Do Ultrasonic Pest Repellents Work?

Ultrasonic pest repellents have been touted in recent years as a way to deter rodents and insects from staying in your home. The belief is that these devices emit high-frequency sound waves that are received by pests and effectively drive them crazy to the point that they leave. However, research on this theory has been found to be lacking.

Reviews of these devices are often fairly positive, but the lack of pests within the home can’t always directly be attributed to the ultrasonic pest repellent. Though the device may work, the audible level at which it operates is undetectable by the human ear and scientific studies have found no basis that it works. If you plan on using an ultrasonic pest repellent to deal with your pest problems, it is recommended that you use it in conjunction with other pest control methods.

Because the product emits frequencies that are both weak and short range it would most likely only work in an open room, if it is indeed effective. This means that the beams emitted are easily blocked by furniture and walls. Given the short space at which it is able to operate, it is not a feasible pest control option.

Rodents are resilient pests that become easily accustomed to their surroundings. If a rodent is exposed to a high-frequency sound for long enough the expected outcome will be lessened over time. This means that even if the device does work, it would only be a temporary fix.

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook and Google+.

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.