Riddex is a revolutionary pest repelling system that turns your home or office electrical wiring into an invisible force field that keeps pests at bay. At least that is what the manufacturer’s claim. We are going to look into the validity of the claims, in order to find out whether Riddex actually works as advertised.
How Does Riddex Work?
Riddex functions by emitting a high frequency sound wave that is highly irritating to the most common household pests such as cockroaches, spiders, rats etc. The sound waves, on the other hand, are completely harmless to household pets such as cats and dogs, as well as to humans. Riddex was introduced as a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to using chemical repellants. The distributors of Riddex say that the average time for pests and rodents to be out of your house ranges from two weeks to a month – depending on various factors such as the depth of your infestation.
As a word of warning, there is some evidence to suggest that Riddex is also an irritant for household pests that are more similar in size to vermin – such as guinea pigs, mice, gerbils and hamsters. Riddex may not be the right solution for you if you keep such pets.
What Are Some of The Unique Benefits?
- Safe to use even when there are children around.
- Repels pests humanely – does not kill them but rather coerces them to leave.
- Contains a built-in nightlight to help you see it in the dark.
- Non-toxic – does not emit odors or fumes like chemical equivalents.
- There is no need to clean and remove dead pests.
- Environmentally friendly – there are no chemicals used in manufacturing this product.
- Saves you the expense of paying for professional exterminators.
- Is not harmful to your pets (excepting the types of pets mentioned above).
- Far more cost effective then buying chemical solutions every time you need to kill vermin.
- One unit covers a wide floor area – approximately 2000 sq. feet.
Does Riddex Work? What Do The Customers Say?
The best people to speak on this subject are those who have put Riddex to the test in their own living space. We had a look at what the customers had to say:
“I’m pleased with this product. I’ve been using this for several months now and I installed it in the basement. No more mice noises now. So far so good.”
- Jasper (tailoryourhome.com)
“I have a 2200 Sq Ft, 2-story home in Texas. We’ve had a MAJOR problem with a small bug called a “cigarette beetle.” I guess it comes from dried goods, that have been sitting in warehouses. My house was INFESTED. I didn’t want to spend the money on an exterminator, as it would also take several treatments.
I read many reviews, and figured it probably didn’t work. However, I did get some coupons for Bed Bath & Beyond, which would make the Riddex only $10 a piece. I figured if it didn’t work, I’d take it back.
At first I plugged in one. I didn’t notice anything for about a week. Irritated, I plugged in a second one. I tried placing them in strategic places around the house, on the ground floor. For a few days, it seems there were even MORE of the bugs…but after a week, I noticed a SIGNIFICANT difference! You can turn the night light off, it’s quiet, and really works! I was so surprised, that it actually works! I still see a few bugs here and there, but by no means are they anywhere close to the infestation we had. I still see a few other small bugs, but I live in the country, so that is to be expected.
My only suggestion, it to have it facing any doorways that might head towards outside, or a garage. All in all, I will always purchase this product, and I’m just an honest, hard-working, normal consumer… “
- Design4aloha (www.epinions.com)
“I had a Riddex pest control plug in box in my home for years and never had mice. After I left that home I rented it out and there are mice that go in now. Also, my dad uses this product with success as well although he does have an older model.”
- Kaydi35 (www.ask.com)
“Something big was in the cabinet under the sink during the night and chewed the dishwasher drain line. The first Riddex we bought was no longer working correctly, so I purchased a new one and plugged it in. The “thing” has not been back.
Pros: Great value, well worth the minimal cost”
- Mac27 (reviews.cvs.com)
Any Reason Why It Might Not Work?
From our research, we have found the two most common complaints coming from users of the product. The first involved its longevity. There have been a few people who suggest that their Riddex device only lasted for around 10 months. Whilst these comments are certainly outweighed by the positive reviews, it is a point worth mentioning. It is also worth noting that the manufacturers are currently offering “buy one, get one free” – which would obviously double the lifespan of your investment.
The other criticism is that the level of pest activity may increase immediately after your install your device. It seems that some customers mistakenly switch off the device and conclude it doesn’t work. In fact, this immediate effect is to be expected, and in fact shows that the device is working properly. After a week or so, the activity does die down, and the repelling effect then kicks in.
Where To Buy Riddex Pest Repelling Aid?
The best value for money is currently to be found on the manufacturer’s main website – where there is a two-for-one offer. This means that for $29.95 (plus shipping) – you will get two devices. Note that this is the only place you can find this offer, and it may only be available for a limited time. The order process is quick and painless – simply fill out your payment and shipping details, and complete the transaction using any major credit card.