Mothballs are made of naphthalene or para-dichlorobenzene, two pesticides that transform straight from a solid to a gas. Because of its flammable nature, naphthalene is a less common component of modern mothball production. The chemicals in mothballs repel insects and are often used in areas where clothing is stored.
Fumes from mothballs can be harmful to humans. Clothing that has been sealed in a bag with mothballs should be aired out before wearing. Contact with the eyes or the skin can cause irritation and burning. Long-term exposure to mothball fumes can cause damage to the eyes, breathing difficulty, weakness and fatigue.Learn More
The full strength variety of Remuda is one of the strongest weed killers available. The product kills both broadleaf weeds and the grasses that somtimes grow with various weeds.Full Answer >
Snake repellents can be made at home with basic household ingredients such as oils and cayenne pepper as well as moth balls and sulfur powder. Some repellents, such as those made of peppers and spices, work best when sprayed directly onto snake skins. Others, like moth balls, require strategic placement in areas frequented by snakes; snakes will ingest these items and eventually perish from poisoning.Full Answer >
To keep snakes away from your home, perform basic landscape maintenance, such as clearing clutter and trimming the grass and shrubs. If snakes are coming inside, repair any gaps or cracks in the foundation of your house. Remove possible snake food sources from in and near the house.Full Answer >
Silverfish are nocturnal insects that frequently take up residence in human homes. They like warm temperatures and high humidity. They eat starchy foods, paper and fabric. Dekko Silverfish Paks are poison baits sold for control of silverfish. The active ingredient in Dekko Silverfish Paks is 20 percent boric acid, which is not considered to be a hazardous waste product and has no special disposal considerations. According to Iowa State University's Chemistry Material Safety Data Sheets, boric acid is not a special air or water pollutant. It is hazardous to plants and fish only when it is present in high concentrations, and it should not be emptied into drains or allowed to enter the environment in large quantities.Full Answer >