Dogs, Pets, Easy Repair and Protection

Dogs, Pets, Easy Repair and Protection

They don’t call dogs man’s best friend for nothin! Dogs are the best – and so are the folks who care for them. First Saturday Lime is known as a safe and easy way to help:

  • deodorize
  • kill parasite larvae
  • repel insects including fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and more
  • prevent the growth of bacteria in places like water bowls
  • neutralize acid from urine
  • reduce the likelihood of harboring infections in equine environments
  • avoid pesticide use – incredibly important!

If possible, avoid pesticides entirely. Many pesticides can cause health problems for your pets, like drooling, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, red and itchy skin, eye irritations, and respiratory problems. Think a little use if okay? Not really. Indirect contact has a big impact too. Pets often bring pesticides inside the house and their bedding by carrying it on their paws or fur.

In addition, our formula is a mineral with alkaline properties and naturally formed calcium so it’s also great for repair and restoration of:

  • urine damage to yards and lawns
  • calcium deficiencies in pets and animals

Note: Years of story evidence from around the world support that in small amounts, First Saturday Lime’s formula is safe for your animal to ingest. How much? Don’t set a bowl of it next to their food but don’t be afraid if some is left over after the applications listed below. Put it this way, it’s made primarily of calcium carbonate, which is regularly used to clean tap water.

How to clean pet housing and make pests run

Dog houses and kennels can become plagued of fleas and bacteria.  Use First Saturday Lime to clean your fur babies’ area while protecting them from any toxins and hazardous residue other cleaners can leave behind. 

 

What You’ll Need

  • 5 pounds First Saturday Lime
  • Clean bedding

Directions

  1. Remove pets and all bedding and debris from their housing area.
  2. Wash all blankets, pillows or other bedding materials separately.
  3. Sprinkle thin layer of First Saturday Lime over surface area.
  4. Wait an hour before letting your pet near the area.
  5. Sweep up the loose lime dust.
  6. Put down clean bedding. Note: don’t worry about left over First Saturday Lime dust – a small remaining amount acts as an insect repellent when used in bedding.
  7. Enjoy a clean, healthy space for your dogs and pets!

PRO TIP: You can also pour on the base on your fence to keep the neighbor dogs flees from transferring to your yard.

 

 

How to fix urine damage or pee spots on yards and lawns

Urine is on the acidic side, so when your dog uses the bathroom in the same spot it will burn your grass.  Luckily, First Saturday Lime is a base and a safe, effective way to balance soil pH levels so grass can grow healthy and strong!  

 

What You’ll Need

  • 5 pounds of First Saturday Lime
  • 1 lawn spreader (recommended for even application)
  • Water and water hose

Note: For optimal results, apply the directions below in the early evening to avoid scorching your grass.

 

Directions

  1. Load First Saturday Lime in your lawn spreader
  2. Set your lawn spreader to the LOWEST setting and apply one layer across the yardImportant: only apply a thin layer to the spots damaged on the lawn. Too much will prevent your lawn from being able to absorb the sun and damage your lawn.
  3. Thoroughly water the application area afterwards.

KEY TIP: Reapply monthly or whenever that familiar film or algae or moss appears in their water trough.

 

How to control moss and algae in water bowls

Clean, fresh water is critical to the health of pets and humans! Here’s how to avoid potentially dangerous algae and bacteria found in that familiar clear or even green layer of slime that thrives in direct sunlight and heat and forms in pet water bowls.

What You’ll Need

  • First Saturday Lime
  • Water
  • Clean water bowl

Directions

  1. Empty and thoroughly clean your pets water bowl.
  2. Fill the water bowl with fresh, clean water.
  3. Pour a thin layer of First Saturday Lime over the surface of the water bowl.
  4. Reapply monthly or whenever that appears in their water bowl.
  5. Enjoy!

 

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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.

 

Best Use of Lime for Ponds, Birdbaths and more

Best Use of Lime for Ponds, Birdbaths and more

Keeping your bird baths, ponds, or any standing water clean is paramount to your health. Learn how to guard your family.

The health risks of standing water are staggering.  According to the World Health Organization pools of standing water are a breeding ground for insects such as mosquitoes or dragonflies. When the larvae or these insects are left undisturbed, these insects are left to grow into disease-transmitting adults.

Above: Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in a cage at a laboratory in Colombia. (Ricardo Mazalan/AP)

 The Problem, The Solution This post provides the easy and effective steps to protect your family’s health by keeping water safe using First Saturday Lime. This not only benefits nature by keeping the balance of bacteria in the water, it also protects birds, wildlife, and your family from:

  • Malaria, a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
  • Dengue and Severe dengue, a virus that causes flu-like illness, and occasionally develops into a potentially lethal complication called severe dengue.
  • Leptospirosis, an infectious disease caused by bacteria transmitted through mud or water contaminated by the urine of infected animals.

Check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial from Yvonne, a member of our team.

A Word About Pond Water

Pond water pH should range between about 7.0 and 9.0 for ponds with common pond fish and plants. If pH is not in the optimal range, fish and plants will become weak and vulnerable to disease. However, you don’t need to use chemicals to control your pond’s pH. It can be done with more natural methods, like First Saturday Lime’s formula that do not cause the pH levels to swing too quickly and without intense side effects. Check out our post about testing your ponds pH levels by clicking here.

 

Easy Upkeep

In the warmer months, weekly water changes of 10 to 20 percent, where you remove 10 to 20 percent of the dirty water and replace with clean water treated with First Saturday Lime, will prevent pH problems in a pond. For colder months, monthly water changes tend to do the trick. Check standing water around your home at least once a week to ensure your family is protected and healthy. The birdies will thank you with more visits and song!

 

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