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Forum topic by bruc101 posted 08-09-2019 01:33 PM 541 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-09-2019 01:33 PM

I got to noticing lately more bugs than the usual norm in my shop. Where we live here in the Blue Ridge mts. we have carpenter ants that will eat a house to the ground.

I mentioned it to my wife this week. She told me Wednesday not to go in my shop until yesterday and she would take care of the bug problem. I had a good laugh with her about that one but she held steady on it.

I went to my shop late yesterday afternoon and dead bugs all over the place including a pile of carpenter ants that will destroy expensive wood in no time.

We also have a world class selection of spiders that will invade a home and shop in no time. My wife hates spiders like no other varmint in existence, and our home being timber framed, they love making our beams their home.

About once a month my wife bombs and fogs our home with indoor foggers to get rid of the spiders, and this is what she did to my my shop.

I had to sweep and use a dust collector to rid the dead bugs, spiders and carpenter ants in my shop. I had never thought about fogging them because I had not seen that many before.

I think I’ll be doing that more often now.

-- Bruce Free Plans https://traditionalwoodworking.org


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#1 posted 08-09-2019 01:41 PM

did you have to cover up your tools ?

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 08-09-2019 01:53 PM


did you have to cover up your tools ?

- GR8HUNTER

She covered the top of my table saw, bandsaw, router table, and jointer with paper. She sat one fogger on top of my table saw, work table. work bench and two on the floors, set off the foggers and closed the doors on her way out. She also closed the windows.

When you set off one of those foggers they shoot a massive amount of spray straight up. I doubt they would harm anything other than bugs or food items. She’s been bombing our home for years and she covers her island top and counter tops, dishes and makes sure no food is out where it can get on it.

Read on the can is what I would suggest. She buys them by the box at HD.

-- Bruce Free Plans https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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#3 posted 08-09-2019 02:36 PM

thank you Bruce as i live in the woods also and seen some nasty things already :<((((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 08-24-2019 11:21 PM

We had carpenter ants for years and tried everything to get rid of them. Even two exterminators tried. They both told us that everybody has them even if they will not admit it, if you don;t have damage after all these years, don’t worry. We didn’t have damage, but my wife hates bugs, so do I. She called the Big Blue Bug aka New England Pest Control. They were there the very next day. They analyzed the problem, treated the property, and guaranteed the results. They come here every year and whenever we need them. You can get rid of them safely if you get the right people, just keep looking.

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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#5 posted 08-25-2019 02:21 AM

Which fogger did she get….as I have a shop filled with spiders, and their webs….sounds like something the Dungeon shop could use…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#6 posted 08-25-2019 10:59 AM

A great wife to cover your tools and kill bugs.

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#7 posted 08-25-2019 04:16 PM

20 Mule Team Borax, sugar. 1 to 1
The ant brings the mix to the pupae who eats it, if sugar the workers get food, if borax it kills the pupae and the workers starve.

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#8 posted 08-25-2019 05:43 PM

Permethrin SFR Insecticide 36.8 %. You need to make sure it’s 36.8, lighter doesn’t allow you to dilute 80% water 20% killer. All I need to do is spray my doorways a couple of times a year. Any transients, bugs coming, and going back to ground outside die coming, or going. If you see a swarm of ants on the ground, one squirt in the middle takes out the entire herd.

You don’t want to spray where a pet can get to it while wet. If they get close once dried, they will wrinkle up their nose a few feet away, and head elsewhere. The biggest NO is not to spray where it will meet moving water that could head to a creek, river, pond, etc. Has a slight odor. I can’t say it’s unpleasant even, but you note it, while you can smell it is about the same period of time your pets will detour around it. Once the smell goes, the critters can/will play right near it without noted harm. Maybe 2 days.

“Billy” the outlaw insect guy from cable is a user. Seeing him knock swarming wasps out of the air dead, made me a believer.

I wouldn’t use those bug bombs on my tools, covered or not. They get to about 160 degrees when they are going off. We used to use them, and would put them on cheap metal pizza pans to keep the carpet from flaming up. Didn’t use the pans for anything but that use.

Read about them at this US .Gov site. They are talking more about what sounds like the Corn Silo situation in the house here.

I burned my hand on one setting it off, and this led me to ask the Fire guys if they had ever had a fire with them. “All the time” then they guy said 160*, and on carpet no less. My thought is the heat they generate was what would keep me from putting it on a tool. I had just pushed the go button, and got a second degree burn before I could sit it on the pizza pan. It was the last time I used them.

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#9 posted 08-25-2019 09:10 PM



Which fogger did she get….as I have a shop filled with spiders, and their webs….sounds like something the Dungeon shop could use…

- bandit571

Wife used Right Kill Indoor Fogger. She gets them in a box of 6 for five bucks at HD. She’s been using that brand for years and it does the job she wants it to do, kill spiders, and she has no mercy for them.

Since she fogged my shop the bugs are few and far between.

-- Bruce Free Plans https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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#10 posted 08-25-2019 10:25 PM



Permethrin SFR Insecticide 36.8 %. You need to make sure it s 36.8, lighter doesn t allow you to dilute 80% water 20% killer. All I need to do is spray my doorways a couple of times a year. Any transients, bugs coming, and going back to ground outside die coming, or going. If you see a swarm of ants on the ground, one squirt in the middle takes out the entire herd.

You don t want to spray where a pet can get to it while wet. If they get close once dried, they will wrinkle up their nose a few feet away, and head elsewhere. The biggest NO is not to spray where it will meet moving water that could head to a creek, river, pond, etc. Has a slight odor. I can t say it s unpleasant even, but you note it, while you can smell it is about the same period of time your pets will detour around it. Once the smell goes, the critters can/will play right near it without noted harm. Maybe 2 days.

“Billy” the outlaw insect guy from cable is a user. Seeing him knock swarming wasps out of the air dead, made me a believer.

I wouldn t use those bug bombs on my tools, covered or not. They get to about 160 degrees when they are going off. We used to use them, and would put them on cheap metal pizza pans to keep the carpet from flaming up. Didn t use the pans for anything but that use.

Read about them at this US .Gov site. They are talking more about what sounds like the Corn Silo situation in the house here.

I burned my hand on one setting it off, and this led me to ask the Fire guys if they had ever had a fire with them. “All the time” then they guy said 160*, and on carpet no less. My thought is the heat they generate was what would keep me from putting it on a tool. I had just pushed the go button, and got a second degree burn before I could sit it on the pizza pan. It was the last time I used them.

- therealSteveN

I knock this down and soak our clothes in it, let it dry. It kills ticks and it’s what the military uses on its clothing.

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