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Old 06-27-2014, 05:37 AM
Status: "Pearlander" (set 15 days ago)
 
Location: Pearland (Southern Trails)
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I moved into my house in 2008 and have had the in-wall treatments done by Hometeam 4 times a year ever since then. No problems, and no bugs.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:23 AM
 
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I'm not sure where I read it, but I did the Bengal trick. Saw a roach at my driveway a week and a half ago. The next day I went to Walmart and purchased a can of Bengal Roach Spray and sprayed my driveway and all my weep holes. This morning I find a roach (same one I hope) on the driveway upside down twitching its legs. I was a little skeptical and Bengal is expensive ($19/can), but it works, I think! I've only owned my home for 7 months, but I've spread ant granulates in my front yard and sprayed my weep holes twice (once with some crap from HD and the other with Termidor).

Is there anything I can inject in the in home wall pest control system? or do I have to have a company do it? If I can't do it myself, I won't use it.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:57 AM
 
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My first guess is that the insecticide they use is commercial grade and not available for resale. However, according to this video, you can actually do it yourself.

We've had Hometeam service for 7 year (in-walls, perimeter, and in the house) with no problems and no bugs. FYI, the in-wall tubing just targets walls with plumbing, not all the walls. The video explains how that works.

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Old 06-27-2014, 10:44 AM
 
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Just a quick update.
Got yesterday the first treatment from HomeTeam and I'm happy to have gone ahead with them.

The guy who showed up was very nice and he did spray our yard, treated few fire hunt nests, our yard and the inside of the house.
After that, he did spray inside the walls; I was very surprised to see for how short he kept spraying... probably no longer than 10 secs, but he said he was enough (tubes are very small in diameter).

for 96 bucks every three months and the warranty of not seeing bugs around, it sounds like super deal to me.

Not to mention that being commercial grade products, they are much better (and hopefully safer?) than the ones available at the stores.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:12 PM
NTT
 
Location: Houston
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I'm not sure where I read it, but I did the Bengal trick. Saw a roach at my driveway a week and a half ago. The next day I went to Walmart and purchased a can of Bengal Roach Spray and sprayed my driveway and all my weep holes. This morning I find a roach (same one I hope) on the driveway upside down twitching its legs. I was a little skeptical and Bengal is expensive ($19/can), but it works, I think! I've only owned my home for 7 months, but I've spread ant granulates in my front yard and sprayed my weep holes twice (once with some crap from HD and the other with Termidor).

Is there anything I can inject in the in home wall pest control system? or do I have to have a company do it? If I can't do it myself, I won't use it.
Bengal works. My family have been using it for years. I did too when I purchased my first home. But then, I looked at the active ingredient. Turned out, it's the same stuff that we can buy concentrated, mix with water into a pressure sprayer and spray the whole home outside and inside ourselves for a lot cheaper! And yes, it's the same stuff that most pest control services use as well.

Bengal MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet): http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdf...3c77fd2eea.pdf

Btw, that stuff doesn't kill roaches only, it kills many other pest as well.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:38 PM
 
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Bengal works. My family have been using it for years. I did too when I purchased my first home. But then, I looked at the active ingredient. Turned out, it's the same stuff that we can buy concentrated, mix with water into a pressure sprayer and spray the whole home outside and inside ourselves for a lot cheaper! And yes, it's the same stuff that most pest control services use as well.

Bengal MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet): http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdf...3c77fd2eea.pdf

Btw, that stuff doesn't kill roaches only, it kills many other pest as well.
Permethrin? I tried amazon, but couldn't find a concentrate bottle of it. Found a 10% mixture.
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:57 AM
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Permethrin? I tried amazon, but couldn't find a concentrate bottle of it. Found a 10% mixture.
Did you use an internet search engine such as Google to look up for Permethrin? Try it, you'd be surprise what you'll find outside of Amazon.com. Remember, this would be a concentrate pest control product. Don't you think that Pest Control vendors would be a better place to look for it? Yes, there are online pest control vendors as well.

Of course, I can post here all the links you need. Remember the saying: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime"? I'd be glad to share tips and guide you along the way but alas, I won't do the homework for you. The mind is such a powerful and valuable thing to hold back. Release it and allow it to grow!

Btw, Amazon doesn't carry everything and they don't always have the best price tag. Go out of the "box" sometime and shop around. The WWW is quite big and hold a whole lot of information free of charge. Although be awared, just like TV programs, what you feed your mind with can be of valuable or it can be trashed. So, select well what you read or find on the WWW.

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My first guess is that the insecticide they use is commercial grade and not available for resale...
Often not true anymore. There are quite a few wholesalers that do business with the public (other than retailers).

In a matter of fact, I've purchased commercial grade insecticide and have been mixing and using it for my home. It's no more difficult than boiling eggs.

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Old 06-30-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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Did you use an internet search engine such as Google to look up for Permethrin? Try it, you'd be surprise what you'll find outside of Amazon.com. Remember, this would be a concentrate pest control product. Don't you think that Pest Control vendors would be a better place to look for it? Yes, there are online pest control vendors as well.

Of course, I can post here all the links you need. Remember the saying: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime"? I'd be glad to share tips and guide you along the way but alas, I won't do the homework for you. The mind is such a powerful and valuable thing to hold back. Release it and allow it to grow!

Btw, Amazon doesn't carry everything and they don't always have the best price tag. Go out of the "box" sometime and shop around. The WWW is quite big and hold a whole lot of information free of charge. Although be awared, just like TV programs, what you feed your mind with can be of valuable or it can be trashed. So, select well what you read or find on the WWW.


Often not true anymore. There are quite a few wholesalers that do business with the public (other than retailers).

In a matter of fact, I've purchased commercial grade insecticide and have been mixing and using it for my home. It's no more difficult than boiling eggs.
a part the fact that boiling eggs is not exactly the same thing than handling chemical and dangerous materials as well as inhaling their toxic gas.
Don't forget that has already been demonstrated a strong correlation between concentrated pesticides and many diseases, like for example Parkinson. I recommend to use the WWW for those kind of info as well and not only for trying to save 20/30 bucks...
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:55 PM
 
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For those of you with HomeTeam: are the spray tubes in your exterior wall as well? I want to use them, but we just built our house and they did not install the spray tubes in the exterior walls. In fact, it was only installed where the fireplace is. Doesn't seem like it'll be very effective. We've seen an increase of those bigger than usual brown spiders.
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:31 PM
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Location: Houston
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a part the fact that boiling eggs is not exactly the same thing than handling chemical and dangerous materials as well as inhaling their toxic gas.
Don't forget that has already been demonstrated a strong correlation between concentrated pesticides and many diseases, like for example Parkinson. I recommend to use the WWW for those kind of info as well and not only for trying to save 20/30 bucks...
You're certainly over reacting. Besides, I was comparing with "how to".

In your case however, it's best for you just to live in a bubble. No germs, no chemicals for you to fear of. Yep, for you, buy a bubble, sanitize it... oops, no,... no.... you do need to use some sort of chemical to sanitize a product. Hum .... well?.... don't sanitize it then, just live in there and be strong! Be very strong!

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