Ultrasonic Pest Control Claims Challenged by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission has charged Sonic Technology Products, Inc., Grass Valley, California, with making false and unsubstantiated promotional claims for its ultrasonic devices called "PestChaser" and "Pestrepeller."

The devices do not, FTC said, eliminate rodent and flea infestations in the home, as claimed. Two officers of the company also were cited. FTC said the complaint is not a finding or ruling that the company has violated the law, but that if the complaint is upheld in a formal hearing the agency could prohibit the claims.-- Adapted from Pesticide Toxic Chemical News, March 11, 1992.

This article originally appeared in the April 15, 1992 issue, p. 60.

Category: 

Links to this article are strongly encouraged, and this article may be republished without further permission if published as written and if credit is given to the author, Horticulture and Home Pest News, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. If this article is to be used in any other manner, permission from the author is required. This article was originally published on April 15, 1992. The information contained within may not be the most current and accurate depending on when it is accessed.