(guess that song…answer at the bottom)
So this website is all about making life better…right?
Well, let me tell you something that we found yesterday that improved my life by 1000%…..
But first let me tell you a little story:
Once upon a time (this past week)
We started to have earwigs in our apartment.
And if you don’t know what an earwig is…
it’s what you’d get if nightmares had a larvae stage.
Don’t look it up…I’m telling you: do not look up what an earwig is…
you will ruin your reality…
you’ll want to peel off your skin, burn it, and grow new skin, after seeing one of those things.
And listen…those things are impenetrable to outside forces!
You can spray them with ANYTHING and they JUST LAUGH! IN YOUR FACE.
AND THEY’RE A LIVING NIGHTMARE!
Even talking about them is making me want to just take off my epidurmous and re-grow it under more favorable conditions.
And WHY are we being inundated with these creatures of horror?
Because they like wet places apparently.
And…our apartment ALWAYS FEELS DAMP!
Even with running a dehumidifier, it still feels a touch damp.
Well, we’re in the Pacific Northwest (and I guess that’s normal…?)
AND our apartment is a bit subterranean…it’s a first floor apartment, but it’s a little under ground a bit… as if they had to excavate in order to build in the apartment.
So we’ve had a moisture and mold problem for the year we’ve lived here, two of the MANY REASONS why I’m trying to get us the heck up out of here!
This apartment…has just been a veritable house of horrors.
So, anyway…I told my husband we had to go to Home Depot immediately to get some help.
My husband did some research while I frantically got the children’s coats on and he found out that: My new mortal enemy…is indeed impenetrable to normal extermination methods, but…can be destroyed by…. Diatomaceous Earth.
From what I understand, this stuff liquifies bugs from the outside in.
Honestly…I don’t know what it does.
It could beam them to Cucamunga for all I care, as long as it gets rid of them!
So, we went to Home Depot, picked up the Diatomaceous Earth and something else…got back home….vacuumed and swept the entire house (nothing new there; with kids you do that stuff like everyday)
Then m’husband put down the Diatomaceous Earth powder (which is actually the fossilized remains of diatoms) and we haven’t seen any more of the living nightmares.
(we’d seen 5 of them before I ran screaming to Home Depot)
The other thing we did was buy: Damp-Rid.
This stuff is a freaking MIRACLE.
Basically, if you live in a damp apartment (OR HAVE A DAMP BASEMENT) and your dehumidifier is just not cutting it…or you don’t have one:
Damp-Rid is a Godsend.
We bought quite a few and put them around and I’ve noticed a difference already.
Damp-rid is all natural (we use the unscented kind).
And all you do is open up the little bucket and sit the little bucket on a shelf.
The moisture in your house is attracted to the pellets and is then is collected within the buckets; instead of causing your house to be musty and your windows to have condensation on them.
Just put it out of reach of your kids so they’re not tempted to eat it.
So basically…all that to say:
Damp-rid is awesome.
Check out the link to buy some if you need it.
I also have it listed in my new store (it’s in the menu bar)
**answer: The song Fabio is singing is a play on….”Hero” by Enrique Inglesias
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