Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Today I am sharing my secret weapon! We have a problem at our house. Every summer, once or twice a week, wasps will sneak into our sunroom. We don't know how or why they choose to do so but they do. Now I am highly allergic to all bee stings so I naturally freak out when I see these invaders. My husband chooses to grab a big (and expensive) can of hornet spray and spray away. The problem is that he not only kills the wasp, he sprays everything around it: the wallpaper, the window sill, everything within a three foot radius. He can't kill the invader in one shot. The creature falls, staggers around, crawls away, and Hubby continues to spray. After the creature has finally passed on to that great hornet's nest in the sky, it is my job to clean up the mess. A large greasy stain is always left on the window; plus the carpet must be scrubbed wherever the spray has landed. And the SMELL! I am allergic to the fumes, as is my son. Well, my son, B, came up with the perfect solution. The next time a wasp invaded our territory, B grabbed a can of rug cleaner, took careful aim at the wasp while standing several feet back, and fired one shot of spray. The wasp immediately fell to the floor. Then my brave son, swooped in and covered the wasp in a pile of carpet cleaner foam! My Hero! The foam dissipates and the dead wasp is then removed; no fumes, no mess. My son found the perfect way to rid our home of wasps and clean our carpet at the same time! Do you have any home products that serve double duty? If so, share your story! I'd love to hear it!