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Do electronic pest controls work?

Last Updated: 28th March, 2020

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Ultrasonic electronic pest and insect repellent devices claim that their high-frequency soundwaves are intolerable to rodents and insects. However, simply plugging in one of these devices probably won't end your pest woes. It's important to understand exactly what these devices can do before investing in one.

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Also, do electronic pest control devices really work?

Research Shows Ultrasonic Pest Repellers Are Ineffective The devices available from stores and online aren't powerful enough to affect pests. Their range is too short and the sound waves they emit are too weak to effectively repel bugs or rodents.

Likewise, which electronic pest repeller works best? Top 6 Best Ultrasonic Pest Repellers Reviews on the Market.

No. Product name Coverage
5. Bell + Howell Ultrasonic Pest Repeller, 4 Pack 80-1200 sq. feet
6. Riddex Sonic Plus Pest Repeller for Rodents and Insects, 3-Pack Indoor Repellent with side outlet, Get Rid of Roaches & Rodents Chemical Free 1059 sq. feet

One may also ask, does ultrasonic pest reject work?

In summary, ultrasonic pest repellers emit high-frequency sounds that manufacturers claim reduce household pest infestation, but laboratory tests have shown that the majority of such devices do not work as advertised, in violation of FTC guidelines.

How long does it take for ultrasonic pest repellers to work?

A: Allow 2 weeks for ultrasonic sound waves to affect pests with an established food source.

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Do electronic pest repellers bother cats?

In general, ultrasonic mouse repellers don't drastically affect cats and dogs; however, they do negatively affect other domesticated animals such as rabbits, hamsters, and certain reptiles.

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Do ultrasonic pest repellers work through walls?

An ultrasonic pest repeller uses ultrasonic sounds that are too high pitched for humans and animals to hear. These waves travel throughout the room that it's plugged into. However, it can't go through walls. This will make the want to move away from the pest repeller and your home.

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Are ultrasonic pest control devices safe?

Ultrasonic pest repellents seem to work on a variety of different pests. Most ultrasonic mouse repellers are safe for household pets such as dogs and cats which aren't affected by the ultrasonic sounds that the device emits. However, the sound can distress domesticated rodents such as rabbits and hamsters.

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Is ultrasonic pest repeller safe for dogs?

The Lovejoy 2018 Ultrasonic Pest Repeller is safe and effective technology to use in homes with children, cats or dogs. Rid your home of nasty, dirty pests and keep them away with variable frequencies. It works for Rats, Mice, Ants, Roaches, Spiders, Bugs, Fleas and much more.

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What frequency do rats hate?

20 kHz range: Rats emit long 20 kHz vocalizations when they are unhappy or stressed.

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What is the best ultrasonic pest repeller?

Top 6 Best Ultrasonic Pest Repellers
  • MaxMoxie Pest Repeller (best of the best)
  • TBI Pro - Ultrasonic Pest Repeller (also rated highly users)
  • Neatmaster Ultrasonic Pest Repeller (new with great reviews)
  • ZEROPEST Ultrasonic Pest Repeller (interesting frequency levels)
  • Bocianelli Ultrasonic Pest Repeller (great value)

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Is ultrasonic pest repeller harmful to humans?

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Ultrasonic noise is designed to be above the level of human hearing, but even if you do not notice it you could suffer adverse health effects as a result of being exposed to the sound.

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Do ultrasonic mouse repellents work?

Ultrasonic rodent repellents are small devices that emit high-frequency sound waves that are claimed intolerable to rodents. This isn't just insufferable to rodents, but the product claims to repel insects as well. So, do they really work? The short answer is no, ultrasonic rodent repellents don't work.

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Why can I hear ultrasonic pest repeller?

Why can't I hear the Ultrasonic Rodent Repellers™? Ultrasonic sound is a frequency too high to be heard by the human ear (your eardrum cannot vibrate fast enough).