This article features the best electronic ultrasonic rat & mouse repellent we found. We’ve also discussed on the rationale behind how electronic rodent repellents work, what’s our thoughts and what are some of the things to note when using one.
How Ultrasonic Mouse Repellers Work?
Ultrasonic repeller repels rodents by injecting intense auditory stress to the environment (achieved through what is known as the animal behavior modification).
Ultrasound is a frequency of sound too high to be heard by humans but is able to irritate rodents. Using non-repetitive frequency levels, it causes discomfort that rodents are not able to become habituated to (some frequency replicates the sound of a dominant male rodent which discourages these territorial pest from inhabiting a territory).
Unlike rodent poisons or traps, ultrasound does not kill or capture but seek to provide a long-term reduction in rodent population by creating an unfriendly environment that deters and discourages rat & mice infestations.
>> Read till the end to hear our thoughts and views on Ultrasonic Mouse Repellers
This Ultrasonic Pest Repellent Plug Control uses ultrasonic technology to drive away mice and most kinds of flying and crawling pests.
Each unit also comes with built-in sound generators that produces bionic waves which mimics the sound of rat’s predator.
The ultrasonic pest repeller has an effective coverage in area up to 1600 Sq ft and the company also offers a 4 weeks money back guarantee.
Tip: choose an installation point that is away from carpet and curtain.
This Ultrasonic Repeller by ANCROWN combines both the ultrasonic and electromagnetic dual chips to repel pests effectively by disrupting their nervous system and annoying their hearing senses.
On top of rodents, they can also repel other crawling and flying pests like roaches, mosquitoes and fruit flies etc.
As with other ultrasonic repellers, operating it is as easy as plug and use. This low-energy-consumption repeller can cover up to 150 sq ft of area.
Tips: Ultrasound waves are not able to travel through solid surfaces (i.e. walls), and are not advisable to use around soft material like the carpet and curtain etc. For maximum effectiveness, use more of these for better coverage.
The Neatmaster Ultrasonic Repeller uses low frequency UV waves to deter pests. Each device can cover up to 120 sq meter of area.
It features three function modes: Green, Blue and Red.
- Green setting – used for slight pest infestation
- Blue setting – used for normal pest infestation
- Red setting – used for heavy pest infestation
The XMSTORE Solar Powered Ultrasonic Repeller device automatically absorbs and saves sun energy during the day and uses the energy to continue operating at night.
It mimics animals’ natural danger signals by emitting ultrasonic sounds in all directions every 20 seconds. They are most suitable for use in open spaces such as the garden and yard and each device can cover up to about 7,000 square meters.
To use, dig a hole of about 8 inches before inserting the device about 2 to 4 inches above the ground. Results usually take between 2 to 4 weeks to be seen.
This pair of Car under hood Ultrasonic Repellent by Loraffe works by emitting ultrasonic waves and LED Flashlights that irritates and deter rodents from coming near your car. The frequency of sound wave it produces constantly changes to prevent rodents or other small animals from getting used to it.
There is no connection between this wireless device and your vehicle as it operates on alkaline batteries. This prevents any need for special installation and avoids any risk that it might mess with your car’s electrical system.
These devices comes with auto standby feature that cease operation while the vehicle is moving and automatically resume operation when no vibration from the vehicle is detected for about 20 seconds.
Works on many types of rodents including mice, rats, mice, chipmunks, squirrels among others that seeks shelter under your car, causing damage wires, cables, and other parts. [May: In the cold season or during rainy days, the base of the car becomes a nice warm and dry environment that attracts rodents.]
Every purchase comes with a pair of animal electronic repeller, user guide, screwdriver and 16 pcs of zip ties for installation (batteries are not included).
Things To Note
Ultrasound will be reflected by hard surfaces and absorbed by soft surfaces. Avoid placing device behind a couch or vase. Curtains and carpet can also reduce the effectiveness of ultrasound waves.
Ultrasonic frequencies also can’t pass through walls, hence multiple units need to be placed in multiple rooms.
We think that simply plugging in an Ultrasonic repeller is not enough to send rodents running for the door and out into cold especially when there’s food & shelter in the house. It is essential to also incorporate traps and baits in conjunction with Ultrasonic devices (also, the sound waves cause rodents to scurry around, driving them right into the traps).
Ultrasonic Mouse Repellers (manufactured properly) can work to a certain extend in deterring rodents and even some insects. However, they are likely to only deter rodents for a short period of time until they find out how to avoid or simply adapt to the noise.
What do you think? Have you tried using Ultrasonic Mouse Repellers or are planning to try one? Let us know in the comment section.