Of all the humane rodent repellents out there, electronic rodent repellents seem to be the most reliable and last the longest. But how do they work? How exactly does a small device keep your home or yard free of rodents?
Full disclosure, we sell electronic rodent repellents so have a vested interest in the technology. That said, we are always as objective as possible and don’t seek to sway you towards any particular solution.
So how do electronic mouse repellents work?
The concept is actually refreshingly simple. An electronic mouse repellent emits ultrasonic frequencies that irritate rodents, insects and small mammals.
Some electronic rodent deterrents will also emit vibrations that cause many small critters to think there’s a predator around so they will flee.
By continually exposing your property to these sounds and perhaps, vibrations, the idea is to deter rodents and other pests from living in your property.
As far as we know, mice, rats and other pests communicate using ultrasonic frequencies. They can detect some human-audible sounds but we think they also work at much higher frequencies.
It is these higher frequencies that electronic rodent deterrents target.
The idea is to interrupt their communication and irritate them so much they move elsewhere.
All without harming the critter or using poisons, chemicals or traps.
Do electronic rodent repellents work?
Our own experience, and those of most of our customers, is that yes, electronic rodent repellents do work.
People who have used our electronic rodent repellents have said they have seen a reduction and often removal of mice, rats and other pests when using them.
Sometimes it takes a while, depending on how many pests you have and how stubborn they are feeling, but we think they definitely work.
We’re not the only ones who think so either.
Read reviews, check out forums and other places that discuss mice, rats and pests and you’ll see the same thing.
While not universal, because what is, the widespread opinion is that electronic rodent repellents can work.
What are the shortcomings of electronic rodent repellents?
The main shortcoming of electronic rodent repellents is effectiveness indoors. You’ll need to place a device in each room of the house you see activity to truly protect yourself.
Use one outside and it could cover your entire yard. Use one indoors and you’ll need one for each room.
This is because walls and floors dampen sound, so the further the pest is from the deterrent, the less effective it will be.
Do electronic rodent repellents replace traditional pest control methods?
No, electronic rodent repellents are not designed to replace traditional pest control methods.
They are designed to replace chemicals, poisons and traps.
The traditional methods of filling ingress routes, keeping food and garbage secure and maintaining a clean property are all still required and contribute in a big way to how effective electronic rodent repellents can be.
We would recommend tackling pests using the following methods:
- Use an electronic rodent repellent in each room you detect rodent activity
- Clean up all food and keep it secure inside plastic containers
- Clean up any pet food left out overnight
- Tidy up and remove any materials that could be used for nesting
- Seal up entry and exit points once the electronic rodent repellent has had a chance to work
In the vast majority of situations, this approach will help rid your property of all but the most stubborn pests.
All without having to resort to traps, poisons or the exterminator.
Electronic mouse repellents
Electronic mouse repellents don’t just work on mice, but also rats, small mammals and insects too.
They are a safe, humane way to rid your home of pests without having to use traps or poison.
They are not a replacement for other pest control methods. They are an alternative to the less humane methods of getting rid of pests.
Use them like that and you should see a reduction in pests just like so many of our customers have!