Messina Dog and Cat Repellants
A retired teacher emailed me about a problem she was having with cats in her garden. The cats are digging up the new plants and then pooping in the fresh dirt. It would be one thing if they were her cats, but they are not. So, her question was what she could do to discourage the cats from making a litter box out of her flower garden. We came across a product called Messina a few years ago, and they make
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Using Messina is easy. Spray any area that cats are walking across that is close to your landscaping. In your flower bed, spray around your plants, not directly on your plants. Most repellents have to be sprayed weekly, but Messina will last for 30 days. During the summer, if it gets up into the 100's, or we get some serious summer storms, you might want to spray more often. Messina also makes deterrents for wild animals, including moles, deer, skunks, rabbits, squirrels, and armadillo. They also make a moose repellant, in case that is a problem for you! HA. I also suggested that if the cats were coming across the top of the fence to get to your flowers then apply
Now to the email…..
Question: I inherited a leather sofa from a relative that smoked, and the sofa smells of smoke. We have left it outside to air out, but the minute we bring it back into the house the whole house begins to smell like cigarettes. So we haul it back outside and leave it a few more days, but it doesn't seem to help. I like this sofa, is there anything to do about the odor?
Answer: Since it is leather, it's a little harder to treat. If you can get to the bottom of the sofa by tuning if upside down, spray all the undercarriage of the sofa with
Question: I am in a home with cultured marble on the countertops and in the shower. I am getting fading and scum in both areas. I know from reading the articles that I cannot use just anything. The manufacturer suggested using Scrubbing Bubbles. So what do you think would be safe to use on both surfaces? I am not planning on replacing either one because they are just white and look fine except for these two problems.
Answer: The oldest product is sometimes the best, and that goes for cultured marble. The Original
Question: I have a few loose bricks in my fireplace box. What can I secure them with?
Answer: Meeco makes a furnace cement and fireplace mortar that makes it easy! Remember to dampen the cool brick and apply the cement. Push the brick back into place!