Using a Blacklight To Find Cat & Dog Urine Odor Spots
The best time to use a blacklight to find the cat urine odor spots in your home is when the room is relatively dark. This can be before sunrise, after sunset, or on a dark, cloudy day. Finding multiple cat urine odor spots throughout your home?
Mark each spot with a coin, a small piece of paper, or some other type of marker. Then, you can collect your cleaning supplies and clean up each spot. NOTE: These same principles and the U.V. Urine Detector can be used for puppy/dog urine stains too!
Cat urine odor control is tough under the best of circumstances. Half the time, you don’t know where to find it, but your sniffer is saying, “It’s around here somewhere…”
There’s an easier way to detect cat urine stains, other than with your nose.
It’s the U.V. blacklight. Yes, that purple light that is associated with growing certain herbs that makes you forget about your cares…the blacklight. Cat urine is composed of really interesting ingredients, and a black light is the perfect tool to help you with cat urine odor control! Cat urine odor control is more difficult because kitty can often get into the darndest places, do her business, and waltz away. Sometimes it can take you days to find the source.
You see, cat urine glows brightly under a blacklight.
A black light detects cat urine spots anywhere in your home that cannot easily be seen by your eyes alone, so it finds the spots that you can’t see, but can smell!
They’re easy to use – just flick one on, and look for bright fluorescent spots on your floor, walls, baseboards, or furniture.
This black light is perfect for cat urine odor control, because it’s small, and stores easily away when not in use – just put it in a drawer for the next time.
Here’s how a black light urine detector worked for my neighbor…
The guy down the street borrowed my blacklight to pinpoint the source of his cat urine odor. He’d been searching for a week. He knew the general area, but he couldn’t see a stain or spot.
In five minutes he found the spot with the blacklight detector. Turns out kitty was backing up to a crack in the drywall, and was letting loose! He had to replace the wall section.
If he hadn’t borrowed the blacklight, who knows if he would have ever found the source…
You can smell it…you know it’s there somewhere, but WHERE? I used to get down on my hands and knees, crawling around, feeling and looking for the telltale spots. If it was still wet, no problem, I see you. Or I’d put my hand into it.
On the other hand…let that stuff dry, and you swear you’re imagining the smell, because you’ve had to deal with it for so long! You feel here, you feel there…sometimes you get really lucky, and spot the irregular pattern on your floor.
Cat urine odor control is easy if you use the black light and find urine spots quickly. You’ll decrease the damage to your floors, carpeting, bedding, and furniture.
Eliminate professional carpet and rug cleaning costs because you found the spot in time to clean with an enzyme cleaner. We recommend Life’s Abundance’s BioDeodorizer, which actually digests the sources of household and pet odors. BioDeodorizer does NOT mask odors…it contains microbes which eliminate odors! I’ve successfully house trained many Boxer pups over the years in a much shorter time with this BioDeodorizer…I wouldn’t want to be without it!
We also recommend the Simple Solution Spotter – U.V. Urine Detector and see how you can start cat urine odor control in your home now. These same principles and the U.V. Urine Detector can be used for puppy/dog urine stains too!
Cat urine odor control tips:
You’ll have no problem finding cat urine if it’s at night– click the black light on, turn the room lights off, and happy hunting!!! If you’re an insomniac, this can keep you occupied. The cat urine will show up as a bright fluorescent greenish color. Soon, you’ll be cleaning cat urine in spots you would otherwise have missed! During the day…draw the curtains, the blinds, pray for a dark, nasty thundercloud, or wait until it gets dark! You can still see the stains, faintly, but you’re going to have to get down real close to see it. This is an essential tool for cat urine odor control.
If your home has been bombarded by kitty deposits for awhile, here’s a nifty little procedure to find all the spots:
Arm yourself with your blacklight. Have your favorite odor eliminator for cleaning cat urine waiting nearby, with towels and rags. Enter the darkened room, and turn the blacklight on. Walk through the entire room, concentrating on the lower half of the walls, baseboards and corners. However, do sweep across the width and length of the room, because I have found spots smack dab in the middle. Inspect furniture – the legs, the lower portions, and sides. Check out the bottom row of bookcases, and the books. And so on…
If you find multiple spots, there are a number of ways you can mark them. One, clean as you go. Find a spot, clean it…find a spot, clean it. Or, you could take any really small object – coins, marbles, golf ball markers – and put them on the spot. Once you’ve thoroughly canvassed the room, haul in your cleaning supplies, and start cleaning cat urine. Repeat for each room you know (or suspect) kitty has blessed.
Want to know a foolproof way to find those spots?
Got another cat? Or a dog? Enlist their help for cat urine control! Just pay attention to her, as she wanders around the house. When she stops and really investigates a spot, get out your blacklight. Chances are you’ve hit the jackpot. Give kitty/doggy a treat for detecting the spot! You didn’t know cat urine odor control and cleaning could be fun, did you?
This article has been graciously submitted by Nancy E. Wigal, Cat Urine Odor Advisor. Nancy has successfully eliminated cat urine odor from her home, and kept the kitty that caused it. The Cat Urine Odor Advisor helps you save money and stop the damage in your household by offering solutions that work together to eliminate cat urine odor from your home. Visit Nancy’s website to help you save money and stop the damage in your household by offering solutions that work together to eliminate cat urine odor from your home. Subscribe to the CAT URINE ODOR SOLUTIONS newsletter on Nancy’s website, and she’ll send you her free report “Four Important Litter Box Basics For Your New Kitten.”
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