Cleaning Time: How to Prevent Pinky Molds in Bathroom

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Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada on duty.

Summer’s over and we’ve been thinking to clean our place more often which would be hard with crazy heat. Bathroom is one of spots we would like to keep clean (of course all spots should be clean though…). Yeah, we should’ve done earlier this but now we are going to get rid of pinky mold and telling you how to prevent it.

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Not a good sign.

General Cleaning

First of all we gotta clean all like floor, walls, and ceiling. We can’t avoid this path. Here are bath cleaners available in Japan.

Bath Magiclean (バスマジックリン)

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Available pretty much everywhere for about 300 yen (refill is about 100 yen).

 

It’s probably the most popular bathroom cleaner in Japan. Spray and brush (instruction says we don’t need to brush but I do).

Kabi Haiter (カビハイター)

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Available for about 350 yen at drugstores (refill is about 250 yen).

 

It’s a bath cleaner for heavier duty (for existing molds, etc). You must wear a mask and gloves while using it. I use it once in a while. As instruction says, “DO NOT MIX!”

How To Prevent Pinky Molds

You see pinky stuff in the ceiling and the walls? Ventilation takes an important part to keep bathroom clean. Always open the window or turn the fan on after showering, but heat still remains and it generates bacteria and molds eventually. The thing is simply keep them clean, but how? Here’s the thing.

There are two ways.

Smoked Agent

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Available for 400-500 yen.

 

It seems that Japanese like this Smoked Agent-type lately. Haha. So true. It is used just like the one I introduced in the previous post.

Ways to Get Rid of Cockroaches and Bugs – The Wadas

Hi guys. There’s a thing I can’t stand in summer. What freaks me out here is that bugs and roaches seem to be more active now. It is said that spotting a roach means there are millions of them hiding in your place! (Oh don’t lemme even imagine that!)

 

After cleaning the bathroom, let it run through thoroughly. It is effective for 1-2 months. This even works to the floor and the stuff in the bathroom. A con is it’s a little pricey (around 500 yen).

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Go smoky!

 

Apply Alcohol

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Spray & spread!

Spray alcohol to a wiping paper and spread it over the ceiling etc. It simply repels bacteria/molds. A con is its effect doesn’t last that long, so you need to continue it frequently (perhaps every other day). A bit hassle but still easy and more importantly, it’s cheap. You can get alcohol spray at 100-yen stores.

Lastly

Get your place cleaned and enjoy beautiful autumn. Alright, we will be out there for adventure in the next post.

See you around!


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Bees Attack! (NOT the best way to get rid of bees)

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Hey guys. I’m Mr. Wada on duty. I’ve got to tell you how to get rid of bees after what just has happened to us.

Ways to Get Rid of Bees

There has been an uncomfortable situation around our place. BEES. It seemed that they’d made a nest down the house (there’s some space they could sneak in). Whenever Ren (Mrs. Wada) exercises and jumps around (currently she’s been into Fitness Blender workouts), I hear big bees coming out and it does freak me out. Should I call an exterminator?

Thought of taking cake of it myself. First I left this trap near where they would be.

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But never worked! It’s only expensive (about 1,000 yen). Hmp.

Set the Smoke Agent

I remembered I still had another smoke agent for cockroaches that I introduced on the previous post.

I wasn’t sure if it would help to get rid of bees. At least it’d scare them off, so they would leave…

After work I set the smoke before dinner.

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Hoped it would work. After dinner we were wondering how it was going, opened the window (on the backyard side) then we saw a bunch of bees sticking to the bug screen. Wow. They were upset or perhaps panicking for what’d been happening to them.. Saw some of them fallen on the ground so I thought we should leave them until they are done for. But they kept bugging us and we realized that a kid next door normally comes home late. He parks his bike near this. Hmmm. And also a guy next door smokes right out there at night. Better take care of it since we were the one who started it!

Note : Sorry we were also freaking out. Totally forgot to take photos. (>o<)

Now Spray!

I didn’t have a bee spray so grabbed a cockroach spray and aimed at them through the screen.

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It was like Bee Safari! They looked so close! The spray wasn’t for bees but that can kill cockroaches should be able to kill anything right? Sprayed it right to their faces one by one. They fell in an instant. It seemed to work on bees as well! Alright.

Ceasefire

Eventually it ceased down. I guess I had them all. War is over…

We took a look in the morning.

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Horrifying..

 

Lastly

Since I’ve been stung by a bee before (such a long time though), I have kinda Bee Phobia. Quite afraid of getting stung again and get anaphylactic shock to death. You know it’s extremely dangerous. Anyway, we are hoping any of those bees won’t come back. Now I think we better be well-prepared for stuff like that. I guess I will have a bee spray in storage. Hm. It wasn’t useful information after all though, I hope it might help for you to get rid of bees. Hehe.

See you around.