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poodle
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okay, I had a centipede in the house...not permitted.

The closest thing to spray was LA TOTALLY AWESOME cleaner. It worked. It's one of those inexpensive cleaners at Kmart...and it's cheap!

Cool. Clean floor and dead centipede.

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Topic starter Posted : September 11, 2012 5:17 pm
CAtoSTX
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I've seen people use knives on them. :@)

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Posted : September 11, 2012 6:47 pm
poodle
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one knife + one centipede = 2 moving parts. ew.

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Topic starter Posted : September 11, 2012 7:40 pm
Alana33
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Dirty Lamp shades?
Fill a spray bottle with Clorox and spray the entire shade, rinse, dry and you have a completely clean and rejuvinated lamp shade.
Clorox works very well on mold and mildew stained deck railings, lattice, ceilings, etc. Haven't tried it on centipedes, yet.

For centipedes, usually use the Raid spray product for wasps.
Only found a very large, dead one in laundry room once so Terminix coming every other month works well for me to keep pests at bay, especially with those pesky brown recluse spiders which freak me out. Not fond of the big ground spiders or scorpians, either. These get vacuumed up to die in the dust and dog hair and await someone to empty for me.

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Posted : September 11, 2012 8:19 pm
speee1dy
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i call my husband to take care of it

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Posted : September 11, 2012 9:11 pm
DixieChick
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i'm with speedy.....its a mans job. lol
bug bomb the house every 4-6 months helps also. gets in those places you cant reach (or don't want too)

seen a few snakes up here this summer. not sure which 😮 me more ....snake or centipede.

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Posted : September 12, 2012 12:00 pm
margaritagirl
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I use Bug Stop. I get it at the Home Depot. Works great on Centipedes and roaches.
We use it once a month all inside the house. It cost $6.49 for a big container of it. Last for months.

I bought these wicker like lamp shades and right away they ended up with mold on them. Took them outside sprayed them with bleach wiped, sprayed again with bleach, left them to dry in the sun. Leaving the bleach on and not rinsing it off keeps the mold from growing back. Haven't had to do them again.

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Posted : September 12, 2012 12:10 pm
OldTart
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Keep a big pack of the biggest diapers you can find stashed away. During torrential driving rain when your window seams and sliders start letting in water, the diapers absorb huge amounts of water.

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Posted : September 12, 2012 12:21 pm
stxnama
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When buying strawberries, swish all the berries with greens still on in a liquid of 1 part white vinegar to 10 parts water. After about one minute, rinse the berries, replace in the also swished container and they will stay mold free for a good week! No taste of vinegar either!

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Posted : September 12, 2012 12:42 pm
OldTart
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When buying strawberries, swish all the berries with greens still on in a liquid of 1 part white vinegar to 10 parts water. After about one minute, rinse the berries, replace in the also swished container and they will stay mold free for a good week! No taste of vinegar either!

When CostULess on STT had a great sale on 2lb boxes of strawberries a couple of weeks ago a shopper gave me the same recipe but for freezing them. Said they defrost "like new". My big box didn't need any preserving as I totally pigged out for the next couple of days!

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Posted : September 12, 2012 12:51 pm
trems
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If you spill red wine on fabric, pour white wine on it to neutralize the red color.

I've tried this just after spilling red wine on a throw rug. It worked great! I don't know what happens if you let it stand and/or dry.

Bonus part: Now you have 2 bottles of wine open, so it's not long before you get-over having spilled some 🙂

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Posted : September 12, 2012 1:26 pm
Alana33
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Step 1: Treat It Fast
Try to treat your red wine stain as soon as possible. Mix one teaspoon of dish soap with one cup of hydrogen peroxide. Use a sponge to drizzle it on the stain. Let it penetrate and rinse with cold water.

Step 2: Club Soda Method
Put club soda in a measuring cup and soak the piece of clothing in the solution. Remove and cover with salt. Leave it overnight, brush the salt off and your stain should be gone.

Step 3: Fight Wine With Wine
If you don't have anything else, try using white wine to fight the stain. Pour it over the effected area and let it soak for a few minutes. Rinse and you should be good to go.

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Posted : September 12, 2012 2:02 pm
VIsnorkeler
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I get the dust off my stucco walls and my window screens with those stickey-tape lint rollers.

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Posted : September 12, 2012 2:58 pm
Alana33
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i call my husband to take care of it

Must be nice!

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Posted : September 12, 2012 3:20 pm
cdsp
 cdsp
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We have had an unusually high # of centipedes at our place recently-(STX west)
for me its whatever is at hand before they go someplace I cant see, (or one of the dogs / cats sees it!)
I have gotten very good at the across the room book toss, and killed one with a pot-
but that was very loud on a tile floor.

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Posted : September 12, 2012 4:11 pm
dougtamjj
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VIsnorkeler, thanks for the sticky tape roller for the screens hint.

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Posted : September 12, 2012 5:36 pm
beachy
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I get the dust off my stucco walls and my window screens with those stickey-tape lint rollers.

and now they sell something called a Mr Sticky (with knockoff's as well) that is a permanent sticky roller, which you rinse off and use again..and it comes in various sizes and lengths of hanles...might be good for this

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Posted : September 12, 2012 6:14 pm
VIsnorkeler
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I'll use up all my tape kind before I think about that silly "lil schticky" thing.

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Posted : September 12, 2012 6:19 pm
Alana33
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I take out screens to wash and rinse with fresh water from hose - this also helps to get the salt air out of them, keeps them in good shape longer, then spray all the moving window parts and handles with a silicone lube. The spray works well on sliding glass doors tracks, their locks, door deadbolts, keyholes, hinges, padlocks, etc. Works much better than WD40 which evaporates quickly.

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Posted : September 12, 2012 7:38 pm
East End Doug
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I use cheep vodka in a spray bottle to get rid of mold in my cabinets. Spray it on and wipe off with a micro fiber cloth. Any excess will evaporate. It is a lot safer than many household cleaners, plus I can spray myself in the mouth when cleaning gets boring.

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Posted : September 12, 2012 10:29 pm
CAtoSTX
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Mr clean magic erasers are great on everything. Love them!

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Posted : September 12, 2012 10:48 pm
dougtamjj
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LMBO!

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Posted : September 12, 2012 11:02 pm
OldTart
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I use cheep vodka in a spray bottle to get rid of mold in my cabinets. Spray it on and wipe off with a micro fiber cloth. Any excess will evaporate. It is a lot safer than many household cleaners, plus I can spray myself in the mouth when cleaning gets boring.

If you run out of insect repellant, cheap gin works well. Ditto on the spray bottle and additional bonus ...

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Posted : September 12, 2012 11:49 pm
poodle
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Baking Soda is great for cleaning stainless steel, chrome, porcelain.

Dampen a cloth & dip it into dry baking soda. It polishes chrome to a like-new sheen. It removes residue in porcelain & stainless sinks. Pour vinegar over it to unclog a drain. Great stuff!

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Topic starter Posted : September 13, 2012 12:08 pm
Alana33
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Mr clean magic erasers are great on everything. Love them!

Me too. Great for cleaning lots of things but mostly use to clean interior wall areas where dogs sleep or continuously brush up against.

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Posted : September 13, 2012 3:53 pm
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