The TickLess insect repeller is a small trailer that is attached to the animal's collar. Using a button battery, it sends ukltrasonic sound waves in the inaudible range. Ticks and fleas perceive these sound waves and feel it to be annoying. Since the sound waves are being spread over the body of the animal, insects avoid the animal or even leave it.
Efficacy was tested in a study of the "School of Medical Veterinary Services" and their laboratory for medical microbiology and infectious diseases. The laboratory specializes in the topic of insects and insecticides. The study leader, Professor Vincenzo Cuteri, published the study's results in English.
The study was carried out in two different public animal shelters, each with 30 dogs that had been infested by ticks and fleas. The different test groups were treated with different methods respectively by conventional chemical means (chemical protection) with the Tickless (protection by ultrasound), and with an inactive Tickless (no protection), and parasite amounts were determined at certain intervals.
The result after 30 days is:
- chemically-treated animals showed a dramatic reduction in the number of insects
- the non-protected control groups showed an increase in insects
- the Tickless group showed a stable or even reduced number of parasites. In no Tickless group the number of parasites was increased.
Conclusion: Tickless is well qualified to keep insect free animals free from insects for 10-12 months without chemical agents
As these ultrasonic waves are completely harmless to pets and humans, TickLess is a product especially suitable for sensitive animals: These are
- Senior and young animals
- Weak or sick animals
- Animals that received medication and no other chemical substances should be suspended (interaction)
- Pregnant or lactating animals
- Animals who live in households with children
- As well as any animal that is to be protected from chemical applications
Tickless is not suitable to end a moderate or severe infestation with parasites!
Tickless is drip tight (IP13): rain or moisture do not cause damage in the device. Should the dog have gone into the water with Tickless, the unit must be dried with a hair dryer immediately. According to TÜV all parts are heat resistant up to 75 degrees.
Method: transmission of ultrasonic waves; noiseless, odorless
Operation: Using a non-replaceable lithium battery. By removal of the protective strip on the battery, the device is activated. Pressing the white control button indicates the correct operation
Range: 1.5 m in the open area
Life span: 10-12 months
Dimensions: 4.0 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm
Material: polycarbonate and synthetic rubber
Disposal: battery collection