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Episode-2697- The Expert Council Show for 7-10-20 — 9 Comments

  1. Be really careful about spraying some of these chemicals on your bed to kill bed bugs. Most of them are NOT OK to use. In pest control, we usually used one called Bedlam Plus which worked well and is approved. We used many other pest control products containing pytethrins. None of them were safe to use on bedding. Just be careful and RTFL (Read The Freaking Label).

    • Hi Blake,  Good to hear from a pest control pro. Thanks for your input. You may be surprised to see this  statement from the EPA:

      “Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids: Pyrethrins and pyrethroids are the most common compounds used to control bed bugs and other indoor pests. Pyrethrins are botanical insecticides derived from chrysanthemum flowers. Pyrethroids are synthetic chemical insecticides that act like pyrethrins. Both compounds are lethal to bed bugs and can flush bed bugs out of their hiding places and kill them. However, where resistant bed bug strains exist, these treatments may cause them to move to a new hiding place or temporarily flush them out of existing locations.”

      Note that there is no mention of not using these products on mattresses. You might contact them, as a pest control pro, to let them know to add info about mattresses. Here’s the entire page link:

      https://www.epa.gov/bedbugs/pesticides-control-bed-bugs

      all the best,

      Joe Alton MD

    • Hi Blake,  Good to hear from a pest control pro. Thanks for your input. You may be surprised to see this  statement from the EPA:

      “Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids: Pyrethrins and pyrethroids are the most common compounds used to control bed bugs and other indoor pests. Pyrethrins are botanical insecticides derived from chrysanthemum flowers. Pyrethroids are synthetic chemical insecticides that act like pyrethrins. Both compounds are lethal to bed bugs and can flush bed bugs out of their hiding places and kill them. However, where resistant bed bug strains exist, these treatments may cause them to move to a new hiding place or temporarily flush them out of existing locations.”

      Note that there is no mention of not using these products on mattresses. You might contact them, as a pest control pro, to let them know to add info about mattresses. Here’s the entire page link:

      https://www.epa.gov/bedbugs/pesticides-control-bed-bugs

      all the best,

      Joe Alton MD

    • Ill mention this on air but it seems to be a scam to me, the pictures I have seen are cardamon seeds, a spice that won’t even grown in much of the US.

  2. this tool site is run by the company that makes Rigid and Ryobi.  From what i understand Home Depot is the sole retailer for these items,  However Direct Tool marks new items as factory blemished , they are new in the box.  They do sell refurbished items also.  They have great sales, but delivery is slow.  https://www.directtoolsoutlet.com/

    Another thing to mention about battery tools is the adapters that can be found on Ebay and Amazon.  I own Dewalt tools mainly but have a Ryobi adapter that lets me use my Dewalt batteries on Ryobi tools.  They make several types to cross link your tools.

  3. Im a huge HILTI fan, you cant beat them for concrete work, I also love their normal construction lines as well. They have the best warranty in the industry, and the best quality in the industry. Hard to find though.

  4. Check out the diablo pruning blades for the recip saw.  I cut 4-6” limbs with ease, not as easy as a chainsaw once the limbs are on the ground but still has the battery powered convenience.  Already having an Milwaukee M18 recip saw and a gas chainsaw these blades have eliminated the desire for the battery chainsaw, and I have the added utility of the recip saw in other areas.

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