A quick Google search will pull up no fewer than 34.8 million results for how to get rid of mice. It’s no wonder it can feel like a minefield knowing where to start.
One of the many pest-repellent methods that feature time and again is high-frequency sound. These devices emit noise at a frequency that humans can’t hear but rodents can. These frequencies are supposed to be tuned to just the right level to drive pests crazy, so they leave your home or business premises.
Do ultrasonic pest repellers work on mice however?
Research does show that pest behaviour can be affected by certain ultrasonic sounds when administered in a very specific way. This technology isn’t commercially available however so it’s not something you would be able to buy yourself.
Some readily available ultrasonic repellers have been known to have a short-term impact on mice. It’s possible that they will be able to deter mice which haven’t had a chance to establish themselves but for rodents which are settled with a supply of food and safe shelter, it’s unlikely the sound irritation will convince them to move on.
Another issue with these devices is that ultrasonic sound can be absorbed by furniture and other solid objects, creating dead spots where mice will be able to avoid the noise.
If you have a mouse infestation, the best thing you can do is call a local pest controller who will be able to eradicate the problem quickly and effectively.