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#6942294 - 11/01/17 01:04 PM Pest control in blinds
Tru2lifetaxidermy Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 471
What’s everyone’s preferred method of pest control in your blinds? I have always used the bug bombs but they don’t last all that long. I have heard of people using the no pest strip by hot shot but I just bought a few and now read on the package not to use in areas where there will be people around for more than 4 hours, so just checking to see if folks use this and if it is safe?

#6942307 - 11/01/17 01:09 PM Re: Pest control in blinds [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Captain Luke Offline
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Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 1171
Loc: Duval County, Starr County
Bug bombs work for me.
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#6942311 - 11/01/17 01:13 PM Re: Pest control in blinds [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 25376
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I just build my blinds to be bug and water proof. No issues.
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#6942333 - 11/01/17 01:25 PM Re: Pest control in blinds [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Slimpickin Offline

Registered: 12/14/07
Posts: 960
Loc: DFW, Texas
We use the Hotshot strips. Set them outside or in the window when hunting. Just make sure there is air flow...

#6942377 - 11/01/17 01:53 PM Re: Pest control in blinds [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Hunter Daddy Offline

Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 197
I put the Hotshot "no Pest" strip in my blind at the beginning of October. There should be not spiders, wasps, etc in my blind. When I get to the ranch on Friday afternoon before the Saturday opener, I will place it in a zip-loc bag and keep it outside of the blind. When I am done hunting for the weekend, I will put it back in the blind. If you want to hunt the blind right away when you get to your blind, then just take out the strip, open all windows and door for 5 minutes then get into your blind. Just leave the windows open for air flow while you hunt.

#6942419 - 11/01/17 02:21 PM Re: Pest control in blinds [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Texan Til I Die Offline
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Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 2119
Loc: Central Texas
I put a no pest strip in mine in early spring, replace in mid summer, and take it out opening weekend. Works great on wasps, yellow jackets and mud daubers, but apparently it doesn't affect some types of spiders.
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#6942432 - 11/01/17 02:29 PM Re: Pest control in blinds [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1838
Loc: Houston, TX
We use D-Con bug bombs for the stands that aren't bug and water proof.

#6942582 - 11/01/17 04:06 PM Re: Pest control in blinds [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Schpanky Offline
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Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 1034
Loc: DFW/Coke County
Hot Shot Pest Strip

use this and you'll NEVER have another living flying insect in your blind.....they last about 4 months.

Edited by Schpanky (11/01/17 04:07 PM)

#6942671 - 11/01/17 05:45 PM Re: Pest control in blinds [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
rexmitchell Offline
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Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 2510
Hot shot pest strips, take them out as soon as the hunting starts.

#6942694 - 11/01/17 06:12 PM Re: Pest control in blinds [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/19/15
Posts: 1721
I have a pet Gremlin in my blind full time. He is the one that got wet. Nothin comes up in there to hang out. nuts
Runnin'em down like a dog has always worked best for me.

#6942805 - 11/01/17 07:58 PM Re: Pest control in blinds [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Txduckman Online   content
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 13370
Loc: Big D
We use the Hot Shot pest strips. I usually pitch it outside when hunting. Beats fighting wasps.

#6942837 - 11/01/17 08:20 PM Re: Pest control in blinds [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
soonersorlaters Offline

Registered: 08/13/15
Posts: 153
Loc: Mansfield, TX

Bifen IT One ounce per gallon of water in pump sprayer. We mixed a 2 gallon jug and treated 10 blinds inside and out and still had a lot left over.

Safe for kids and pets after dried. Safe indoors to use at your house as well. I use it as a home perimeter treatment about a foot from slab on the ground and just over the weep holes in the bricks. Done deal. 1oz Bifen/1gallon of water treats 1,000 square feet. Just discovered it this year and it will be on a regular 90 day rotation from now on. If you don't Amazon, they have an equivalent product at Tractor Supply with the same concentration of the primary active ingredient (Bifenthrin) I have no beef with No Pest strips but they're many times more expensive than Bifen and no issues with breathing the Bifen once dried.

#6942910 - 11/01/17 08:53 PM Re: Pest control in blinds [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
Ramsey Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 12509
Loc: Grayson County
Pest Strips are awesome, I will use a bug bomb in early October so the smell isnt so bad in November when I actually go up there.
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#6942968 - 11/01/17 09:19 PM Re: Pest control in blinds [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
505ed Offline

Registered: 10/15/14
Posts: 631
Loc: Blanco texas
DDVP strips work wonders

#6943054 - 11/01/17 10:04 PM Re: Pest control in blinds [Re: Tru2lifetaxidermy]
HCGedge3 Offline

Registered: 11/07/14
Posts: 106
Fly swater

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