Having pests invade your home is not only a nuisance, it also makes your house vulnerable to germs and disease. And when it comes to calling an exterminator, things can get awfully pricey. That said, finding the best pest repellent is a great way to keep your home rodent and bug-free, deterring mice, snakes, spiders, insects, bed bugs, and other critters through ultrasonic vibrations or pest-discouraging formulas and non-toxic solutions.
These methods are largely effective and typically nontoxic, too, making them safe for use in your home and around children and pets. But before shopping for the best pest repellents, it may be helpful to first learn exactly how the two most popular types work.
Ultrasonic repellents emit high-frequency sound waves, which in turn, deter pests from entering your dwelling space. These sonic wave devices are typically designed in a frequency that can’t be heard by humans. Many ultrasonic pest repellents plug into your outlets, but there are others that come in standalone form so they can be placed in corners, or solar-powered for outside use to ward off gophers, groundhogs, and other critters from destroying your landscape.
Formula-based repellents come as spray or pouches and use non-toxic ingredients such as essential oils or vinegar to keep pests away. However, it should be noted that some of these can leave a scent behind and many can be hazardous to pets if consumed. So be sure to read the label before purchasing, if you have fur babies or small children in the house.
So whether you’re trying to prevent pests from entering or expelling pests that have already invaded, take a look at some of the best pest repellents you can buy online.
1. Redeo Solar Ultrasonic Repellent
BEST SOLAR POWERED
This set of solar ultrasonic stakes ward off moles, rats, snakes, and other menacing animals that threaten your home or garden. It sends out sound pulses, undetectable to the human ear, to make them uncomfortable and keep them away. Each has a solar panel on top to activate and continue working throughout the night.
2. BRISON Ultrasonic Pest Repellent Plug-in
BEST ULTRASONIC PLUG-IN
This electronic pest repellent deters mice, rats, spiders, bed bugs, and other vermin and insects within a 1,500-square-foot space. It’s completely non-toxic and plugs directly into your wall outlet, emitting sonic waves to repel pests through vibrations that reach between 25,000 to 65,000 hertz. This set of two is super easy to use, simply plug them in to see results within 3 weeks. It should be noted that you should avoid using this in areas that house pet hamsters, birds, and guinea pigs, etc.
3. Rodent Sheriff Pest Control
BEST ALL-NATURAL SPRAY
This safe spray is made of all-natural peppermint oil, making it super safe for use around children and pets. It can be sprayed just about anywhere and works to repel mice, raccoons, insects, and other bugs. With this order, you’ll receive two 8-ounce bottles, offering up to 2,000 sprays.
4. Fresh Cab Botanical Rodent Repellent
BEST FOR MICE
This four-pack of environmentally-friendly, botanical rodent repellent pouches prevents mice without creating a toxic atmosphere in your home. Made with balsam fir oil that slowly releases into the air to keep pests at bay for up to 90 days. To use: simply remove the plastic wrap and place it in the desired area. If using in an already infested area, the manufacturer suggests placing one pouch per 8 square feet and then replacing it every 30 days.
5. EPIC Mole Scram Professional
BEST FOR MOLES
This bucket of repellent uses all-natural ingredients to ward off moles and other garden vermin. Formulated with castor oil, citronella oil, garlic oil, it’s safe for use around your home and will not harm pets. Made for outdoor use, this professional-grade product comes with enough to cover 15,000 square feet of landscape. Simply spread it around affected areas and watch it work without any mixing or spraying.
6. Ortho Home Defense Insect Killer For Indoor & Perimeter
BEST FOR INSECTS & BUGS
Protect your home against ants, roaches, and spiders inside and out. This formula is odor-free and easy to use, thanks to a reusable spray wand. Spray it inside your home and around the perimeter of your property to create a barrier against bugs for up to 12 months.
7. Loraffe Under Hood Animal Repeller
BEST FOR VEHICLES
Stop pests from getting into your car, truck, or RV with this ultrasonic pest repellent. It works by emitting ultrasonic sounds along with LED to deter infiltration. Install it under the hood of the vehicle and connect to the battery to keep it powered. Although designed to be used primarily on vehicles, it can also be a huge help in your garage, attic, or other space.
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