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Do Ultrasonic Mosquito Repellents Work?

Do Ultrasonic Mosquito Repellents Work?

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to keep mosquitoes at bay without the use of citronella candles, bug sprays and other annoying solutions? Most people would agree with that statement, so it comes as no surprise that many have turned to ultrasonic mosquito repellents to ward off these pesky, biting pests. There's just one little problem, though: Ultrasonic mosquito repellents don't work.

Don't Waste Your Money

Ultrasonic mosquito-control devices are little more than placebos. Some people insist they work merely because they've spent a lot of money on them and don't want to admit that it was a big waste. The fact is that several studies have been conducted, and all of the most reputable ones have reached the same conclusion: These devices don't work, and people are essentially being ripped off.

Studies Prove Ultrasonic Mosquito Repellents don't Work

Manufacturers of ultrasonic mosquito control devices claim that the ultrasonic noises they produce mimic those of bats, which are natural enemies of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes don't appear to care, though, if research is any indication. The Environmental Protection Agency testes several of them and concluded that they do absolutely nothing to control mosquito populations. A Brazilian radio station broadcast ultrasonic noises, which are undetectable by the human ear, and that didn't work, either. The EPA and U.S. Postal Service have gone so far as to advise consumers not to purchase such devices.

Hire the Professionals Instead

If you're coping with a serious mosquito problem, there's only one viable solution: professional pest control services. Investing in ultrasonic mosquito control devices will only lead to wasted money and major disappointment. Call a local pest control company today to get your mosquito problem under control once and for all.

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