Location: Wayland, MA
We get calls about ultrasonic devices all the time. In fact we covered it in a past blog in hopes of dispelling the urban legend associated with these things. Needless to say we know they do not work for rodents, mosquitoes, and insects in general. I bet consumers spend millions of dollars on these things every year……a pet rock would actually give you better pest control results!
I would say we rarely go a week in our office without some funny or weird situation. One of our most common phone calls is from a nature or animal lover who does not want to harm the mice, rats, or nuisance wildlife infesting their home. I can understand this thinking because they are mammals. However I was blown away to receive a call from a woman who did not want us to kill the termites infesting her home!!! Termites cause extensive damage and waiting to control them will drive your expense out of control. She had termite swarms for the last two years and wanted to know if we could use an “ultrasonic termite control repeller” to drive the termites away from her home??? I did my best to caution her that she was playing with fire but she was not buying any of it. She insisted on the termites having to live and said she will try & find something humane?!
I can honestly say that I have heard it all……..until next week!
Customer Care Specialist