Ultrasonic Sound Machines to Repel Cockroaches and Rodents: Myth
Sonic or ultrasonic sound devices have been touted as repellents for everything from cockroaches to rodents, specifically rats and mice. However, there is no evidence that the commercially available devices repel insects or are truly effective measures for rodent control. The sound these machines emit cannot pass through walls, and furniture may limit their range. Because cockroaches and rodents reproduce quickly and can pose serious health and home damage threats, it’s important to contact a pest management professional immediately if you suspect their presence.
If you give Orkin’s prevention tips a try and find that pest activity will not subside, remember to call a licensed pest professional to assess the situation, help manage your pest infestation and help prevent future pest activity.