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Do Ultrasonic Pest Repellents Work?

They are found in hardware stores, and there are commercial versions of them available for warehouses and other large spaces. They are usually in the shape of a small box that plugs into an electrical outlet. There are even battery-powered versions available. However, the question of whether or not ultrasonic repellent devices work still remains.


What is an Ultrasonic Repellent?


It is an electronic device designed to emit sound in the ultrasonic frequency range that is undetectable by human ears. Many other mammals including pets and rodents can hear sounds in the ultrasonic range. The devices may continuously or intermittently send out ultrasonic sound waves that hopefully scare away pests without bothering pets. However, since dogs and cats can hear the ultrasonic sounds, it is unlikely a device powerful enough to scare away pests would not also scare pets. Some devices only activate when motion is detected. These are usually small battery-powered devices used outdoors to frighten away deer and other animals.


Do Ultrasonic Repellents Work?


An ultrasonic deer repellent may have limited effect due to the skittish nature of the animals in the first place. However, there are stories of warehouse units where rats were seen within the so-called effective range of the electronic repellent. Also, devices that are sold under the claim of repelling spiders and insects are very suspect. Some have reported seeing spiders build webs close to the repellent devices. Insects and spiders do not have ears. They can sense vibrations but just like any other animal, they are likely to get used to the ultrasonic pulses generated by electronic repellent devices rendering them ineffective.


What is a Real Solution for Pest Problems?


Surf City offers Los Angeles pest control and Orange County pest control services that are proven effective against rodents, insects, spiders and other pests that infest residential and commercial properties. Our pest control experts provide full services to get rid of animal pests that are plaguing any building or property. If you have tried an ultrasonic pest repellent only to find the pest problem persists, call the experts at Surf City Pest Control for effective solutions.


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