Homeowners have countless pest control options when dealing with pest problems. Baited traps, electric-charged chambers, and toxic pesticides advertise quick results for stubborn pest issues. But nothing proves as ineffective and unsubstantiated as ultrasonic pest repellers.
Ultrasonic pest repellers were first developed in the 1950s to control common pests without lethal force. Since the 1950s, the ultrasonic pest repeller market has grown into a multi-million-dollar industry, continuing to successfully market products to customers under the guise of a nontoxic approach to pest control.
Continue reading to learn more about the function of ultrasonic pest repellers.
Understanding Ultrasonic Pest Repellers
How do ultrasonic pest repellers work? Ultrasonic pest repellers emit a high-frequency sound, usually above 20 kHz, that (theoretically) creates an unsuitable environment for pests. Ultrasonic pest repellers come in various forms, including battery-operated and plug-in styles.
If you search for ultrasonic pest repellers on the internet, you’ll quickly find thousands of results advertising long-term solutions for a pest-free home, office, or garden. However, don’t fall for the hype. Always contact integrated pest management services for high-quality, effective pest control services.
Trained professionals undergo extensive training and education to safely and thoroughly remove unwanted pests from homes.
The Effectiveness of Ultrasonic Pest Repellers
When looking for products to give yourself peace of mind from pest problems, consider the effectiveness of the products your purchase. For example, many experts agree that bait traps provide adequate protection from various pests. Ultrasonic pest repellers claim to control the following pests effectively:
Unfortunately, many ultrasonic pest repellers fail to claim effectiveness against scorpions. Effective pest control in Phoenix requires advanced techniques and equipment to eradicate troublesome pests. Customers should use caution when purchasing pest control products claiming such effectiveness.
Since the 1980s, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned consumers about the unsubstantiated science behind ultrasonic pest repeller claims. Between 1985 and 1997, the FTC charged six different ultrasonic pest repeller companies for falsely claiming the effectiveness of their products. The FTC continues to educate consumers on the dangers of false advertising from ultrasonic pest repeller companies.
The University of Arizona, the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Wildlife Research Center have all concluded that ultrasonic pest repellers ineffectively treat pest problems. In the 2015 University of Arizona study, rodents stopped responding to high-frequency sounds after only three days. Academic and governmental sources agree that ultrasonic pest repellers falsely claim effectiveness against pests.
Finding Effective Pest Control Solutions
Instead of following false claims and unrealistic promises to treat pest infestations, consider contacting your local pest control experts. Effective pest control eliminates unwanted pests without harming your family or pets. Many pest control companies offer realistic solutions for removing pests from your home.
Consider exploring customer testimonials on Yelp and Facebook to find the best pest control company in your area. Local pest control experts offer comprehensive inspections of your home to identify and remove pests.
The successful strategies employed by pest control experts include the following:
Many pests enter homes through cracked foundations, air vents, and exposed pipes. Pest control professionals identify and seal exposed areas of your home to prevent pests from entering your home. Customers also benefit from reduced energy bills by appropriately sealing cracks in windows, doorways, and foundations.
Rodents, ants, and cockroaches thrive in cluttered environments. Food scraps and crumbs attract unwanted pests in search of food. To guarantee pests quit visiting your home, always clean up after meals and avoid creating large messes.
Store leftover food in airtight containers and avoid leaving food on counters. Always clean the dishes after meals and take out the trash before retiring for the evening. Many rodents appear from their hiding places in your home during the night.
Eliminate Hiding Spots
Rodents, spiders, and cockroaches enjoy small, dark places in your home. Rock formations, loose soil, and planters nearby your home also provide great hiding places for pests. Thoroughly clean under all the surfaces of your home and remove any potential pest havens further away from your home’s structure.
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