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Has Riddex Been banned from stores?

Has Riddex Been banned from stores?

Is Riddex Banned?

There have many concerns about whether Riddex Pest Repellers work or not. I have participated in many pest control and most of the reviews have been negative. The fact is that they had been banned from stores some years back although newer brands are still being released to the market.

The newer riddex models have yet to receive negative reviews and the only difference that they might have with the previous ones may be the fact that they do have a side outlet that lets you use them with your other electrical gadgets without losing plug space.

So how exactly do these brand of electronic pest control products function to get rid of rodents from your house? Most of them use electromagnetic technology.

They make use of the wiring of the house from where they have been plugged in to create a pulse that in turn form a magnetic field that deters the pests. This technology is usually good when you use it with ultrasonic technology. It will only work well to get rid of pests that are hiding in cracks on walls.

When you have them crawling about on the floor, then this technology may not be the best. It is usually advisable to have an electronic or ultrasonic pest control device that uses both technologies to get maximum possible results.

If you have an option of purchasing riddex vs black and decker, or riddex vs bell and Howell or vs sunbeam then i would strongly suggest that you opt for any of the three that I have just mentioned.

These ones work well and will provide you with the results that you want to see. The other issue is of course whether they can get rid of rodents like squirrels, raccoons, birds, bats and even deers and for this, I have to say that most of them and in fact all of them have been designed to get rid of indoor pests and not outdoor ones.

When you want to purchase any of the Riddex Insect pest repellents that use only the electromagnetic technology, then you should know at the back of your mind that they will only deter insects and pest that are hiding in cracks in walls and not the ones that are crawling or flying about in your house like mosquitoes.

Knowing what kind of pests have infested your house and where they are coming from or hiding is very important before you go to purchase any electronic pest control device.

Riddex Sonic Plus Pest Repeller Review

Riddex Sonic plus Repeller with side outlets (Set of 3)

This is a new product with the brand name Riddex that uses the wiring of the house to get rid of pests and rodents. It creates a magnetic pulse that causes discomfort to the insects and then they are deterred from your house.

Riddex Sonic plus Electronic Pest control device is very effective in chasing roaches away from your building. If you have a house that has cracks on walls, then you should really consider getting an electronic pest control device that uses electromagnetic waves technology since this is the one that is most effective in driving away pests that hiding in cracks on your walls.

If you are in a position to purchase one that uses both ultrasonic and electromagnetic technologies, then the better as you will have a device that will be very effective to get rid of the creepy creatures in your house. One such example is the Sunbeam Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic Pest Repeller and even Pest Repeller Ultimate 5 in 1 is also has the same features.

Now back to Riddex Sonic Pest Repellent, it is capable of covering an area of over 1000 Square Feet. This is a very good coverage if you have a medium-sized house. It also has an extra outlet at the side that you can be able to use to plug in your other electronic gadgets without ever losing space. If you have ever worried that using and electronic pest device is going to consume all the space then you need to worry no more as the Sonic Plus Pest Control Device will leave you some space to uses with your other electrical devices.

It also comes as a set of three and therefore you will plug in each unit in three separate rooms for maximum efficiency. If you use this with a combination of other methods then pests in your building will be no more. The Riddex Sonic Plus Electromagnetic Pest Repeller also does not use any harmful chemicals and no traps also. It is again very safe around pets, kids and even pregnant women.

If you are having someone in the house that is using a pacemaker then you should consider using other forms of pest control. The reason is that the waves emitted by this device affect the proper functioning of the pacemaker and may cause complications. You can plug hire exterminators or use pesticides in this case which are not so eco-friendly options. Purchase the Riddex Sonic Plus Repeller and get rid of pests and insects in your building.

Bell Howell Ultrasonic Electromagnetic Pest repeller

Bell Howell Ultrasonic Electromagnetic Pest repeller

Bell Howell Ultrasonic Electromagnetic Pest Repeller Review

The Bell Howell Ultrasonic Electromagnetic Pest Repeller is another kind of an electronic pest control device that rids your home or office of those roaches, ants, mice, rats and even spiders. You don’t have to use any traps or any chemicals as this device will work just as well as any other kind of pest control device that helps in keeping your home safe from these disease-carrying insects and rodents that can be harmful to you, your kids, pets and even your visitors. The signal that is emitted by this device is also not harmful at all to the normal human being.

How does the Bell Howell Ultrasonic Electromagnetic Pest Repeller Work?

This device works just like the Riddex Digital Pest Repeller in that it uses the wiring in the house to create an electromagnetic field that makes the insects and rodents to feel uncomfortable thus they are repelled away. The pests are not killed but are just driven away to a different location. The makers of this device are well as the name suggests Bell Howell.

What is the Cost of Bell Howell Ultrasonic Electromagnetic Pest Repeller?

It will not cost you much at all. The only difference is that you will find that different stores will have varying prices for it. Like at the Csn stores you will buy it at $15.99 after getting a discount of $4, the original price tag is $19.99 while at the Amazon has it going for $17.99 which of course includes shipping but only within the US. So the choice is absolutely yours to purchase it from any place you like without having the thought of getting broke at all.

Its other feature is that it is very quiet and you will hear not any noise from it once it has been switched on, such a cool feature huh. Another thing that people always want to know is whether this device is safe for kids and the answer to this question is definitely yes. This device cannot be heard by the normal person and so it can’t cause any harm if you can’t hear it.

It is only meant to irritate pests that are in the house and that is all no other animal are supposed to be affected by the pulse that is produced by this device and you are not supposed to worry if your small kids are around and you have turned it on. I will be talking more about the Bell Howell Ultrasonic Electromagnetic Pest Repeller Pros and Cons in my later posts so keep on checking.

How to control paper wasps

Here is How to control paper wasps effectively

Paper wasp can be defined as social vespid wasps, particularly those in the genus Polistes that erect wispy nests from the chewed wood pulp. When threatened, in their defense they can sting.

How to Control Paper Wasps

The primary step in wasp control is to precisely spot the insect and locate its nesting site. A skilled pest control service may offer wasp control services, or you can use the subsequent information and make an effort to attempt to manage them yourself.

June is the most favorable time of the year to take control measures against the wasps. It’s also at this time that the queen has established her small colony. It’s recommended that during the night hours when the wasps are less active it’s when to pounce and eradicate them.

Perfunctory control that includes using small amounts or nonpesticides is recommended.  During the wee hours of the night cover the nesting places with a heavy large plastic bag and shut the nest.  Then cut and freeze the nest, the unfavorable cold temperatures will kill the wasps inside in less than two days. 

Use of soaps and detergents. 

Many types of soap will work, those are readily available in the house will help in easing the menace. These soaps including dish and laundry soap will work effectively. By pouring a soap and water solution into the entrance of the nests, will deter the wasps from coming back into their nests.

Bendiocarb and chlorpyrifos dust.

These insecticide dust are used when treating wasp nests concealed in building voids.

 Residual Liquid Insecticides. 

Spraying concentrated D-Fense SC and Cyper WP mixed with water in an area infested with paper wasps will help in killing the wasps. The areas surrounding the nests should be more often than not be sprayed with these insecticides to prevent future nesting.


Calling an exterminator. 

In extreme situations, it’s best to leave nest removal to the skilled professionals. Calling the exterminator only happens when the wasps’ nests are in hard to reach areas. It also advisable to engage professional help from the exterminators if once is allergic to the stings.


Usage of a shop-vac.

This is a more-natural technique of targeting a wasps’ nest.  Get a large shop-vac with a wand that is long enough to reach the nest. Ensure the exit of the vacuum has a grill small enough to stop wasps from escaping.

Using a smoke. Building a small fire directly onto the nest and leaving it to smoke for hours, and when you are certain that the nest is clear of the wasps you can extinguish the fire and knock the nest down with a stick. Nonetheless, you may desire to have a spray bottle overflowing with soap and water in case there are any live wasps left behind in the nest


Gecko Repellent Review

Natural Gecko Repellent

These can be very annoying creatures especially when they invade your house and litter all over the place giving you the extra work of having to clean your house again and again. They like to hide on cracks on walls and therefore the best way to get rid of them would be to use a device that has the capability to use the electromagnetic technology which uses the wiring of the house. I have talked about these gadgets in my previous posts on this blog and most importantly I have reviewed the lizard repellent which will work the same way to deter geckos.

We have several gecko repellents in the market and all you have to do is check this blog and read my past articles on where you can be able to get the best deal and purchase one for your house.

The only natural way I know that even works for most pests is to keep your house as clean as possible. Although these little reptiles have been known to feed on flies and other insects, which is a good thing, they still pose a risk of bringing to the house diseases and other kinds of unwanted germs and for this reason, it is better to just have them out of the house.

If there is a humane way to keep geckos away then the only way will be to get yourself a unit of the gecko repellent device without having to kill them or using harmful pesticides which pose an environmental risk to everyone around.

Having said that please head right over to the lizard repellent post and read more on where you can buy this device and get rid of them for good in your house. You will also be able to get offers and therefore save a lot more to use for something else.

Different types of Electronic Pest Control products

Here are the different types of electronic pest control products in the market today

Electric and ultrasonic pest control is another method used widely by many people to get rid of the unwanted guests in the house. In this post, I will review the different devices that are widely used in many homes.

These gadgets will work depending on the type of pesky creatures that you want to get rid of and can also be found in any part of the world, so whether you are in Australia, Ireland, Canada, India, Malaysia, South Africa, Dubai, U.K. or China you will find them on stores or alternatively you can shop for them at online stores like Amazon, Nextag, Walmart or home depot where you can even get free shipping.

Bird Repellent devices and products

Balcony guard (gard) ultrasonic silent bird repeller

This device as the name suggests is ideal for pigeons, swallows, woodpeckers, and sparrows on porches, rooftops, garages, boats, car, and balconies. Manufactured by the famous bird-x, it has a motion sensor that detects if the birds are at a close range and gets rid of them by emitting strong sonic waves. You can buy it at home depot at a reasonable price. There is also the birdxpeller pro and garden owl that works almost the same way.

QB4 Quadblaster

Produces sounds that scare away birds with its four speakers. This device covers an area of 6000 square feet and has also been manufactured by bird-x. The high-frequency waves produced by this gadget cannot be heard by humans and usually irritate the birds.

Bird Proof Bird repellent gel

When some of these flying creatures tend to make a surface their home, they will roost at this place. This causes all kinds of damages to properties, especially with their droppings. They sometimes also cause hazards like fire. With this gel, also manufactured by bird-x, it makes these surfaces very uncomfortable such that they will be irritated whenever they land on the surface. It can be applied on statues, poles, beams and other surfaces.  It comes in a 283g tube.

Bird repellent spray

This is mostly homemade and you can easily make it using naturally available materials that can be found around many homes. Use this recipe, mix chili peppers and water then place where you would like to deter the birds. It’s very important that you do not spray this to what they feed on like the fruits.


These ones usually scare the birds visually because of the shadows and reflections caused by the ribbon. The sound produced when the wind blows it away also irritates them so they tend to stay away. The irri-tape repellents ribbon comes gets rid of the birds holographically and can also be used anywhere and comes in a 1000 square feet.  There is also the tanglefoot ribbon and you can also get one for 30m depending on your target.


Usually placed on the fence or boat where the birds like to land and roost, this scares them away.


Animal Repellers & Repellents

Since not all types of electronic pest control products are manufactured for the same kind of pesky creatures, we have those that are specifically designed to get rid of the unwanted animals outdoors.

These are the animals that mess up our garden and patio furniture in addition to causing a nuisance at night. They include animals like deers, rabbits, raccoons, the neighbors pets, rabbits, squirrels, skunks and much more.

Most of these devices usually come with a mounting bracket or screws if you want to place it on the tree or fence.  Since they are supposed to work in the night, they are motion activated and therefore will detect any slight movement produced by an intruder or any moving object.

Once the motion is detected, they will automatically emit very strong ultrasonic waves which will deter these unwanted animals. They are weatherproof to work day and night and also utilize solar power. Here are some:

  • Bell and Howell 50104 motion Animal Repeller
  • Bird-x Yard Gard Ultrasonic


Electronic Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic Pest Repellers

These are the most common ones that are used in many homes. They come in many varieties and have very different and distinct features, some of which include blue, red or green nightlight: – which can be used to provide some light in the night when there is total darkness and you don’t want to switch on the normal light.

This can be helpful if the device has been placed in the bedroom, kitchen or bathroom. This same led light usually also helps to indicate whether the device is working correctly or not.

The other feature is the ultrasonic and electromagnetic waves they emit. When they are turned on, they can either emit one or both of these waves depending on the technology on which they have been manufactured on.

These strong sounds cannot be heard by a human being or a child and are only meant for the pests. It affects the nervous system of these creatures, and once this is done, they find it difficult to communicate with each other and can also not feed properly so, therefore, they stay away from the area.

Ultrasonic waves are best for open spaces in the living area while electromagnetic sounds are better for cracks on walls since they utilize the electrical circuit or wiring around the house to create an electromagnetic field. It’s always advisable to get one for each level of your house.

On the cover or the pack of these gadgets, is indicated the surface area in which they can cover so chose the one that best suits your house and also which type of pest they get rid of whether they are mosquitoes, roaches, rats, mice, rodents, ants, fleas, bats, spider, geckoes or lizards. Instructions and manual are also packed together.

Some also have an extra outlet where you can be able to plug in your other electrical appliances, and others can either be battery powered or use electricity. There are also those that have the additional feature of emitting beneficial ions or breathalyzer which purify and freshen the air we breathe around us.

All these devices are safe to use in the house and therefore do not affect small children or pregnant women. The only ones that are affected are pets like gerbils and hamsters because their nervous system is more or less the same to that one of the other pesky creatures.  Humane unlike pesticides which tend to kill the pests, here they are only gotten rid of without causing any harm.

Here are some of these:

  • Attack wave p3
  • Bell & Howell 50153,
  • Bird-x Transonic Pro
  • Black and Decker 310, ep1100, 410, 321
  • Pest offense
  • Riddex plus, plugin, unit l1112, pro digital, sonic
  • Dx610
  • Emerson
  • Force field
  • Goodlife ultimate at 5 in 1, ii, sg
  • Pest-stop 2000
  • Rid rite deluxe
  • Rodar ii
  • Smartlife
  • Royal
  • Sunbeam sb 700, 101, 104, 105, 125, 300, 200, 310
  • Sunforce Solar 80001, 80004 twin pack
  • Viatek
  • Victor pr60c
  • Weitech 0562, 0220, 0180, 800, 3500

Getting rid of dogs and cats

Although these are man’s best friends, sometimes they tend to be a nuisance in our lives. A dogs bark is good when scaring intruders during the night or even at daytime, but when it is done to your precious visitors, it becomes bad.

There is also a time when your precious furniture, lawns, flowers, plants are getting messed up by these pets and so it becomes necessary to chase them away then.

Most of the devices in this category are also like trainers and will train them to behave in a certain way when used in them. There are homemade prays, whistles, collars that are used which are portable.

Just like the other devices mentioned above these also use ultrasonic pulses to deter them and not harm them in any way. Some of these sounds can even be downloaded as mp3.

Examples are:

  • Dazer ii
  • Lambert kay boundary
  • Off limits

Whether these devices do really work or do not work depends greatly on the type of gadget that you have purchased. There are many consumer reports, as seen on tv and reviews that are online and therefore it is always good to conduct due diligence when you want to buy the best one. If you are looking for where to buy them, there are many links in this site that will direct you or you can contact me using the link above.