About a month ago, my apartment had some unwelcome visitors in the form of cream-colored little worms writhing about on my kitchen and bathroom floor. Maggots. It was deeply unsettling, but, as always, science was on my side, with its pressurized cans of grocery store poison, specifically calibrated for my particular pest problem. Sure, we were sweeping up scores of dead fly bodies for weeks, but at least they were dead.
Rodents get a bad rap. Sure, some of them carried the Black Plague, devastating Medieval Eurasia. And yes, sometimes their feces can spread the deadly Hanta virus. But they don’t mean any harm, they just want to eat your trash and chew on some insulation. Regardless, that hasn’t stopped mankind from turning to everything from traps to cats to poison to get rid of them. However, if you watch enough late night TV, you’ll know that Riddex thinks there’s no better way to deal with pests than electromagnetic radiation.