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This product helped me get rid of roaches.
on May 6, 2011
I purchased a couple of these devices because I had read a favorable and convincing review on Amazon regarding a roach problem. My own condo had become invested by roaches because of the unit above mine. I had already tried and failed at using boric acid, roach traps, rosemary, borax, etc. In my desperation, I decided to try the Ultimate AT Pest Repeller, and I'm glad I did. The review I had read warned that after plugging in the repellers, it would first seem as though the roach problem was increasing, because they would literally be coming out of the woodwork, even in daylight, in order to escape the sound. Also, he or she mentioned that it would take at least two weeks for the roaches to disappear.
Anyway, the reviewer couldn't have been more accurate. That's exactly what happened. I had a gathering at my home a couple nights after I had installed the devices, and one of my friends jumped because she saw a roach suddenly crawl across the wall. Another was seen running along the ceiling. (I was so embarrassed!) A day or two afterward, my mother stopped by my home while I was at work, and opened the sliding glass door to the patio. Unfortunately, about 20 or more of these roaches fell on her! They had been trying to escape my unit. In the end, after finding and removing some of the dead roaches that were unable to escape, I have been able to live entirely roach-free for five years now.
Actually as I am writing this, I'm sure I've probably written about this before. I decided to write about it again, only because I can't believe how negative some of these reviews are. There's no way a person can judge the devices turning them on for a day and a half. They have to be on for at least a week before you notice a difference, and you're supposed to have one per every 500 sq ft, I believe.
The additional advice I would give is that these devices need to be replaced after about two years. I found that they were good at getting rid of silverfish, spiders and other pests. But when some of these bugs started resurfacing, I bought a couple more, and that did the trick.