By: Martin R Meyer, Quite a while ago.
|Since many local, county, and state governments have mandated that much of the new commercial and residential construction projects include run-off and holding ponds in the building plans, the number of Canadian Geese, and other critters have radically increased.
This would seem to be a roaring success for the environment and the natural order of things. However, with each new construction project, the amount of wild or wooded areas for these lovely furry critters to nest continues to shrink, creating a critter housing shortage. Add to this the new and prolific food sources known as restaurant dumpsters and the much more common but not nearly as fruitful residential trash containers and you have a critter housing shortage of nearly epidemic proportions.
Yes! These well fed, prodigious and prolific Canadian geese, chipmunks, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, skunks and a host of other nesting animals with no where in the natural world to live. What ever will happen to these lovely critters?
How convenient it is that many of the new and not so new buildings and houses in the same areas as the new construction offer many comfortable nesting sites in attics, sheds and crawl spaces. How wonderful it is to have a warm and clean place to stay for the winter and raise a litter or two.
However, this apparently utopian synergy is not quite all that it might seem. The much bigger critters, (people) who live in the other parts of these wonderful nesting sites don’t seem to want to share.
Oh Darn, what can be done?What will become of all these lovely homeless critter families?
What government agency can be called into action to propose new laws, ordinances, building codes, and the all-important health and critter services rules to fix this critical shortage of critter housing?
Why will the animal welfare groups, fish and wildlife groups and the all-powerful PETA not do something to fix this growing housing shortage?
Fear not homeowners they are! Try to get a government official at any level to do something…anything…about the hundreds and some time thousands of Canadian Geese fouling our parks and parking lots.
The number of houses invaded by furry nesting critters has exploded. It can cost hundreds of dollars to have just one nest of raccoons or squirrels removed from a house.
And then of course the toilet habits of these critters are not even close to being as good as that of a poorly trained puppy.
Removing the critters and their nesting material from an attic or crawl space and closing the entries with hardware cloth will stop the noise but not the smell.
So what can be done about the smell?(Here comes the commercial).
After your critter remover guy has finished bagging the nesting material, hand him an unmarked sprayer with a 20 or 30 to 1 solution of OdorXit Concentrate . Tell him to thoroughly spray the entire area where the nest was and anywhere else where the critters traveled from the opening to the nest. He will complain and tell you that nothing will kill the odor. You will just have to wait until nature takes its course.
Don’t listen! Insist that he spray the area. You already know it worked on the pet problems you had, it will work on this odor too. Visit us at OdorXit.com or explore The Odor Wizard or call 1877-odorxit for more information on critter nests.
Martin R Meyer is the Vice President of Listening Systems, Inc., and OdorXit is the registered trademark of Listening Systems. Their mission is to provide the highest quality, safest odor-control products at a reasonable price and to offer the best available advice on solving odor problems, even if you don’t use their products. Visit the OdorXit Website for a full list of OdorXit products as well as valuable information on The Odor Wizard for solving a wide range of odor problems.
The recent storms that have ravaged multiple parts of the US have caused unprecedented damage. If you or your loved ones were affected by any of these storms, our thoughts and best wishes go out to you. Because these storms were so large in scale, people have experienced everything from moderate to complete damage.
Since getting rid of bad odors is our area of expertise, we want to help anyone who lost power for an extended period of time during one of these storms but didn't face complete damage to their home and belongings. Even if you're dealing with a refrigerator that smells incredibly bad due to it being fully defrosted and having items like frozen food decompose for days or even weeks, we want to go over how you can fully restore your appliance to its former condition.
5 Steps to Saving Your Refrigerator After Losing Electricity
The first step is to remove all of the spoiled food. This can be a truly nasty and smelly experience, which is why you'll want to wear a protective mask and gloves as you do it. Once your refrigerator is clean, take it outside and spray it out with a garden hose. If you have a truck or access to one, consider taking your appliance to a car wash and use the high-powered equipment to spray it out.
The next step is to spray one ounce of OdorXit Concentrate mixed with 30 ounces of water everywhere the refrigerator smells. That means spraying the insulation behind the doors,
under and around the door gaskets, the inside, behind the drawers and every little opening where the defrosted food might have dripped. Once the OdorXit Concentrate solution comes in contact with the rotten food smells, it will remove them from your refrigerator completely and safely.
The second to last step is to let the refrigerator dry outside then bring it back in the house. Don't panic if it still smells a little. It just means there is still at least one spot that hasn't been treated yet. You'll be able to knock it out by continuing to sniff and spraying wherever you detect even a slight odor.
The final step is to remember to be a good neighbor! Spray a few shots of the OdorXit Concentrate solution in the drain at the car wash or wherever you ended up treating your appliance. Anyone who comes by after you will be very glad you did.
By following the process above, it's possible to save even the worst smelling refrigerator, which in turns means saving hundreds of dollars by not needing to buy a replacement. So if you know anyone who's currently trying to restore belongings like their refrigerator, feel free to share this post with them by email or on Facebook.