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Sprayable insecticide antidote

Just in case.
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Sometimes a benign or useful insect may blunder into an area that's just been lavishly dosed with insecticide.

The new BorgCo bug kill system allows the purchaser to also acquire a small spraycan of a fast-acting antidote.

Thus, should a bee, spider or ladybird get caught in the fallout, it is within the power of the sprayer to rescue them from serious harm at the press of a button.

8th of 7, Jul 22 2012


       Excellent but, psst, you forgot to explain how the antidote works.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 22 2012

       The way I understand it (which may be not at all..) most insecticides are acetylcholinesterase blocking chemicals (basically nerve gas for insects). So perhaps Atropine would be the preferred antidote?   

       Not sure we want to make spraycans of atropine available to the general public...
Custardguts, Jul 22 2012

       ...Does this rag smell like belladonna to you?
Custardguts, Jul 22 2012

       //Excellent but, psst, you forgot to explain how the antidote works.//   

       But that's how it works: "Pssssst."
AusCan531, Jul 22 2012

       [AusCan], if I did but have a hat, I would doff it to you.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 22 2012

       Cheating death, yay!
blissmiss, Jul 22 2012

       // you forgot to explain how the antidote works //   

       Most insecticides for domestic use are synergised pyrethrins.   

       Quite simply, the antidote is a carefully engineered pyrethrin antagonist, such that the original chemical is non-toxic and the breakdown products of the reaction between the antidote and the pyrethrin are also benign.   

       Small amounts of atropine and other beneficial compounds such as pralidoxime chloride, amyl nitrate and an number of proprietary molecu;es are included in the blend.
8th of 7, Jul 22 2012


       As far as I know, neither molecules nor earthly insects have either colons or semicolons.
AusCan531, Jul 22 2012

       That may be true but mosquitoes and wasps are still aggressive, biting arseholes.
UnaBubba, Jul 23 2012

       //still aggressive, biting arseholes//   

       Wear trousers mate. That foils 'em.
AusCan531, Jul 23 2012


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