We live in a high-tech world where every problem should have some highly technological solution to it. Just think about the world we live in now. In a matter of a year or two there will be driverless cars cruising around our roads. You can turn on your dishwasher using your cell phone from a thousand miles away from your house. It may not even be long before people are able to be transported through some kind of Star Trek version transporter from one location to another. Technology is truly advancing beyond words.
It is because of this that many are trying to find high-tech solutions to the most mundane problems that they face. One of these is when they have a problem with rodents coming around their home. People are looking for a way to keep these raccoons, squirrels, possums, rats, mice, and other rodents away from their home, and they are looking for high-tech way to do so.
A pair that have really been garnering attention are the use of either a strobe light or a high-pitched sound to try to get these animals to go away. If you do some searching on the Internet, you will likely find a whole lot of websites that will assure you that these solutions work. So, will a strobe light or a high-pitched sound deter a rodent from coming around your house? Sadly, the answer is no.
Let’s start with a high-pitched sound first. While this sounds like a perfectly valid idea, it doesn’t work. The science behind it is that high-pitched sounds will irritate rodents in the same way that they do a dog. If you were to play a high-pitched sound to your pet, they would most likely be irritated and the belief is that they would run away. This is what many who proposed a pitch sound deterrent believe as well. If they play a sound that is incredibly irritating to the rodent that it will simply go away.
The fact of the matter is that there is some validity to this but it doesn’t work as well as some would like. First of all, your sound device would have to be able to shoot out a wave around all areas of your home. If you were sending it out in one direction, the raccoon or possum could simply go around the sound wave to another side of your house and get in that way.
The other problem you face is that this may have the same kind of effect on your pet, causing your dog or cat to run away. That really is a solution at all.
As for the strobe light, this is a lot less powerful of a solution than if you just had a bright light shining all the time. Those kinds of things may deter away some rodents, especially a possum or a raccoon, but a strobe light is nothing more to these animals than a thunderstorm. They just don’t work.
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