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Q: Request information. I recently bought a house and I'm trying to remove some kind of adhesive off the outside edge of the tub in the bathroom, some of it is hard and some still has a rubbery texture to it, any advice or tips on how to remove it easily without scraping for hours & hours and of course I want to preserve the tub. Please let me know, I need help -- Reply Thanks, Teresa  

A: A product called "Goo Gone" is available in the US. 

Q: Moths.  I have these little moth like insects that are living in my kitchen. They were in the house when I moved in. They mostly stay in the kitchen area. They measure about 3/4 inch in length and have a similar wingspan. As it has warmed up outdoors, I am seeing more of these. I have placed cedar blocks in the cabinets, and I kill as many as I see. Any idea how to get rid of these? -- Stephen Greene Reply  

A:Re: Moths in the Kitchen : Dear Stephen, Once many years ago I had the same problem of tiny beige moths flying around the kitchen. In desperation I took everything out of the cupboards and found that the moths were coming from an old box of cornstarch where they were hatching out. In the trash, problem solved. Hope you find the source. --  Teresa West   Comment Mar 12 2006

Q: How to remove odor from old musty leather handbags   I have old leather handbags in great condition, but they have this awful, musty, smell that irritates the sinuses/allergies. I can't use them until I remove the smell. How do I get rid of the odor, if at all possible? -- Reply  22 Nov 2002 (Ref:0863)

A: Musty Leather  Leather Goods To remove mildew from leather goods, wipe them with a cloth moistened with dilute alcohol (one cup denatured or rubbing alcohol to one cup water). If mildew remains, wash with thick suds made from a mild soap or detergent, saddle soap, or a soap containing germicide or fungicide, then wipe with a damp cloth and dry in an airy place. Polish leather shoes and luggage with a good wax dressing. 

Shoes contaminated with fungus growth on the inside often develop unpleasant odors. You can remove this kind of mildew with low-pressure sprays specially intended for freshening shoes; these sprays are available at shoe and department stores. Use these products as directed. http://www.fcs.uga.edu/pubs/current/C767.html  -- "David T. Lichtor" Reply  6th May 2005



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