The Victor® PestChaser® is a highly effective method of helping you control a rats or mice problem. There are 2 ways in which the Victor® Ultrasonic PestChaser® works to repel rodents:
1. Non-Repetitive Sound Waves- High frequency sound waves emit a non-repetitive pattern to repel rodents and prevent them from invading your home. With over 80 oscillations per second,
PestChasers® use a jackhammer-like sound to create intense auditory stress for rodents. This type of control is a classic animal behavior modification technique. The complex sound waves emitted by the PestChasers® do not allow rodents to habituate to the sound. These Ultrasonic devices have the ability to provide long-term reductions in rodent populations by creating a "rodent-unfriendly" environment that discourages rodent infestations.
2. Mimics Sound From Alpha Male Rodent- For additional effectiveness, a distinct spike in sound (46.5kHz) replicates the sound of a dominant male rodent. Rodents are very territorial and will constantly fight to establish dominance. The sound of a dominant rodent will discourage others from inhabiting a territory.
It is important to note that ultrasonic frequencies do not travel between walls. So for the best efficacy, ultrasonic devices need to be placed in multiple rooms. Additionally, since sound waves are absorbed into soft surfaces, units should not be placed behind couches, curtains, or other obstructions.
The most common repellent mistake is using the devices alone to control an established infestation. Traps and rodenticides as well as sanitation and exclusion effort should be used in conjunction with ultrasonic repellents. In fact, ultrasonics can be used as a herding tool to force rodents into areas equipped with traps and baits.
Victor® PestChasers® are the only repellents backed by third-party laboratory research and exhaustive field tests. Additionally, the Victor® Ultrasonic PestChaser® is one of ONLY two ultrasonic devices granted registration by the Canadian EPA(PMRA) due to their strict testing standards on electronic rodent repellent devices. Below is the lab data and field test results that allowed us to gain registration and become the leader in ultrasonic devices.
The purpose of this study was to test the theory that rodents will tolerate a change in their environment perceived to be temporary; but, when the condition persists those rodents will make a conscious effort to avoid the new adverse condition.
A mouse was placed in a test apparatus with 2 types of chambers - treated (ultrasonic device) and untreated (no device). Food and nesting areas were provided in the both chambers. Food consumption and tracking board activity was measured.
Food consumption was reduced by 67% in treated chambers.
Rodent tracking board activity decreased 21%.
Seventeen consumers with existing rodent problems participated in the field test series. Test sites were required for each pest species - Norway Ray, Roof, Rat, & House Mouse. Testing phase lasted 6 weeks with daily monitoring of activity. Food consumption and tracking board activity was measured.
In addition to researchers, a licensed pest control company was responsible for supervising the project.
In total, PestChaser® successfully repelled the rodents from the protected area in 13 of the 17 sites. This represents a 81.3% success rate.
Sixteen sites demonstrated that rodent activity ceased in 3 to 9 days after devices were activated.
The average number of days before rodent activity was stopped was six days.
The results, as detailed above, present a clear picture of the efficacy of this particular ultrasonic rodent repelling device.
In the mid 1980s the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) contacted all manufacturers of electronic pest control products (about 15 at the time) and required that each provide data for claims being made. In addition to repelling rodents, the fraudulent companies claimed repellency of insects and wild animals.
Most of the 15 companies simply got out of the business as quickly as they had gotten into it. Four companies entered into Consent Decrees that allowed no claims on packaging and put them out of business.
The Victor® Ultrasonic PestChaser® prevailed and received the stamp of compliance. The claims today are the same ones as were claimed when we first started with ultrasonic devices. No hype required - the PestChaser® does exactly as it was invented to do - repels rodents and keeps them out of your home.