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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Animals, Geoff, How To, Infographics, Insects, Mice & Rats, Pest Advice, Pest Control, Slugs & Snails, Spiders, Wildlife

Having trouble with keeping pests at bay? Ever wondered what sort of creepy crawlies could be lurking in your home? If you would like to minimize the chance of ever meeting them, our simple infographic guide can help you understand where to look, and how to prevent these pests from infesting your home.

How to Deal With Household Pests Infographic

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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.

See all of Geoff’s posts.

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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Animals, Cat, Mice & Rats

Rat_SilhouetteDo you hear scratching in your walls? Do you see something moving out of the corner of your eyes?

It might be a mouse in your house!

Mrs F had this to say about our Pestbye Rat Zinger – Electronic Rat Killer:

After weeks of scratching, scrabbling & squeaking noises and the removal of several sachets of poison which seemed to be having no effect, we decided on an electronic killer.

Having read elsewhere that the Mouse version was a little on the small size we ordered the Rat Killer. Judging by the amount of noise we weren’t sure exactly what we were harbouring up there anyway. We bought the ‘without batteries’ version from Primrose but for the price we had to pay from a leading supermarket we might just as well have ordered them at the same time.

We baited with peanut butter, I used my fingers to insert through the holes, it suggests a knife but I couldn’t see how that would work well. 2 days later the light was showing to say we had caught a mouse. Removal of the dead rodent was quick and easy and, thankfully, any family he made have had seem to have moved on without him.

The only niggle is that the trap was slightly too wide to go in a one floorboard gap so we had to use it where we could get two up. As I say, it’s only a minor problem, just something to bear in mind.

(I just asked my Husband if he had anything to say about the trap, he said “it worked” and really, at the end of the day, that’s all you can ask for!)

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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.

See all of Cat’s posts.