Many people want to deter rodents and insects from coming into their homes but don’t necessarily want to do them harm. One solution to this is ultrasonic pest control devices. However, do they work?
First, let’s consider some advantages. Ultrasonic pest deterrents are very easy to use as they can simply be plugged into any electrical outlet. They are intended to repel pests by emitting a high-frequency sound that small creatures find unpleasant. This sound does not affect humans or larger animals so they can be used around household pets.
Are they effective? Studies have shown that ultrasonic pest control devices do not always work on every kind of pest. For example, these studies revealed that they are ineffective against spiders or ants and do not seem to discourage cockroaches either. Some pests also appear to get used to the high-frequency sound, so it no longer deters them. Another issue is that the sound cannot travel through objects so if you have a lot of furniture in the room, the device will not cover a large area.
Ok, so studies haven’t produced very positive results but, according to many customers, ultrasonic pest control devices work well. So, before you decide whether to try them or not, do your research into the different brands available and read the consumer reviews which will help you to make the right decision. It should be noted, though, that if you have a particularly bad problem with pests in your home, it would be best to consult with a professional pest control specialist who can advise you on what steps to take.