Bugblaster spray

Saw this, sold in the US, as a "green" bug control.   It's a jet, usually fitted to a long lance, with a circular 360 degree spray pattern.  Called the Bug Blaster, it only seems to be available in the US. 

http://www.thebugblaster.com/instructions.html

Anyone know if it's available in the UK?  If not seems to me it'd sell well!

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    Just another way tokill insects that you should be encouraging richard.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,713
    nutcutlet wrote (see)

    Just another way tokill insects that you should be encouraging richard.

    True image

  • XX Posts: 707

    Here here Verdun, I spray when I absolutely have to to protect a plant or plants that I have invested time and money in.  On the other side I do also plant insect friendly plants to encourage bees, butterflies, ladybirds etc to combat the inevitable aphids (I do blast these off with a water jet though) and I can live with the odd slug eaten courgette.  It needs to be a balance between not upsetting the natural balance of things and protecting what you cherish.  If we kill off all the pests all the predators will also disappear.

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    I've just had a look at that site, it's only a water jet with a bit more power, so no chemicals!image

  • Exactly, and the site says it doesn't kill the aphids just washes them off.  And as they made a right mess of my Clematis with the sticky residue they leave, and it's likely to turn into mildew if left, good riddance to them.

    I don't spray with pesticides, and pick off the rose slugs (Sawfly larvae) eating lots of leaves on my roses.

    I have seen very few ladybirds this year.  So they're not around to eat the aphids, which is what would have happened to them anyway.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,713

    I will hold my hands up and apologise  - I confess I didn't look at the link. Schoolboy error. I assumed it was a killing machine!! image

    Is it basically a more powerful way than using a hose with an attachment? 

    I do agree that no matter how wildlife friendly and 'natural' our gardens might be or we'd like them to be, all gardens are man made so we call the shots. I rarely use weedkiller but when I do I use it appropriately. Organic as much as I possibly can be, and try to do what I can for all types of wildlife. 

  • No need to apologise! 

    From what I read on the website it's not a strong spray.  It's just designed to get in and spray the bugs off any surface, top or bottom in any orientation.  Needs to be used quite often, but has the advantage you're also watering the plant!

     

     

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