Every week on this channel we feature different options for dealing with rodent problems.
I've already posted several hundred videos testing out different traps both live mice trap manufacturer
catch and kill traps for mice, rats and other small animals.
Now the mousetrap is the most patented item out there.
There are over 3,000 mousetrap patents and many more designs that were never officially registered.
I can continue to post between 4 and 5 rodent trap videos a week and not run out of material.
In my collection I have over 200 mousetraps that I still want to feature.
But a lot of YouTube viewers have been asking for an alternative to deal with their rodent problem.
Many people don't want to deal with traps or poison and they're looking for a safe and humane
alternative and there are a lot of products out there that work as a deterrent both with smell, sound, light and other options.
Last week I featured this. This is Mouse Birth Control a really unique option, but there's a lot of other deterrents
I'm gonna feature. This week we're going to take a look at the Victor PestChaser
Rodent Repeller. The PestChaser says it not only works as a rodent repeller, but also doubles as a nightlight.
There's two units in here and it says it will not harm humans or non rodent pets.
If you flip it over, you can see the prongs where they plug into the wall.
Now it says the technology works with a high-frequency ultrasound that repels rodents.
The PestChaser emits ultrasounds at varying volumes peaking at 100 dB and it varies so the mice don't become accustomed
to the sound.
It says it's economical and uses less than a penny a day of energy cost, easy to use just plug it into the wall,
it's clean and humane. It's pet friendly except for rodent pets. We won't test this out with the mice and it's convenient.
Now how do we test this out?
Well, I'm gonna plug it in and see if I can hear anything.
Then I'm gonna show you what it came up with to see if it works.
Here's what the rodent repeller looks like out of the box. It's really small,
it has prongs and back when you plug it in you can see that nightlight turn on. Now
I cannot hear any noise coming from this unit.
Only when you put it right against your ear you can hear a slight buzz.
But basically the sound is undetectable at least to humans, but they say it drives mice crazy.
It repels them and they won't want to be around it.
We're gonna test that theory, what I built is a box here with a clear lid and a hole in front.
This is a mouse feeding station. For the last week
I've been putting sunflower seeds in here and the mice have been coming and eating those seeds.
So tonight we're gonna add the rodent repeller. We're gonna put it right back, add the sunflower seeds. In theory,
this is a really tight space, they should be able to hear that noise and it should repel them. The seeds should be safe.
So we're gonna test this out. I'm going to open up the lid, put the rodent repeller down there, add the sunflower seeds.
I have some motion cameras above this.
So we're gonna test it out first you'll see the footage of the mice coming without the rodent repeller.
Then I'll add the footage of the mice what happens tonight and see if this actually works.
Last night we set up the test station in the barn with sunflower seeds and the rodent repeller and as you can see all the bait
is gone. Even though we placed seeds only a few inches away from the device
mice had no problem coming in, eating the food.
They didn't seem too bothered by the sound. This claims to be a rodent repeller, but after seeing it in action
I don't think I can recommend this device. There are a lot of products out there that claim they repel rodents. Next week
we're going to test out peppermint oil with the same setup. See if it works.
I'm posting between 4 and 5 rodent trap and deterrent videos a week.
So if you want to see how to deal with mice, rats, squirrels, chipmunks, moles, voles and gophers stay tuned.