Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Rid-Tech Ultrasonic Pest Repeller Review

We live in the country and in a nearly 100 year old, unsealed (due to age and poor construction or poor maintenance over the years before we moved in) home. It was our first home purchase and we were new to the whole process and we liked the fact that it was with in a few feet of a large, scenic horse farm and that it was serene. It is interesting how the previous sellers must have put Band Aids on things (figuratively speaking) and did not really fix the big and expensive issues of the home. What we did not know was that you can pay lots of money for a home inspection and still be taken advantage of. The house has sadly been a money pit and our one income family on a budget is not able to fully seal it properly with all the other issues (leaky roof, poor insulation, plumbing issues, electricity issues, septic issues (old cistern well not made known to us) and the list goes on. We have had our share of creepy crawlies and the occasional field mouse (I am terrified of them). Crazy thing is, the day we met with the sellers to sign the paperwork, the wife walked past me as she was leaving and out of the blue said to me, "It is a great home, with a nice yard and I had never seen a mouse in the house." Um okay. Sure. I am not convinced that the mouse part is true in her and her husband's 5 years of living here.

I was given the opportunity to try an ultrasonic pest repeller from a company called Rid-Tech. This is a small device that plugs in to
any standard household outlet (about the size of a night light). Rid-Tech uses low frequency sound waves that are inaudible to humans and pets. The ultrasonic waves are heard by pests and in theory, drives them away if they are in your home, as well as prevents them from wanting to take comfort in your home. Some of the pests that dislike this type of device are mice, rats, spiders, roaches, moquitoes, ants, etc. We do not use traps except for 1 or 2 electronic buzzing traps in the past. Glue traps work, but they disgust me and are able to be seen. I just want the pests to not even want to enter and hope to make for a stressful place for them so they leave and never return. Luckily this past winter I have not seen much evidence of a mouse and I think that is due to the fact that I have tried some other brands of these type units as well. This Rid Tech one is the first one we have used in our bedroom as the others have been placed in the kitchen, living room, and laundry room/back door area.

I like how easy this is to use and there are no chemicals, poisons, or graphic traps. I cannot be sure 100% that this is contributing to the mice free environment, but it definitely eases my mind. You only need to use 1 unit per average-sized room. Add more units in larger areas such as attics, basements, garages, etc. Sort far I recommend this unit. I have only been trying this out for about a month. I am not sure if these contribute to An increased electric bill if many are used constantly. (I like to use 1-2 in every room of the house as I detest mice and spiders.)

*I was sent 1 unit for review purposes, all opinions are my own.

You can find this item on Amazon: Rid-Tech Ultrasonic Pest Repeller

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