Recently, I figured an increase in the amount of rats in my house. I tried practicing the age-old method of ‘using rats’ feeding habits against them, that is keeping a food item like peanut butter, fruits, vegetables, cereals or meats as a bait in the rat case to attract the rats to the food and as soon as they enter the case, the case will shut and they will be caught. Unfortunately, it seems even pests and rats have gotten smarter nowadays and all my efforts to catch them were in vain. They hide in places where it is difficult to find them and it is a real pain to fetch them.
Rats are those unwelcomed obnoxious creatures that will annoy you whenever you are home. They filth literally everything in your house and especially your kitchen. Their target food is the food that is dropped here and there or the uncovered food. They spoil food and property. It is literally no joke to be reluctant to drive them away. They even carry diseases. Rat bites and scratches can cause rat bite fever and other harmful diseases. ‘Leptospirosis’ that leads in liver and kidney damage is caused by rat urine. Handling or inhaling rat poop can lead to disease known as ‘Hantavirus’, which is caused by rodents and is a deadly disease. Moreover, it is simplyunhygienic to have rats or mouse in your home.
One of the most recent developments in rodent repellents is the ultrasonic mouse repellent. These devices work by sending ultrasonic waves through the air. The claims are that this electromagnetic technology sends mice and rats scurrying from the area, never to be seen again. So, I tried one of these ultrasonic rat repellents which you can buy online.
A typical ultrasonic mouse repeller, or electronic rodent repeller, is plugged into an electric socket in the area where mice or rats are a problem. The electricity generates ultrasonic waves and ultrasonic sounds that are beamed out into the area and causes discomfort to the rodents. When a mouse or other rodent travels into the path of the ultrasonic waves, they feel the waves and a feeling of restlessness is caused to them and this forces them to give up on the food, water, etc. and leave the area. This ultrasonic sound is inaudible to humans and pets and is audible to rodents.
I found this concept interesting and lo and behold, this repeller actually worked. My home is so much at ease now.