Keep Your Lawn Pest and Weed Free with #AMDRO Powerflex

I’m a sponsored blog partner with AMDRO and participated in their PowerFlex Pest & Weed System Program.

A few months ago when the warm weather returned to Florida, the weeds in the lawn started growing like, well, weeds. Now, our yard has become overrun by not only weeds, but famous Florida summertime pests too, like palmetto bugs also known as roaches, ants and other undesirable creepy crawlies. To help combat both the weeds and the pests, I have been given the opportunity to try the new AMDRO Powerflex Pest and Weed System!

{What is the AMDRO Powerflex Pest and Weed System?}

The AMDRO PowerFlex Pest & Weed System moves pest and weed control into the 21st century of technology by creating one innovative solution that fits all of consumers’ control needs. The battery-powered sprayer features four specialty formulated cartridges that eliminate a wide range of pests – from ants and cockroaches to dandelion and many other hard-to-control weeds. Available cartridges include: Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate; Lawn Weed Killer Concentrate; Yard & Perimeter Outdoor Insect Killer Concentrate; and Home Pest Indoor Killer Concentrate. To use the system, you just follow these easy instructions:

  1. Fill the reusable one gallon tank with clean water 
  2. Twist in one of four patent-pending cartridges 
  3. Spray to treat target pests; quickly switch between projects by removing the cartridge, flushing the applicator for ten seconds with water from the tank and twisting in a new cartridge

{Our Experience}

The AMDRO Powerflex system arrived with a sprayer and four cartridges, one of each type. It honestly was really simple to setup and use. All I had to do was follow the three easy steps and there were no complicated instructions or worse yet, mixing directions to follow. We decided to try out the Yard & Perimeter Outdoor Insect Killer Concentrate first, since we have noticed way to many ant mounds forming in the yard and bugs congregating near the base of the house. The boys are forever getting bit by ants in the yard during the summer, especially after it rains, so I wanted to put a stop to that. 

Matt volunteered to do the spraying and the system is pretty light and easy to spray with. The only thing I wish is that the nozzle was a little larger and would spray a little faster or more at a time, but there is probably a reason for the controlled spraying and my impatience needs to take a back seat. We sprayed the base of the house, around the porch, spot treated the lawn in areas that were heavily contaminated with ants and also sprayed the trees and bushes near the entrance to the house. 

So far, I have noticed a smaller amount of ants running around after just a day. I am looking forward to seeing more of them disappear, and we will be using the Home Pest Indoor Killer Concentrate next, to make sure none of those outdoor pests make it inside. 


AMDRO wants to help you keep your yard and home pest and weed free this summer with the AMDRO Powerflex system. That is why they are giving one lucky Life With 4 Boy reader the chance to win a $50 American Express gift card. Just enter using the Rafflecopter form below!

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  1. Honestly, the dehumidifier in our finished basement gets rid of lots of bugs in the summertime.

    maggie at literary winner dot com

  2. My best way to get rid of pests is to hire a pest control service! Here in NC all of our neighbors have one. They come out quarterly for treatments.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

  3. We have scorpions so I leave that to the professionals! But I do spray directly in and outside around the house with vinegar

  4. We don't have too many pest problems, just gross, soggy, standing water from the months of rainfall. My yard is more like a murky pond.

  5. We usually get cave crickets, spiders and little ants. what we do each spring is spray all around our foundation, this usually keeps the bugs away.
    Thanks so much.

  6. We get a lot of flies in the summer because of out dogs going in and out. I have fly catchers posted at the back door. It doesn't work completely but it helps.

  7. we have rental houses, and we use amdro on a regurly basis when people move in and out. it really works good.

  8. I just recently tried baby powder where I had ants coming in the house. Normally I use bait traps for them.

  9. I check for weeds weekly to remove them. Ive usually just bought a weed remover spray.

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  10. I don't have a lot of pests except for the stinkbugs which get worse every year. I wish there was a way to treat them, but even the pest control places tell you there is little you can do.

  11. I put newspaper on the ground between the plants in our garden to keep the weeds at a minimum.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  12. I saw on pintrest that pouring lemon juice on the weeds will kill them. I havent tried it yet. And to keep the animals out of my garden I pour bacon grease around it weekly.

  13. Oh I wish I had a good tip, but for our weeds, I use a weed killer. Its the only way I know how to get rid of them. I have not tried anything like this for the ants though….I would love to get rid of those all together!

  14. Well- mice is what we get plagued with- they just INVADE like a little furry army in the fall.. I have to fight back with traps and baits and stay on top of things to win the fight.

    Different plant sprays, according to any needs. I try to be very very very careful about this because I have no desire to harm good insects like the bees and butterflies, etc.

    Weeds? I culitvate, cultivate, and I DO use a plant killer spray in a few places like the patio and drive..

  15. I use newspaper in between the plants to keep the weeds down (weeds seem to attract bugs more) 🙂

  16. My favorite tip for getting rid of weeds is to mulch any bare soil to prevent weeds from growing.

  17. I was going out of my mind about these ants. I read somewhere to use vinegar so I used some window cleaner with vinegar & bleach & my and problem had subsided at least 80%. I'll take that because they were getting out of hand

  18. I usually hire someone for the lawn, but I have sprayed chemicals for spiders and bugs around the foundation.

  19. The best thing that helped stop the pests in my house was to get the small holes around the basement filled in.

  20. I use white vinegar to clean counters when the ants are threatening. The smell disappears and it does appear to hold them at bay for a while.

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

  21. I try to pull the weeds out of my beds by the root but its very time consuming. Then I spray to prevent or slow down their return. With the warm weather and humidity best first thing in the morning. Thanks.

  22. Leave a comment on this post listing one of your favorite tips for getting rid of weeds or pests.

    do it as fast as you can before they multiply

  23. We spend an afternoon each spring pulling weeds from our patio area and then try to stay on top of it during the summer!


    selinda_mccumbers at

  24. I had some ants at the beginning of spring and used a homemade mix of sugar and Borax and haven't had one ant since.

  25. pull the weeds out at the root. & I sprinkle hair around my vegatable plants to discourage rabbits

  26. I can't say I really have one because we haven't had a yard for 7 years! Our new home has a HUGE yard though, and bugs (especially carpenter ants we were told) will likely be a problem, so I'm open to trying anything that might work to keep them at bay 🙂

  27. I put a thick layer of pine straw in our flower beds, and try to have as much healthy grass as possible to choke out the rest of weeds.

  28. Regular maintenance is my number one tip, keep on top of it and keep your lawn healthy so that there is no room for weeds to grow

  29. My favorite tip is to keep plants away from your hoses by a couple of feet so as not to attract pests.

  30. Use a weed and feed a few times a year to keep things under control. Also, pulls weeds as you see them pop up.

  31. I believe in spraying regularly to keep the bugs away. In the heat of summer when they want to come in and cool off and find water, I've been know to spray weekly.

  32. I like to be proactive and treat my lawn with pre-emergent weedkillers.

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  33. the most effective way is to hire a lawn spray service, but that is expensive so a reasonable alternative is to spray your lawn yourself with store-bought weed sprays
    sarah hirsch

  34. I have heard that spiders are attracted to cardboard for some reason, so I try to reduce the amount of cardboard boxes I keep stored in the basement to reduce spiders, hoping it actually works…not so sure! They are really the only 'pests' I deal with

  35. We use boric acid mixed with water to make a spray and we haven't dealt with many bugs since. A bottle cost under 3 dollars and last a long time.

  36. We use a non-toxic powder about once a year, but I think that we need to do something outside as well.

  37. We spray all around the house. We still get yucky bugs but the number is drastically reduced. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

  38. We use vinegar to kill weeds and place old carpets or curtains between rows in our garden to keep out moles or pests.

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

  39. A little saucer of beer works wonders for slugs. At least they leave this earth happy!

    ky2here at msn dot com

  40. I am not very good at getting rid of pests so far I haven't had much luck with that for weeds I pull them and I also use weed killers

  41. actually we're having trouble finding something that will get rid of only the weeds and not kill everything else – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  42. Use tuna cans baited with tuna fish and soy sauce to trap and kill earwigs in your garden. s2inamug at aim dot com

  43. I make sure nothing in the yard is overgrown, and we keep gravel around the house which cuts down on some of the weeds too.

  44. I use a week killer for the weeds and a bug spray for the bugs. We usually just have to spray for ants.

  45. The AMDRO Fire Ant Killer is awesome. I have a huge Fire Ant problem every year and that stuff knocks out the mounds within 12 hours.

  46. Dishwasher detergent in your sprayer will clean your house and get rid of box elder bugs… I hate them…

  47. My tip for getting rid of weeds in to never spray before it rains or you loose most of the benefit of the spray.

  48. My tip is to spray the weeds when they're actively growing and spray them when it's nice and sunny. They'll die a quick death.

  49. I have a lot of stink bugs and so far, the only thing that I have done is put each one in the toilet and flushed.

    Entered under Jill

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