They emit ultra-high frequency sound waves that are supposed to repel pests, including creepy-crawly pests like ants and roaches, and rodents like mice and rats. The noise is too high-pitched to be heard by humans or by pets like cats or dogs. If you have pets like guinea pigs, hamsters, or gerbils, though, the noise may disturb them. The idea is that the sound will be intolerable to pests and keep them away.
Rats & Mice: The general types of these rodents that exist in your home can include the Norway rat, the roof (or black) rat and the house mouse. Roof rats usually stake out attics or cabinets and can climb quite well. Norway rats choose to live in the ground by digging burrows against foundations, tree trunks, and gardens. Their burrows can lead into crawl spaces and small openings around pipes which can enable them to inhabit your kitchens and bathrooms.
Of course, the real question is whether ultrasonic pest control devices really work at all. While some people do report using them with good success, unfortunately the science just doesn’t bear that out. Studies have actually been done in which ultrasonic devices were placed right next to cages of rodents. The rodents in these studies did not appear disturbed by the devices and went on to lead fairly normal rodent-lives. When males and females were placed in a cage together, they even bred. Entomologists also report that some of the creepy-crawly pests cannot even hear the high-pitched sounds put out by the devices, so obviously there is no reason these devices should deter them.
Another sensible place that you will want to look is online. With sites like Yelp and Angie’s List, consumers are able to find recommendations for a variety of customers on a bunch of different home services business. Everything from plumbers to rodent extermination services are listed with consumer comments, so it is a really good resource.
You can set live traps for raccoons and rabbits and turn them loose miles down the road where they won’t return to your garden. Apples are a good bait for rabbits and sardines and peanut butter exterminators are the favorite food of raccoons.
“How will fruit flies smell the vinegar this way and how will they not be able to get out?” I asked him. He explained that fruit flies have a much stronger sense of smell than humans and that once they crawl into the holes they cannot get out Once fruit flies fly into this trap they will become very consumed with the substance and even if they fly back to the top of the enclosed structure they will have a hard time finding the termite control tiny holes and crawling back out he said.
The most common commensal rodents, raccoon and opossums, are known to many homeowners as troublemakers because of the damage they can cause by hibernating in your attic or wreaking havoc in your garden.
Vexcon has been a part of the A&E family for three years. What I like best about Billy is that he relocates the animals. He shows his feelings when an animal has to be put down, whether it is because the animal was too sick and had to be put down, or if it is an alligator that was over 6 feet. According to Louisiana law, any gators that are over six feet have to be put down. There is no relocating them. When Billy or a member of his team finds an animal that is hurt or sick, they takes the animal to the vet. As they begin each job, they take time to explain what they are about to do.