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Thieves Keeps Bugs Away

Author: Carol J.
Date: 07-06-2010
Views: 3,695
Word Count: 76
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 4451-OR
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Scientific Studies: 1

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We have an open trash can in the garage for non burnable items. A few weeks ago, I put a watermelon rind in it, and thoroughly sprayed it with Thieves cleaner mixed with water (about 1 capful to 1 quart of water). I didn't have any bugs flying around!

I also spray around the outside doors to help keep the flies out--works great--we might get a few, but nothing like years past. (Same mixture as above)

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Supporting Scientific Study
insects,insect-deterrent - "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link

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