View Full Version : How to prevent spreading disease/fungus with hedge shears?

05-27-2004, 12:57 AM
I think the title best says what I'm trying to find out. What do you guys use or do? I'm referring to gas powered hedge trimmers. . .is there anything I can disinfect them with between jobs that won't damage the blades?

Thanks in advance.

Rustic Goat
05-27-2004, 01:18 AM
You do clean between jobs, right?
If you have this concern, clean as usual, spray down with a bleach solution, dry, then lubricate.

05-27-2004, 01:32 AM
10% bleach solution. I vaguely remmeber some type of copper solution you can use also, maybe copper sulphate?

05-27-2004, 01:49 AM
I read in either lawn & landscape mag, or maybe it was turf mag, but even something as simple as using househouse disinfectant will work.

05-27-2004, 10:39 AM
Ok. Thank you guys.

05-27-2004, 09:48 PM
Rubbing Alcohol


05-28-2004, 12:35 AM
isopropyl (sp?) Alcholhal

05-28-2004, 08:33 AM
The easist thing to use is a can of Lysol aerosol disinfectant. Cleans the hedge trimmer right up and leaves you smelling better after a long days work.