Does Ultrasonic Pest Repellent Really Work? | Critter Control Tampa

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Ultrasonic Pest RepellentWhen you have rodents in your home and you can’t seem to get rid of them, desperation can start to set in. You’ve bought countless traps, used several different types of bait, caught a few of the pests here and there, but you still keep seeing them scurrying on your roof and taking cover in the bushes. After a few weeks of this, you might be driven to seek out other options like ultrasonic pest repellents. But will these devices help solve your rodent problem?

What Ultrasonic Pest Repellents Purport to Do

These devices are attractive because they are supposed to keep pests away from your home without disrupting your life. They emit a noise which a rodent can hear, but that humans cannot, and this noise is supposed to be unbearable for rodents. Companies that create these machines would have you think that it is a foolproof solution to your pest problems that requires very little work on your part. Just plug it in and be rid of rodents forever! If only it were that simple…

The Studies

Whether ultrasonic pest repellent devices work at all is a tricky question to answer at the present time, but it is clear that they are not magic machines. A 2002 study done by Kansas State University determined that ultrasonic pest repellent devices seemed to work on some animals, but other pests appeared to be immune. In 2015, researchers at the University of Arizona determined that these devices were not alone suitable solutions for pest control problems. The government has not been afraid to get involved in the debate either. The Federal Trade Commission has been vocal for years in their stance that the evidence behind ultrasonic pest devices is simply not there. If you are going to purchase one of these machines, do so after careful research and only use them as a supplement to other pest control practices.

Tried and True Pest Control Methods

If you’ve got a rodent problem, the only real way to get rid of the pests is through intelligent trapping. Other methods are either inhumane (glue trays), ineffective (ultrasonic pest repellents), or dangerous (poison scattered in the house). You might think that you’ve already tried trapping and it hasn’t given you the results you are looking for. Effective pest control doesn’t only come down to the equipment you use; it also takes experience and strategy. Trap placement is just as important as the traps themselves. If you haven’t been having success with your DIY methods, it’s time to call the experts at Critter Control of Tampa.

Our licensed technicians are guaranteed to be more effective at dealing with your rodent problem than any ultrasonic pest repellent. Let us bring our know-how to your situation to provide you with the most comprehensive animal control service in the business. For your free inspection, call us today at 813-948-0870.

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