Pests infestation have become so prevalent in many urban cities with devastating consequences. Some pests may damage structures or are just nuisance to the welfare of people. In this regard, several control measures have used to get rid of pests. Traditionally people use pesticides to kill pests. However, this method of combating pest is not always easy as pest develop resistance to chemical insecticides. That is why pest repellers have been introduced to deter pest from even approaching homes. We are proving the reader here with a comprehensive pest repeller review to help them understand the concept of pest repellent as well as a guide in their purchasing decision.
Electronic pest control devices:
The use of electronic properties to kill or deter a living organism is of great interest among many researchers and companies trying to solve real life problems. Current there are pest control products that used radio waves or radio frequency as a way of keeping insect away.
It seems that there are real value in this concept since this concept if proven to be efficient, it could be used for stored food pest control. In this case, pest control specialist or any trained individual can use these devices to kill insect pest without affecting the quality of the food.
Here these electronic pest control devices are specifically designed for nuisance pests such as rodents, spiders deer and other animals pests that you may not want to have in your backyard or field. A study at the University of Washington by Jumping and Haojin have suggested that radio frequency may indeed be used for stored product insect pest. The study indicated that radio frequency can generate thermal energy in insect, ultimately leading to their death.
Though not backed by strong evidence, electronic pest control devices have become so popular that many people who buy and implant them in their backyard or field.
These devices are electrically powered and are either designed to repel pests or kill them. Depending on their mode of action one can distinguish two different types of electronic pest control devices including electromagnetic and ultrasonic pest controllers.
Ultramagnetic pest repeller devices
Ultramagnetic devices constantly emit electromagnetic waves that act on the nervous system of the pest. Under such circumstance, the pest can no longer move forward. It has back away or it will be incapacitated. Most electronic pest control devices that use electromagnetic waves are used against mice, spiders, and other rodents. They do not work for other agricultural pests like the western corn rootworm or grasshoppers.
Ultrasonic pest control devices
Ultrasonic pest control devices, on the other hand, emit short wavelength and high-frequency sound waves that deter the pest from invading your properties. These high-frequency waves may become annoying to pests and deter them from colonizing your property. The sound emitted by ultrasonic pest control devices cannot be heard by a human being. So having one of those ultrasonic devices in your backyard may be a source of nuisance for you. This kind of pest control strategy may be cold passive pest control since you are really not participating actively in the pest control process. All you have to do is have these devices implanted in your backyard.
Among the entomologist community, the use of radio frequency to control, insects have been met with great enthusiasm. They can be used as an alternative to many chemical insecticides used nowadays that may not only make the pest develop resistance but also pollute the environment and even have negative consequences on non target species like bees. Researchers at Kansas State University have concluded that ultrasounds do repel some insects pests and even interfere with their mating activities. Despite the fact that their results are not consistent, they pointed out that anything that can interfere with the reproductive cycle of insects could be of great importance in reducing and mitigating the damage to crops.