What is Ultrasonic Mouse Repellant, and How it Works
Mouse infestations can be frustrating, especially for homeowners who do not have experience dealing with pests. Fortunately, pest control companies offer lasting solutions to most pest problems. Though, there’s a chance you are looking into using alternative solutions, such as ultrasonic mouse-repellant devices.
Many of these ultrasonic devices get marketed as one-size-fits-all repellants that drive away all pests, including insects and rodents like ants and mice. But unfortunately, the scientific studies on these devices have provided little data to show that they work. So rather than relying on these ultrasonic mouse repellants, we suggest you hire a professional pest control company.
What Are Ultrasonic Mouse Repellant Devices?
Ultrasonic mouse repellants emit high-frequency sounds throughout a building in hopes of driving pests away from food sources and nesting areas. Some of the manufacturers of these products claim that they work for all manner of pests, ranging from ants and other insects to large rodents like rats. And some companies sell ultrasonic devices specifically designed to repel rodents.
Many people consider ultrasonic repellant devices because they do not involve exposing people or pets to harmful chemicals. Yet, once plugged in, the devices rarely have any noticeable effect on household pests.
How Do Ultrasonic Mouse Repellants Work?
Electronic mouse repellants emit sound at 65,000 Hz, a frequency that the devices’ manufacturers claim chases pests away. This method of removing pests has a long history, with the first instances of the technology entering the market as early as 1948. Today, the devices are more compact and less costly.
Current iterations of ultrasonic mouse repellants can last for three to five years. However, the effectiveness of these devices is still unclear. Many industry professionals are skeptical about the claims made by device manufacturers. The BBC stated that there is no scientific evidence that these devices are effective at repelling pests.
Should You Rely On Ultrasonic Mouse Repellants?
Chances are you previously saw an advertisement for ultrasonic mouse repellants and thought, “this seems like a cheap, easy solution.” Well, if they worked, you would be right. Unfortunately, ultrasonic mouse repellants rarely function as described.
Rather than going for the cheap, easy solution, spend your hard-earned money on professional pest control services. Doing so will get to the source of your pest problems, allowing you to eliminate unwanted creatures from your home. In addition, if you work with a company that offers routine maintenance services, you can ensure that the pests never return.
Alternatives To Ultrasonic Mouse Repellants
You want the mice out of your home immediately. We understand that. That’s why we suggest you call OMNIS Pest Control to start working on a pest control plan that suits your needs. The process begins with a free inspection, where you will learn your options.
Our pest inspection process is thorough, so we will find where the mice are nesting and create a strategy for removing them. For homes with multiple entry points where mice enter, the strategy will include steps to keep mice from returning unexpectedly.
If you are interested in acquiring pest control services following the inspection, you must follow up with our technician. You can book an appointment for treatment at that time. Our technician will arrive shortly after to start eliminating your pests.
How Does Pest Control Work?
Pest control involves any techniques used to remove unwanted insects or wildlife from your property. During the inspection process, pest control technicians search for evidence of pests and their entry points. Once they finish the investigation they create and implement solutions that treat your home for pests.
Damage remediation is also a common service offered by pest control companies like OMNIS. During this process, our team repairs any pest-related damage throughout your home. With mouse infestations, the damage will look like chewed wires, furniture, and other surfaces, like drywall.
Finally, a pest control company advises you on how to keep pests away using pest prevention techniques. In general, this requires you to keep your home clean and not allow pests the option to enter your home and nest. Scheduling routine pest control maintenance is crucial to this process.
Speak to your OMNIS representative to learn how you can keep pests out for good!
Here Is How We Remove Mice
If you purchased an ultrasonic mouse repellant device but it does not work, we offer more effective solutions. To remove your mice, our technicians evaluate the condition of your pest infestation and implement physical or chemical treatments. Sometimes technicians implement both treatment types simultaneously, depending on infestation circumstances.
Here is more information about physical treatments vs. chemical treatments:
Chemical Pest Control
Using chemical solutions to kill or drive off mice is a standard method pest control providers employ. There is a notable level of risk associated with the chemicals used in this process. However, most pest control companies prefer to use safe chemical substances for moderate use in human-occupied spaces.
If we decide to use a chemical pest control treatment, circumstances dictate whether we use a liquid poison or solid poison. There is little difference between the two, except that liquid is sprayed onto a surface to repel mice while the solid poisoned bait is left for the mouse to consume, killing them. If you are opposed to killing the pests, there are alternative solutions available in some cases.
Physical Pest Control
Solutions like poisoned bait are effective, but sometimes it is not an option due to the presence of household pets and children that sometimes find and eat the poison. With rodents, physical pest control becomes a safer option. This involves trapping pests or blocking their access to certain locations.
Mouse traps come in many varieties. For example, some traps kill pests, while others simply keep them in one spot long enough for you to remove them. In some cases, adding wire mesh to a vent is enough to stop a rodent infestation.