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Old 07-05-2014, 03:30 PM   #1
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:44 PM   #2
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:11 PM   #3
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Interesting. I'm going to give this a try.
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:52 PM   #4
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With the recent rains, we have a bumper crop of skeeters to go with the grass burrs--now I can re-fill my butane cartridges and re-charge the pads as well instead of going broke buying off-the-shelf replacements.

On the question of flammability--when the permethrin/water solution dries on the pad, the flammable solvents are gone, so I don't think there would be a problem.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:59 PM   #5
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That is very informative Jeff . I'll start saving my old pads now. I've been using the P-10 for several years now, spraying ground blinds with it. When deluted right, it helps keep the Black Widows out of the blinds. Also great for keeping ticks of clothing. Be sure to let it fully dry before wearing any clothing treated with it, or any thing else. I give it a day to dry before moving blinds or using clothing. When clothing is not in use, I put them in a large zip-lock bag. And once dried on blinds or clothing, there no smell .
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:32 PM   #6
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:36 PM   #7
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:06 AM   #8
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:09 AM   #9
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:00 AM   #10
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Thanks, I'll try this.
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:24 PM   #11
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:34 PM   #12
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:41 PM   #13
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That is very informative Jeff . I'll start saving my old pads now. I've been using the P-10 for several years now, spraying ground blinds with it. When deluted right, it helps keep the Black Widows out of the blinds. Also great for keeping ticks of clothing. Be sure to let it fully dry before wearing any clothing treated with it, or any thing else. I give it a day to dry before moving blinds or using clothing. When clothing is not in use, I put them in a large zip-lock bag. And once dried on blinds or clothing, there no smell .

I wonder if the P10 will help with crazy ants and not run the deer off???
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:42 PM   #14
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:44 PM   #15
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:45 PM   #16
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Where can we buy permethrin-10 from?
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:13 PM   #17
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Here's a lifetime supply:

http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/py...te-p-1441.html
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:24 PM   #18
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:40 PM   #19
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Man, sounds like this guy sure knows his stuff.

I do refill my cartridges. I might have to look deeper into the pad refill thing if I can find a resource by someone who seems to have more of a clue.

ThermaCELL's active ingredient is allethrin. That's not the same as permethrin. Does anyone know for sure that permethrin heated up on a pad works as well as allethrin?
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:19 PM   #20
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TRACTOR SUPPLY sells the same bottle in the Horse section
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:20 PM   #21
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Man, sounds like this guy sure knows his stuff.

I do refill my cartridges. I might have to look deeper into the pad refill thing if I can find a resource by someone who seems to have more of a clue.

ThermaCELL's active ingredient is allethrin. That's not the same as permethrin. Does anyone know for sure that permethrin heated up on a pad works as well as allethrin?
YES ive already used it. Works just as well and smells about the same
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:05 AM   #22
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YES ive already used it. Works just as well and smells about the same
and what about the flammability? is it safe to do the refill as described and place it on the heated device and not worry about it catching on fire? specially in the middle of the woods?
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:16 PM   #23
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and what about the flammability? is it safe to do the refill as described and place it on the heated device and not worry about it catching on fire? specially in the middle of the woods?
The flammable components evaporate--dry pads are not a fire hazard.
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Old 09-29-2018, 11:29 PM   #24
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:36 PM   #26
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I alway kept one Thermocell in each blind just in case I forget to put one in my backpak. Fun to watch yellow jackets and red wasps sting their self to death when you turn on a T-cell and they can't get out of the blind thru the mesh. Stinging scorpions do the same thing.
I'll bet Permethrin will kill em faster.
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:09 PM   #27
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:42 PM   #28
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:12 AM   #29
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I started refilling the gas capsules a few years ago and since I read this thread, works great.
I still have not messed with "refilling" per-say the pads yet... probably never will.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:30 AM   #30
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Butane cartridges are easy but you need the right size nozzle on the refill can. All butane brands do not fit. For the pad recharge I use a concoction of these and mix into a small jar where I soak the old pads and them let them dry. The alcohol helps the soak thru and assists in drying. It not only repels but it also kills. Out In my shop the skeeters were bad but since I started using the Thermocell and Permithrin they gone now. Citronella candles do not work period. Actually attracts them more it seems.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:47 AM   #31
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Hey guys are you sure breathing permitherin is okay? I know youíre not supposed to touch it when wet. I believe it is a neuro-toxin. Iím not saying itís not safe but I think I would make sure of it before doing this.


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Old 10-11-2018, 04:18 PM   #32
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I like DIY but I think I'll just buy these - thanks for the helpful info though Fishindude!!
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:23 AM   #33
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You can pick up a new backpacker version which uses the butane mix fuel that you use for backback cooking (jet boil). Each can lasts 30+ hours or so and only costs 4 bucks!
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