Cats, Geoff, How To, Insects, Mice & Rats, News, Pest Advice, Pest Control, Press Releases, Spiders

Electronic pest repellers are quickly becoming a must have in many households, keeping pests out at the flick of a switch. Here at Primrose we are always striving to innovate in our products, and we recently took a deeper look into some of our competitors to see what else was on offer across the pest control market. While hoping to find ways to improve our own designs, we discovered many retailers were offering products which didn’t perform as advertised. Here’s a little insight into some of our findings and a look at some products which you should be avoiding.

Product 1

The first product is a Solar Garden Ultra Sonic Pest Repeller, bought from eBay. As the product is advertised as a twin speaker product – clearly displaying two speakers on the front of the casing – you would expect it to utilise both of these, right? Wrong. When opened up you can clearly see it is not wired to the second speaker, which is just a fake covering and not a speaker at all. We believe this to be a way to cut costs during the manufacturing process but this is clear false advertising and the pest repeller would not perform how you would expect.

Twin speaker pest repellerNo wiring to second speakerFully disassembled product

Product 2

Next we tested one of the most popular pest repellers on eBay, the Whole House Ultrasonic Plug In Pest Repeller. This is available through lots of resellers on eBay and is typically sold in multiple deals. The product suggests on the front of the casing that it uses electromagnetic technology to rid your home of pests. However, when you take a look at the inner workings, the product is completely void of an electromagnetic component altogether. This would render the product pretty useless over larger areas and definitely would limit its use within an entire household.

Popular electromagnetic pest repellerDisassembled productNo electromagnetic component

Product 3

Finally, we looked at another product which claimed to be an electromagnetic pest product, suitable for the whole house. This time we opted to compare it to a Primrose product, the Budget Rat and Mouse Repeller which is near identical. However upon further inspection the product also has false claims of electromagnetic technology. The pest repeller also just generally lacks many features of other whole house devices, such as amplification circuitry and power management circuits.

Comparison to Primrose product

We were genuinely shocked at just how many products on the market are misleading consumers into buying products using deception and manufacturing shortcuts. Here at Primrose we don’t rely on false claims, and you can trust us if we say something is in a product, it’s in the product.

 

GeoffGeoff works within the Primrose marketing team, primarily on anything related to graphics and design.

He loves to keep up with the latest in music, film and technology whilst also creating his own original art and his ideal afternoon would be lounging in a sunny garden surrounded by good food, drink and company provided there is a football nearby.

While not an expert, his previous job involved landscaping so he’s got some limited experience when gardening.

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Cat, Cats, Pest Control

Silent Roar at PrimroseSome of the products we sell are just a little bit more unusual than others – for example our Silent Roar cat repellent which contains lion poo and is an effective and environmentally friendly way to keep cats away from your garden. We have also heard of it being used as a method to keep cats in the garden, for example for people living near busy roads.

It’s not surprising to see funny comments about the product and we absolutely loved this comment thread in the my Telegraph section last week:

  • helpmaboab: Lion poo. http://www.primrose.co.uk/silent-roar-cat-repellent-05kg-p-791.html?source=blog
  • KatiePult: What do you use to keep lions out of your garden then?
  • helpmaboab: Elephant poo. It really spooks the lions.
  • KatiePult: What keeps elephants out then?
  • Rosie21: Don’t say anything about elephants, they are up and down the avenue two or three times a day……come to think of it, that poo in my front garden is…………….!!
  • KatiePult: Like stepping stones, mini roundabouts? Delete as appropriate.
  • helpmaboab: Mouse poo. Elephants are terrified of mice.
  • KatiePult: Isn’t that a myth? They are probably scared of accidentally squashing them with their exceptionally large feet. I have never seen an elephant jump up on a chair or table when confronted with a mouse or other small rodent, but to be fair elephants cannot jump.
  • helpmaboab: It is just a myth but all elephants believe the myth. They are not very well informed.
  • KatiePult: How on earth would anyone know? Obviously they would have trouble using a qwerty keyboard so surfing the internet is problematic as would reading a broadstreet newspaper.
  • helpmaboab: Not just keyboard problems, they can’t use a computer mouse, because they’re terrified of mice. It’s a vicious circle.

Thank you, helpmaboab, KatiePult and Rosie21!

wedding-meCat works in the marketing team and is responsible for online marketing, social media and the newsletter.

She spends most of her time reading about a variety of interesting facts, such as oddly named Canadian towns, obscure holidays and unusual gardening.

She mostly writes about Primrose news and current events.

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Animals, Cat, Mice & Rats, Pest Control

Get Rid of Mice & Rats

With autumn on our doorstep, we slowly retreat back into our houses and begin to notice signs of unwelcome visitors.

There’s that gentle scratching sound here and there – or perhaps some droppings in the hallway.

Don’t worry if you’ve got mice or rats: we’ve got the complete solution for you!

Since installing in our loft the High Powered Mouse Device all mice have left the premises which is a first for a very long time. May it long continue. Well done, Primrose.

Our range includes 70+ good old-fashioned mouse and rat traps, glue traps, as well as very sophisticated repellers which repel rodents ultrasonically.

I bought 2 of these a couple of years ago and they are excellent. No rats, mice or cockroaches. I have also recommended them to a few of my friends.

wedding-meCat works in the marketing team and is responsible for online marketing, social media and the newsletter.

She spends most of her time reading about a variety of interesting facts, such as oddly named Canadian towns, obscure holidays and unusual gardening.

She mostly writes about Primrose news and current events.

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