At some point, most homeowners have to find ways of dealing with uninvited pests in their homes. There are a lot of choices when it comes to pest control, so its really a matter of finding one you prefer. One option that is popular is ultrasonic pest repellents, perhaps you have considered these. But, a good question to ask is: How well do they work?
Here are some factors to keep in mind:
Firstly, they are a very easy to use repellent due to the fact that they are a small, simple device that just plugs into an electrical outlet. They use a high frequency sound which acts as a deterrent to small creatures. They are a good option because they pose no risk to humans and so are safe to use.
But, do they repel all kinds of unwanted pests? Studies have revealed that they are not effective against all pests. For example, results have shown that ultrasonic pest deterrents have no effects on ants or spiders, they also do not seem to be very effective against cockroaches. Some other studies have shown that some pests can even become used to the sound, meaning that over time, these will not be much of a deterrent. Another possible issue with this kind of repellent is that sound will not travel through solid objects. This means that furniture and walls will block the repellents ability to cover a whole room.
There are, however, many consumers who have found ultrasonic pest repellents to be very effective. So, the best thing to do if you are thinking of trying them, is to read consumer reviews and determine which brand is the best one.
In some, particularly bad, cases of pest invasion, it would be a good option to consult a professional pest control company. They can advise you on the best way to get rid of the problem.