Terro Garbage Guard
In San Antonio it went from a pleasant 80 degrees, to a humid 100 degrees in 24 hours. I had a customer that came in the store and was having a tough time with bugs in the garbage tote. We went through all the ways that she was keeping the tote clean by rinsing it out and cleaning with a strong detergent. But even though she were doing all of that, she was still experiencing a big infestation of flies and roaches in her garbage tote. And if you are having the same experience there is a product that will work. It’s called Terro Garbage Guard.
First things first, Terro Garbage Guard is for your outdoor garbage totes only! You can NOT use them in food service areas. So, let me tell you why. Terro Garbage Guard utilizes a controlled release technology to slowly diffuse a deep penetrating vapor in enclosed spaces for up to four months. This odorless vapor is evenly distributed throughout the enclosed treatment area killing visible and hidden insects on contact and preventing new infestations. So, you don’t want anything odorless but deadly in your kitchen by any means.
This product attaches easily to the lid of your garbage tote. You never touch the ingredients. And when you open the product, you will find at the bottom of the box a sorry, tiny, double stick piece of tape that is absolutely worthless. If you use that to attach the Garbage Guard the first time your garbage man dumps your tote, you will lose the Garbage Guard. So, when you get one, either zip tie it to your tote, or get the industrial strength Velcro, or apply a durable plastic epoxy to the product. It’s an excellent product, but the tape is lousy. I just want to be honest with you. I hope they don’t get mad if read this article.
Use coupon code GG0617-23 at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase of Terro Garbage Guard.
Just to let you know, if you are still wanting a disinfectant, I have one. It is made by Certol, the people that make Acid Magic. I have been selling it in San Antonio, and my customers have really liked it. I just got a big supply of it in, so I will put it on my website. It’s called ProSpray. It is more expensive than Zep Quick Clean, but it is hospital grade. You don’t see it in retail stores because it’s normally sold to doctors and dentists. But just like Zep, it will disinfect all hard surfaces. It will kill viruses in one minute. For Covid-19, spray the surface you want to disinfect and then let it air dry. Stay safe, but don’t live in fear.
Now to the email……
Question: Hi Trudy - Enjoy your column in The Woodlands Villager every week! Maybe you can help with a problem I have that is probably very common. I've tried everything I've ever heard of but can't seem to clean the ring in the toilet bowl. I've tried several cleansers, Scotchbrite pads, etc. to no avail. I went on YouTube but the remedies I saw didn't work either. I hope you can help. Thanks,
Answer: Hard water stains that are above the water line are tough. At least they were until a customer introduced me to Pumie Flexi Scour and I found out how well they worked. Flexi Scour is a screening material that is infused with pumice. As you know, pumice easily cleans off all hard water stain on porcelain toilets. Once you clean off the stain, continue to use Delete Germ to keep the stain from coming back. To use Delete Germ, lift the lid of the toilet and put about a ½ cup (just give it a squeeze- you don’t have to be exact) down the over-flow pipe and then replace the lid of the tank. Then put a stream of Delete Germ in the bowl, concentrating on any stains. Let it work over-night. The next day, brush any stains away and flush the toilet. Your toilet will be clean and stain free.
Question: I have a small leak in a pipe on my sprinkler system. The last thing I want to do is to dig it up and replace a pipe. What suggestion do you have?
Answer: Use a product called X-Treme tape. It will seal up the leak and you won’t have to replace any pipe!