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As great as the summer months are for opportunities to get outside and enjoy everything that the season has to offer, they also come with some inconveniences. Rising temperatures can often bring unwanted household guests like ants, bees and roaches, leaving many households to turn to insect repellents to keep critters at bay.
Many of them are filled with harsh chemicals to repel or even kill household pests, but if you’re looking for a safer alternative there are several options on the market that can tackle the issue head on. Take for example, the Senqiao Indoor Pest Control Device.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $29 (originally $34)
How does it work?
Unlike traditional insect-repellent sprays or powders, the Senqiao Indoor Pest Control Device uses ultrasonic frequencies to keep bugs at bay. The device simply plugs directly into any indoor outlet, and safely repels insects from your home.
Since it doesn’t use any harsh chemicals or toxins, it’s safe for use around kids and pets, and can be used in any room of your home. And since each order comes with four devices, you really can keep one in every room should you choose to.
What shoppers are saying
Amazon shoppers have shared that the Senqiao Indoor Pest Control Device is easy to use and quick to install, while being an effective bug repellent.
“Summertime is a crazy time for us. You can not believe how many flies and mosquitoes there are outside and inside my house when someone opens the doors. Since I bought this pest control repellent it is slowly decreasing, every day I saw fewer insects indoors,” said one five-star reviewer.
“So far they have helped a lot. Only see an occasional bug where I was seeing a lot on windows getting through cracks, flying or falling on my bed. It was awful. No downside to these for me,” added another.
Reviewers have shared that these affordable devices have been a hit in both city and country homes, as well as keeping cottages insect-free.
“I bought it for my upcoming cottage vacation to get rid of mosquitoes and other insects that live close to the waterfront. Before we even used it in the cottage, I tried it in the backyard where we used to have some ants coming to our kitchen. In both cases, it scared the insects out,” one reviever noted.
Though the devices have earned a 3.3-star rating from mixed reviews online, a closer inspection makes it seem like the majority of negative reviews were from shoppers hoping to keep mice or other larger pests away.
If that’s the case, you’ll likely find more success by using larger traps and saving these devices for deterring insects instead.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.