Has anyone ever tried these -
The "mite-gone" folks are simply selling pads. Similar to the pads you find in a meat pack. To use their product, you will have to obtain your own formic acid, dilute it to 62 or so % and then impregnate the pads you got from the mite-gone folks and place them in your hive. It is my own opinion you could use plain old blue shop towels, "beefy" paper towels or similar and get the same results. I have also read that you can get the "absorbent" pads that you find in packaged meat at any of the larger paper supply houses.
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The pads used in mite gone are nothing like the ones you find in a meat packing plant! I have seen the pads as well as a video describing the methods of application and want to stress caution when handling the formic acid; Hence the word "ACID"
Currently Formic acid use does not have the support of many states in the U.S due to the nature of it's volitility!
I am not saying this is a bad product, but you should send off for the video from Bill Ruzicka at Mite-Gone before continuing.
Bill will be making a tour on the East coast and providing a seminar to help clear up any misconceptions about Formic Acid.He will be here in Greensboro, NC on October 9 and various other locations around the same time.
You can see his itinerary in the September issue of American Bee Journal. Keep looking, it's in there.