Get Set Gazette

News from Get Set, Inc.

March, 2002 Edition

Get Set, Inc.  ... on the move and Setting the standard for non-toxic pest control...

Not Nice to Lice® is now available at Walgreens, Rite Aid, Albertson’s, and many independent drug stores, including some Meijers.

Steve will be in New York this Month doing some public television programs with Bill Murawski.

The Bug Stops Here© will be available for review this Month at and elsewhere. The Bug Stops Here© is a brief summary of The Best Control II©, which will be out shortly as a CD-ROM. ñThe new enzyme cleaner from Safe Solutions, Inc. is getting great reviews from schools, veterinarians, cleaning companies and the general public. The Safe Solutions, Inc. web site with the MSDS and lab sensitivity results is located at

Steve has been asked to come to India and Cuba to give a series of IPM lectures. ñWe are currently working on a dry enzyme formula that requires only 1 oz. per 5 gallons to clean and wash away pest problems. If any of you would like to test it for efficacy, let us know.

This has been an extremely warm Winter and we were already seeing spring birds (mallards, red wing blackbirds, etc.) in February. You need to watch for damage to your plants and for a larger-than-normal surge in exterior pest problems.

MOUSE CONTROL - Preventing and controlling mice in schools. 

Prevention: Full grown mice can enter buildings through a hole the size of a dime or be carried in to buildings.

Monitoring: Identifying a mouse problem may be as easy as seeing a mouse or finding droppings on the counter. If not,

Sprinkle surfaces with a light coating of talcum powder. If you have mice, you’ll find footprints in the dust and tracks from the powder, hopefully to their point of entrance or home.

Be more aware of possible mouse activity in the fall when the cold weather hits and mice head indoors for warmth. Pay particular attention to areas where food and garbage is stored and areas adjacent to buildings.

Nontoxic controls: Sanitation, live traps, snap traps, glue traps, repellent sound devices, biological (cats), Walk-the-Plant™, peppermint repels them, etc.

The following letter came from Beyond Pesticides/ National Coalition against the Misuse of Pesticides (NCAMP): From: “Kagan Owens” Subject: Pesticide, Alts & Enviro Photos Wanted Date: Friday, February 22, 2002 1:31 PM PHOTOS WANTED You know the expression “a picture’s worth a thousand words.” Send your best pesticide, alternative to pesticides and environmental photographs to Beyond Pesticides and have them featured on the hottest, mostclicked on pesticide reform advocacy web site in the world! Here’s how it works. You send us (by e-mail or snail mail) a photograph (yes it can be from your point and click camera) that captures a positive situation (like an organic farm or a pesticide-free school) or negative situation that needs public attention (like the most toxic looking utility pole, crop dusters flying over people’s homes, etc.) and we will post it on our web site, Provide us with a short description of the photograph, identify where it was taken, and provide a photo credit. Expose the problems you are trying to overcome, or depict the successes you have accomplished or seen. Share the information with us and we’ll send your message across the world. And, from time to time, we will also post your work just for the sheer beauty of it, so feel free to share your talents. We are accepting both hard copies and electronic versions. Email electronic copies to, attention Photo Stories, in jpg, gif, or bmp format. If you send us a hard copy, we will be happy to return it upon request. Mail your photographs to: Photo Stories Beyond Pesticides 701 E Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 If you have any questions, please contact Meghan at 1-202-543-5450 or at We look forward to hearing from you.



1. Good teachers never die; they just lose their principals.

2. Good principals never die; they just lose their faculties.

3. Good doctors never die; they just lose their patients.

4. Good lawyers never die; they just lose their appeal.

5. Good speakers never die/ they just go on and on and on.

Bill was telling his friend, Sam, “We had an amazing act at the club last week...a man who did farm yard impressions.” “What was so wonderful about it?” asked Sam. “He didn’t do sounds. He did the smells...”

HAPPY EASTER! “I won’t say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like ‘What I’m Going to be If I Grow Up.’” - Lenny Bruce

I wonder:

There’s so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?

“When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, ‘Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don’t believe? – Quentin Crisp

Some Actual Rules for Teachers from the Early 1900s in the U.S.:

When I got up this morning, I took two Ex-Lax in addition to my Prozac. I can’t get off the john, but I feel good about it.

Deep Thoughts: Whoever said that there’s a fine line between genius and insanity truly must have been a genius. Or maybe an insane person. Hmmm.....

“How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you’re on.” –Unknown

“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.” - Marshal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, 1910 Have a great Month!


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