When your home is overrun by mice you feel as though you would do almost anything to make them leave. You probably also
feel like killing them is not an option you want to explore so you start investigating other possibilities. Before long
you start seeing ads for a lot of devices developed especially for repelling mice. It seems logical that you would want
to try at least one of these devices because they claim to be easy to use, safe for the environment, and yet promise to
get rid of the mice. Unfortunately, you would be joining the ranks of other consumers who were sold a bum deal. Most
mouse repellent devices for sale today claim to have their own unique qualities that make them far superior to similar
devices. Unfortunately studies have found that most of these devices don’t really work very well at all. If you are
still not convinced that these machines will only waste your time and money, here is a list of the more popular devices
on the market today.
All number of these machines features high tech whirligigs and they use wind or batteries to power them. Some more expensive models even
use or solar power in order to operate. Some designs have moving parts that wave about like arms, others use highly reflective surfaces.
There are devices that spin, flash, or flutter around in order to “scare” the mice. The average consumer pays 40.00$ to 150.00$ for just
the simplest of these high tech scare crows. While any of these high tech gadgets might look impressive, they fall short of delivering their
promises. They might give the mice a fright at first, but it is only a matter of time before they realize that this simple motion is the
extent of the threat, and they simply learn to ignore it.
Another fairly disappointing device is the battery or solar operated sonic emitter. These devices promise to cover a large area for as long as
the sound continues. These machines come in different styles with some of the devices made to be motion sensitive, while some run consistently.
You can also find deluxe models that come with flashing strobe lights and sonic sound. These claim to run mice off and keep them gone. Another
style features a motion sensor that only lights up and put out a high pitch when a mouse triggers a motion sensor. Another type features spinning
mirrors that are accompanied by a piercing sound.
Machines such as these run anywhere from 40.00$ to 400.00$. There are even more costly machines that claim to work by emitting a tone so high pitch that
is undetectable to the human ear. This style is upwards of 500.00 dollars. It is unfortunate that some of these machines actually put out such a high
pitch that it can cause extreme distress for animals besides mice, and in some cases humans. Working towards preventing an infestation from happening,
and working with a trained professional to control any existing problem is a far better use of money and time!
Go back to the How to get rid of mice in the attic
home page. You might also want to read about how to kill mice
and why the use
of snap traps is better than mouse poison
. Read an analysis of the different types of traps and how to use them on the how to trap mice
Learn why bait
is not as important as trap type, placement and location. Also read a full analysis of mouse repellent
to understand why it
never works. If you see droppings and want to identify them, read the mouse poop
page. If you need to hire professional help, read about how much does mouse removal cost
or you can read this site to learn how to do it yourself. Feel free to email me about Will a strobing light or high pitch sound deterrent machine work on mice?