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Information About Electronic Pest Control

Information About Electronic Pest Control

Electronic pest control devices use sound waves at certain frequencies, which pests dislike, making it an effective method of controlling them. HomeQuicks gives information about these electronic pest repellents in the following post.
Rita Putatunda
The concept of electronic pest control is relatively new; however, these products have many useful applications. Prior to these new devices, pest control mainly involved using poisons. While the minute amounts of poison used for destroying pests may not harm you, they do have the potential of affecting your health adversely on a long-term basis. Thus, electronic pest control is an alternative to using chemicals and toxin-based pest controllers.
Advantages
There are several advantages of using electronic methods compared to the conventional means of pest control. In the first place, electronic devices are safe and nontoxic for human beings. Hence, there is no necessity of spraying poisonous stuff in the kitchen and other areas of the house when a simple device, which can just be plugged in, will do the same job quite effectively.
Electronic devices are designed in such a way that the sound wavelengths are only heard by certain insects and do not affect humans at all. Pets are also usually not affected by them. Some of them are designed to affect rodents; hence, if that is the kind you want, you need to check for that.
These devices do not kill any insects or animals. They are designed in a way that they would just repel or eliminate insects, without hurting them. The sound waves they produce drive them away without killing them. Hence, you can rest assured of not having to deal with dead bugs all over your home.
One of the best reasons for using an electronic pest control device is that it functions 24/7. Therefore, once it is turned on, you do not need to keep applying any substances, implementing spraying techniques, etc., every few weeks in order to keep away pests. These systems work day and night without requiring intervention any further.
These devices are effective over a large area; hence, it is recommended to place these units at all entry points of your home. If insects are stopped from coming inside, the problem can be stopped right at the door. While this may be an effective strategy on the ground floor, however, it is advisable to use a device on each floor of the house, since there is no point in allowing pests to hide in some other part of the house.
Types

Electromagnetic Pest Control
This device is the most interesting and complex. It makes modifications to the wavelengths of the frequency signals that already exist in the wiring of homes, thus agitating rodents and insects. Therefore, your entire house is turned into a pest-repelling device by the electromagnetic device, which is the most effective way to keep pests away.
Ultrasonic Pest Control
These are useful for repelling large pests such as rodents from coming into your home. A specific wavelength of sound is used by these which agitate the pests. Humans cannot detect these sound waves; hence, this device does not disrupt sleep or any other activity carried out daily. Another plus is that it does not need to be monitored.
Ionic Pest Control
These devices create negative ions which suck out bacteria and fungi from the air. Insects and rodents are also warded off by the negative ions. Although the idea may sound alarming, negative ions occur naturally when there is a storm; hence, this device is absolutely safe and will cause no harm to anything but the pests it is intended for.
You can find several calculators on the Internet, which you can use for computing the variables that you input like the amount you want to spend, the kind of pest, the square foot area in order to get the best value for your money. While the ultrasonic device is the most inexpensive type; however, it does not have the air-cleaning feature that the ionic device has. Each of these types of devices has its set of pros and cons, but all of them are effective for controlling pests.