Homemade insect spray

Well I found it! They say you can find just about anything on the web and I believe now it’s true.
Let’s forget for a moment that it takes the better part of 10 years and millions of dollars to bring a new pest control spray product to the market. Hundreds of thousands of man hours in research, testing, lab work, field tests etc. and in the end there is no guarantee people will buy it. Most medicines are not even so tightly scrutinized.

Some excellent products get shot down by rumors or bad press when a mishap occurs or a rouge exterminator tries to cut corners to save a buck. Others may not deliver fully and slumping sales cause manufacturers to go back to the drawing board. Either way the products you buy today or have a professional place for you have made it through all these hoops and if nothing else you can rest assured that some modicum of diligence was put into developing the product.

Alas, fear not, some people have figured out how to ‘create’ their own powerful insecticide and want to share it with you. I doubt they have put much in the way of research into it and yes they have filled their blog post with ‘caution’ words and be careful speak and they even have the good reasoning behind them in saying, “you’ll save money.”

I actually have half a mind not to link it at all but since I’ve gone this far, here you are. Your homemade insecticide awaits.

For those of you who may wish to try this I’ll ask you, do you make your own gasoline? How about mixing your own alcohol? While we’re at it let’s make some rat bait in between homemade bullets. Can you do this? Sure, but it’s not a good idea whatsoever and I only share this with you to illustrate a point.

Bad things happen when one does not know the ins and outs of creating such a mixture. Nicotine is a very powerful insecticide and should be handled by those who have the equipment, training and the resources to get it right. If these folks want to tell you it can be done in your cooking pot that you’ll later use to make chili then I say they are whack!

Be safe, save your hard earned dollars as much as you can but not at the risk of you or someone you love.

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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