Even if the high pitch sound machine companies
claim that it will repel everything from insects
to rodents, it’s not quite correct. Maybe they
seem to work at the beginning, the results are
not proven, neither its effectiveness.
This idea was established in China the thousands
of years ago. These sound deterrents emit some
high-frequency sound waves that will repel the
mice, rats, squirrels and moles, according to
the manufacturers. They claim that these noises
which are above the range of human hearing will
scare and annoy the rodents, so they should be
gone very soon. This is the theory, but the
practice is something else. Some of these sound
devices can be plugged into a wall and others
are working on batteries.
The fact is that the rodents, squirrels, in this
case, can be frightened by the noise and
unpleasant sounds, but they will soon adapt to
them, so this means that these devices will be
ineffective in repelling annoying pests. They
will just stop to pay attention to it after the
couple of days. It is wrongly believed that
these sounds can cause several different
symptoms in pests’ organism such as convulsion,
confusion and even seizures which can lead to a
death of the rodents.
In general, sound repellents can work well but
only in short-term periods, the fact is that
they cannot solve your problem for a longer
period of time. However, unlike the poisons or
other chemical repellents, the high pitch sound
repellents are not hazardous to the environment
and be useful not only with squirrels but with
the other rodents and pests, as well. The sound
is not dangerous for the home animals like cats
and dogs, but can be problematic for domestic
rodents such rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs.
That’s why you always need to check the
manufacturer’s warning labels just to be safe.
The price of these devices is between 10 and 100
dollars, so it is not an expensive investment.
However, like we already said, it won’t help you
for a long time and it will be just a matter of
second when you’ll give up on this idea and look
for some other solutions. At the end, this is
one of the safest and cleanest environmental
options, also it will not kill the animals, so
you don’t have to worry about that. It is better
than some other messier solutions, but it will
fail in your battle with rodents, eventually.
Anyway, you could give it a go if you are the
enthusiast. Go back to the How
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