Electric and ultrasonic pest control is another method used widely by many people to get rid of 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, cars,s and balconies. Manufactured by the famous bird-x, it has a motion sensor that detects if the birds are at a close range and get rid of them by emitting strong sonic waves.
You can buy it at home depot at a reasonable price. There are also the birxpeller pro and garden owl that works almost the same way.
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 damage to properties, especially with their droppings.
They sometimes also cause hazards like fire. 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.
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 1000 square feet. There is also the tanglefoot ribbon and you can also get one for 30m depending on your target.
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 unwanted animals outdoors.
These are the animals that mess up our garden and patio furniture in addition to causing a nuisance at night. They include animals like deer, rabbits, raccoons, the neighbor’s pets, rabbits, squirrels, skunks, and many more. Most of these devices usually come with mounting brackets or screws if you want to place them on the tree or fence.
Since they are supposed to work at 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.
These strong sounds cannot be heard by a human being or a child and are only meant for 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 in 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 manuals 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 breathalyzers 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 as 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
- Force field
- Goodlife ultimate at 5 in 1, ii, sg
- Pest-stop 2000
- Rid rite deluxe
- Rodar ii
- Sunbeam sb 700, 101, 104, 105, 125, 300, 200, 310
- Sunforce Solar 80001, 80004 twin pack
- 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 a nuisance in our lives. A dog’s 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, and plants are 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, and 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.
- 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 on this site that will direct you or you can contact me using the link above.