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Old 02-28-2017, 05:57 PM
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I am moving into a new home that has a loft full of spiders (and I am arachnophobic at the highest level) and was recommended a plug that releases these ultrasonic sound and electromagnetic waves that are said to be safe for pets..but me being the paranoid person that I am I just want to make sure that is the case.

I was wondering if any of you had experience of having that kind of product and if it did affect your budgies and cockatiels at all?

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I personally would not use something like that around my animals.

You have no way of knowing what at frequency the ultrasonic sound and electromagnetic waves are being emitted.

I would not risk the potential detrimental effects on any of my animals, dogs or birds!

There are other options for getting rid of spiders.

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This is the product I was looking at: https://www.primrose.co.uk/advanced-...ouse-p-36.html

Regarding pets, that's what they state - What about my pets?

Our Rat and Mouse pest repellers have not been found to affect cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, amphibians or children. The device may affect rodent pets such as gerbils, hamsters or chinchillas.

If you do have such a pet, it's advisable to rehouse them while the device is switched on - either outside/in a shed (at least 2m away from any wiring connected to the house) or with a friend or neighbour.

But you are right, the thought of using it makes me anxious, I'll give a look at your links but still need to get rid of the formed nests in the loft while also avoiding to use powerful chemicals. I saw quite a few big creepy spiders crawling down in my bedroom few days ago when I was doing some work and it gave me panic attacks I'm painting the bird's room anyway and although I am using a real non-toxic painting for it I still want to make sure a month is passed before moving them in there. They'll have their own soundproofed room finally <3
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I have no experience using this with insects or pets, however, I did purchase a very similar plug in device for one of my children to use, in a student flat with mice (as pests not pets) - it appeared to repel the mice for a couple of weeks but they then seemed to become used to it and it had no further effect.
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I have no experience using this with insects or pets, however, I did purchase a very similar plug in device for one of my children to use, in a student flat with mice (as pests not pets) - it appeared to repel the mice for a couple of weeks but they then seemed to become used to it and it had no further effect.
Thanks for sharing your experience. Yeah according to their website it seems to repel rodents in general and I would imagine that at some point they would get used to it and come back My only problem is the spider invasion in the house, after getting rid of that I would potentially start to use the oils suggested by FaeryBee to avoid them settling in again. Doesn't help that both me and my partner are arachnophobes
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Why don't you simply hire an exterminator to come in and take care of the problem?

RavensGryf has indicated that some pest control companies utilize the Orange Oil method now which would be safe.
Call around and find one who will agree to use the method you desire.

A pest control service could eliminate the spider "nests" and traces of them that you've seen, spray the oil where necessary and your problems should be solved.
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Why don't you simply hire an exterminator to come in and take care of the problem?

RavensGryf has indicated that some pest control companies utilize the Orange Oil method now which would be safe.
Call around and find one who will agree to use the method you desire.

A pest control service could eliminate the spider "nests" and traces of them that you've seen, spray the oil where necessary and your problems should be solved.
It was the pest control service that recommended the plugs. I told them I wished to take care of the problem without the usage of chemicals and stuff that could hurt my parrots and they said they could not provide that but there are these plugs that help bla bla bla

I live in a small city now and only found 2 pest control companies one of which said they don't really deal with spiders but provide help for other types of pests.

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I have contacted the company that sells the product and I was told that has the frequencies of the product alternate between 30,000 and 60,000hz (to avoid the insect getting used to it) it won't affect any bird.
Some other pets like dogs and cats are capable of hearing high frequencies but this device does not bother them as the volume of the frequency is low and no different from the one emitted by many electronic devices we are not aware of.
I just did some digging at uni for lab reports regarding the correlation between bird's auditive system and ultrasonic sound to make sure they were not just trying to sell the product and it has been reported in all studies available that frequencies above 20khz (for some wild species, above 29khz) cannot be heard by them as they cannot be heard by us.
The company said I could try the product for a month and if it's not what I'm looking for I could give it back, therefore I am now at ease and will let you know if it's a potentially good method for pest control while having budgies and tiels

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