Rodents are pests, and it can be difficult to keep them away from your home or garden. Poisons and traps work well, but they can be dangerous if you have pets or small children. There may be an effective way to keep squirrels and other rodents at bay that relies not on poisons and traps, but with sound repellents.
Sound repellents reportedly work by emitting high-frequency that frighten and repel squirrels, mice, rats and gophers. These sounds are inaudible to humans, so they won’t disturb you or your family. Some of these sound repellents are battery-operated, while others need to be plugged into a wall outlet. Most use motion sensors to determine if a rodent is nearby.
The Effectiveness of Sound
Despite claims made by manufacturers, the jury is still out on whether sound repellents actually work. Many rodents are frightened by sudden and unexplained noises, but they also become accustomed to repeated sounds. A sound repellent may work for a while, but animals will eventually get used to it. There is also no evidence that says sound repels moles and gophers.
Sound repellent is at best a temporary solution to a rodent problem. It may work at first, but only because rodents are easily scared by loud, sudden or unfamiliar noises. Instead of installing sound repellents, consider other measures to keep rodents away if you don’t want to resort to poisons and traps. Remove unnecessary vegetation that provides food and shelter, set up barriers in your vents and chimneys and keep a tight lid on your garbage cans. These will all make your home look unsuitable to rodents.
Before you start blasting sound in your attic or home, call the friendly staff at Allison Pest Control to rid your home and attic of pesky squirrels and rodents.