Top 6 Best Ultrasonic Pest Repellers – (2018 Review)

Looking for the best ultrasonic pest repellers?

Well, you're in the right place!

In this guide you'll learn:

  • What ultrasonic pest repellers are
  • How they work in your home (and possibly car)
  • What to look for when buying a repeller
  • How to use and install one 
  • And our top 5 favorite repellers in 2018
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Our Overall #1 Rated Pick

(updated as of 7/13/2018)

MaxMoxie Pest Repeller

  • 1200 sq feet of range
  • 60Hz Frequency
  • Lifetime Guarantee 

Out of the repellers we reviewed, our #1 pick goes to the Max Moxie Pest Repeller.

Why?

We found it has the greatest amount of authentic positive feedback after use.

This is important.

If you look around the internet, you'll find that there are A LOT of brands trying to sell these products. Most of them fill up their listings with fake reviews and outrageous claims.

If you check out MaxMoxie's listing you actually get real people giving real feedback. In the case of this repeller, most of the feedback was positive and that it has proven successful shortly after being plugged in.

Overall, we are a tad skeptical of pest repellers, but this model appears to be delivering the best results in its category.

If you're considering a non-chemical approach to pest removal, we recommend giving the MaxMoxie device a go. It's rated to work up to 1200 sq feet and it can be placed in your attic, kitchen, garage, etc.

Want to learn more about ultrasonic pest repellers and other things to be aware of when buying?

Keep on reading!

Ultrasonic pest repellers are a relatively new invention designed to deter pests from invading homes through noise that is difficult for humans and pets to hear.

But when choosing a repeller, there's some key information people need to know to buy the best one and actually get results.

Let's get into the guide!

Top 6 Best Ultrasonic Pest Repellers

Short on time?  Take a look below for the top 6 in our list. Otherwise, check out our buying guide.

  1. MaxMoxie Pest Repeller (best of the best)
  2. Snoogg Pest Repeller (also rated highly users)
  3. eHouse Ultrasonic Pest Repeller (good range 1600 sq ft)
  4. Cravegreens Ultrasonic Pest Repeller (interesting frequency levels)
  5. BOS Electromagnetic and Ultrasonic Repeller (multiple frequencies)
  6. Apesto Auto Edition, Ultrasonic animal / pest repeller (best for car pests)

What Are Ultrasonic Pest Repellers?

Ultrasonic pest repellers are devices that emit a consistent noise at a frequency which is too high for humans to hear. These sound waves are designed to distract, annoy, and deter common household pests such as cockroaches, spiders, grasshoppers, and rodents.

Take a look a the below video to get a sense of what these devices look and feel like out of the box.

How Do They Work?

Ultrasonic pest repelling devices require electricity to function. It is plugged into an outlet and starts to emit a high frequency that is difficult for humans and other larger animals to hear.

The sounds and wavelengths released by the repeller is designed to cause a physiological response in pests.

The full name for it is an audiogenic seizure response.  The noise disorients the pest to the point where they begin to run in random directions, become confused, convulse, and eventually die from cerebral hemorrhaging. 

Do Ultrasonic Pest Repellers Actually Work?

Sometimes.

The use of ultrasound to deter pests is a relatively new idea, although sound itself has been used as far back as Ancient China. Rodents suffer from noticeable affects from the ultrasound, but some studies found that creatures like spiders and ants simply don't care.

Other studies have found that pest repellers may actually ATTRACT mosquitoes!

But...

If you're someone who wants to avoid chemical forms of pest control, then investing in an ultrasonic pest repeller could be right for you to at least try.

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There are many accounts of people finding success with pest repellers, so I would recommend at least attempting to use them if you want to avoid chemical treatments.

Rodents and other small animals with sensitive hearing hate the noise and it should drive them away.

Read Also: What are the best mouse traps?

How to Buy a Good Ultrasonic Repeller

Because consumer focused ultrasonic pest repellers have only recently hit the market in the last decade or so, there quite a few options available.

But how can you tell if you've found a good one?

Strength and Range of Your Repeller

Different devices use varying levels of ultrasonic waves. How high or low the waves are is called the frequency. The key to finding a reliable ultrasonic repeller is using one which has a frequency that won't affect you and your pets, but will prevent pests from infesting.

Devices with higher frequencies are less likely to harm other animals in your home, but will annoy and stop creatures like rodents from entering. 

In general, 60Hz is a good frequency to look for.

Longevity of Your Repeller

Disposable pest repellers will not last as long as a more expensive model, which could last for years. These disposable models are less expensive but require frequent replacements because of their cheap design.

However, it's easier to purchase enough to fill multiple rooms. People who know they have one area which attracts pests should invest in a long-lasting model. Individuals who would rather have all-around protection during a short period of time can buy low-cost alternative repellers.

How to Use One in Your Home?

Ultrasonic repellers are simple to use. An individual either plugs the device into an electrical outlet or switches it on. The repeller should be placed in a location where its noise will not be affected by walls and furniture.  Ultrasonic waves transmit at an extremely high frequency.

The waves can be stopped or suppressed by solid objects, which is why it's important to have the repeller facing an open area.

Can You Use a Repeller For You Car?

If you live in a wooded area with lots of trees and shrubbery, you might have a problem with chipmunks, mice, and rats trying to nest inside your car.

Some ultrasonic repellers are specially made to be placed under your hood to keep these rodents out . The Installation is slightly more technical, but nothing a normal car owner couldn't handle after reading through the directions.

Take a look at the below video for an example of a repeller being installed inside a car.

How to Protect Pets From Side Effects?

Many people are naturally worried about the safety of their pets when using an ultrasonic pest device.

Studies found that cats and dogs, although they can hear the waves, are unaffected by low exposure to them.

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Rodents such as pet mice, hamsters, and rats should be kept away from rooms that use the device because they can hear the noise and will be disturbed.

The difference comes from the fact that dogs and cats can't hear as high of frequencies as many rodents. 

Our Top Ultrasonic Repeller Picks

In the below section we break down each of our product recommendations in a little more detail.​

  1. MaxMoxie Pest Repeller (best of the best)
  2. Snoogg Pest Repeller (also rated highly users)
  3. eHouse Ultrasonic Pest Repeller (good range 1600 sq ft)
  4. Cravegreens Ultrasonic Pest Repeller (interesting frequency levels)
  5. BOS Electromagnetic and Ultrasonic Repeller (multiple frequencies)
  6. Apesto Auto Edition, Ultrasonic animal / pest repeller (best for car pests)

Out of the repellers we looked out, the MaxMoxie had the most positive authentic reviews across the board.


It's rated to repel mice, roaches, mosquitoes, spiders, and other various pests.  Its ultrasonic waves cover up to 1200sq. ft and it can be placed in most house rooms (attic, garage, etc).


Some users reported effective elimination of mice, cockroches, and ants.


This one goes on back order quite a bit so pick it up quick.

Pros

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    Numerous positive use cases being reported by customers
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    1200 effective repelling range
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    60Hz frequency rated to repel roaches, ants, mice, and other common pests.

Cons

  • As with all ultrasonic devices, the success rate various by user and level of infestation
  • Doesn't work on all pests

The Snoogg Ultrasonic Pest Repeller is the next on our list and is designed to target mice, cockroaches, spiders and other common household pests.


We like this product because because the general feedback for this model is that it actually works.


Although not as popular as the MaxMoxie, customers have found success with this unit.


Specifically, one use reported it completely eliminated her kitchen mouse problem and helped significantly reduce their cockroach issues.


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    60 day money back full refund policy
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    Can work within a 1200 sq. foot area
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    Lots of positive user feedback
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    6 units come in a package

Cons

  • Pest repellers can be "hit or miss" sometimes
  • Electromagnetic setting should be turned off at night due to noise
  • Should not be used around small pets like mice

This product claims to be able to eliminate numerous household pests, including cockroaches, bed bugs, mice, and mosquitoes.


Users plug the device into an electrical outlet on the wall and leave it to do its work. I recommend this product to individuals who strive to avoid environmentally unfriendly pesticides and chemicals.


The eHouse Ultrasonic Pest Repeller comes with a lifetime guarantee and warranty, so people who aren't satisfied with the product can receive a new one or a refund. The device can protect an area of 1600 sq. ft. and requires a supply voltage of 100-240V, AC 50/60Hz.

Pros

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    1600 square feet of repelling range (best in its category)
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    Rated to repel multiple types of pests
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    Comes with a lifetime guarantee

Cons

  • Does not eliminate or deter all pests
  • People with older houses might experience coil burning
  • Should not be used around small pets like mice

The Cravegreens Pest Repeller is a bit different different being built with multiple frequency settings (between 50Hz - 60Hz).


Its rated to affects mosquitoes, spiders, flies, and other common household pests. 


Out of the products we looked at, this one doesn't have much customer feedback as it's a bit newer.


The product does have a 60 day refund policy, so people who are unhappy with their results can return the device for a refund.

Pros

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    Environmentally friendly
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    60 day refund policy
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    Uses a broad range of frequencies so pests cannot adapt to the wavelength

Cons

  • Pest repellers can be "hit or miss" sometimes
  • Can be harmful to small pets like gerbils
  • Not a lot of customer feedback yet

BOS's ultrasonic pest repeller plugs into a typical electrical outlet and can be manually turned on and off. It can work within 1615 sq. feet and can be used in homes, businesses, and warehouses.


The device is environmentally friendly and avoids using pesticides, chemicals, or other potentially toxic products. The manufacturer claims the product is effective against rodents, spiders, cockroaches, and other common pests.


One of the benefits of this product is that it comes with a nightlight and uses a slightly higher frequency than other products, so users are less likely to hear it.

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    Comes with a 1-year warranty
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    Environmentally friendly
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    Features multiple settings
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    Does not use chemicals or toxic pesticides

Cons

  • Does not work against all pests
  • Should not be used around small pets
  • Some people can hear an audible noise from the device

Our Top Pick: MaxMoxie Pest Repeller

Ultrasonic pest repellers are not as effective as some chemical pesticides, but they are considered much safer and can help deter infestations before they begin.

The biggest issue with finding a GOOD one is how many companies are trying to sell knockoffs.

Most pest repellers are a waste of money, but we did find a significant amount of positive reviews and feedback for this model making it our #1 pick.

It has a respectable range of 1200 sq feet and emits a 60Hz repelling frequency. 

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