Eldo and Julie bought a house in mid-Tennessee and invited me to visit over the summer of ‘76. It was a sharp right off Hwy 70 outside of Nashville over a small bridge and then miles on a dirt road. It turned out that they had to run a water line up the side of a steep wooded hill so that this old fixer-upper would have water. I told Eldo that I was ready to work for Julie’s fried chicken dinner. He stopped to caution me that we both had to put on a pair of pantyhose before we ventured out on that overgrown hillside. After 3 hours of clambering up and down the hill and laying in the dirt, we finished the task. It’s when we went inside to change that I realized that the pantyhose acted as a barrier against those nasty ticks that dotted the outside of the leggings. That lesson has stayed with me all these years later. Each time I hear about the myriad of tick and mosquito-borne diseases that we have to deal with…Lyme disease, West Nile virus, EEE, I think of Eldo’s great pantyhose trick! Finally, I’ve designed something based on his clever solution that improves protection and helps us take back the woods!
It doesn’t always happen that a joyous customer makes contact to let you know that they’ve grown a world’s record squash using your Trident’s Pride liquid fish soil enhancer. But here is the living proof…squash soup anyone??
Hello my name is Ryan and this was my first year growing giant pumpkins, watermelons, tomatoes etc etc. I grew the New World Record Butternut at 83lbs 1oz and I used your product to help achieve that! I have pictures if you’re interested in seeing it that I can email you! Thank you for a good product at an affordable price!!
Did you know that the Queen’s gardener is using garlic spray on the roses? We didn’t! A guided tour with Alan Titchmarsh in The Queen’s Garden (ITV) was a rare treat and told the story. This show, the first of a two-part documentary, hid another surprise. We’ve always thought Prince Charles was the eco-warrior in the family, keen to abide by organic methods. But it turns out it’s the Queen who is most committed to pesticide-free gardening. She insists that no man-made chemicals are used to spray the roses for greenfly — instead, the bushes are doused in water steeped in garlic.
Just Scentsational is planning a 2020 introduction of an exciting new product designed to combat mosquitoes and ticks and the dangerous diseases that they spread. Company spokesman Ed Brookmyer states, “with each passing season, we have noticed a significant increase in mosquito and tick activity and mosquito and tick borne diseases, hitting closer and closer to home with each passing year. It is with some trepidation that we all leave our homes at the height of mosquito and tick season and with global warming the season is growing longer. You never know what you might be exposing yourself to”.
The growing outbreak of EEE and Lyme disease throughout the northeast has focused the attention of Just Scentsational on creating a consumer controlled solution to the problem. As we all have seen, in the past few years, an entire new industry has sprung up all over the US dedicated to treating outdoor areas against mosquitoes and ticks by “fogging” home landscapes using a handful of alternative natural botanical extracts which have shown themselves to be effective in repelling both mosquitoes and ticks. Some companies are using essential oils while others are using garlic liquids. Each competing company seems to have created its own blend by selecting only those essential oils that it feels are most effective while leaving out other essential oils which are equally effective but might not fit into their “cost structure”. The one thing, however, that all of these companies have in common is the high monthly costs for treating the homeowner’s grounds! Our approach is different. The introduction of the new GarScenrtial fogger has taken the high monthly cost of family protection away from the “professional” and put the full control and savings into the hands of the homeowner. Now, for the first time, the homeowner is in control of their pocketbook and when and where to apply the unique GarScential blend. The Just Scentsational approach is to combine all of the effective botanical extracts into one liquid to maximize the efficacy without limiting the scope of the product.
The Just Scentsational GarScentrial is a highly effective blend of concentrated essential oils including the popular and widely used garlic concentrate. GarScentrial can be effectively used indoors or outdoors without causing issues. It’s a broad spectrum solution that is designed for use anywhere. There is no aquatic toxicity and no pyrethroid restrictions (each essential oil and the garlic liquid component is EPA FIFRA 25(b) exempt). It’s wholly effective on larvae in standing water as well as disrupting the neurotransmitter function in adult mosquitoes.
Crawling and flying insects including, but not limited to: ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, cadelles, beetles, mealworms, spiders, ticks, rice weevils, mosquitos, bees, wasps, moths, flies, fleas, gnats, millipedes, pillbugs, silverfish, sowbugs, cigarette beetles, dark mealworms, dried fruit beetles, drugstore beetles, confused flour beetles, fleas, grain mites, fowl mites, mites, nuisance beetles (such as lady beetles), red flour beetles, rice weevils, saw-toothed grain beetles, spiders, spider beetles, yellow mealworms, house flies, horse flies, stable flies, horn flies, aphids, boxelder bugs, crickets, darkling beetles, firebrats, ground beetles.
Areas of Application:
INDOOR USE AREAS: Includes, but is not limited to, apartment buildings, bakeries, beverage plants, bottling facilities, breweries, cafeterias, candy plants, canneries, cereal processing and manufacturing plants, dairy barns, poultry facilities, flour mills, food processing plants, frozen food plants, homes, hospitals, hotels, houses, industrial buildings, kennels, kitchens, laboratories, manufacturing facilities, mausoleums, meat processing and packaging plants, meat and vegetable canneries, motels, nursing homes, office buildings, restaurants, schools, stores, supermarkets, warehouses and similar structures.
OUTDOOR AREAS: Includes, but is not limited to, building foundations, dairy facilities, drive-in restaurants, drive-in theaters, golf courses, parks, playgrounds, poultry houses, recreational.
Immediate knockdown of flying insects
Non offensive scents
Safe Around children, pets, plants and shrubs
Fast treatment of open areas
Harnessing the power of organics to fight insects and repel unwanted yard and garden pests. Garscentrial is a highly effective blend of concentrated essential oils. Garscentrial is a broad spectrum solutions for indoor/outdoor use. There is no aquatic toxicity and no pyrethroid restrictions. Each essential oil and garlic liquid is EPA FIFRA 25(b) exempt. Wholly effective on larvae in standing water, immediate knockdown of flying insects as well as disrupting the neurotransmitter function in adult mosquitoes (octopamine blocker).
The auto industry has recently begun to use a new soy based wiring insulation in the engine wiring of many cars. It was supposed to be a big step forward in reducing the plastic wire insulation that has been used in automobiles. However, drivers have been noticing with increasing frequency that small rodents such as mice, chipmunks and squirrels have been having a field day under your hood. Not only is the engine compartment nice and warm but it now offers a smorgasbord of good eating. Yes! They are under your hood gnawing away at the seemingly delicious wiring insulation and sooner or later you’re going to have a major and costly issue.
One customer that phoned recently has found a cure that she swears by…..fox urine. She has found that by spraying fox urine on and around the wiring under the hood and on the car tires that she has all but eliminated the annoying pests that were literally eating her car. So, whether your car sits on your driveway or in your garage…this is a case where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure….or should I say….available in 8oz or 16oz’s of cure!
The Power of Peroxide: White Water Cleaning in the Age of Corona Virus
WHITE WATER is a powerful, concentrated, stable peroxide cleaner to remove stains, dirt, soils, grease, mold, mildew, organic matter in a very safe, eco friendly chemical process. WHITEWATER is a concentrated product, it needs to be dilutes alteast 1 part to 128 parts for medium cleaning strength and 1 part to 10 parts of water for heavy duty cleaning. It contains NO corrosive ingredients, contains NO carcinogens or harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach.
If you’re old enough, you probably remember getting a skinned knee and having your mother or the school nurse apply hydrogen peroxide to the wound. It fizzed up and tickled more than burned like iodine and, miraculously, it cleansed the scrape killing germs and bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide is still seen as an environmentally safe alternative to chlorine-based bleaches, as it degrades to form oxygen and water and it is generally recognized as safe as an antimicrobial agent by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to the CDC, household (3 percent) hydrogen peroxide is effective in deactivating rhinovirus, the virus that causes the common cold, within 6 to 8 minutes of exposure. Rhinovirus is more difficult to destroy than even coronaviruses, so hydrogen peroxide should be able to break down the coronavirus in less time. Pour it undiluted into a spray bottle and spray it on the surface to be cleaned, but let it sit on the surface for at least 1 minute. Hydrogen peroxide is not corrosive, so it’s okay to use it on metal surfaces. But similar to bleach, it can discolor fabrics if you accidentally get it on your clothes. It’s great for getting into hard-to-reach crevices. You can pour it on the area, and you don’t have to wipe it off because it essentially decomposes into oxygen and water.
White Water Hydrogen peroxide may be used for the sterilization of various surfaces, including surgical tools, and may be deployed as a vapour (VHP) for room sterilization. H2O2 demonstrates broad-spectrum efficacy against viruses, bacteria, yeasts, and bacterial spores. In general, greater activity is seen against Gram-positive than Gram-negative bacteria; however, the presence of catalase or other peroxidases in these organisms may increase tolerance in the presence of lower concentrations. Higher concentrations of H2O2 (10 to 30%) and longer contact times are required for sporicidal activity.
The beauty of White Water peroxice is that it is safe for use on almost all porous and non-porous surfaces. leaves no residue and no lingering odors on cleaned surfaces including synthetic turf fields. Rinse water is safe for run-off in sewer system.
- Eliminates the use of high pH or low pH cleaning products that result in facility or synthetic turf damage.
- Contains no Butyl cleaners, no Alkyl phenol ethaxylates ( APE’s ), no combustible or carcinogen chemicals.
- Has no toxic fumes, no offensive odors and will not damage clothing like bleach cleaners.
- Safe, Superior odor destruction. Cleaning and whitening power without use of bleach.
- Uses Oxygen as the cleaning agent. One Product, does 95% of general cleaning.
- Oxygen Boosts Solvent and Surfactant active agents for a deeper clean.
- Significantly reduced residue. Less residue means less re-soiling, less cleaning.
- Superior health and safety without sacrificing cleaning power.
Garlic and Those Pesky Moles!
Have you been looking for a quick, easy and effective way of discouraging those pesky burrowing moles from ruining your lawn and garden? We’ve come up with this highly effective “solution”: Locate any new holes and mounds that the moles have created. Then pour about 6-8 ounces of garlic liquid into each mound. The garlic scent will remain in the tunnels for many months and send the moles scurrying to a new odor free home location. We suggest using the Garlic Scentry liquid concentrate for the best effect. You might need a funnel and even a short length of hose to make the job easier.
At this time of year, I listen closely to the weekly weather reports and start to time my final phases of winter prep to keep ahead of the first possible dusting of snow and the onset of frigid weather. Anyone who has been there knows how tough it can be to wrestle with a 50ft semi frozen garden hose…I’d prefer an anaconda! However, that’s exactly what the plan now calls for. I’m spending the time walking my property storing the forgotten remnants of outdoor furniture and tarping it all for a long winter hibernation. Keep your eye out for low hanging and broken branches. It is best to have them taken down now rather than allowing them to fall on your roof. Here is what I recommend, put all garden decorations inside, clean and empty the planter boxes and don’t forget to reorganize your garage so that you can easily pull your vehicle inside before the next storm hits. Here are some other things that can be easily overlooked but worth a second thought. Check out that BBQ and make sure that a chipmunk or squirrel has made a cushy winter home inside and then make sure that you throw a cover over it and push it aside under an eave so that you won’t leave it over exposed to ice and snow. While you’re outside, lean a ladder up against the house and check out the gutters that you can easily reach to make sure that they are clear of leaves and debris. Remember that clogged gutters will eventually lead ice dams and water backup. After cleaning out those gutters head out to the street and make sure your storm drains aren’t totally clogged to avoid puddling that could cause slipping and sliding. Also, make sure that you have an initial stock of ice melt to keep your paths and driveway clean and safe. Stoke a fire in the fireplace and sit back and watch it snow!
Yikes, I saw a coyote…
This is one heck of a pervasive critter that stalks our neighborhoods and endangers both humans and our pets and livestock. You can protect yourself and your property from them by using Just Scentsational’s Wolf Urine as a deterrent. It’s the non lethal way to send them the message…there’s someone larger than you and you’re not always the top dog in this neighborhood.
Odor has been a great deterrent but there are other ways to protect yourself. Consider putting up a fence around your perimeter to deter them but keep in mind that they can easily leap a 6ft high fence. What else can you do proactively? Monitor your garbage and other possible food sources for coyotes such as rodents, squirrels, rabbits and your own pets! Keep them inside when coyotes are present. Walking your dog late at night? Make sure you take a flashlight with you and some sort of noise maker just in case they get too close.
Is it time for you to put up motion sensitive lighting around your houses? That’s also a great way to frighten them off. Most of these PIR lights are available as solar powered lights so you can even mount them anywhere without having to hard wire them.
Regardless of whether you decide to use one or all of these useful tips…stay safe this season as coyotes are on the move all around us.
Q: What is the worst sound you can think of? A: The whining high pitched sound of a mosquito…especially when the lights are out and your head is on the pillow. Q: Who sucks your blood more greedily than Dracula A: The ticks that grow as fat as a grape gorging themselves and spreading Lyme disease. Q: How can you reduce or eliminate mosquitoes and ticks from your yard and garden A: Garlic Fogging
There are professional companies in business today that will come to your home and spray your property to eliminate mosquitoes and ticks for a hefty price. It was long ago that I passed a truck fogging a home and I caught the unmistakable scent of garlic. Well, it gave me an idea. Why not create an inexpensive home garlic fogging system that the homeowner can use to fog and treat their property? Why should the homeowners have to pay big bucks on a regular basis to some franchise to fog bushes and beds to prevent these annoying and dangerous pests.
If you remember from a previous garlic “rant”, garlic is a member of the onion genus Allium. It is a close relative to the onion, shallot, leek and chive but does so much more than repel Dracula. Garlic produces a natural sulfur which repels a virtual “who’s who” of insect and animal pests. Liquid garlic is tough on ticks by suffocating them and killing their eggs. It also suffocates the mosquito larvae that develop in standing water. Likewise, aphids, beetles and a host of other creepy crawly things. Spray or fog liquid garlic liberally over standing water, thick undergrowth, lawn areas, flower beds and directly on plants and vegetables.
But there is a miraculous beauty to garlic liquid because it is systemically absorbed by plants but doesn’t affect the taste of the fruit or vegetables. It has been proven to repel birds away from ripening fruit in a harmless non-toxic way.
Going a step further, most snake repellents use garlic as an ingredient because snakes don’t like the sulfonic acid that garlic produces. Use a little rock salt around the perimeter ( tough on the snakes belly)along with some garlic spray and you’ve created a great snake barrier.
Maybe you’re dealing with something a little larger such as deer. According to the University of California integrated pest management program, deer hate the fragrance of garlic and really hate the taste too. If you’re struggling to save those hostas again this year, look no further for an all natural way to repel those browsing pests that can tear through your garden in an afternoon!
It seems that most all animals with a more sensitive sense of smell than us mere humans can’t stand the strong odor of garlic. Garlic spraying or fogging is one way of deterring cats from your garden and mice from your house. Moles, voles, rats and bats…no one likes garlic. And that’s the reason we love garlic. It’s the safe, non-lethal way to deal with most all flying, crawling and difficult pests.