Control moss and algae in water bowls, pans and toughs

Control moss and algae in water bowls, pans and toughs

The American Association of Poultry says a critical “prime” element of poultry health is clean water that’s free of microbial contamination – especially because they consume water at twice the level of feed. But, the truth is, the same can be said of animals and human health.

In general, keeping water clean is basic prevention against potentially dangerous algae and bacteria. But extra help from nature is welcomed and necessary year round – not just the summer months. Keep reading to learn an easy way to protect life and avoid that familiar layer of scum-like-slime that thrives in direct sunlight and heat and grows algae or moss in pet and animal water sources. Before you know it, you’ll have a much healthier, odor free water bowl your animals will enjoy much more!

 What you’ll need

  • First Saturday Lime


  1. Empty and clean your animal’s water bowl, pan or trough thoroughly.
  2. Once clean, add fresh clean water.
  3. Pour a thin layer of First Saturday Lime over the surface of the water bowl, pan or trough. 
  4. Enjoy!

Key Tip: Reapply monthly or whenever a film, algae or moss begins to appear in their water pan.

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How to Create a Pest Barrier

How to Create a Pest Barrier

It’s no secret, pesticides and toxic chemicals are dangerous. We take extra care to avoid any substances that are simply too dangerous to justify using on our foods, gardens, livestock, homes, and our earth. On the other hand, it’s critical to protect against the diseases bugs carry because the threat is bigger than ever before. Learn how to protect yourself below.

The Problem

The danger is greater than ever before. In 2016 the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency and now estimates that there could be four million Zika-related cases in the Americas within the next year. Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing epidemics to date with numbers of US cases reported per year skyrocketing to an estimated 329,000. Education, awareness and prevention using strong by safe solutions like First Saturday Lime are still of utmost importance for outdoor workers, travelers and families.

Fly and insect problems that cause diseases include:

  • Lyme Disease
  • Zika Virus
  • Malaria
  • Avian influenza
  • Newcastle disease
  • Ornithosis

The Solution


First Saturday Lime is a form of precipitated calcium carbonate that the National Lime Organization endorses because it kills harmful bacteria.  It’s also a proven non-toxic insect pesticide alternative that protects against:

  • aphids
  • beetles
  • Spiders
  • ants
  • earwigs
  • maggots
  • mosquitoes
  • potato bugs
  • scales
  • slugs
  • spiders
  • spider mites
  • ticks
  • termites

Key features of First Saturday Lime’s formula

  • odorless
  • stainless*
  • animal and pet safe
  • monthly application
  • safe for humans
  • widely claimed as beneficial to pets with calcium deficiencies
  • non-toxic to the environment


Steps to create a pest barrier


 Where: Homes, garages, pest infested outdoor areas, and outbuildings

When: For best results, monthly application is recommended.

How: Sprinkle First Saturday Lime over the pest infiltrated area directly from the bag. Use around the base of the structure to fight insects and spider invasions. (See image below).

Once finished, the perimeter of your building should look like the photo below.

*: Our formula is thoroughly purified, tested, tried and true, straight from the earth stone quarries of the U.S.A. This means it’s domestic and contains a small amount of rust red soil.


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