Rodents are unsightly, dirty, and can be harmful to your health. And when they invade your home or business, you may try anything to get them out. A quick online search for DIY rodent control will give you a variety of options and one of them is ultrasonic pest repellant devices. These devices supposedly work by emitting a high frequency that humans cannot hear, but drive rats and other rodents crazy, forcing them to leave your home. Sounds legit right? Well unfortunately, that’s not the way it works. The team at Bay Area Rodent Solutions wants to warn consumers about the ineffectiveness of these devices and encourage homeowners to look into other rodent control options.

A study done by the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Wildlife Research Center over two decades ago actually debunked these devices, yet they still can be found in a large variety of stores and websites. Another study was published in 2015 by the University of Arizona, that again concluded these devices do not work. And finally, the Federal Trade Commission, the government agency in charge of consumer protection, began warning against these devices as early as 2001.

But, Why Are They So Popular?

Although research concludes that these devices do not work, some report that they may have some effectiveness for the first few days. However, rats and mice quickly become accustomed to the sound and will come right back. Another reason for their popularity may be their price. And while ultrasonic pest repellers can be ordered online for less than $20, their price corresponds with their effectiveness, which is next to nothing.

At Bay Area Rodent Solutions, we use the industry’s leading techniques to keep rodents out of your home. The pest control treatments we use have been scientifically proven to work and are safe for your family and pets. Bay Area Rodent Solutions provides you with year-round rodent prevention and peace of mind for your property in and around the Bay Area.

Call The Bay Area’s Rodent Control Experts Instead

The internet is buzzing with all kinds of DIY rodent control products and devices, but your best bet is to leave that work to the pros. Bay Area Rodent Solutions is the best choice for rodent inspections, prevention, and cleanup in the Bay Area. If you suspect rodents are encroaching on your space, give us a call today. Tackling a rodent problem quickly is extremely important because it prevents them from reproducing and causing further damage.

If your business needs professional rodent control solutions in the Campbell CA area, call Bay Area Rodent Solutions today at 1-408-907-9185. We proudly serve the entire Bay Area including Campbell, San Jose, Cupertino, San Mateo and more.