Does your pest control come every 90
days and spend 10 minutes at your home and then charge you over $100?
What if I told you that you could provide as much protection by
doing it yourself for under $20, would you be interested? Of course
Shoo Fly Ant Roach and Spider is a product
that we have carried for the longest time that does a great job of
keeping pests out of your home. Ridding your home of ants and
roaches is as simple as spraying
Shoo Fly on baseboards,
window sills, doorways and under the cabinets in the kitchen.
comes in an aerosol can with a tiny straw that you attach so
you can get into the back of cabinets and pantry.
is safe around pets and small children after it’s dry in 20
minutes. Treat the outside of the house the same way by walking
around the foundation and paying special attention to doorways,
windows and screens. Do you have a place out in the hill country
where you have seen scorpions? That’s normal but you don’t have
to have them inside the cabin. Treat your cabin with the
, shut the doors and when you return if you did have any
scorpions they will be “feet up” when you see them. One lady
told us that she had hunting cabins and really worried about
scorpions and her hunters. She sprayed the cabins and when she went
back the next weekend she counted 120 dead scorpions. It amazed
her; I was amazed she counted them.
Shoo Fly comes in a 14oz
aerosol can that says it protects up to four weeks, but it lasts 90
days for me. Two 14oz cans should take care of 2500 sq ft both
inside and out. So for about $20, you can be the pest control guy
and save yourself some money. Remember everything is easy if you
know how to do it and you have the RIGHT product.
Now to the email….
Question: I have a gas kitchen stove.
The grills on top of the burners get food burned on them and it’s
almost impossible to get the burned food and grease off. I am using
a heavy duty oven and grill cleaner without much success. I’ve
tried other brands, and I am just out of ideas. Can you suggest
Answer: There is a concentrated
cleaner that I like called
Holy Cow. It’s a powerful
degreaser that has no fumes and is not toxic. Spray the burners or
if you can soak them in the Holy Cow for a hour then give them a good
scrub with a
3M sponge. Holy Cow comes in a quart and
retails for under $6. Holy Cow also makes a window cleaner and a
general purpose cleaner that are also as reasonable and non toxic.
Question: The floor in my master bath
is marble tile. I use hairspray and now the floor is sticky even
after I mop it. I am not going to quit using hairspray so how can I
get the sticky off the floor?
Answer: If it is not too thick just
Bona Floor Cleaner for Natural Stone and Tile. I like it
because it never streaks and doesn’t have to be rinsed off. But if
you have a build up that is a little tougher then use the
by Holloway House. It’s safe on tile, natural stone,
laminate and wood. It’s a concentrate so you can use it in
different strengths for different jobs. It’s made to strip wax off
floors; it will take off the hairspray off your floor.
Question: Trudy with all the rain we
have had I have weeds popping up everywhere. Around my AC unit, in
the cracks in the walk way, and sidewalks and they are anoying. What
is the best product to get rid of them?
Answer: Hi Yield is a product
line that is not known except in nurseries. They make a reasonably
priced weed killer called
Killz All. That’s what I would
use. It costs less than $6 and comes in a quart. Use it in areas
like the walk and driveways. You will see results in 3-5 days. It’s
non selective, so if you spray something you didn’t mean to….water