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Hi,does anyone use a ultra violet flashlight to look for rodents or mold?

If so what is your flashlight?

Thanks for the help it is appreciated.

Maurice

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I don't need a UV flashlight to find rodents; they leave urine spots, droppings, torn insulation and compacted insulation wherever they go and I'm typically tipped off to their presence by the snap traps, glue traps or bait stations spread around.

Mold? It's in 100% of the air we breath 24/7/365. Why would I be looking for it with a UV light?

If it's accumulated to the point where I can see it, because of poor ventilation or water intrusion or leaking fixtures or something like that, I'm going to report the cause and tell folks that if they're worried about the mold bogeyman to hire a good indoor air quality firm with a real scientist on staff and avoid any home inspector brandishing an air pump or tape strips, because all the home inspector will do is take their money to tell them what they already know - that there's mold in the air and on surfaces in the house.

IMO, only a real mold specialist such as a mycologist or an industrial hygeinist should be dealing with mold issues. Whenever I see something that I think might require a pro, I recommend folks contact Dr. Phallah over at IDEHL (He's moderator of our mold forum here.) and let him tell them whether they need to be nervous about mold or not; and, if so, what to do about it.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike,

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Same boat here. Rodents leave rodent, turds, trails, and messes. Mold stinks, and it's always present if there's moisture. If I can smell it or see it, I don't need any further confirmation.

I'd get a good moisture meter and use it before I'd use a UV light for anything, although, it might be good to have for looking at my old Jimi Hendrix poster..........

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I made the mistake of buying a UV flashlight at Inspection World when it was in Las Vegas this year! Yep, I said mistake! My wife was with me and I just had to show it to her in our hotel room. The room looked like it had been painted with glow in the dark paint by Peter Max! Needless to say she was not happy with what showed up with the light and the next few days were not as fun as the first for her. What amazed me were the spots on the ceiling.... [:-sick]

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I made the mistake of buying a UV flashlight at Inspection World when it was in Las Vegas this year! Yep, I said mistake! My wife was with me and I just had to show it to her in our hotel room. The room looked like it had been painted with glow in the dark paint by Peter Max! Needless to say she was not happy with what showed up with the light and the next few days were not as fun as the first for her. What amazed me were the spots on the ceiling.... [:-sick]

You really thought using a UV light in a VEGAS hotel room was good idea? Don't you know what sticks in a room, stays in a room. [:-dev3] Ah, man thats nasty...

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Scott P.,

And you were showing her "what" in the hotel room?

Ahem ... I think what goes on in Vegas should just stay there.

This might just be more information than we need. [:-censore[:-censore

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Some news show did an expose(I don't know how to add the little accent) with UV lights in hotel rooms. I've hated them ever since.

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Some news show did an expose(I don't know how to add the little accent) with UV lights in hotel rooms. I've hated them ever since.

Exposes, hotel rooms, or UV lights? [;)] (Couldn't resist..)

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Some news show did an expose(I don't know how to add the little accent) with UV lights in hotel rooms. I've hated them ever since.

I won't touch most things in a hotel/motel without some type of "safe tv remote" protection. I can only imagine what's hanging out on the tv remote - [:-yuck]

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Some news show did an expose(I don't know how to add the little accent) with UV lights in hotel rooms. I've hated them ever since.

I won't touch most things in a hotel/motel without some type of "safe tv remote" protection. I can only imagine what's hanging out on the tv remote - [:-yuck]

You know what the grossest thing is? They don't wash the bedspreads every time a guest checks out. In the docu-whatever I saw, the hotel manager's reasoning was cost, obviously, but also that guests were supposed to know that the spread should be turned down to the end of the bed rather than actually being used.

I hate every iota of a hotel room.

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Watched a special news report (60 Minutes type show) on the same issue. The stains were everywhere, they made a hugh deal of it. At the end, they made one quite little statement. " As gross is this was, we could find no documented history of anyone catching anything from the bodily fluids stains in a hotel room. If you think that is scary, have a vacuum cleaner salesman come to your home.

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I'm trying to think of a way to make a remote control condom that you could use in hotels. It needs to be clear and one size fits all. I have the name down; Remote Raincoat!

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Ah, for crying out loud. Why do you think you were born with an immune system?

On the other hand, The TV remote and bed spread might be nasty, but by all means, stay out of the "comlimentary" human soup bowl. AKA hot tub

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immxpert said:

Hi,does anyone use a ultra violet flashlight to look for rodents or mold?

If so what is your flashlight?

Thanks for the help it is appreciated.

Maurice

I was told the UV flashlight (tank007) has this ability. In addition, it can check leaks on air conditioner system, and mark blood.

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We use them in our pest control department, but only in the sales phase. Its a handy tool to help close the deal, especially in commercial establishments. On the technical side, our technicians don't need them. They know how to track and trap rodents.

Most of our equipment distributors don't even push them anymore.

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