Get Set Gazette

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December, 2000 Edition

Get Set, Inc.  ... on the move and Setting the standard for non-toxic pest control...

Obviously, we are not following our schedule, but we will return to the "plan" in January.

Some people!...You give them an inch and they think theyíre a ruler.

Cluster flies?

Matthew James Maleski from the Brookville School District in Ohio said his Son developed the perfect cluster fly trap. After blowing bubbles with a large saucer of bubble soap, the young man left the bowl with bubble soap outside. When Matthew found it, the bowl was full of dead flies. We are sending Matthew a set of carving knives for finding this new alternative.

Whatís dumber, expecting educators to be entertaining, or expecting entertainment to be educational?

Slugs or Snails?

Make a "wasp" trap out of a small plastic bottle. (Cut off the top part where it begins to curve; then invert it so it is a funnel ; then duct tape the edges.) Pour a little beer into the bottle and bury it so the edge is at ground level. You can also trap them by putting some dry cat food under or near a board; then physically remove them on a weekly basis. (They will be under the board to escape midday heat.) Get some lightning bugs; their larvae parasitize slugs. Slug bait is attractive to mice who after eating it desiccate and die, but, remember, slug bait is a registered pesticide poison, so we do not recommend its use.

A 100-year old man was driving down the freeway when his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wifeís voice urgently warning him, "Herman, I just heard on the news that thereís a car going the wrong way on 280. Please be careful!" "Oh, my!" exclaimed Herman, "itís not just one car, itís hundreds of them!"

Stinging Insect Control

Jerry Green of the Northmont School District in Ohio has come up with another control suggestion. When they had a hornet problem at Phillipsburg the nest was too high to vacuum. Jerry took some metal electrical conduit (EMT) and slid it up next to the main opening. Jerry then clamped the conduit to the wall and attached a rinse-and-vac at the other end. It worked great! Jerry said you might need a little duct tape to attach the conduit to the rinse-and-vac.

If you want to world to beat a path to your door, just try to take a nap on a Saturday afternoon.

Oriental Cockroaches

Canít get them out of the drains? Routinely add diluted Kleen Kill Enzyme Cleaner to the drains or put some Drano foaming drain cleaner down the drain. Have some drains that are no longer being used or that would be difficult in which to put drain cleaner? Take a box of baking soda and a quart of vinegar up on the roof and put them down the sewer roof vents.

Storing Clothes?

Want to protect your seasonal clothes as your store them? Put them in black garbage bags with 2 sticks of wrapped peppermint gum on to top to keep the fabric pests at bay.

"Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a moron."ĖGeorge Carlin

We are still working on the improved enzyme cleaner and are about finished with the second edition of The Best Control.

ANYONE FOR A COKE? Just when you thought you knew everything....

1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

2. You can put a t-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.

3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl....... Let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean.

4. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

5. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

6. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

7. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

8. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan; wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before he ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy. (Of course this is not kosher.)

9. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, And run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It's pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.

2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly Corrosive materials.

3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!

4. Steve has used 2 2-liter bottles of Coca-Cola to kill fire ant nests. It will also kill other underground insect pests.

Drink up!

Rodent Control

We still have a few schools with ongoing rodent problems. it is mandatory that all food and garbage be properly stored once any rodents gain entry into your buildings. I have consistantly been told that there is an attempt to remove food in classrooms for a few weeks. Then once the "problem" is "solved", food and mice appear "magically" once again. Then "everyone" wants to resort to poison. If you continue to feed pests they will come. Hopefully, the only thing that you want to come to your schools is Santa Claus. So, if you really want to see Santa (and not have a creature stirring, not even a mouse) you had better be nice and properly store your food and garbage.

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Marne, MI 49435-975102

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