Electronic Home Pest Repellers

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helpadvisors
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Electronic Home Pest Repellers

Post by helpadvisors » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:49 pm

Hi everyone!

What's been your experience with electronic pest repellers? I live in Brooklyn, NY and see an occasional cockroach or water bug in the bathtub or kitchen floor.

They're super affordable so even if it helps a little I'm okay with it. Worth it or a waste of time?

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Re: Electronic Home Pest Repellers

Post by 440mag » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:27 am

I’ve read mixed reviews and can’t recall ever reading anything actually ‘scientific’ (as in actual, research-based findings). “They’re the bee’s knees” to “”What bunk!” are the range of reviews I remember reading when I looked at them, some years back.

I eventually went with “curative” approaches (poisons, etc. starting with Borax, etc.) and had good enough results we never pursued any electronic or ultrasonic devices.

But then, I live near in the woods, close to the mountains ...
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Re: Electronic Home Pest Repellers

Post by Gilley11 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:57 pm

I live in the woods and have a creek in my backyard. No matter how clean things are the occasional "waterbug" will sneak it's way in. I've never tried the electronic methods because of the reviews that I read on Amazon, so I stick with spraying Talstar P outside of the house and inside on the baseboards and around the windows. If I spray every other month I rarely see much of anything. Talstar is REALLY cheap for how many gallons you get out of a jug of it.

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Re: Electronic Home Pest Repellers

Post by alter_nate » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:06 pm

Just passing by, but it will absolutely NOT work and in fact will have virtually no effect on any insect to the point of being a control option. Their use for rodents - from what I heard - is very limited as well. So I believe it's a waste of time.

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