I will never forget the first time
someone told me that I had termites. It scared the daylights out of
me! I had just bought the house and was remolding it. I had
nightmares of the house falling down on Jo and I. I started calling
around town to get a idea on what it would cost to get rid of them
and keep them away. It got into the thousands of dollars. Well I
knew that was high but I wanted someone I could depend on and
warranties are only as the people that back them up. I found a
product for inside the house called
Shoo Fly Termite Control.
We talk about
Shoo Fly Ant Roach and Spider but this product
is for termites. And for the outside of the house I used Ortho Home
Defense. One pt makes 5 gallons that you use around the house. Dig
a trench about 6” wide and 4” deep all around the house, pour in
the solution, and it will keep the termites away for up to 5 years.
One gallon will make enough to cover 10 to 12 ½ feet of the trench
and cost about $27. So you can do it yourself or have someone do it
for you. But at least you know that something works and you don’t
have to scared if you see termites. It will be summer time before
you know it and if fleas are a problem for you, a good product to use
Enforcer product called Flea Spray for Yards
. You attach it to your hose and spray the yard.
You want to make sure the ground is dry. If you have any leaf debris
it must be picked up. Then spray. Spray every two weeks for 6 weeks
to stop the cycle of the fleas. For mosquitoes there is a
that you can attached to the hose also and spray
before a party. Ceiling fans help a lot with keeping mosquitoes
away. It’s hard to land in a wind storm! Ha.
Now to the email…..
Question: I was wondering if there is
anything I can use on a quarterly basis to keep the algae and gunk
from clogging up the drain on my AC.
Answer: The best product I have found
is the easiest
. ACtabsEE is a tablet pack that you just drop
in the drip pan. Put it the pan the farthest from the drain making
sure the small tablet is the farthest away from the drain. If your
pan is dirty – clean it out first so that the dirt will not clog
the holes in the packaging. Your hands never touch the product. No
trying to pour bleach into that little drain again.
Question: I was wondering about what
surfaces that I can use
Delete Germ on? Can I use it on
Answer: Not on stainless steel….it
would leave a mark. But you can use it on glass, porcelain, tile,
toilets. If you are trying to clean stainless, use the
. It’s great for sinks and appliances to keep them
Question: How do you get over spray
off varnished cabinets? My painters got maroon paint on one side of
the kitchen cabinet and I didn’t notice it til after they were
gone. I’m worried that anything I use might take off the varnish
and ruin the cabinets. Do you have any suggestions?
Answer: We like a new product called
Tub O Towels. It’s more than a cleaner …it’s the rag
and the cleaner. It comes in a canister that keeps the towels moist.
When you want to clean just pop one towel and start cleaning. We
like Tub O Towels because of the shape of the canister, (it fits in
the door panel of the truck or car) and how well it cleans with a
citrus based cleaner. They also have a Tub O Towels for carpet and
upholstery to keep in the vehicle also. And it’s not drying to
Attention everyone that
has a problem with cleaning supply chemicals. We are carrying a new
line called E Cloth. You clean just with the cloth and water. We
saw these at market and then took them home to try because to us it
was too good to be true. They will remove 99% of bacteria with just
water. So clean your mirrors, windows and make them sparkle. It
will even remove grease off the stove.