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Report is back about serratia marcescens.

Posted by @windwalker, Aug 21, 2017

Hello all. I just got an e-mail back from Dr. Falkinham concerning our questions about serratia marcescens, which is one of the bacterias that Katherine was battling at the end. This specie is pink in color and is not to be confused with the methylobacterium that we sometimes see in our shower stalls and rings in the toilet. The serratia marcsecens comes from fecal matter and water contaminated with fecal waste. This particular bacteria is often caught in hospitals (ICU mostly) and nursing homes – for obvious reasons. Or could be picked up caring for someone who is incontinant or bed-ridden. So, that really nasty bug is most likely NOT in our homes. The pink slime in your bathrooms is likely methylobacterium which could technically cause you harm, but not likely. Just squirt it with clorox water in a spray bottle if you have it. I hope this allays some of the fears.

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@windwalker
That’s really good to know, one less thing to worry about. I will try to avoid those invironments.
I squirt allot of white vinegar everywhere sinks tubs counters. It’s suppose to kill 99% of bacteria/ mold. A couple of drops of tea tree oil/melaluca can be added also.
I personally can’t handle the smell of cleaners.
Thanks for the update!

@pfists

@windwalker
That’s really good to know, one less thing to worry about. I will try to avoid those invironments.
I squirt allot of white vinegar everywhere sinks tubs counters. It’s suppose to kill 99% of bacteria/ mold. A couple of drops of tea tree oil/melaluca can be added also.
I personally can’t handle the smell of cleaners.
Thanks for the update!

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@pfists Hi Shari. You are on the right track girlfriend! The experts say that vinegar is the preferred choice in cleaning for these bugs. That reminds me, I am going to go soak my showerhead in vinegar today……

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