Some unwanted, uninvited guests are always a bother. They show up at your house – unexpectedly – and make themselves feel at home. Some of these uninvited guests even have the audacity to dig in your food, or ruin your furniture or literally anything else that can be found in your home.
Pests fit the description, don’t they? All sorts of pests are a hindrance to having a peaceful and relaxing day at home. Imagine waking up to your furniture, having holes from the mice, or your stash of food being stolen from you while you were humbly sleeping. Sometimes, you couldn’t even sleep at all with these pests around.
To have a peaceful house is to make it healthy. And to have a healthy house is to get rid of the pests roaming around it, especially rodents. The common way of doing this is by using repellents, and there are a lot of types available in the market. You just have to know which would suit you and your home best.
Below is a list of some of the most used rodent repellents and how they work to get rid of pests so that you’d get to consider which type would suit best to your needs. A few brands of these repellents are provided, as well.
Types of Rodent Repellents That You Need to Know
This would be the most common type of rodent repellent that you would get to know of. Mouse poison, by its name itself, is able to poison the rodent, and the only thing that you would do after that is to get the said rodent disposed away of your home. That is if the rodent falls for your trap.
The thing you have to do beforehand is to know which spot of your house has the most or has active rodent activities. That would be the place where the rodent usually spends its time, scavenging for food, or maybe their hiding spot.
After you’ve identified the location, place a desirable amount of the poison onto it. Make it as a bait, something that the rodent might consume at first sight. If your amount is at a lethal dose, the poison is expected to take effect approximately 12 hours but could extend up to 2 days. Once you’ve smelled something foul in your house, then that would be the dead rodent.
Also, see to it that the poison isn’t anywhere from your children’s reach, as it is also harmful to the human body.
2. Havoc Rodenticide Bait Pack
3. EcoClear Products 620101 RatX
Ultrasonic Rodent Repellent
Now, this type of repellent is convenient for homes. Not so much if you have pets around, but if you’re living with your lover, friend, or just your family, then this type of rodent repellent would most likely suit your taste.
Unlike the mouse poison, the ultrasonic rodent repellent is safe for children (just don’t let them play too much with the device as they might dismantle it). It isn’t poisonous or is in no way harmful to humans at all. Now, you may start to wonder then, how does it work?
Basically, these ultrasonic rodent repellents release a sound at a hertz that no human could possibly hear. According to science, the human ears could hear only up from 20 to 20,000 hertz.
The ultrasonic rodent repellent emits a sound higher than that once plugged in, approximately 65,000 hertz, which means that we wouldn’t hear a single thing. Animals and insects are capable of hearing sound that high, however. And that’s the sole reason why the ultrasonic rodent repellent is able to shoo them away, especially rodents.
Remember that your pets would be capable of hearing a sound that high, as well. It’s not best to recommend this repellent to animal owners; their pets may probably get hearing deficiencies or be frustrated by the sound.
1. Weluck Pest Repellent
2. Neatmaster Dual Microchip Ultrasonic Pest Repeller
3. Brinson Ultrasonic Pest Reject Repeller
Electromagnetic Rat and Mice Repellent
To say that electromagnetic rodent repellents have the same concept as the ultrasonic one isn’t a lie. The main similarity between the two is that they both exude a sound with an extremely high hertz that humans aren’t able to hear. On the other hand, animals are able to hear this sound.
The high hertz is what makes these devices function as repellents. Animals can’t stand such high hertz because it’ll infuriate their ears. Imagine wearing earphones at a high volume that would probably break your ears – the same goes for the electromagnetic and ultrasonic rodent repellents.
Now, who would want to stay in a place that makes one uncomfortable? Even rodents wouldn’t. The rats inside your home would leave the moment the constant loud (at least, the kind of loud that they could hear) flares of the electromagnetic repellent gets to them.
What makes this device better is that it doesn’t continuously send out the soundwaves. It turns on then off repeatedly because if the continuous flaring of the device happens, rodents will get used to the noise. But if they don’t, it’ll be a bother, and they’ll leave your home, sparing you free from the trouble of locating them.
1. MaxMoxie Pest Repeller
2. Apesto Car Pest Repeller