Tips For Using Mouse Repellents
When it comes to using repellents as your method of removing mice from home, it’s important to remember a few things:
Ultrasonic waves cannot penetrate through walls
Some repellers will say that they are ultrasonic and can cover square footage of up to 2000. That may be true, but it only works if its 2000 square feet with no walls (unless your outside, I doubt you have a space that big).Electromagnetic can penetrate through walls and cover a right 2000 square feet inside a home.
Sprays do not last long
If you are using peppermint oil and cinnamon spray to keep mice off your plants you have to reapply it twice a day to ensure they stay away. These are also only effective in the short-term. After a while, the mice will no longer be bothered by the scent, so you need to switch to another kind of smell.
Some pets can hear ultrasonic waves
Even though advertisements say the waves are safe around cats and dogs-that is not always true for other pets. Lizards, birds, ferrets, guinea pigs, and fish could become stunned by the sound and even die if you do not realize it’s bothering them. Sometimes you may not even know it’s bothering them.
It’s best to contact the manufacturer about it or do some of your research on the type of pet you have before using a mouse repeller.