A few weeks ago, I was sent a Rid Tech Ultrasonic Pest Repeller to try out and review. The repeller uses ultrasonic sound waves to repel pests like mice, rats, roaches, and more. The sound waves are at a low frequency so you or your pets can’t hear it, and it’s a good alternative to using chemicals & sprays.
We have a hard time with bugs and other pests getting in, especially at this time of year. It seems like we are almost always spraying the baseboards, and we usually have to fog bomb the house at least once during the summer. We’ve considered getting sonic devices (or squeakers, as my dad calls them) in the past, but didn’t want to put up with the sound all the time. This is the first that I’ve seen that doesn’t make an audible sound, so it sounded like a great solution.
One repeller will cover a normal sized room. I put the repeller in the dining room, since that is where the most bugs seem to get in from. A little green light comes on at the bottom, and it really doesn’t make a sound. It said that it takes a few weeks to really kick in. I noticed a little bit of a difference after a little over two weeks. There was a definite decrease in bugs. However, they all seemed to be migrating into the kitchen in order to get away from the repeller. I went ahead and sprayed the baseboards in the kitchen and that has helped some.
Essentially, you almost need one repeller in each room…which is okay if you are willing to spend a lot of money. The repeller costs $29.99 (+ shipping). To thoroughly cover my house, I would have to have at least 7, costing over $200.
Overall, while the Rid Tech Repeller does seem to work, I don’t feel that it ends up being cost effective if you have a large house. It’s not bad if you’re getting one or two for a garage or attic. It wouldn’t be so bad if they had them in a 4 pack of something. The repeller is available for the price mentioned above on Amazon.