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    Posted: August 17 2006 at 3:10pm
In going thru some of my vet supplies, I noticed a product I use may have some interest with this crowd.  It is called "Tek-Trol" and is a liquid disinfectant concentrate.  1 gallon makes 256 gallons of sprayable solution.
I think I pay $25 or so at the vet.  I use it to spray down calf stalls between batches of new calves to limit the spread of scours and pneumonia to the next batch ( or so the theory goes - it seems every batch of 20 I bring in has at least a couple that I have to treat for some ailment or another....)
Tek-Trol is "Staphylocidal, pseudomonacidal, salmonellacidal, aspergillocidal, tubercullocidal, virucidal, fungicidal, parvocidal, mildewcidal, deodorant".  Not bad for one bottle!
Taken from a web site:
TEK-TROL is a synthetic detergent which provides broad-spectrum kill of gram-positive and gram-negative micro-organisms, provides effective cleaning and disinfecting in one operation, nonflammable and nonvolatile in use dilutions, excellent solubility, dilutes in hot, cold, soft or hard water of up to 1,000 ppm water hardness. The TEK-TROL® high foaming detergent system has been formulated to provide heavy duty cleaning, wetting and penetration of soils and organic matter and easy rinsing of surfaces. Clinging foam is obtained at ½ oz. per gallon of water (1:256) to provide prolonged contact time.

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Discussion: Toxicity tests required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for TEK-TROL® disinfectant cleaner have been done, in conformity with the FDA and EPA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations.

Proven effective as a disinfectant by the following tests: A.O.A.C. (use dilution test method) in conformance with the 14th Edition 1984. All dilutions at (1:256). The following organisms tested at 1,000 ppm water hardness as calcium carbonate and 10% horse serum (as organic soil): Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC #6538), Streptococcus pyogenes (ATCC #9342), Shigella sonnei (ATCC #25931), Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC #4352), Enterobacter aerogenes (ATCC #13048), Proteus vulgaris (ATCC #13315), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC #15442), Mycobacterium bovis (BCG) A.O.A.C. tuberculocidal test, Trichophyton mentagrophytes (ATCC #9533) A.O.A.C. fungicidal test, Pasteurella multocida (ATCC #6529); (fowl cholera), P. anatipestifer, Beta streptococcus (ATCC #19615), Mycoplasma synoviae, Rhodococcus equi (ATCC #6939), Salmonella choleraesuis (Kunzendorf strain), Taylorella equigenitalis (C.E.M. - Kentucky strain #3056, Salmonella enteritidis (ATCC #13076), Aspergillus fumigatus (ATCC #6285), Salmonella choleraesius (ATCC #10708), S. schottmuelleri (ATCC #8749), S. pullorum (ATCC #19945), S. gallinarum (ATCC #9184), S. typhimurium (ATCC #13311), S. arizonae (#7:1,7,8), S. arizonae (PD 36), Escherichia coli (ATCC #11229), Alcaligenes faecalis strain (#838), A. faecalis Georgia strain, Staphylococcus epidermis, enterococci group D species, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Staphylococcus hyicus, Streptococcus equi (ATCC #39506), Strept. suis (type II), Strept. pyogenes (ATCC #19615), Haemophilus parasuis (ATCC #19417), and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (ATCC #25934).

The following viruses tested in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Pesticide Assessment Guidelines on inanimate environmental surfaces. Tested at 1,000 ppm water hardness as calcium carbonate and 10% serum (as organic soil): Herpes simplex type 1; avian infectious bronchitis virus; transmissible gastro-enteritis virus Purdue strains (ATCC #VR-763); canine parvovirus, strain CPV MLV (Cornell); parainfluenza virus, type 1, Sendai strain (ATCC #VR-105); avian reovirus; porcine rotavirus (ATCC #VR-893); avian rotavirus (AVR-1); duck enteritis virus (D.V.E.); avian laryngotracheitis; Newcastle disease virus; avian influenza virus; pseudorabies virus, Aujeszky strain (ATCC #VR-135); mouse hepatitis virus, strain MHV-A59 (ATCC #VR-764); avian adenovirus; equine herpesvirus (ATCC #VR-700) (equine rhinopneumonitis); equine arteritis (ATCC #VR-796) (equine viral arteritis); influenza A-2/Hong Kong virus (ATCC #VR-544).

Hard surface mildewcidal test method: CSMA method 23 at 1,000 ppm water hardness as calcium carbonate and 10% serum (as organic soil): Aspergillus niger (ATCC #6275), black mold; Penicillium variable (NRRL #3765), green mold.

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All of those ingredients are just alcohols.  Unless you are going to spray your entire household over a long period of time, rubbing alcohol should work just as well.
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