Important Guidance While Using the Insecticide and Stain Remover

by : rhusain



While using the insecticide it needs to be extra careful as some insecticides are toxic to people and animals.

There are many cleaning agent available in the market. But we need to know what the are the used and for which stains they are. You will find a very helpful guidance in this article. Read the label carefully before selecting insecticide to avoid poisonous if not applied correctly.

Sprays using pyrethrum (from chrysanthemum petals) kill insects quickly, says the Department of Agriculture, but must be applied repeatedly because they do not leave long lasting traces that continue to kill pests. Those containing DDT, lindane, chlordane or dieldrin, applied to small areas where insects have been seen, give slower but longer lasting riddance. DDT sprays, to be effective, should contain at least 5 per cent DDT, and those containing chlordane 2 per cent of the killing agent. DDT, dieldrin, chlordane, diazinon, and malathion are good weapons against cockroaches. Chlordane leads the list for ants.

READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY before selecting an insecticide so that you will know just what it contains. Then follow exactly the directions for its use, given on the label. Most insecticides are toxic to people and animals if they are not applied correctly. Store them safely on a high shelf, out of reach of children and pets.

It's a smart woman who takes time to learn how to remove stains from clothing and household furnishings. She can rescue many an expensive or well liked item that another woman might discard as hopeless, or ruin by hit-or-miss attempts to clean.

STAIN REMOVERS. The first requirement in stain removal is to know the agents that are specific for the different stains. Some spots are unaffected by water but are removed by solvents, and vice versa. Among the solvents, each one is particularly effective for a certain class of stains. Facing this page are listed the groups of stain removers discussed in this chapter, with a few general notes for their use. Detailed treatment of some common stains will follow.

ABSORBENTS (see list) are dry materials that take up certain kinds of spots. Light spatters of OIL on delicate materials can often be removed with one of them: sprinkle the cloth with an absorbent; let it stand as long as seems necessary, shake it out and repeat. An absorbent, well worked in, is often very effective on THICK MATERIALS and RUGS. Keep applying it and brushing it out, or vacuuming it out, until the oil has been absorbed. Or mix the absorbent to a paste with cleaning fluid, spread the paste on the stain and let it dry. After it has dried, brush or vacuum it off. This might have to be repeated a number of times. Absorbents will not harm any material, and solvents mixed with them and applied to GREASE STAINS rarely leave a ring.

SOLVENTS (see list). In addition to removing OIL and GREASE STAINS, solvents such as carbon tetrachloride will deal competently with a number of other trouble makers CHEWING GUM for instance. In dealing with chewing gum, first pick off, or rub with ice and crack off, as much of it as MATERIALS FOR STAIN REMOVAL

ABSORBENTSSTAIN SOFTENERS
CornstarchVaseline
CornmealLard
Talcum powderPepsin
French chalkGlycerin
Fuller's earth

ACIDS OXALIC ACID
White vinegar(do not use on weighted
Acetic acid(10% materials)
Lemon juice

ANTI-ACIDS (alkalies)SODIUM THIOSULFATE
Baking soda (hypo solution)
Ammonia

BLEACHES
Household (chlorine) for cotton, linen and synthetics without wrinkle-resistant finishes
Sodium perborate for all materials, especially wool Hydrogen peroxide for all materials Color remover (Rit, Tintex) follow instructions on container

ABSORBENTS are dry materials that take up certain kinds of spots. Light spatters of OIL on delicate materials can often be removed with one of them while SOLVENTS remove OIL and GREASE STAINS

In choosing the right stain removers, is to know which agents that we needs to remove the stains.