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No More Buuuzzzzzz

Summer is just around the corner and won’t we love seeing that after the long, hard Winter we’ve had? But you know what that means….MOSQUITOES!!!!!

Don’t worry…Rural King has several items to keep your Summer pleasant and bug free.





The Stinger Bug Zapper

  • Electronic insect control without pesticides, tanks or bags
  • Proven effective against a wide range of insects
  • Works with NOsquito brand mosquito lures.
  • Safe, Clean, Economical
  • Attracting range up to 1 Acre
  • 3 year warranty though STINGER
  • Enironmentally friendly
  • FREE INSIDE NOsquito Lure
  • Lures mosquitoes into the zapping grid
  • Easy to use; snaps into place
  • Slow release; long lasting

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Coghlan’s Mosquito Coils and Coil Holders

Quick working mosquito repellent. Each mosquito coil lasts 8 hours. Active ingredient: 0.25% d-cis trans allethrin. Contains: 10 coils, two metal stands. The easy, convenient way to burn Mosquito Coils. Glass fiber nets hold coil firmly and allows coil to burn totally.

mosquito lantern

Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lantern

The ThermaCELL® Outdoor Lantern (Camping Lantern) is an effective way to get rid of black fly and mosquito problems. These portable mosquito-repelling lanterns offer multiple features:

  • Protects against up to 98% of mosquitoes, black flies, and no-see-ums
  • Shields a 15 x 15-foot area
  • Safe to use: no open flames, hot wax, or DEET
  • U.S. EPA approved
  • Lasts 12 hours


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  • ThermaCell Mosquito Repellent Dispenser

Stay mosquito free with ThermaCELL Olive Appliance. Lightweight, cordless and portable, ThermaCELL mosquito repellent is perfect for outdoor activities like camping, fishing, and hunting, which may be disrupted by the buzz of mosquitoes.


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Summit Chemical Mosquito Dunks 6-pack

The only larvicide with Bti effective beyond a mosquito generation (approximately one to two weeks). Others make claims, but the Dunks are the real deal, safe for use in fish habitats and animal watering troughs, effective in controlling 100 square feet of water for at least thirty days.

Safe For Use In Fish Habitats. Place in containerized standing water wherever it accumulates near the household:

  • Flower Pots
  • Tree Holes
  • Bird Baths
  • Roof Gutters
  • Rain Barrels
  • Old Tires
  • Unused Swimming Pools
  • Animal Watering Troughs


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Coghlan’s Mosquito Repellent Sticks

Mosquito repellent (D-Cis trans allethrin) molded on a stick that can be inserted upright into the ground. Each stick will burn approximately 3 – 4 hours. Weight: 6.3 oz (180 g) Five sticks per package.

mosquito spray

Repel Sportsman 29% Deet

Effective protection against biting and stinging insects for a wide range of outdoor activities. Has a longer duration of exposure. Unscented.

Repel Sportsmen Insect Repellent provides effective, long lasting protection It repels mosquitoes, ticks, gnats, biting flies, chiggers and fleas. The repellent is also nongreasy and resists perspiration.Type Spray 29% Deet


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Coghlan’s Sting-Eze Sting Relief

Instant relief from insect bites with a concentrated topical liquid. Soothes pain, checks itching and helps to eliminate swelling caused by the bite or sting of mosquitoes, bees, wasps, hornets, horseflies and other insects. Net contents: 1/2 fl. oz. (15 mL)

See these and many other farm and home pest deterrents at your local Rural King store or by visiting


Looking for a high-quality, fashionable grill??

Who isn’t, right?

Rural King now carries the cutest grill that can cheer up even the biggest grumpy-gill. Now you’re probably thinking “How can a grill be cute?” Well,  it is in the form of a pig!


Is it “Art Deco” or is it a barbecue? You decide, because our Lil’ Pig smokes and cooks just like any other Traeger grill. With 418 square inches of cooking surface, and internal hopper, stainless steel door handle, multi-position digital thermostat control, and upgraded wheels, this grill is sure to raise a “squeal” from your guests. “Soo-ee!”

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The Traeger Lil’ Pig Pellet Grill BBQPIG will sure to keep people talking and comin’ around for your fantastic BBQs. Honestly, who doesn’t love a good BBQ? Now you can have a grill that is adorable, comical, efficient! It even has eyelashes!

This item ships directly from  the manufacturer an only has a 2-3 business day processing time. So don’t hesitate, this is a must have for the grilling season!


Gorilla Playset

If you are in the market for a ready to assemble playset I would recommend the gorilla brand playets all the way! These playsets are jam packed with amazing features that are fun for the kids and provide ease of mind for the parents.

All Gorilla playsets include:

  • All Required Hardware
  • All Required Lumber: Pre-cut, pre-sanded, and pre-stained. Main beams are even pre-drilled!
  • Step-by-Step Illustrated Assembly Manual
  • Factory Stained and Sealed Lumber that is naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insect damage
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty on Lumber, 1-Year on Accessories

Our number one set:


Our number 2 seller:


Here is just a peek into the awesome sets we have to offer…….



The Link to all of the playsets above and many more is:

Go check these playsets out, I am sure you will find it hard to choose your favorite!

Removing Pet Hair

Well Spring is finally here, for most of us anyway, and if you are like me that means one thing, pet hair everywhere!  Hair from a beloved animal can be very frustrating when it finds its way into your clothes, carpeting and upholstery. Don’t start avoiding your favorite animal though. This article provides information on how to remove pet hair from almost any surface.

Things you might find handy to getting the job done:

Tack Sponge (12 Pk)  SKU 2450441

Downy Dryer Sheets 80 Ct Cln Breeze  SKU 1331383

How to get the job done:

  1. Weigh it down. Soak the palm of your hand. Wipe the pet hair off in a downward motion. The hair will ball up and stick to your damp hand. This works because the hair becomes wet, therefore heavier. This results in it being unable to stick to your pants (or whatever surface you’re dealing with) in response to static electricity.
  2. Barely dampen a clean, regular kitchen sponge. Use a sponge mop if you’re removing pet hair from a low-pile carpet, in which case the floor should be thoroughly vacuumed first. Rub the fabric, upholstery, or carpet with the sponge. The fur should roll up into clumps that you can pick off by hand.
  3. Put on a latex glove. Rub the surface with it on. The pet hair should stick to your glove. This also works with rubber gloves or cloth gardening gloves with a rubber coating on the palm. A rubber bristle push broom can work in the same way on floors. Dampen the glove or rubber section of the glove for increased effectiveness.
  4. Inflate a balloon. Rub it across the surface that has pet hair on it. The static on the balloon’s surface will attract the hair (and works on yours, too!), which you can collect and then re-use the balloon to get more hair.
  5. Rub velcro curlers on the surface to catch the hair. If the curler has a metal inner form, it can be bent to reach corners.
  6. Apply fabric softener. A fabric softener sheet that normally goes in the dryer can be used to pick up pet hair. You can also mist the surface with a mixture of fabric softener and water to “prep” the area before removing the pet hair using any of the other methods.
  7. Consider preventive measures. Place your clothing in an area isolated from your pets or groom them regularly to reduce the amount of loose hair on them. You should also vacuum carpets and furniture regularly, and wash the throw rugs and linens that the pets have contact with.
  8. You can use sellotape to peel off some fur. Just wrap some around your hand with the sticky, adhesive part sticking out and tap it on the fur-covered areas.
  9. Use a rubber broom. This is effectively for especially stubborn pet hair that sticks to a surface. The bristles work with static electricity and the hair jumps onto the brush.

Use Vinegar in Every Part of Your Home!!!

Vinegar has been used for 10,000 years. It just might be the world’s oldest ingredient!


Vinegar has a ridicules amount of uses. You can use it as a fabric softener, flea repellent, a disinfectant, polisher, deodorizer, and many more things. White distilled vinegar is a popular household cleanser. It is effective for killing most mold, bacteria, and germs, due to its level of acidity. Cleaning with white distilled vinegar is a smart way to avoid using harsh chemicals. You’ll also be glad to know that it is environmentally friendly and very economical.


Did you know that once vinegar dries it has no scent? So even if you don’t like the smell, it will go away after it dries. Personally, my favorite use for vinegar is as a fabric softener.  Just replace your regular fabric softener with a half cup of vinegar for a medium load of laundry. It will help prevent lint from sticking to clothes.  Also if you happen to buy new laundry soap, and it disagrees with someone in your house holds sensitive skin, just add it to the last rinse cycle. My mom had to do that for my little brother, he’s a red-head with super sensitive skin. Seriously the skin around his mouth breaks out if he eats spaghetti!


When I moved into a new house that the previous tenants had smoked in we used a vinegar and hot water mixture to scrub the walls to help remove the grim and scent. It worked wonders!


When we adopted a new kitten that had fleas we used vinegar to kill the fleas already on her while we waited for the Frontline to kick in to kill the eggs and prevent new fleas from getting on her. For that situation  we used a mixture that was 1 cup water, ¾ cup vinegar, 2 tablespoons Dawn Blue Dish Soap.


You can polish car chrome with full-strength white distilled vinegar on a soft cloth. Polish brass and copper with a mixture of 2 tablespoons of ketchup and 1 tablespoon white distilled vinegar. Rub it on with a clean cloth until dry and shiny. You can make your car extra shiny by adding a few drops of white distilled vinegar to your bucket of water.


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