An electronic repeller is an interesting option for getting rid of household pests. A repeller makes use of sound to drive pests away. Here is what to expect when using an electronic pest repeller.
Electronic repellers work best when they are used in conjunction with some kind of trapping mechanism. Whether a humane trap or something more deadly is used, it should be placed in the vicinity of the repeller. As the repeller releases ultrasonic sounds, the pests will start running around to escape it, leading them right into the trap. Without the trap, the pests will just wander around and look for new hiding spots to escape the ultrasonic sounds, defeating the purpose of having it in the first place.
The electronic repeller may produce successful results, but don’t expect them to be permanent. Initially, the pests won’t be able to stand the sounds coming from the repeller and will run away, but as time passes, they will get used to it, and it won’t be as effective. This is especially the case when dealing with bigger pests like rodents. Keeping a watchful eye will help determine just how well it’s working and when it’s time to try something else.
The ultrasonic sound waves can only travel so far from the unit. Corners, walls, and even furniture can act as barriers that will prevent the sound waves from reaching certain areas of a home. A good test to figure out how far the waves will extend from the unit is to use a simple table lamp. Turn off any lights except for the lamp, and put it near the repleller. The lights and shadows from the lamp will create an idea of where the sound waves will reach. Using more than one unit will create a wider coverage area and lessen the amount of blind spots created by obstacles.
Try not to expect the electronic repeller to be the end of all pests. It will have a positive effect in driving away household pests, but it’s more likely that this will only result in a decrease in the number of overall pests, rather than a total elimination of them. The repellers can only do so much with the technology inside of them, and depending on the price range, some will be better than others.
Be careful when using the repeller around hamsters and rabbits. Normally, the sound waves made by it won’t be enough to harm the average cat or dog, but for pets that lean closer to the rodent side the waves can present a problem. In cases like these, it may be best to move the pet to a different part of the home that isn’t near the unit. If this isn’t enough, then it’s best to avoid using the repeller while the pet is in the home.
Electronic pest repellers have their pros and cons, but they are still worth a shot for pest control. Place a few around the house and be surprised at the results.