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Ants, Roaches & Wasps, Oh My!

Author: Diana F.
Skill: Reflexologist
Date: 06-16-2011
Views: 6,106
Word Count: 188
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 5984-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

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I mixed up about 1 oz of Thieves Cleaner in a 16 oz bottle of filtered water and have been using it to kill small ants in my kitchen for weeks. (Diffusing the Thieves oil blend keeps them away).

I found a wasp nest in my bird feeder and sprayed it before I opened it. The wasps staggered out like they were drunk...they couldn't fly! It gave me time to safely step on them.

Tonight I found a huge roach that was hiding in the corner...we're in a serious drought and have had high temperatures for over a month here in Texas. I guess they're searching for water. Normally they run away quickly when you try to swat them.

I ran to the kitchen for my bottle of the Thieves mixture and sprayed it really good. It was immediately paralyzed and I was able to safely squash the bug with my shoe and dispose of it with a large paper towel.

I then wet a clean towel with the mixture to clean the bottom of my shoe and the area where the bug was smashed. I LOVE Thieves!

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: bee, bees, bugs, bumble, bumblebee, hornet, hornets, insects, jacket, jackets, sting.

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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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