As I walked into my house after being a my mother’s pristenely clean and good smelling house, I was assaulted by the smell of cats. As you may or may not know, I have three adorable not-quite-kittens-anymore cats. They are too much fun and have a little too much love and energy for me most of the time. I have been pleasantly suprised by the fact that they don’t smell bad. I found a fantastic kitty litter and keep it clean and they don’t mess. It has been wonderful. But on this day, the smell of cats was very strong. So strong, in fact, that the words, “my house smells like crap!” escaped my mouth. I went through all the routines of cleaning out their box, hunting around for a random mess (they have never had one…knock on wood) and basically trying to rid my house of the ‘crap’ smell.
After all I could do, I decided it was time to resort to airfreshener. I was in the kitchen at the time so I grabbed a can of Lysol from off the top of the fridge. I usually use the fancy pants fabreze or other yummy scents, but this was an emergency and Lysol was on hand. I stood at the entry to my kitchen and sprayed the smell neutralizer across the tile toward the front door. After a brief ‘full-spray’ action, the stream suddenly turned long and very wet. I stopped, shocked. I had never seen air freshener do that. I looked at the label and, alas, it was not Lysol but rather Raid.
Well, the good news is, in a pinch, Raid will get rid of the smell of crap from your home. The bad news….your house will now smell like bug spray. Don’t take any deep breaths…..cuz I said so.