In this post “Do ultrasonic pest repellers work”, we will give you exactly what you need to know so you can make an informed decision.
The short answer is YES and NO and DEPENDS.
Not all plugin ultrasonic pest repellers are technologically designed the same.
I’m sure that you’ve noticed if you’ve been looking around that there are LOTS OF DIFFERENT PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET.
Ultrasonic or electronic repeller products sell from $15 upwards to $100’s.
Most have different recommended coverage areas. 1 per floor, or 1 per room, etc.
There are ultrasonic plugin pest repellers that transmit at different frequencies.
Some repellers produce a single sound and some are programmed for multiple sounds.
Some lower quality repellers may not last very long or be very effective. Commercial grade plugin ultrasonic repellers can last for many years.
There are some repellers with lots of buttons and colored lights (Bling) … you get the point!!
In addition, how effective these ultrasonic repellers are, also depends on things like whether you follow some basic home hygiene.
The answer also depends on whether you have COMPLETE coverage for you ENTIRE home or business.
Rodents, for example, can easily travel up and down the wall cavities, so they can nest anywhere that is safe and quiet. SO IF YOU HAVE MICE or RATS on one floor, you still need to cover your entire home or business…..or you wont get rid of them.
WE SUGGEST CHOOSING AN ULTRASONIC REPELLER THAT’S IN THE “40,000-45,000” Hz range.
HUMANS: This range is ideal around people and 100% SAFE around children. As you can see in the table, humans can only hear up to around 23,000 Hz. So 40,000-45,000 Hz output is WAY ABOVE our hearing range.
PETS: Our pets, like dogs and cats, are not irritated at this frequency sound output either. Safe range around horses, chickens, and most ranch or farm animals.
CAUTION: You should not use any electronic mouse and rat repellers around rodent type pets, like guinea pigs, hamsters, or gerbils.
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Ultrasonic SOUND OUTPUT
MOST of the Ultrasonic pest repellers on the market today, both low priced ones as well as some of the more expensive repellers, output a SINGLE Sound.
Mice and rats will get used to this single sound very quickly and determine that it is not a threat and will ignore it.
SOME repellers, and the ONLY repellers that you should buy, automatically output at different frequencies with multiple level sounds. This prevents the rodents from getting used to the sound waves, and drives them out of your home.
THIS SHOULD BE AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION in your product selection.
HOW MANY ULTRASONIC REPELLERS DO YOU NEED?
THIS IS IMPORTANT.
The answer to “Do electronic pest repellers really work” also depends on whether you have COMPLETE coverage for your ENTIRE home.
Rodents, for example, can easily travel up and down the wall cavities, so they can nest anywhere that is safe and quiet. So you need to cover your entire home or business…..or you wont get rid of them.
TOTAL COVERAGE MEANS ONE (1) repeller per floor. Including: Attic – Basement – Garage (If attached).
Questions on how many you need? Call us toll free at 1-800-549-6278 during our normal business hours.
CLEANLINESS – 5 BASIC CLEANING STEPS FOR A MOUSE AND RAT FREE HOME
THIS IS A BIG ONE…..If you leave food out, whether it’s pet food, or just crumbs on the counters or floors, you will attract them, AND it will be much harder to get rid of them.
- Clean debris around your home, business, apartment building if possible. Move any barrels, wood piles, etc. away from the foundation. This will make it harder for the mice and rats to hide.
- Many of us have pets. Make sure you pick up any scattered food particles, and remove pet food at night. Also be sure to clean up any spilled water and don’t leave water out at night.
- Put away any food on counters and store it in rodent free containers.
- Clean up any crumbs on the floor
- ALWAYS !! clean up the sink areas and FIX any leaky faucets or under sink pipes. ALWAYS !! keep the entire area DRY. Rodents will go towards the water and any food particles left in the sink.
ACCESS – DON’T HANG THE WELCOME SIGN OUT FOR RODENTS
Do ultrasonic pest repellers work? Read on …
The right Ultrasonic repellers are effective at getting rid of rodents once they enter the property and stopping them from staying around…BUT… if you leave the “door open for them” it makes it MUCH HARDER for the plugin repeller to do its job.
Rats and mice have many ways to get into a home or business or RV. Most of which can be easily repaired.
Take a walk around your home and check out some of the easier ways rodents can enter your home.
- Garage door rubber trim on door bottom may be worn or torn making it easy for the rodents to enter.
- Same goes for any entry door around your home.
- Check any cracks or openings around your foundation.
- Vents in the eves. Check the screens in the vents to be sure they are not torn.
- Check (if you can) any vents or exhaust piping on the roof that are not sealed or worn.
- Check seal around chimney
- Check sealing around doggy doors.
- Don’t leave windows or doors open
- Check for seals around any pipes coming into the house like gas lines, water pipes, or any cable lines, or conduit of any kind.
Here’s The Bottom Line
The question is “Do Ultrasonic Pest Repellers Work?”
Best Answer: SOME OF THEM WORK.
But as you read above, you need to use the RIGHT ultrasonic mouse and rat repeller to achieve the desired results.
Our favorite ultrasonic pest repeller is the DX610 Pest-A-Repel.
Personally, I have used the DX610 plugin product in several locations over the years, from homes, to rental properties, to business locations, and have had GREAT and LASTING results every time. Best of all, because they are of commercial grade and quality, they have lasted for many years.
Here’s a little information on the product and you can read more about it by following the links.
DX610 PEST-A-REPEL Ultrasonic Pest Repeller
The patented DX610 electronic rodent control repeller works by transmitting a powerful range of ultrasonic sound waves in the 45,000 Hz range. It starts at 40,000 Hz output which is way above what a human can hear. This product has been designed for indoor use and effectively controls rats, rodents and mice in any indoor environment. It plugs into any wall outlet and can be heard up to 2500 square feet per floor (180-230 square meters).
Click on the DX610 for more details and see if this might work for you as well.