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Natural Mouse Repellents for your home

Homemade natural mouse repellent reviews

Mice are some of the most common pests that are found in our houses. In this post we will try and identify the best natural mouse repellent methods that we can use to get rid of them.

Use your cat if you have one

Cats for a long time have been used to get rid of mice in many homes. The most effective way will depend on the number of mice involved. If the mice can be able to smell even the litter of the cats then they will definitely know that they are in danger and move away from your home. Get one to move around the house and outside.

Make your house and home Clean

This is one of the most commonly overlooked natural methods that can be very efficient when you have lots of mice in your house. Mice like dirt a lot so if you keep clean then they will not have a chance to come to your home.

Fix holes and cracks in the house

These pesky creatures usually find holes and spaces on the walls and enter the house. Since the nature of their body is big, then it is very important to identify holes that are the size of your palm, either smaller or bigger. Cover them up properly so that they don’t get any space to squeeze into the house.

Plant mouse repellent plants and bulbs

If you are able then you can have some plants that repel mice in your garden. The smell of these plants makes the mice very uncomfortable and therefore they will not stay around your house for long. They have a very strong smell which any mouse will really dislike. Some of these plants are like garlic, alliums, lavender and bulbs like the grape hyacinth.

Insect Netting for garden and plants

The vegetable garden insect netting

Another method that is commonly used to get rid of pests is by the use of the Insect Netting for the garden.

As you well know after you have planted your vegetables and all in your garden, they are usually exposed to a lot of danger before they become ripe for harvest.

Some of the dangers involved are usually the attack by different pests that may invade your garden. The pests involved are like leaf miners, root maggots, grass hoppers, vine borers, aphids, carrot flies, cut worm, leek moth, onion fly and much more.

You will need insect mesh netting and have your vegetables and plants covered all year round through to harvest.

How to use the Insect Netting for your plants

You have to buy the mesh depending on the size of your garden. That is if you have a bigger garden, then you have to get a larger net and vice versa. The other thing to note is that you are not supposed to cover your plants and vegetable while they are flowering. This is because this will affect their growth and so you will do this only after they finish flowering.

The other thing to note is that you are not supposed to cover your plants and vegetable while they are flowering. This is because this will affect their growth and so you will do this only after they finish flowering.

There are many benefits that you get when you use insect netting and one of them is obviously a higher yield in the harvest. This is because there have been lesser pests than normal. Pests and insects destroy crops and reduce the yield. The need for use of insecticides is no longer there since they are already gotten rid of by the mesh covering the garden. This also saves you a lot of money which you can use in your other projects.

This is because there have been lesser pests than normal. Pests and insects destroy crops and reduce the yield. The need for use of insecticides is no longer there since they are already gotten rid of by the mesh covering the garden. This also saves you a lot of money which you can use in your other projects.

So if you want a very cost effective way of keeping insects away from your garden and plants then this is one of the best ways.

The Comprehensive Electronic Pest Control Guide

Electronic Pest Control GuideHere is the Comprehensive electronic guide you will ever get

Different Types of electronic Pest Control

Electric and ultrasonic pest control is another method used widely by many people to get rid of the unwanted guests in the house. In this post I will review the different devices that are widely used in many homes. These gadgets will work depending on the type of pesky creatures that you want to get rid of and can also be found in any part of the world, so whether you are in Australia, Ireland, Canada, India, Malaysia, south Africa, Dubai, U.K. or china you will find them on stores or alternatively you can shop for them at online stores like Amazon, nextag, walmart or home depot where you can even get free shipping.

Bird Repellent devices and products

Balcony guard (gard) ultrasonic silent bird repeller

This device as the name suggests is ideal for pigeons, swallows, woodpeckers and sparrows on porches, rooftops, garages, boats, car and balconies. Manufactured by the famous bird-x, it has a motion sensor that detects if the birds are at a close range and gets rid of them by emitting strong sonic waves. You can buy it at home depot at reasonable price. There is also the birxpeller pro and garden owl that works almost the same way.

QB4 Quadblaster

Produces sounds that scare away birds with its four speakers. This device covers an area of 6000 square feet and has also been manufactured by bird-x. The high frequency waves produced by this gadget cannot be heard by humans and usually irritate the birds.

Bird Proof Bird repellent gel

When some of these flying creatures tend to make a surface their home, they will roost at this place. This causes all kinds of damages to properties especially with their droppings. They sometimes also cause hazards like fire. With this gel, also manufactured by bird-x, it makes these surfaces very uncomfortable such that they will be irritated whenever they land on the surface. It can be applied on statues, poles, beams and other surfaces.  It comes in a 283g tube.

Bird repellent spray

This is mostly homemade and you can easily make it using naturally available materials that can be found around many homes. Use this recipe, mix chili peppers and water then place where you would like to deter the birds. It’s very important that you do not spray this to what they feed on like the fruits.

Ribbons

These ones usually scare the birds visually because of the shadows and reflections caused by the ribbon. The sound produced when the wind blows it away also irritates them so they tend to stay away. The irri-tape repellents ribbon comes gets rid of the birds holographically and can also be used anywhere and comes in a 1000 square feet.  There is also the tanglefoot ribbon and you can also get one for 30m depending on your target.

Spikes

Usually placed on the fence or boat where the birds like to land and roost, this scares them away.

Animal Repellers & Repellents

Since not all types of electronic pest control products are manufactured for the same kind of pesky creatures, we have those that are specifically designed to get rid of the unwanted animals outdoors. These are the animals that mess up our garden and patio furniture in addition to causing nuisance at night.

They include animals like deers, rabbits, raccoons, the neighbours pets, rabbits, squirrels, skunks and many more.

Most of these devices usually come with a mounting bracket or screws if you want to place it on the tree or fence.  Since they are supposed to work in the night, they are motion activated and therefore will detect any slight movement produced by an intruder or any moving object.

Once the motion is detected, they will automatically emit very strong ultrasonic waves which will deter these unwanted animals. They are weatherproof to work day and night and also utilize solar power. Here are some:

  • Bell and Howell 50104 motion Animal Repeller
  • Bird-x Yard Gard Ultrasonic

Electronic Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic Pest Repellers

These are the most common ones that are used in many homes. They come in many varieties and have very different and distinct features, some of which include blue, red or green nightlight: – which can be used to provide some light in the night when there is total darkness and you don’t want to switch on the normal light.

This can be helpful if the device has been placed in the bedroom, kitchen or bathroom. This same led light usually also helps to indicate whether the device is working correctly or not.

The other feature is the ultrasonic and electromagnetic waves they emit. When they are turned on, they can either emit one or both of these waves depending on the technology on which they have been manufactured on.

These strong sounds cannot be heard by a human being or a child and are only meant for the pests. It affects the nervous system of these creatures, and once this is done, they find it difficult to communicate with each other and can also not feed properly so therefore they stay away from the area.

Ultrasonic waves are best for open spaces in the living area while electromagnetic sounds are better for cracks on walls since they utilize the electrical circuit or wiring around the house to create an electromagnetic field. It’s always advisable to get one for each level of your house.

On the cover or the pack of these gadgets, is indicated the surface area in which they can cover so chose the one that best suits your house and also which type of pest they get rid of whether they are mosquitoes, roaches, rats, mice, rodents, ants, fleas, bats, spider, geckoes or lizards. Instructions and manual are also packed together.

Some also have an extra outlet where you can be able to plug in your other electrical appliances, and others can either be battery powered or use electricity. There are also those that have the additional feature of emitting beneficial ions or breathalyzer which purify and freshen the air we breathe around us.

All these devices are safe to use in the house and therefore do not affect small children or pregnant women. The only ones that are affected are pets like gerbils and hamsters because their nervous system is more or less the same to that one of the other pesky creatures.  Humane unlike pesticides which tend to kill the pests, here they are only gotten rid of without causing any harm.

Here are some of these:

  • Attack wave p3
  • Bell & Howell 50153,
  • Bird-x Transonic Pro
  • Black and decker 310, ep1100, 410, 321
  • Pest offense
  • Riddex plus, plug in, unit l1112, pro digital, sonic
  • Dx610
  • Emerson
  • Force field
  • Goodlife ultimate at 5 in 1, ii, sg
  • Pest-stop 2000
  • Rid rite deluxe
  • Rodar ii
  • Smartlife
  • Royal
  • Sunbeam sb 700, 101, 104, 105, 125, 300, 200, 310
  • Sunforce Solar 80001, 80004 twin pack
  • Viatek
  • Victor pr60c
  • Weitech 0562, 0220, 0180, 800, 3500

Getting rid of dogs and cats

Although these are man’s best friends, sometimes they tend to be nuisance in our lives. A dogs bark is good when scaring intruders during the night or even at daytime, but when it is done to your precious visitors, it becomes bad. There is also a time when your precious furniture, lawns, flowers, plants is getting messed up by these pets and so it becomes necessary to chase them away then. Most of the devices in this category are also like trainers and will train them to behave in a certain way when used in them. There are homemade prays, whistles, collars that are used which are portable.

Just like the other devices mentioned above these also use ultrasonic pulses to deter them and not harm them in any way. Some of these sounds can even be downloaded as mp3.

Examples are:

  • Dazer ii
  • Lambert kay boundary
  • Off limits

Whether these devices do really work or do not work depends greatly on the type of gadget that you have purchased. There are many consumer reports, as seen on tv and reviews that are online and therefore it is always good to conduct due diligence when you want to buy the best one. If you are looking for where to buy them, there are many links in this site that will direct you or you can contact me using the link above.

 

Black & Decker EX-420-2P-D6 Ultrasonic Pest Repeller Review

Black & Decker Ultrasonic Pest Repeller

 

This electronic pest control device uses the technology of ultrasonic waves to get rid of bugs and other pests in your house. The ultrasonic waves are always constantly changing and so the pests will have no chance of adapting to the sounds. The frequency of the waves

The ultrasonic waves are always constantly changing and so the pests will have no chance of adapting to the sounds. The frequency of the waves range from 25 – 80 kHz. The good thing about having an ultrasonic pest control device that uses waves that are constantly will surely guarantee results after a few days and not like one that has

The good thing about having an ultrasonic pest control device that uses waves that are constantly will surely guarantee results after a few days and not like one that has invariable frequency.

 

 

The black and Decker electronic pest repeller also has a night light that can be used to see in the night when you have switched off the lights. This is very important because you will really save a lot of energy costs and therefore use the money for something else. If you like to move a lot at night then this will be of great use to you.

This is very important because you will really save a lot of energy costs and therefore use the money for something else. If you like to move a lot at night then this will be of great use to you.

 

The Black & Decker pest repeller comes in a 2 pack and this means that you can be able to use them on separate rooms for maximum efficiency.

When you are using electronic pest control as your main method of getting rid of insects and other creatures in your house, then you should always remember that the more you have in the house the more effective they will be and also placing them at different strategic places all round the house will improve their efficiency.

 

One unit of the black and Decker Ultrasonic Pest Repeller is just enough to cover one room, but you are advised to always have it in a clear area where it is not destructed. These waves usually need an empty space for them to be able to penetrate through well and placing it behind furniture or curtains is not going to help.

 

You will be surprised at how much the Black & Decker Ex-420 electronic pest repeller retails for. At less than $10 you can get yourself a 2 pack unit. Most of these devices retail for around $20.

Ultrasonic Pest Control – Pros and Cons

Does the use of ultrasonic pest control devices have any side effects?

 

When you are planning to purchase a unit of an electronic pest control device you must consider a lot of things and one of these is whether it is going to affect you in one way or another.

You will then have to decide if this is the reason you will rather not have it in your home. In this post I will highlight some of the benefits and also the negative effects of having one in your home and using to get rid of insects and rodents that have become a nuisance to you.

 

The use of ultrasonic pest repellers has become the better option for many home owners and the main reason for this is because its very cheap as compared to other methods like the hiring or exterminator companies to get rid of pests in your house.

Unlike many other do it yourself methods, ultrasonic repellers only involve plugging in the device to the socket if it is one that uses electricity and turning it on for those that are powered by batteries or solar. There are usually no major complications for using this method and this is the reason why they are gaining popularity. They also come with clear instructions

There are usually no major complications for using this method and this is the reason why they are gaining popularity. They also come with clear instructions of how to use them written on the pack.

 

Pros of Ultrasonic Pest Repellents

 

The uniqueness of how a unit of this gadget works is also one of its advantages. Different models work in different ways to get rid of various insects and rodents. Take the Ultrasonic Mosquito Repellent for example what this does is that when it has been turned on it produces the sound resembling the one of the male mosquito and since

Take the Ultrasonic Mosquito Repellent for example what this does is that when it has been turned on it produces the sound resembling the one of the male mosquito and since its only the “fertilized” female mosquitoes that bite then they will not feel comfortable around this sound and therefore are deterred and move away from the area.

 

When they are fertilized they do not usually want to have intercourse and when they sense that the male counterpart is around they run away and this is good riddance.

 

The other example I want to put across here is the Ultrasonic Bird Repeller and what this one does is to play around with the psychology of the birds in such a way that if they are gathered somewhere either scavenging or something, they are always on the lookout to see if there are any predators that might attack them and when one of them notices a predator then it makes a sort of distress sound alarming the others to vacate the are immediately.

Ultrasonic bird repellers usually work in the same way and they create this kind of distress call sound warning the birds to vacate the area immediately (in this case your garden) since it may not be safe for them.

 

Some of the advantages of these ultrasonic devices are like:

 

  • They are very cheap and you can purchase them anywhere either in retail store or online. Averagely they cost around $20.
  • They are safe to the environment since they do not emit any harmful chemicals. Some like the pest repeller ultimate usually emit beneficial negative ions that help to purify the air that we breathe.
  • They are safe around the kids and even some of our pets.
  • Easy to use and come with clear instructions.
  • Consume very little electricity.

 

Cons of ultrasonic pest deterrents

 

Since there are very few disadvantages I will only list two of them that I know of and these are:

  •           Some usually do not work like the Riddex Pest Repellers
  •          The ultrasonic ultrasound affects people with pacemakers around.

As you can see the benefits of using these devices exceeds the disadvantages and that is why I really recommend purchasing at least one ultrasonic pest control device and compare it with the other methods then see make your long term choice.