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Do plug in bug killers work

Started 1273893513.653 in For the Home Talk | Last reply 1274128394.57 by Jodee1

Qvc use to sell a plug in gadget that kept bugs from the home.

Don't know if they still are sold.  Do they work?

From Florida

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bopper1273930442.95714295 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007

I have that gadget and no it doesn't work.  I hate spiders and am terrified of them and I still have them in the house.

Marsha20031273942993.3734868 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007

I just tried them because I've been having a problem with centipedes.  I've had them plugged in for three months with absolutely no impact on the number of centipedes.  The reviews seemed split on them so I was willing to give them a try, but they didn't work for me.

kalaim1273959312.8173274 PostsRegistered 1/14/2007

No, they don't work.  I had high hopes for them, but it was something that was too good to be true!


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Toyia1273974058.947768 PostsRegistered 8/24/2006

Thanks for the replies.


Sounds like the product doesn't work. I haven't seen it sold on QVC,perhaps they discontinued it.

From Florida

dgluvr1273974611.3175296 PostsRegistered 5/12/2008

No they don't work - supposed to keep out ants, spiders etc even rodents by emitting a high pitched sound ( they even give warnings if yo0 have pets like guinea pigs- you're not supposed to use them) but evidentally my bugs wear ear plugs so I stop them with Terro plant spikes all around the exterior of my house first sign of warmer weather.

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chickenbutt1273974818.71726977 PostsRegistered 1/16/2006chickentown

It's weird how the reviews are so split.  A LOT of people really love them and probably almost as many say they are completely ineffective.  I still have 2 plugged in from back when QVC sold them.  I have a couple others in my house that I bought since then.  I don't have a bug problem (which is surprising since I have a bird!), except for the occasional spider or earwig.  Who knows if it would be worse w/o those plug ins, though.

A lot of people really swear by them...

Bippity boppity BOOYAH!

flaky1273978881.01151 PostsRegistered 4/17/2010

I forgot about that thing...they used to sell it almost as much as the Clairisonic

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insomniac1273992523.7138303 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

No. I bought several of them, but they didn't seem to make any difference. (One time I saw a large spider crawling right on top of the gadget.)


Jrose1274124112.133935 PostsRegistered 8/16/2006Virginia

It was called Riddex and I absolutely swore by mine!  I bought it back when it was sold on QVC.  I moved about nine months ago and accidently left it behind at the old house.  I recently picked up a new Riddex at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and have had it plugged in for about two weeks.  So far the spiders are still camping out in my basement.  I hope I see results soon.

Jodee11274125289.203182 PostsRegistered 5/12/2010

My husband went on the internet and found one I have never heard of.  I had originally wanted the Riddex, but my husband told me they only worked for different bugs and did not include the ones I needed.  We live near a wooded area and bugs I have never seen before.   We started having alot of black ants and we have those centipedes too.   I hate those things.   The one my husband bought really works ladies.   Once in a while you will see one, but it has helped dramatically.  It affected our dog for awhile, but she got used to it.  It works by a shrill noise which we as humans do not hear.   We have several in our house and they really work.  I will try to get the name of it if anyone is interested.   You will see a huge difference.

Shelbelle1274126430.0536468 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I have one on each floor got mine at Home Depot, love them, they really do not work on insects, mostly rodents like mice, squirrels, etc. Have had mine plugged in for 10 years, and not seen a mouse since.

mollys mom1274126913.233851 PostsRegistered 11/1/2008MA

I like mine and I think that it does work well for spiders. I haven't seen one in my house since I started using it. You have to give it a week or so before you notice a difference.

Jrose1274126974.637935 PostsRegistered 8/16/2006Virginia

Jodee1, please give us the name of the one your husband got off the internet.  I'm very interested.  Thanks!!

Jodee11274128394.57182 PostsRegistered 5/12/2010
On 5/17/2010 Jrose said:

Jodee1, please give us the name of the one your husband got off the internet.  I'm very interested.  Thanks!!

 I will ask him tonight for you and try to get it posted tonight.   

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