Has anybody used ultrasonic rodent repellants? Are they effective?

@Idlewild (6094)
United States
April 29, 2007 1:19pm CST
I 've had problems with mice and have heard of these plug-in devices that create some kind of ultrasonic sound that repels mice... Has anybody used them? Do they work well? Any drawbacks to using them? Thanks...
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I never get problem with mice but I was always told that only one system works on this planet...predators...get nice cat...big male cat cat keep your place clean...so far it works for many people as the best solution... Note: many cats are lazy...I used to have cat that you can run mice in front of him and he didn't care....lol Second solution..."Shake Away granules" based on the same principle...predators...they use predator smell..it is all natural and easy...
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
30 Apr 07
No pets allowed in my apt. building, unfortunately. The granules might be a solution, as long as they don't make my apt. smell like cat urine.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
1 May 07
..ha.ha...you are not able to smell it...only mice will....:)
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
1 May 07
Good to know... 'cat pee' isn't a scent I would like to have hit me in the face when I walk into my home!
• United States
8 May 07
i had a couple that were supposed to deter rodents and bugs-i saw no effect whatsoever. it was a gamble,but a waste of money.
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
8 May 07
Thanks for the info. I'm hearing mixed results on these devices so far.
• United States
25 May 07
I have found spider webs on these so called "Sonic bug devices". Now if they were really deterring bugs would a bug predator set up house on one? Plus, why would they be calling in a professional to help if they worked? Ask any professional and they will tell you that these devices are a joke. -ThomasAZ
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
25 May 07
The ones I'm talking about are to deter rodents, not bugs. The frequency these devices use probably doesn't affect bugs, so a spider wouldn't be bothered by it.
@Kythe42 (1412)
• United States
29 Apr 07
I tried this before in my house and it actually made the problem worse. There were mice everywhere after we plugged that thing in. We had to resort to rat poison to get rid of them.
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
29 Apr 07
Well that doesn't sound good at all! I guess if they do work, I'd have to have one in every room, or else it'll just drive them away from the device and into another room that doens't have the sound waves. Thanks for the response.
• United States
24 May 07
These sonic devices just don't work. I am a professional technician and I have seen too much to believe otherwise. Further, Universities studies show no evidence of these sonic devices being effective. Use bait stations that what the pros use. Try http://www.pestprojoe.com -ThomasAZ
• United States
29 May 07
I've seen things on various home programs that say they are not effective at all. I also had an aunt that had one for fleas and rodents, her cat would come up from the basement all the time with a mouse! So I'm going to say from all I've seen and heard, they're definitely a waste of money.
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
29 May 07
Sounds like it's one of those things that's too good to be true. And even if it does work, it won't penetrate things like furniture, so putting it behind a desk wouldn't work.
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
12 May 07
Oh my goodness, mice can be such a nuisance, eh. I heard about this ultrasonic repellants before but it is not available in my country. I don't know for sure but a friend told me that its bad for human brain too. She only heard it from another friend too.
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
12 May 07
I need to keep all the brain cells I can!
• United States
7 May 07
I have one. I don't know if it works because we didn't have a problem before we got it and we haven't had a problem since. From what I understand is that you might have to get more than one depending on how big your place is. Lloyd
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
7 May 07
Thanks, that's what I've heard. Also the sound waves are blocked by walls, furniture, etc., so I'd need one in each room.
@mememama (3077)
• United States
2 May 07
I have one and I don't have a rodent problem, but not sure if there's one in this area to begin with. I had a problem with them being in my yard in the last town I lived in so I had it to prevent it-and I never got any. I had rats the size of cats in my backyard-yuck!
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
3 May 07
Yikes, rats the size of cats... I can't imagine. I guess if the ultrasonic could keep those critters away it wouldn't have any problem with my pests.