Electronic Pest Control - Hollywood Florida Pest Control
Whether you live in Hollywood, Florida or Hollywood, California, pest control has taken on a number of different forms over the years. Electronic technology has been put forth as another way to control insects, termites and rodents in homes and businesses. There are varying claims on the effectiveness of this approach, so this article will give you some basic information on what is reasonable to expect and help you decide on whether it is a possible solution for your rodent and insect control problems.
The Use of Electronic Pest Control Device
The general idea behind the technology is that by sending high frequency sound waves through a specific area, the central nervous system of the rat, mouse, roach, or other vermin will be irritated enough to leave the area. Almost 20 years ago the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) gave a warning to the manufacturers of electronic pest control devices that the claims made in their advertising and on their packaging must be supported by scientific research. For the user of these devices, it becomes a question of how believable that research is to the consumer.
One obvious question to consider is how much area will each individual device cover to repel the targeted vermin. The smaller the area, the more traps you will have to buy, and the more it will cost you.
The follow up question is, how much does the device’s effectiveness decrease at the outer edge of the coverage area? If 10 feet away from its location the effectiveness drops by half, then a device with a range of 50 feet is only actually effective for 25 feet. As we know from our own hearing, the further away you are from the source of a sound, the more difficult it is to hear. That principle applies here as well.
Another principle is that sound waves become considerably weaker when then run into solid objects, such as walls. Whatever solid objects are between the device and the outer coverage area – furniture, floor coverings, bean bag chairs – will reduce the effectiveness of the device. This would make the devices most effective in wide open areas.
A less obvious consideration is the science that tells us some rodents can adjust to the sound, so that after a period of time has passed the device will completely lose its effectiveness. The problem with this fact is you may not know if it becomes ineffective a month or a year after turning it on.
No known electronic pest control device is 100 percent effective. A specific device may not have the same effect on all insects and rodents, so you are likely to end up with partial satisfaction. For people believing that it is a futuristic weapon against pests, the technology still has a long way to go.
There are what we like to call "hybrid” electronic systems. Instead of driving the vermin completely out of your home, or business, the device redirects their paths to traps, where they can then be disposed of.
These facts bring us to the conclusion that while an electronic pest control device may result in some control of the pest population, it is best used in combination with other layers of professional pest and termite control protection like termite tenting or hiring termite exterminators. Consider it to be part of an overall approach to controlling pests.
If you are someone who is sensitive to environmental concerns, including the potential long term adverse effects chemical sprays can have on the people and pets in your home, you may prefer electronic pest control solutions. There are also environmentally safe methods that can be used.
Before you decide on an approach to pest control, you should consult with an experienced and knowledgeable source of information who can create a customized approach to help control pests in your home or business.
In Hollywood, Florida you can contact Hollywood Florida Pest Control at (954) 361-6126 to schedule an appointment to discuss your specific problems.
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