Steve Tvedten's "The Bug Stops Here"
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  1. Maintain routine and thorough sanitation and proper food and garbage storage. Routinely clean and spray with diluted Safe Solutions, Inc. Enzyme Cleaner with Peppermint.

  2. Vacuum up all visible pests inside and spray them with (1 oz. per quart) Safe Solutions, Inc. Enzyme Cleaner with Peppermint outside.

  3. Steam clean and/or mop the floors with 1 oz. of Safe Solutions, Inc. Enzyme Cleaner with Peppermint and/or ½ cup borax per gallon of hot water. Don’t allow crawling children or pets to contact borax on the floors.

  4. Lightly sprinkle talcum or medicated body powder, baking soda, a little lime, or ground calcium chloride (Comet® or finely ground Tums®) or food-grade DE inside and outside.

  5. Be sure to eliminate all moisture and plumbing problems, and reservoirs hiding/breeding areas).

  6. Change the exterior lighting to yellow bug lights or sodium vapor lighting (at hardware or farm supply stores).

  7. Install and properly maintain vents, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and/or fans.

  8. Closely mow grass and eliminate leaf litter, ground cover, general litter, and trim all overhanging or touching branches.

  9. Spray infested plants with diluted (Lemon Joy®) dish detergent (1 oz. per quart of water) or diluted Safe Solutions, Inc. Enzyme Cleaner with Peppermint (¼ oz. per gallon of water). Be sure you will not burn the infested plants with your diluted sprays by spraying on a few leaves first and then waiting several hours to see what happens.

  10. Most insect pests die quickly when sprayed with 1 oz. Lemon Joy® dish soap and 1 teaspoon of oil per quart of water. This is the same "dishwater" Grandmother used to control her pest problems.

If you still are having pest problems, &read The Best Control© or The Best Control II© on CD-ROM.


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