Pests 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 pest 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 bugs and rodents crazy, forcing them to leave your home. Sounds legit right? Well unfortunately, that’s not the way it works. The team at Horne’s Pest Control wants to warn consumers about the ineffectiveness of these devices and encourage homeowners to look into other pest 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.
Although research concludes that these devices do not work, some report that they may have some effectiveness for the first few days. However, pests 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 Horne’s Pest Control, we use the industry’s leading products to keep pests out of your home. The pest control treatments we use have been scientifically proven to work and are safe for your family and pets. Horne’s Pest Control provides you with year-round pest protection and peace of mind for your property in and around Augusta, GA.
The internet is buzzing with all kinds of DIY pest control products and devices, but your best bet is to leave that work to the pros. Horne’s Pest Control is the best choice for professional pest control treatment in Augusta GA. If you suspect pest are encroaching on your space, give us a call today. Tackling a pest problem quickly is extremely important because it prevents them from reproducing and causing further damage.
If your business needs professional pest control solutions in the Augusta GA area, call Horne’s Pest Control today at (706) 863-5354. We proudly serve the entire Augusta area, including Aiken, Evans, Grovetown, Martinez and more. We look forward to working with you!