Ortho Home Defense

There are certain things in my life that make me stop and gasp….hearing from the IRS (no matter how friendly the letter sounds) and having someone tell me I have termites. Termites cause an unbelievable amount of damage before anyone even knows that they are on the property. If a pest Control Company comes to your home, their estimate is going to be in the thousands because of all the warranties that come with their service. I want to be able to do something myself, and still feel certain that I am taking care of the problem. If you have a wood fence, you probably have termites in the fence and if you are going to sell your home you have to take care of it. Ortho Home Defense Max Termite and Destructive Bug Killer is guaranteed and a concentrate that you can mix up yourself. It comes in a pint and will treat up to 375 lineal feet. Mix the concentrate and dig a trench following the fence, pour in the Ortho and then cover it back up and pour the rest of the Ortho mixture on top of the backfill. You can also treat the perimeter around your home the same way. Now if you see termites inside the house (under the sink) you can use the Shoo Fly Termite Killer . Shoo Fly comes with a small straw and you can use that straw to get into the tiny areas under the sink and behind the drain that goes into the wall. Now you know of a product that will work, and you don’t have to be scared when you hear the word….Termites.

Now to the email……

Question: How do you get rid of the stain from cat urine that is on tile? And there is a odor that is really strong, is there a product for that?

Answer: I am assuming that the stain is sticky and goes down into the grout line. Clean all that up with a product called Deep Klenz from StoneTech. We have had wonderful results cleaning tile and grout with the Deep Klenz. Just spray it on the area, let it sit for a few minutes and then mop off. If the stain is really bad, then spray in the grout lines again, and scrub with a wallpaper brush (you can clean 3 feet at a time) and then rinse. Let it dry and if there is a shadow of a stain, repeat the process. When the tile and grout are clean, you need to spray the area with Bio Zapp, really saturating the area to get rid of the odor. You might have to do this several times to get down to where the odor is.

Question: What is the name of the stretchy tape that will be a permanent fix?

Answer: That tape is called Magic Wrap ! Remember pull as you are wrapping so that the tape will self fuse. Magic Wrap is wonderful at fixing pin holes in plumbing, sprinkler systems, car hoses, electrical wires, clamping delicate projects, and when you are done with Magic Wrap, just cut the Magic Wrap off using a box cutter and it will just fall off. It will fuse to itself but not to the project and never leave a sticky residue.

Question: We have a problem in a room that grows mildew on the ceiling. It’s the only room that we have a problem with. I wonder is there a product that will kill the mold and remove the stain without using bleach. I am very sensitive to smell and all of the mold killers have bleach which will NOT work for me. What primer do I use, and what can I paint with afterwards so that this will not come back.

Answer: Moldex is the only product that will clean, kill, and inhibit mold without bleach. It removes grime, dirt, mold and the odor at the source. It is bleach free, phosphate free, non abrasive and can be used on most washable surfaces. Once you kill the mold, and the remove the stain with the Moldex then you can prime with Mold Killing Primer by Zinsser. Then paint with any paint that you want to.