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Dangerous Hot Shot No Pest Strip
Ive read some articles that say that this is a dangerous product if used inside the home, but I was wondering if there was a safe way to use it.
My room is in a closet in my living room, so it does have people near by all the time. Also, I have the exhaust fan all the time, so it isnt exactly enclosed.
I was wondering if I can use this just during the dark periods. I would just unplug my fan at night so it doesnt vent out into the room, and when the lights come on, take out the strip and put it into a zip locked bag, and plug in the lights.
What do you guys think? I have a major gnat problem
Don't use those. If you have a gnat problem, do a thorough cleaning of your home, and your grow area. Use those sticky traps on top of your pots, and pour a half inch of sand on top of the soil.
Using the hot shot pest strips will give you mean rashes, and will eventually cause you to feel ill... Plus who knows what kind of residue it may leave on your buds.
do you by any chance have a bunch of cans and bottles around the grow area? (10-15 ft away)
if so, the little bit remaining in them really draws in huge amounts of it, I say clean those up, and any mild bug killer would work. assuming that is the problem
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Eh, F$%K all that hippie crap. Place 1 no pest strip for every 100sq ft in your room right now! They are magic. Within 48 hrs of hanging a NPS in your garden every adult will be dead and laying on the ground! Keep them in there for 14 days (24/7). Then take them out and put them in a zip lock bag for future use.
Some preventative measures you can take are to restrict air flow as much as possible without heat build up being an issue. Also, spend less time in your garden the 2 weeks they are in there. As long as you aren't spending more than an hour or two per day in your garden I wouldn't be too worried. Also, after treatment wipe off all the leaves with plain water.
Trust me, these things are a miracle and way cheaper and easier than all those pain staking organic methods that don't work and stress your plants!
Originally Posted by BasementGuerrilla
What hippie crap? I've tried those no-pest strips on more than one occasion and they are dangerous if not lethal. They will cause breathing issues, skin irritation, etc. Also, what does 14 days mean... If the guy has beer cans or soda bottles lying around, the gnats will return. If he puts a layer of sand on top of the soil, the gnats will not be able to survive under any circumstance.
The no pest strips cover LARGE areas, and were not meant to be used indoors as they ARE dangerous (read the label buddy)... Of course, there are people out there who have tried, and can vouch that they will make you sick, they will make your skin burn, and you might get a mean rash.
I would rather spend $3.00 on sterile sand to put on top of my soil, and $2.00 on no pest sticky pads than spend $8.00 on a NPS that will make me sick, make my skin burn, and might leave poisonous residue on my buds.
Use your fucking head buddy
they dont work i had mite infested herb 3feet away from a pest strip in a 4x8 shed
ive been running those strips for a solid month... in my budd room..and 1 in the veg room..it knocked the shit out of the mites..good by. now i believe GT.. the label is rather scary, but so is any avail commercial fertilizer, they all have federal warnings, for using the product inconsistant with label directions..it says there safe for indoor garages, unless you spend more than 4 hours per day next to the product. i havent noticed any breathing problems, or rash syptoms. that doesnt mean there not harmful. maybe i wont see the effects for another 2o years. i would love to see a case study no doubt. they do control bugs...but do they cause ill effects..i like to see..
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Originally Posted by tilemaster
You have good ventilation I'm sure... Definitely people will react differently to different things, however my fiance and I both noticed bad things occurring any time we used these strips, which is why we chose SAFE methods suchs as the sticky traps and sand. They won't get rid of mites, but the Hot Shot strips are overkill (on you) for just fungus gnats, which are very simple to get rid of with a 20 lbs bag of sand (from Walmart or Toys R Us) and some Sticky pads (from garden store, also available most grow shops online).
Either way, I'm no hippie- I would just never recommend something that made my fiancee and I sick to someone... especially when safer, more affordable methods are available.
hmmm yes i do have 4 inline fans going in 1 garage.. if the strips didnt kill the mites..it might have been the other 10 things i hit those little bastard up with...neem...soapy water... safers...DrDOOM.. ..
but any1 regardless would be ignorant to not be scared of a product like that.. i use latex gloves when tacking them to my wall, and im never in there for over 45 min.. i did attribute my battle and success with the mites last time to this product...but it very well may have been the otheres i mentioned..making me wanna go put those strips in ziplocks bags right now..jsut knowin it gave some1 a rash..
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No, I dont have any cans or anything like that around the area. I vacuum the ground in the room regularly. Ive been using permethin with no results. Im now going to try malathion, hopefully that will work. If not, Ive heard azatrol, but thats really expensive...
So, I already bought the pest strips, so I guess its unsafe also to just use them for 12 hrs at a time?
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