such as a firewood pile or overgrown bushes.

In fact, the same things that can make your home an inviting place for pests — such as open garbage cans and unsecured compost bins — can also be the keys to keeping them out. Clean up your yard, seal holes and cracks in your home’s exterior, and keep food in containers inside the refrigerator or in a pantry where pests can’t access it.

If you need help preventing or eliminating pests in your home, it’s always best to contact a professional. The pest control experts at sound pest control advice can inspect your home, identify the source of the problem and provide effective treatments that create a safe environment for your family and pets. Contact us today for a free estimate. We offer pest control services in Seattle, Tacoma, Puget Sound and all of Washington state. We will provide you with the reliable, effective services you need at a price you can afford. We have no contracts.

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