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I Live in an old Victorian building which is known for its rodent problem. Other people living in the building have had the council out to get rid of the problem but have not been very successful. Having a half dozen takeaways on the same road doesn't help. I am constantly finding rat droppings all over the kitchen and they have pretty much got used to avoiding the poison even though i have loads peanut butter and chocolate mixed in with it.
After finding a dead rat on my doorstep which was the size of a cat, i decided out of desperation to try this gadget. I had heard from neighbors and friends that these type of devices do not work as the rodents get used to the noise, but the reviews online were quite good overall and it came with a guarantee that if it didn't fix the problem in six weeks i could return it. At just over £30 it is a little on the expensive side and for a device that is just plugged in and to the untrained eye is doing nothing may not seem such a good idea, but at this point i was willing to give anything a try. By comparison it costs just under £100 to get the council in and get them to sort out the problem over a number of visits. I would have tried this first but neighbours had already gone down this route unsuccessfully.
Delivery was quite quick, i got it the day after i had ordered it which is quite good for royal mail. It came in a brown plain box with instructions and an invoice. The instructions are pretty good and show you what combination to use in order to get the most out of this. What this repeller does that is different from most others is that as well as transmitting sound to deter rodents, it transmits an electromagnetic field through all the wires in the house. This is supposed to keep all the rodents away from the whole of the property. The ultrasonic sound only works in the room that this is plugged in.
I had it plugged in for a few days on the recommended settings and could still hear the rodents scratching away in the walls so i thought i would turn the frequency transmission from close range to long range. You get an option to transmit a variable frequency or a constant frequency and i just keep it on constant.
Their is also a test button on the top which transmits a loud beep that sounds a lot like the noise a rat would make if you gave it a kick. Its a good button to let your frustrations out on. The night light is a waste of time in my opinion and I have it turned off, although it would be useful to anyone who wanted to illuminate a few centimeters of the floor beneath this.
A friend of mine was having problems with mice in his house and I told them to try this, a month after giving this away, i noticed rat droppings again so i ordered another one which arrived the day after i ordered it again. I have been rodent free since getting the new one. My friend is also mouse free.
Overall, if you have a rodent problem and no one else can help then you need to give this a try.