Rodents – most commonly mice and rats – are some of the most problematic pests. These creatures live wherever humans live, especially in urban areas. Mice and rats have acute hearing, are sensitive to ultrasound, and hold a highly developed sense of smell. Bird-X rodent control products are designed to attack these very senses, which are scientifically proven effective in keeping mice and rats away from treated areas.
Health risks associated with rodents
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1: Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of rodents, contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, or through rodent bites. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly through ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent.
A few of the diseases rodents are known to carry and transmit to humans include:
Lyme Disease, Salmonellosis, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis, Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM), Rickettsialpox
How to get rid of mice, rats, squirrels and more with rodent repellents
Because rodents are sensitive to ultrasound and often communicate using high-frequency transmissions, Bird-X ultrasonic rodent control products are an excellent way to repel mice and rats off your property. Both the Transonic PRO and the Transonic Bugchaser are effective indoor solutions. In the case where rodents are taking over small outdoor spaces (backyards, patios, gardens, etc.) the Yard Gard or Solar Yard Gard rodent control devices are recommended.
How do rodent deterrents work?
Since rats and mice have a sophisticated sense of smell and hearing, repellents work in various ways. Some products, including repellent granules, release unpleasant smells that irritate their nasal passages. Electronic rodent control deterrents, on the other hand, emit high-frequency sound waves that target the pests’ sense of hearing. This drives them away from food sources and potential nesting grounds found inside human homes.
Nature’s Defense Mouse and Rat Repellent for outdoor rodent control
These 100% organic repellent granules can be sprinkled along foundations, basement windows, patio, and garden perimeters, and many more spaces to create an irritant scent barrier that deters pesky rodent intruders.
Pest squirrels can also cause a variety of problems. Serious squirrel problems include chewing on wires, tearing apart insulation, and gnawing wooden trim, siding, and window frames. They are also notorious for taking over attic or wall spaces. Other irritating squirrel habits include climbing and pillaging bird feeders, burying and digging up nuts in gardens and potted plants, destroying lawn furniture cushions, nibbling garden fruits and vegetables, digging in flowerbeds, and stealing from fruit trees and plants.
Once squirrels get comfortable, they can be very difficult to remove.
Transonic PRO, Yard Gard & Nature’s Defense have been proven effective in scientific studies:
Transonic PRO and Yard Gard (ultrasound) Efficacy Study
Nature’s Defense Mouse and Rat Efficacy Study
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