Choosing the Right Pest Repellents
Pest repellents are a group
of deterrents for a number of insects and animals that ruin
homes, gardens, sheds, and other areas of our property.
Some methods use ultrasonic sound while other methods are left
to poisons and chemicals. When trying to combat pests in
your home or surrounding areas, there are many choices
depending on the type of pest you need to
When choosing a method, consider the options of
trapping if at all possible. It is the safest way to trap an
animal and remove it from the area. Trapping a large animal
also eliminates any concern with children, pets, or livestock
in that they won’t accidentally ingest any harmful poisons or
Organic Pest Repellents
If organic pest repellents are your choice, urine from
natural predators can be used to deter small rodents. The urine
is professionally condensed into tiny, granular pellets that
will allow you to spread throughout certain areas of your home,
garden, shed, or any other grassy area that houses pests. The
organic chemicals are taken from urine from a fox, bobcat, or
coyote which are natural predators of most pests. The pest
repellent pellets will signal small animals to stay away since
the odor indicates that a predator is in the area.
Mechanical traps are also effective pest repellents to
eliminate pests from your home quickly and affordably. The
traps often work overnight, and they are also safe with pets
and children by placing them in walls and in cabinets. The
traps are pest repellents that can be used in any parts of your
home. After trapping a pest in a mechanical trap, it should be
disposed of promptly to protect the house from smells and
pathogens that grow in dead carcasses.
Ultrasonic Pest Repellents
One of the more popular and humane methods of
eliminating pests is the use of specific ultrasonic sound
devices that will deter pests from rodents to larger animals.
The oscillating, high frequency sounds are only heard by the
pests that are targeted. It is a non-toxic, safe way to keep
pests away from the home. The downside to these types of pest
repellents is that they are not very effective in removing
current pest issues. Ultrasonic sounds do not properly
transverse walls and they weaken in soft material such as
couches and other furniture.
Poison Pest Repellents
If poisons are the only option to rid nasty pests from
your home, make sure to keep the dangerous poisons away from
pets and children. When poisons have been placed for a long
period of time, remove it from the area by cleaning it with
bleach so that there is no residue of the chemicals. Reapply
poisons if necessary, but do not leave any toxic chemical in an
area where others can be affected.
As you choose the best method of
pest repellents to rid your home from small rodents or
insects, the right method for you is important.
If pest repellents are properly applied
and used, they can be the start of a pest free home for