Facts about electronic pest management
When applying electronic pest management there are some basic facts you must be aware of or you might misjudge the technique. Pest management or no pest management? Go for electronic pest management!
Isn´t it odd that although people for ages have accepted traditional pest management (poison and traps) to be ineffective on a long term basis at the same expect/demand electronic pest management to have instant as well as permanent effect?
In reality pest management is not quite that easy. When electronic pest management works as it is supposed to (statistically it does in more than 9 times out of 10!) - no problems! It´s when you don´t get the desired pest management result within a fortnight or so that you will need a basic knowledge of electronic pest management. Therefore, should you run into any difficulty when implementing electronic pest management we urge you to study this site carefully.
Ultrasonic sound waves cannot penetrate walls!
Ultrasonic sound waves reflect on any hard surface just like light on a mirror! A common misconception when applying electronic pest management it that a ultrasonic device installed in a living space will fill the whole house with deterring sound waves. Nothing can be more wrong! By physical law ultrasonic waves can´t even penetrate a thin wall paper!
This fact is unfortunately denied by some of our competitors who in their chase for "a quick buck" promise you instant and complete pest management by offering you a "toy pest repeller" for as little as $29,99.
Now if you don´t have an audio physicist as a friend who you can ask about ultrasonic sound, how will you know what the truth is? It´s really quite simple! Have you ever experienced a sleepless night when your neighbours have had a somewhat wild party? If you recall, it was only the low frequency base and maybe the midi tones you could actually hear. All high frequency tones were stopped by the wall. So, the higher we move up the frequency scale, the thinner the wall has to be to stop the sound and that is why true ultrasonic sound won´t penetrate even a wall paper. It´s as simple as that!
If you still believe that one single ultrasonic device in the kitchen will clear the whole house (all rooms, walls, attic and crawling space underneath) from rodent pest, think again!
Consequently, you are wise to install one or several professional ultrasonic device(s) in the space(s) where the pest first enter your house (attic or crawling space underneath the ground floor). Your electronic pest management will then be optimized and most likely rid your pest permanently.
Ultrasonic sound waves are not harmful to humans or pets!
In cases where you contradictory to our recommendations install an electronic pest management device in living spaces of your home have no fear! The ultrasonic waves emitted by the device only represent one source of ultrasonic sound waves. Tube lights, TV-sets, refrigerator and other electrical installations all emit ultrasonic waves and contrary to an ultrasonic pest management device more or less continuously.
The physical effect of the Topo Stop ultrasonic models on humans and non rodent pets is therefore negligible! Especially if you consider the time of exposure which in the case of Topo Stop is only approximately 1% in comparison with other electrical installations.
Neither the sound pressure from Topo Stop (approx. 100 dB in pure ultrasonic setting) represents any danger. The Swedish Work Environment Authority declares in their norms (AFS 1992:10, page 7-8) that for heavy impulse sound waves such as those emitted by Topo Stop, up to 140 dB is considered to be quite safe!
However, since Topo Stop for best pest management effect should be installed in closed quarters such as the attic or in the crawling space underneath the house, the Topo Stop ultrasonic sound waves will by physical laws never reach any living spaces.
So the conclusion must be, when Topo Stop is installed as per our recommendations the sound waves will in no way affect humans or pets!
Electronic pest management does not work instantly!
For an adequate number of devices installed in their proper places the pest management process may take from a few days, several weeks to in extreme cases several months.
The difference in time all have to do with;
a) to what extent the pest is being exposed to the sound waves from the pest management device(s),
b) how bonded the pest is to your house or garden,
c) how strong the strain of pest is in comparison to other groups of pest in the vicinity in their struggle for a dwelling area of their own.
Normally, you should anticipate a time span of 3-6 weeks before your pest will finally give up your premises.
It´s not the pressure of sound that physically will push the pest away
It´s the randomly emitted unstructured hideous sound waves that stress the pest to give up the premises. Pets that already experience chaotic waves of various "human" ultrasonic sounds from tube lights, TV-sets, radio, refrigerator, etc. normally feel quite safe living close to their master and won´t be affected by the electronic pest management device, maybe apart from rodent pets that might find the noise irritating. Since electronic pest management at best should be installed in the attic and/or in the crawling space underneath the house it will not be a problem for rodent pets either.
The pest recognize the pest management devices as a living foe
The introduction of an electronic pest management device in your house or garden means that your pest all of a sudden find themselves with a competitor for the actual area, a competitor that in the end will prove to be a lot more persistent than the pest.
Once you have initiated electronic pest management in your house you might experience for instance the mice to have increased in numbers or to be more active. Let us assure you, they don´t breed that quickly! The increased activity is just the stress induced on them when they try to fight the new enemy.
The mole attacks!
For the same reason as above moles or voles might start digging very close to the Mole Stop device trying to scare it away. A common misconception here is that the device, contrary to what it is supposed to do will attract the pest, but this is not the case. It is merely a good sign of the device having the desired stressing effect on the moles/voles.
The primary instinct of pest is to survive, no matter the grade of disturbing noise.
In their struggle for survival pest always have to choose between "pest or cholera". Isn´t there any other space/area suitable for survival in the vicinity the pest might choose to stay put in your house, especially if the pest management equipment does not consist of adequate number of units or if those are not installed properly.
With moles/voles in the garden a soil that will not carry the vibration good enough (big rocks, banks of rubble, etc.) might in the same way enable the garden rodents to stay put.
However, in most cases their are ample space around your premises that will allow the pest to move to a less hostile environment.
Electronic pest management can never establish 100% pest free zones
Despite the very disturbing and stressing sound waves coming from an electronic pest management device the vermin will still visit the area should their quest for survival force them to.
If there is something eatable close to the pest management device the pest will not hesitate to pinch the food thus showing their courage against the enemy. So, in order to test the effectiveness of your pest management device don´t use rat poison or baited traps since it will only attract more pest from the neighbourhood looking for something to eat.
Should you however like to keep track on pest movements in your house simply look for droppings or powder with chalk at strategic places to spot any foot prints.