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Thieves Cleaner Gets Rid Of Ants

Author: Jennifer C.
Date: 03-12-2011
Views: 9,069
Word Count: 200
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 5624-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

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We're renting an older house in SE Oklahoma & have had an ant problem nearly year round. The landlord's paid for the local exterminator to come over & spray in & outside the home but the insects & pests haven't improved much.

One day I was looking @ the bedroom window while I was on the phone with a friend & noticed a trail of bigger (3 section) ants coming up & down the window & had something white attatched to them (friend informed me they were ant eggs), they were increasing quickly.

I took my Thieves cleaner spray (1 capful cleaner,32 oz distilled water in bottle that I got from Home Depot) I drenched the inside of the window, all around the edge of it. My husband then took the bottle outside & sprayed the remainder of the bottle outside where he could see them coming from.

Within 20 minutes I noticed the ants were gone, some dead on the window sill along with ant eggs on the window sill! I called my husband into the room for him to see because I was amazed at the results!

Room smelled wonderful & ants haven't returned & it's been months!

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Supporting Scientific Study
bugs-/-insects,bug-repellent-/-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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