Riddex Pest Repeller promises to rid your home of unwanted pests. It's a plug in device that claims to turn your home into an invisible pest repellent force field. We put it to the test.
Who wants roaches, rats and mice crawling around in their attic, around their kitchen, pets and food? Especially now during the colder months, there always seems to be more of a pest problem. We stopped by B & B Pet Store to see if Riddex keeps its promises to repel pests and rodents.
The infomercial claims the plug in sends digital pulses through the wiring in your walls to drive rodents, spiders and roaches right out of your house. Each device is set to protect one level of a typical house. and it seems very inviting. As the commercial points out, not many people want strangers in their home, spraying poison around kids and pets.
So, we enlisted the help of Sally Trufant General Manager of B & B Pet Stop. With an extension cord we placed the Riddex in the rats' enclosed environment. "We plugged it in and the rats seemed to run to it. They crawled all over it it. Sniffed it, and there may even be footage of one licking it," says Trufant.
While it didn't deter the rodents, we gave it a go with the spiders. "We got a tarantula. Large, small, doesn't matter, spiders are gonna react the same way. The spider didn't care, didn't move a muscle just sat there. And, they're quick and they can scurry across the cage in two seconds flat," says Trufant.
So is it a deal, or a dud? "A dud," says Trufant.
It doesn't look like this plug in equals a pest free environment. We placed a call into the company and have not heard back yet.