Guys, you know the stuff. It comes in a tube or an aerosol can, and is
applied to the underside of fan belts to keep them from slipping. Real
sticky stuff, for sure. Well, I discovered two NEW uses for it that
worked great for me!
One day as I was entering my work-shop, I felt something bump me. I
knew right away it was the ‘owners’ of the small wasps nest that I had
let stay over the door. The bugsters would occasionally give me their
'warning' by bumping me. I kinda felt SPECIAL that they didn't
stinging me, what with them being as big as cockroaches and all. For a
second, I even thought they were my FRIENDS! So I felt sorry for the
little buggers and let them stay. Big mistake. As I exited that day,
one really got me good. Right on the inside of the elbow. End of
tolerance. End of wasp nest.
Three weeks later though, here they come again. Same spot. On the
wooden lintel right smack in the middle of the door. There was just
something about that place that they liked and I couldn't think of a
way to make them leave for good. I went for the poison but it was all
dried up. The only thing in reach was my can of Belt-StickemI grabbed
that and let them have it! It did the job on them alright. But
unknowingly, some ended up on the wood. And they never came back there
again! Didn't like the sticky stuff! And you know what...? It STAYS
sticky. For a friggin` year.
The other problem it solved was keeping the ants and other crawly
creatures out of my well-pump pressure switch! Anybody who has an
outdoor well with and outdoor pressure switch knows just how much of a
nuance they can become. You're in the middle of your shower, and
suddenly.... no more water! Kewl!!! Outside you storm, dripping wet
with your pants on backwards, just knowing what you're going to find
when you lift that cover! And sure as hell, that's just what you see!
A daisy-chain of electrocuted bull-ants, with a few sandwiched right
between your pressure points! Melted metal. Fried. Twenty three
dollars down the proverbial drain. But that's where the old miracle
cure comes in! You simply apply the Belt Stickem liberally to the
underside of the points platform (taking care not to allow any to
enter the electrical covering itself). And then a few times up and
down the spindle, and then a shot or two to the ‘in’ and ‘out’
exterior wire harnesses. I guarantee you that your ant problem will
disappear! They just DO NOT like the sticky stuff! Can't deal with it.
Never could, actually. You just didn’t know about it then. That’s all.