Using a Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Wet/Dry or shop vacuums are useful for cleaning up any kind of mess in your home, garage or even outdoors. It can also be used for pest control by sucking up unwanted insects.

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June 12, 2009

Do you have flies in your house? Wet Vac them. Turn on the Wet Vac and suck them right up!

By Meemaw

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Funny! You should mention this! I thought I was the only one to suck up fruit flies with a vacuum cleaner!

* I've since started trapping them: Just take an old water bottle & in it put about an inch of apple juice with a dash of vinegar & a teaspoon of sugar added. This mixture will draw the little bugger is & they will drown. The vinegar gives the apple juice that "sour-rotten" smell that fruit flies love so much. It's simply amazing!

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January 27, 2020

I received a wet vacuum for Christmas because I wanted one. I use it for cleaning everything especially the fridge and stove. It is great for cleaning up spills and eggs. It's very easy to wash out the vacuum when you pick up something really messy. It is great for cleaning the bottom of your purse. I have a small one so it is easy to carry.

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November 28, 2007

After cleaning up my garage with the wet-dry vacuum we keep out there, I came in the house to find SPIDERS! We'd had a hatching in a little-used room which included webs, tiny spiders and some eggs.

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October 21, 2010

If you have a wet/dry vacuum and you are tired of checking if it is set up for wet or dry, make your own sign. Use duct tape by cutting a piece off twice as long as the finished sign will be, start a fold at the halfway point and stick the sides together leaving enough left to stick to the vacuum. Write WET on one side and DRY on the other side. Use Velcro tabs on the top edge to match where they would connect with the other half of Velcro.


By Stan from Oregon City, OR

A marking on a wet/dry vacuum.

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