Recently I received an invitation to take part in the BzzAgent AMDRO® PowerFlex® Pest & Weed System campaign. I hopped on the chance! I mean, this thing kills weeds AND bugs (indoors and out). Meanwhile, my husband couldn’t wait to take care of the weeds in the yard.
I am so tired of bugs these days. We live in Houston, TX, and lately we’ve been having issues with “crazy ants”; plus, this time of year brings out the HUGE wood roaches (ewww!).
We have a baby boy and I’m freaking out about big bugs getting in the house and him finding them. (Baby’s at the age where anything goes in his mouth! Yikes!) Usually we only get maybe 2-3 wood roaches per YEAR, but we’ve had as many in 2-3 DAYS this year! Arrrgghh!
The last straw? There was one in his pack ‘n play, and I looked away for one second only to see him playing with it. *shudders* They say boys will be boys but…really?!
So, the first use, my husband used it on the weeds when he mowed our lawn. He said it worked quite well on the weeds.
Then, after finding the bug in our baby’s pack ‘n play, and almost pulling my hair out over crazy ants in our kitchen (with NO food around to tempt their crazy walking), I begged my husband to do something, call a bug person…SOMETHING! He reminded me of the Amdro Powerflex, and he used it inside and out to deal with the bugs. The bug killer seemed to do well — we never saw any dead bugs, but then again we haven’t seen the crazy ants since, either. I can’t tell for sure about the wood roaches, since they’re a bit more recent. Here’s hoping!
His one gripe: When the water level drops below 1/8 of a tank, the sprayer randomly stops spraying and he had to fiddle with it to get it to start flowing again. Other than that we’re quite pleased with the Amdro Powerflex! Thanks for giving us the chance to try it out!
Here’s the description from the BzzAgent site:
The AMDRO® PowerFlex® Pest & Weed System is a revolutionary new pest- and weed-killing system. A true all-in-one solution — you can take AMDRO® PowerFlex® system from your lawn to your home in seconds to kill pests and weeds. Just fill your tank with water and attach any of the four AMDRO® cartridges to the system’s battery-powered sprayer. The adjustable, battery-powered sprayer automatically combines concentrate from the cartridge with water from the tank, so you get perfectly combined solution every time, with no wasted water or concentrate. And when the job is finished, cleanup and storage is easy. Simply take out the cartridge, press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds to flush the sprayer with water from the tank and snap partially used cartridges into the convenient storage area on the back of the system. Finally, a versatile system that’s better for all your pest and weed problems.
The AMDRO® PowerFlex® Pest & Weed System* battery-powered sprayer automatically combines concentrate from the cartridge with water from the tank, so you get perfectly combined solution every time, with no wasted water or concentrate
- One four-ounce cartridge makes one full gallon of spray
- There is a cartridge for any weed or pest job:
- Lawn Weed Killer Concentrate
- Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate
- Home Pest Indoor Insect Killer Concentrate
- Yard & Perimeter Outdoor Insect Killer Concentrate
- It takes only seconds to go from killing weeds outdoors to killing pests indoors — simply take out the cartridge, press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds to flush the sprayer with water from the tank and twist in a new cartridge
- Cleanup is a breeze: Simply untwist the cartridge, press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds to flush the sprayer with water from the tank and snap the partially used cartridge into the convenient on-board storage area on the back of the system.
- No measuring, mixing or mess to clean limits consumer exposure
- Battery-powered sprayer controls dilution and leaves no leftover solution, limiting over-application and chemical waste
- AMDRO® PowerFlex® System is better for the environment using less fuel to ship concentrated refill cartridges than ready-to-use pest and weed control products
- Available at Walmart, Home Depot, and select retailers
- Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $14.99 Sprayer, $11.99 Refills
In the past, when weeds and pests invaded your yard and your home, there were two options: messy concentrates or low-value, ready-to-use sprays.
The AMDRO® PowerFlex® Pest & Weed System* eliminates that pesky decision by offering the power of concentrate and the convenience of ready-to-use spray in one easy-to-use product. The AMDRO® PowerFlex® Pest & Weed System* sprayer combines water from an attached tank with concentrate from a cartridge as it sprays, conserving water and concentrate. And when you need to switch from tackling weeds outside to pests inside, you can do it fast. Simply untwist the cartridge, press and hold the trigger for 10 seconds to flush the sprayer with water from the tank and twist in a new cartridge. And when you are done, cleanup is quick, easy, and — well, clean.
For any future pest and weed invasions, simply pick up some replacement cartridges. You will never again be forced to buy and store all those messy, bulky, pest and weed products.