Do Electronic Pest Repellers really work? What is Electric Pest Repellent (EPR)? Electronic Pest Repeller reviews.
EPR, also known as Electronic Pest Control is claimed to be the insect or rodents eliminating electrically powered device. There are different types of EPR available in several brands in the market with different signal intensity, price, and frequency. EPR is a small device which is plugged into electric receptacle outlets. Unlike any other chemical pesticides, EPR does not require any chemical, poisons, gases etc. to repel or control the pests. But all the claimed efficacies of EPR are not demonstrated by scientifically proven evidence. So, except the testimonial data, EPR manufacturing companies do not provide any scientific research data for their so claimed efficacy of such devices. And in 2001, U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) also warned manufacturers and retailers to support the claims of EPR efficacy by scientific data.
There are three types of Electronic Pest Repellers and those are:-
- Electromagnetic Pest Control Repeller
- Ultrasonic Pest Control Repeller
- Ionic Pest Control Repeller
Here we are going to describe them all in detail according to what manufacturers or retailers have claimed about the efficacy of EPR.
Image:- Ultrasonic Pest Repellent (Image source:- Amazon.com)
Electromagnetic Pest Repellent (EMPR). Electromagnetic Pest Repeller reviews:
It affects the nervous system of the insects and rodents which they cannot resist and so they get eliminated from the places where you install the device. It is claimed to be safe for people, pest as well as electronics. It also does not increase the electromagnetic energy of the wiring but converts such energy into pest controller.
This signal is automatically turned on and off to continuously irritate the insects and this way they cannot manage to tolerate the irritation. EMPR actually disturb their communicating receptors making them feel like unreceptive and irritate. As a result, they cannot breed, communicate, collect food and build nests. Rodents also cannot tolerate the frequencies coming from EMPR resulting them feel dizzy and uneasy. So, EMPR device turns the electromagnetic frequencies into repeller or controller of insects and rodents and they immediately get irritated from those frequencies which make them run far away from such places.
Ultrasonic Pest Repellent (UPR). Ultrasonic Pest Repeller reviews:
It produces very high-frequency ultrasonic sound to control the pests. This high-pressure sound creates extreme uneasiness and distress in pests which is intolerable to them and makes them stay away from this audio discomfort. Another fact is that human cannot hear this high-pressure sound created by UPR but pest found it extremely noisy and annoying. So, with the utilization of high-frequency sound waves, UPR helps to repel pests from our homes and offices.
Ionic Pest Repellent (IPR). Ionic Pest Repeller reviews:
It is newly introduced technology in pest control. IPR creates beneficial negative ions which clean the air of surrounding areas from dust mites, bacteria or any other type of airborne pollutants making it fresh. Pests get confused with the negative ions and they seek to stay away from the effective area or they seek shelter far away. So, this way IPR helps to eliminate the pest by cleaning the air from pollutants as well as by creating discomfort on pests.
Finally, the important thing that you need to know,
The above review is made on the basis of the claims that are made by the manufacturers and retailers of the EPR but not with any scientific researches and findings. EPR’s so claimed efficacies regarding eliminating or controlling the pests are the matter of dispute with mixed results concluded from various lab tests on such repellents. And even some safety matters have been revealed by the users of the EPR which claims that these devices have adverse effects on electronics, pets or rodent pets. And even the models that have an effect over some pest cannot perform efficiently due to interruption on EPR’s signal travel caused by walls and furniture. Besides having such facts, there are some other users claiming about EPR being workable for pest repelling.
The UK’s independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (AGNIR) has made a report on the health effects of human exposure to ultrasound and infrasound in 2010. The UK Health Protection Agency (HPA) published their report, which recommended an exposure limit for the general public to airborne ultrasound sound pressure levels (SPL) of 70 dB (at 20 kHz), and 100 dB (at 25 kHz and above) [Source: Wikipedia]
So, it is completely the consumers’ option to use such devices as an alternative to repel pest from their surrounding living areas. But before using any of such EPR devices, make sure to choose the right one by doing some research on their effectiveness and compliances.
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