Do you have unwanted pests in your home? Maybe you’re considering which type of pest control method is right for you. One option many people try is the plug-in type but, is it an effective method of pest control and does it deter all unwanted creatures?
An ultrasonic pest control plug-in device is, as the name suggests, designed to plug into any electrical outlet. When turned on it emits a high-frequency sound that creatures do not like, making them leave the area. One benefit of this is that it is one of the more humane types of pest control and it does not affect larger animals which is good if you have pets in the house.
Are they effective? Studies have been done to test the efficacy of ultrasonic pest control methods. Results have shown that this type of pest control does not work on all kinds of pests. For example, they did not appear to affect spiders or ants. Cockroaches also did not show signs of being affected by them. The studies also indicated that some creatures become used to the sound and are no longer deterred by it. Another problem with ultrasonic plug-in devices is that high-frequency sound does not travel through objects so, in a room full of furniture it would decrease the area of coverage.
Should we conclude, then, that ultrasonic plug-in pest control is not worth trying? Well, many consumers claim that this is a very effective type of pest control. If you decide to try it for yourself, read the consumer’s reviews so that you choose the right one. Its also important to think about how bad your pest problem is, if it is very bad it would be best for you to consult with a qualified pest control expert who can advise you about what to do.