User Profile: Charley1


Member Since: June 16, 2011


  • [4] October 13, 2014 at 1:42pm

    The oil based products kill ONLY when applied directly onto the insects. There is very little residual effect, in part because of the repellency. If it repels, the insect won’t willingly expose itself to the material.
    DE is fine, but messy. Exposing yourself to carbamate pesticides, like Sevin, isn’t terribly smart. Minor exposure isn’t that big a problem, but treating you bedding and lying on the material is a bad idea. Heat works for bedbugs, but can be expensive and a PITA to do the prep work.
    If you are going to try to deal with bedbugs yourself, get a good flashlight, a caulking gun, and inspect/seal every crack and crevice within 15-20 feet of your sleeping area. Applying an insecticidal dust (like the DE mentioned), or one of the synthetic pyrethroids to electrical outlet boxes, gaps between carpet/molding, gaps in molding and trim. Steam treatment of those areas is another option. Treat the cracks and joints of your bed frame, enclose the mattress and box spring in covers suitable for bedbug work. Not a bad idea to apply a non-repellent residual pesticide around your sleeping area, if possible. Bedbugs are attracted to the CO2 you exhale, make them cross a treated area to get to you, and expose themselves to the material.
    The most important thing is to be as thorough as possible. It takes time and effort to deal with an issue like this, and , frankly, most people don’t or won’t spend the time, or expend the effort. There isn’t a quick and easy way.

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  • [6] October 10, 2014 at 11:27pm

    Don’t forget, Davis has cast herself as “a single mother, who put herself through college and law school”. Er, no. She used her then (older) husband’s 401 K to pay for school, graduated, and left his ass. Pretty much shows her character right there. Won’t get my vote.

  • October 10, 2014 at 3:18pm

    Pest inspections for real estate purposes cover and are geared towards wood destroying insects only. Casual mention might made of other creatures, but nothing written into the report. As for the brown recluse itself, I’ve seen bites that leave the characteristic red are with a black spot in the middle, and two days later nothing was swelling, pain, or anything else. I’ve also seen bites that resulted in the death of large areas of tissue Depends on the person’s immune system, overall health, how much venom the spider injected, when the spider last fed, and a bunch of other factors.
    Also, keep in mind these are defensive bites. No spider walks around looking for humans to bite.

  • [7] October 9, 2014 at 12:04pm

    Yeah, the so called “pest management professional” ID’d them as “Africanized” honeybees. You CAN NOT look at actions and naked eye visuals to get a positive ID. Most entomology departments require a “Statistically significant” sample…usually 50 insects, or more, to ID Africanized vs. European honeybees. I’ve seen Europeans attack in that manner, if enough attack pheromone is released in the area, ANY honeybee species will attack and continue to attack. I know that isn’t sexy enough for the Blaze, or most new outlets, but it is the truth, nonetheless. Of course, I’m just a retired entomologist, who spent over thirty years dealing with the pest management industry…

  • [2] September 21, 2014 at 1:09pm

    I dunno, Johnboy, what does God’s Law say about screwing the bejesus out of your deacon’s wife? Been over 30 years, but many of us here still remember. I’ve also been in your house….seen how your present wife treats household staff (la senora doesn’t want any tracks on the carpet, only the vacuum cleaner lines!).
    My dog is closer to God than you are, sir. Just a way to make money and gain power for you.

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  • September 5, 2014 at 4:53pm

    anybody with any knowledge of arachnids and insects knows they cannot be that large. Both have relatively inefficient respiratory and circulatory systems, couldn’t survive at that size.

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  • [6] August 27, 2014 at 10:40am

    It wasn’t Obama, it wasn’t Reid, or any other current occupant of DC. This has been “law” since GCA ’68 was passed during LBJ’s administration. Poor law then, still a poor law. Repeal it.

  • August 6, 2014 at 9:53pm

    Both Ruger and S&W, plus some others, have produced revolvers in 9×19.

  • August 6, 2014 at 9:09pm

    Wimberly doesn’t have anything but a bunch of whiney ass yuppies and burned out hippies from the 60s and 70s anyway.

  • [6] August 5, 2014 at 2:29pm

    The meaning of “regulate” has changed over the years. The “well regulated” militia mentioned in the Second Amendment refers to “well drilled”, meaning familiarity with their weapons, and drill, NOT “regulated” in the meaning of today, having rules and regulations without number heaped upon them.

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  • [2] August 1, 2014 at 6:53pm

    Georgia has pretty reasonable concealed carry laws. I hope the couple learned a lesson…painful, but not as bad as it could have been.

  • [29] August 1, 2014 at 6:44pm

    CNN ran with a story with no verification and no other angles/opinions? I’m shocked, absolutely shocked, I tell you!

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  • [8] July 29, 2014 at 2:23pm

    Headshots are fine when you are in the movies or shooting at paper. Real world, center of mass. Greater margin of error, and if someone is shooting at you, there WILL be error.

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  • July 13, 2014 at 2:42pm

    ANY spectator sport is boring. American football, baseball, basketball, and soccer. I like to ride bicycles, but watching the Tour de France is torture. If you are playing it, it is a sport. If you are sitting on your arse watching it, you are just a fat tub of lard, living vicariously through someone else.

    In reply to the story The World Cup Was Not 'B-O-R-I-N-G'

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  • [4] July 11, 2014 at 7:00pm

    SAPD has very few cowboy types, despite being in South Texas. There was some paraphnalia found, but he wasn’t a dealer or distributer, according to other local sources. Jury did right.

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  • [3] July 9, 2014 at 10:41pm

    Really liked IKEA’s statement, saying the policy didn’t apply to LEOS and the “loss prevention officer” was wrong thinking it did, Basically, IKEA is either (1) lying, or (2) admitting they hire extremely stupid people.
    Any business that says such a thing is a short termer. Would you give your money to people like that?

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  • [11] July 5, 2014 at 8:16am

    As noted Asian Tiger Mosquitos have been here in Texas for thirty years. Big deal, no major issues from them. Bring back DDT and other chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides? Why? Banning them DID cause problems at the time (Rachel Carson, the left’s and greenies heroine) is directly responsible for millions of deaths throughout the world, due to insect vectored disease and starvation from insect cased crop failures. But today? There are far better pesticides available. The problem with the ban was they were just “dumped”, with no viable replacements in the research pipeline.

  • [1] June 23, 2014 at 4:54pm

    Off body carry has its problems. My wife carries in a pocket rig I designed and made for her. Others seem to like it, I’ve sold several.

  • June 18, 2014 at 9:25am

    This is a news story? Some sissy whimp is afraid of insects? Pretty pathetic.

  • [2] June 14, 2014 at 4:42pm

    With a background in entomology, and over thirty years dealing with pest management, all I can say is “what a bunch of wusses”. Enormous swarm? Give me a break! Not a time of year when much honeybee swarming takes place, but it happens. As long as the queen is with them they will be pretty docile, aggressive behavior takes place when the workers are defending the colony. The southern yellow jacket (and northern as well) do not display that type of behavior. They will also be MUCH more aggressive/protective of their nesting site than any honeybee species, including Africanized bees. despite the warnings issued for the last 30 years about how Africanized honeybees are going to take over North America, it ain’t gonna happen. The genetics just aren’t there, way too many European honeybees. If you don’t think the European HBs don’t get aggressive, you haven’t seen what happens when enough attack/defense pheromone is released. As for the “mysterious” cause of the decline in numbers, it isn’t a mystery, just mainstream media doesn’t cover it much, and people don’t pay attention when it is mentioned. CCD (colony collapse disorder) seems to be caused by a parasitic mite that invades the breathing spiracles along the insect’s abdomen. Most beekeepers I know will not collect wild colonies because of the risk of introducing the mites into their existing population.