Posted by John Fasoldt on 15:50:15 6/7/2014 from 220.127.116.11:
In reply to: Re: Carpenter ants coming from screened porch posted by Tracy on 14:25:48 6/6/2014 from 18.104.22.168:
OOPS! Sorry for the delay, we had some server problems here and the board was locked up until I fixed it.
Yes, you can of course do it yourself. Pick up one of those cheap plastic garden sprayers at Home Depot and use that. Get the one gallon size, theyíre less than 20 bucks.
Sure spray it on the floors, but concrete is not a surface that insecticides love. Wonít hurt anything, but some of that chem will get tied up in the matrix of the substrate. Same with concrete or cinder block. You can walk on it after it has dried, no problem, bare feet too.. Just donít lick the concrete. Well, you can lick a LITTLE, but take it easy....
Yes, I know about the inside spraying... And I know itís on the label not to do that, but itís not for safety reasons. The reason is GREED. To explain: the company that sells it is a drug company(BASF) as most insecticides are manufactured by drug companies. There is a very close resemblance between drugs and insecticides, and you KNOW how those drug companies are...
The actual reason the didnít register Termidor for inside, is because they already HAVE an insecticide (for ants) for the INSIDE - Phantom. And you donít think theyíre going to flush one down the tubes when theyíve already spent the money for it, do you? Of course not! So they make us buy TWO chems, for the same target. And we thought that the dangerous crook drug dealers were on street corners! (I guess you can tell that I hold the drug/insecticide purveyors in high regard, huh?)
I know that many people (even exterminators) use the stuff on the inside too. Thereís a BIG fine for that, so a smart exterminator wouldnít do that. But itís no more toxic or dangerous than any other chem. Just donít drink any - youíll be fine.
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