Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Do Your Own Pest Control!

Now honestly, you guys (most of ya..) All know that I try to not use products that aren't "green". Its hard though, because "green" products are so much more expensive.

Those who really know me, know that I also do not have a bugman. I am sqeamish about "professional" bug men, because I have seen them come in with thier little sprayers, spray a few lines of poison (gasps!) and leave. I am going to have to have a termite man come out, because we are homeowners, but I am not happy about it! :)

Anyway they don't spray much, and then - they charge you like for a full days worth of work for the little amount of chemicals they used... and for taking a few steps into your home. If you ask me, their "services" are barely worth 20$. But I am rambling.

I also get frightened, because I have pets and children, and to be honest, "green" bug sprays scare me too. Seems like even they -in large numbers- can be toxic! (They can!) If it can kill a bug, why not your child/pet?

I also know about the honey bee crisis, and how these chemicals people are using to kill bugs, are killing the honeybees which in turn affects our whole eco system. If you are interested in learning more about the honey bee crisis, click here!

I dont want to kill any bugs, but I cant have ants in my pantry. I also cannot have them building massive beds in my yard, I have kids, theyll step in them! It sucks, but you gotta do what you gotta do! Earlier, I said green products were so much more expensive? Not on Do Your Own Pest Control (.com!)!

So .. I was glad to find this website The name says it all. In a quarter of the money you would've spent on so called "professional" bug services you could DIY for way less and many times over. You would actually save more than 25% ...
Lets say it cocts 75$ to have someone come out. You spend 25$ on
You first have saved 50$, BUT actually you have saved even more than that.. because the 25$ you spent might have 10 uses in. Ten bug man trips would total about 750$! That you only spent 25$ on. I am not so hot at math, but thats signifigant! What is that? 30 times over what you spent?

No matter what the savings are there is one word to sum that up: SMART!

Last year, I had horrible sneaky little earwigs. MAN Georgia sure does have different bugs than Alabama.
This year, I have Sugar Ants on my counter. I havent had roaches yet, but then again, I AM a clean freak!

The products I recieved are Multi ECO POWDER & Ant Bait Gel

Active Ingredient: Made of all natural, botanical insecticides:
Phenethyl propionate, 3%
Thyme oil, 5%
Pyrethrins, .05%
Target pests: ants, beetles, boxelder bugs, carpenter bees, centipedes, cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, fire ants, firebrats, fleas, fruit flies, fungus gnats, Indian meal moths, mealworm, millipedes, pillbugs, scorpions, silverfish, sowbugs, spiders, termites, warehouse moths, wasps and other indoor/outdoor and landscape pests
For use in: In and around homes, offices, hotels, motels, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, zoos, daycare centers, factories, warehouses, stores, restraints, food-handling establishments, kitchens, transportation equipment, aircrafts
Pet safe: Yes, when used as directed
Manufactured by: EcoSMART Technologies
EcoSMART is now featuring a new line of natural botanical chemicals. This new line is the EcoPCO line, designed to be environmentally safe for use around your home and family and be just as effective as other "chemical" insecticides. Active ingredients in this product is derived with plant oils like rosemary, wintergreen & thyme. Eco PCO WP-X is a wettable powder that remains effective up to 3 mo. Eco PCO WP-X is similar to chemical insecticide products such as Tempo Ultra WP, Demon WP, Cynoff WP.

1 jar(s) (1 lb.) $23.44
2 jar(s) (1 lb.) Save! Get 2 for only $19.95 each or $39.90
case (12 jars/12 lbs.) Save! Get 12 for only $14.99 each or $179.90

Rapid working
Broad-variety control
In & Outside use

* Did I mention that a lot of their products offer :

Gourmet Ant bait Gel.

Ants and pest control pros both like Gourmet Ant Bait Gel with 6% DOT (Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate). It Gel uses an insect attractant that mimics honeydew and enhances bait acceptance by a variety of Protein Feeding Ants, Sweet Feeding Ants, & roaches. It's also less repellent & far more efficient at killing both the workers & queens in ant colonies. Gourmet Ant Bait Gel works inside in cracks & crevices to rid quickly. It is odorless, doesn’t stain surfaces not messy even in heat. This product is very frugal. Ea tube is 1.5 oz.

1 tube $11.92
1 box (6 tubes) $45.45

Active Ingredient: Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate 6%
Target pests: Kills Sweet & Protein feeding ants and German Cockroaches
For use in: In and around homes, apartments, condominiums, schools, hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores, non-food areas of food processing plants, boats cruise ships, institutional and commercial buildings, nursing homes, hotels and warehouses.
Application: Use 1-3 lines for each placement where ants are trailing or have been seen.
Pet safe: Yes; when used as directed
Yield: 1.5 oz. tube
Manufactured by: Innovative PC Products

The products and shipping-
These products shipped quite quickly. There were no issues with leakage upon arrival in package or otherwise. The products were in date, and effective. Easy to read, instructions and otherwise. Had I read them before I used the product, that probably would've been better.
I am not big on reading directions. I figured it was going to rain soon, and I could just sprinkle the EcoSmart powder directly onto the ant hill in the front yard... UM.. DO NOT DO THIS! LOL! It killed a big spot on my grass- where the ant bed was, anyway. I think I used too much. On a plus side, it did kill the ants!
Maybe next time I ought better follow directions. I just didn't want to mix up a poison, (green or not) in one of my kitchen dishes.
Perhaps I shall buy a bottle specifically for this pourpose. ;)
The Gourmet Ant Bait Gel.. wait, I can't type it without laughing. Yes it works, but I do have to say, I think its quite silly it would be called gourmet. What is this? The ants are on death row and its their last meal. "Here, eat up this Gourmet Poison!" I'm sorry it works, but it is silly.
You know it is.

The website -

Very detailed and informative. I especially liked the Q&A of each product. It was time-saving and organized and I was seriously impressed. I appreciated the size comparison and prices being not only easy to find but able to be bundled. Also, if you notice, the recommended portion, underneath the size and quantity is also helpful.

About Do My Own Pest Control

They only sell professional do it yourself pest control (diy), exterminator and extermination
pesticide, chemical and bug killer treatment products to spray, exterminate and eliminate pests.

These products are not available in stores such as Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart or Ace Hardware.
They accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal Payments.

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*Disclaimer* These products were sent to me, free, for review purposes by .
Opinions conatined within this post are 100% mine and are not influenced by monetary pay!


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