As anyone with a farm knows, pests are a serious issue that must be addressed to prevent significant financial loss and to control the spread of disease, and electronic pest control may offer you the best solution yet!
Pest control is one of those things that requires an ongoing, constant program of prevention. Otherwise, pests may wreak havoc on your farm, including your animals and livestock.
Electronic pest control is a relatively new method of controlling rats, mice and other pests that are common around the farm.
What is Electronic Pest Control?
Simply put, electronic pest control is a way of repelling pests that is safe and non-lethal.
Although there are numerous electronic pest control devices on the market, there are two basic types available:
The electromagnetic types work by altering the electromagnetic field of electrical wiring. This vibrates the electromagnetic field within your barn or outbuildings and creates a frequency that repels pests, both rodents and insects.
It works because these pests find the vibrations irritating and since the electromagnetic signals are turned off and on intermittently every few seconds, pests are unable to build up a tolerance for them.
Result? Pests flee the area to escape!
Ultrasonic pest control devices work by emitting high frequency, short wavelength sound waves. These sound waves are too high pitched to be detected by the human ear, but are heard by pests who find them unbearable to be around. So, they leave for happier hunting grounds!
Ultrasonic Rodent Repellers
One of the main things you should know and remember about ultrasonic pest control is that ultrasonic frequencies do not travel between walls. This means that in order to be effective, you will need to place a separate device in each room or walled area of your barn or outbuilding.
If your primary concern is to keep pests and rodents out of your livestock feed and the feed is all kept in one room, this will be a simple operation.
Be careful when placing ultrasonic pest control devices not to put them behind large, soft objects that will absorb the frequencies rather than reflect them.
Safe to People and Pets
Ultrasonic devices are safe for humans and pets alike. It's only rodents and other pests who will pack their bags and head for the hills when you use this method of electronic pest control!
Electronic pest control is gaining in popularity as people discover the ease and convenience of using an ultrasonic or electromagnetic device to repel pests instead of messy and potentially hazardous poisons and traps.
Besides these advantages, there is no fear of the "Super Rats" which are becoming more and more of a problem in North America. These so-called Super Rats have developed an immunity to many poisons, including those that contain Warfarin.
Rodent poisons with Warfarin, which acts by thinning the blood of rats and mice so that they bleed out internally and expire, has been in use since 1953. Hailed as a wonder solution for rodent control, problems began arising just a few short years after it hit the market, with rats able to ingest poison with Warfarin and survive showing up in Scotland.
What happens in these Super Rats is that their DNA mutates to be immune to Warfarin.
Currently, there are rats that are resistant to Warfarin in several parts of Europe, as well as in North America. In fact, some of these rats are not only resistant to Warfarin, but to other types of poisons as well.
To date, there is no evidence of rodents becoming immune to the ultrasonic frequencies from electronic pest control devices. This seems to offer another clear advantage of using this method of pest control to keep your farm free of property destroying rodents!
Recommended Electronic Pest Control Products
One of the most popular electronic pest control products is the Pest-A-Cator line.
The Pest-A-Cator line of electric pest control works by using sonic waves and vibration. The Pest-A-Cator 1000, 2000 and Plus 2000 cause a very slight phase shift in the timing of the electromagnetic field that surrounds the interior wiring in your house, barn or outbuilding. This shift causes acute discomfort in pests and rodents and puts them on the road!
The Pest-A-Cator Ground Rodent Repellant units uses energy efficient, environmentally friendly solar power to generate sonic waves that will repel ground rodents in lawns.
The PestVacator uses the same advanced technology as the Pest-A-Cator, but uses an ultrasonic signal to repel pests and rodents instead of interior wiring. This ultrasonic signal penetrates the nervous systems of pests without affecting humans and pets.
Toxic poisons and messy traps can be a thing of the past when you use electronic pest control like the Pest-A-Cator line of products to rid your farm of rodents and pests that destroy valuable feed and equipment, and carry diseases that could affect both you and your livestock!