Festival of the Autumn Moon

June 16th -20th

Does Your Boss Value You?


It has been an interesting few weeks and one of those things that has struck me is the continuing discussion around Palm Bay Pest Control. The announcement at the start of last week that under government reforms that the UK’s biggest firms might need to show how much more their chief executives are compensated compared with the average employee. Whilst the CEO is often critical in steering the management of several companies, I feel that, in a great deal of cases, they’re not essential to the success of the company and the value placed on their abilities is often too large. In many businesses both public and private the management pay scale far outweighs that of the people that actually create the merchandise, provide the services or carry out the administration. Whilst it’s important to have people that provide direction and make often difficult choices, there are far too many in this position. If all’the employees’ weren’t around then nothing would have to be handled because there would be no goods or services. The point I am trying to make is that there’s too wide a gulf and it just seems to be getting wider. When our nurses complain since they’re restricted to a 1 percent pay rise across the NHS board you may understand it. If you are a manger already earning #60,000 annually an additional #50 a month is fine, if you are a nurse earning #23,000 an additional #19 per month isn’t helpful. They feel valued and know that their function is respected so that they work hard and care for our customers, which reflects well on our interaction with the customers also. It is a winwin situation. Many smaller companies run this way. I would love to find companies reducing the pay divide across all sectors of the marketplace. I am positive the results achieved by this action would be amazing and could place the UK on a solid path of economic growth with a more satisfied work force. There’s absolutely not any justification for two people who do exactly the same job being paid different amounts of money. Whilst this is good news it only goes to underline the amount of the problem. Yes, the issue is one of sex. Girls are often seen as unable to take out higher level jobs. Here is an idea Ladies, another kid you have, no matter sex, call them John. Would you believe there are more guys called’John’ running FTSE 100 businesses than there are real women directors! I also feel that girls are somewhat to blame. We’ve been so desperate to prove ourselves, as great as, if not better, than our male counterparts that we’ve allowed them to limit our wages. Falsely believing that it’s much better to find the job, with lesser pay than we think others could be compensated, because when it’s realised exactly how competent we are that the salary increases would follow. My own experience is that when you have accepted this type of role, you’ve made a rod for your back and it’s quite tricky to negotiate massive increases to equalise the cover. Girls have qualities that men do not and these have to be appreciated. Yes, we frequently have kids that disturb our professions, but what we learn from this kind of experience is worth its’weight in gold’. It doesn’t diminish our value to the work force, it enhances it. Although gender is a problem for pay, it’s not the only one. In a report completed by Sir John Parker last year that he found that only 8% of all directors are non-white. Only seven firms accounted for a third of all directors hailing from ethnic minority backgrounds, while 53 companies didn’t have one non-white executive on the board. With our ever changing UK civilization this can’t be good or right for these companies if there isn’t a fair representation of the workforce as a whole. There’s not any quick, simple solution to such issues but the more that the issues are highlighted and spoke about the nearer we will move to obtaining the inequalities corrected. It’s everybody’s duty to question bias, in whatever form, as it rears its ugly head and there’s absolutely not any excuse not to. I do not believe in positive discrimination for a means to place women or ethnic minorities on the board. However I do believe that the best individual, whoever that it, ought to be selected and paid accordingly.


Lighthouse Keeping


In 1792 Patos Island was named Isla de Patos (Island of Ducks), by Spanish Explorers Galiano and Bazan maybe because of the many ducks that inhabited the island. Interestingly, the island was a hiding place for smugglers due to its nearness to the Canadian border and its many trees and trees. The island’s first light was on Boundary Pass only opposite Canada’s Saturna Island. Patos Island is at the northern entrance to the Canal de Haro. This was a very dangerous passage because of strong currents and foggy weather. In March of 1891 Congress appropriated $12,000 to erect an aid to navigation which consisted of a double dwelling, fog signal building, water tanks and a pole light at the western end of the island. The actual building was finished late in 1893. Thus there was a white light on the side of the station and a red light on a ten foot tall white stake on Patos Island. By 1915 several improvements were made with the consequence of a new fog signal and a lighthouse with a fresnel lens. Harry Mahler was paid $700 per year as head keeper and Edward Durgan received $500 per year as president. After serving as lighthouse keeper at a number of distinct locations on the West Coast Durgan returned in 1905 into Patos Island as the head light keeper. He arrived at at Patos with wife Estelle and their thirteen children where he became really renowned. Despite the fact that it had a mild climate, Patos Island was very isolated. The Durgan family would travel twenty-six water miles once a month to Bellingham, Washington for supplies. Their nearest neighbor was Saturna Island in Canada which was just over three miles away by water. Seven of the children came down with smallpox and keeper Durgan, so as to signal for assistance flew the lighthouse flag upside down. Eventually help did come but one account states that three of the kids died. While another account was that one kid succumbed. A third bookkeeping states that the child who died likely died of appendicitis, not smallpox Helene Durgan Glidden, one of the living children later wrote a memoir titled”The Light on the Island”. In this writing she told of her talks with God, how she played with her pet cow and wandered the shores of the island which she called”the petticoats” of Patos Island. George Loholt substituted Durgan as headkeeper with Mary Durgan’s husband, Noah Clark, staying on as assistant keeper. Trips over the rough waters for visiting or purchasing were dangerous. In 1911 Noah Clark motored to Blaine,Washington to pick up his wife, Mary and their young son who had been visiting the Durgans. The ship started filling with water and Clark jumped overboard for help to save his loved ones and he was never seen again. His loved ones, after drifting in the water all night, eventually crawled on top of the cabin when the boat full of water. Fortunately they had been rescued after grounding onto a shoal. In August 1912, a distress signal was coming from Patos Island. Captain Newcombe of the Canadian fishery protection tug noticed the signal and stopped at the island to investigate. This Loholt had left the station in a boat two days earlier without any explanation leaving Stark to carry out all the responsibilities alone. Captain Newcombe advised the lighthouse inspector at Portland, who proceeded to Patos Island. Inspector Beck arrived at Patos and discovered that the two men had been fighting and that one had threatened to kill the other and drove him from the island. Ultimately the assistant was suspended and Keeper Loholt continued on as head lighthouse keeper for another ten years or more. During which time he rendered assistance to many vessels in distress. Those accounts were mentioned in the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Lighthouses. Telephone service came to the island in 1919 and took care of much of the communication issue. The lighthouse is now a part of Patos Island State Park and has been revived and is being cared for by a group of selfless volunteers. The lighthouse can be visited by boat from either Friday Harbor or Roche Harbor. In recent years there are docents to open the lighthouse to visitors during the summer months. The lighthouse is best visited by boat. Keepers of the Patos Light have experienced docents on the island in recent years to open the lighthouse to visitors during the summer months. Orcas Island Eclipse Charters has provided Lighthouse Tours in the past that pass by Patos Island. Outer Island Excursions offers trips to Patos Island that include a hike to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is owned by the Bureau of Land Management. Grounds.open, lighthouse closed


Eat These “Get Happy” Foods!


Most people would agree that food makes them happy – but did you know there’s actual science behind it? Some foods can truly boost your mood, and I wish to share a few of those with you. It’s important to remember that our gut is our second brain so when we take care of it by eating a wholesome diet we’ll feel much better overall. It’s estimated that 90% of our serotonin production is in our digestive system so let us get to feeling happy. Here are a few of my favorite mood-boosting foods… Dark chocolate. You may have felt like chocolate made you happier, but it’s been scientifically proven as well. It’s been proven that eating dark chocolate each day lowers your levels of stress hormones and therefore makes you happier. This is not a free pass to eat unlimited amounts of chocolate, but a small piece will not hurt – in fact, it could actually help! Fruits & Veggies. All of the nutrients, minerals and vitamins that come from a lifestyle full of vegetables and fruits permits you to release neurotransmitters that make you happy. Therefore, incorporating this rainbow of food in your life is fantastic for your mood and health. Fatty fish. The omega 3’s which come from fatty fish like wild salmon and tuna provides your body with the nutrients it needs to feel less stressed, more relaxed and joyful. An additional benefit of omega 3 is its powerful anti inflammatory properties. If it makes it possible to reduce pain that is an additional bonus to enhance your mood. Saffron. Have you heard of saffron before? Conducted research showed that only a small bit of saffron per day makes serotonin more available to the brain. Saffron has also been shown to help alleviate Diseases From Pigeon Droppings symptoms. Along with eating mood-boosting foods, you can also make an attempt to exercise on a regular basis for more mood boosting benefits. The endorphins that are released during exercise have a powerful effect that will last the entire day and put you up for success. Another terrific practice to enhance your mood is by keeping a daily gratitude journal. Every day write down at least 3 things you’re grateful for and really think deeply about them. Enjoy your food, make healthy choices and you’ll be happy! If you are struggling with your mood, please seek medical attention from a licensed medical practitioner. These tips should not take the place of medical assistance.  


Have You Ever Purchased a Hoarder House?


When I first saw the TV series’Hoarders’, I wondered how they found all those houses. After buying houses for years, I realize that hoarder homes are everywhere. Shocking! The above photo is from one of the hoarder homes we bought. Hundreds (thousands?) of dolls. They were in EVERY room on both floors with only a path to walk through. And boxes. And all the accessories. I never walked through that house alone. Chucky? But so many people have houses stuffed with things. Sometimes they’re forced out – this girl was transferred into a retirement community by her children. Sometimes I guess they are just done? We’ve had multiple houses where it resembles the sellers have gone out to run an errand – all their furniture and clothing still there – dresser, kitchen and bathroom cabinets full – closets full – refrigerator full – personal items still left lying around. Maybe they just packed a suitcase and left? I guess when you’re done, you are done. How do you, the purchaser, get rid of all of the stuff? That can end up being a massive expense. One house we purchased had 62 tires inside. What?! I have tried lots of things to avoid hauling it all to the dump (think cost ). I’ve tried”moving” sales, selling to vendors at flea markets (“for just $X amount you can have everything”), salvation army, any donation pick-up resources, see this website Craigslist. 1 time, I had a house with a variety of larger items left. Lots of old, worn furniture but certainly still usable. I put photos on Craigslist and said,”FREE. I left the house open and went back by after 1pm. It was fabulous. Naturally, we also have spent $thousands at the dump emptying houses. We ask sellers what they intend to leave (and hope they are honest) then reduce our offer by approximate costs to clean out the house. Real estate investing is interesting on so many levels. We have also kept some amazing finds left behind – I have a wonderful and gorgeous piano. One seller texted after move-out he’d left his bike in the garage along with the signed name on the kitchen counter. After my husband had some fun on it… we sold it for tens of thousands. Why didn’t the owner sell it rather than leaving it for us? My Explanation, who knows? – I gave up believing for the sellers years ago. So many stories and so much fun. What hoarder homes have you purchased? What fabulous finds have you gotten with purchase?


Force of nature: tornados


  A Tornado is a violent, churning maelstrom of whirling winds sometimes filled with debris that destroys everything in its path. Every year hundreds of people are killed by tornadoes. They’re one of the most violent and unpredictable forces in nature that may often strike without warning taking innocent people by complete surprise. Tornadoes do occur in many regions of the world but they are found most often in the spring and summer months over the Central Plains of the USA. In a normal year eight hundred tornadoes are reported here leading to eighty deaths and nearly fifteen hundred injuries. These super cell thunder storms are triggered by a unique combination of cold air from the north, warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico in the south and dry air from the desert south-west. Sustained by strong winds these ingredients can form super cell thunderstorms that can produce tornadoes. The Fujita Scale for tornadoes was devised in 1971. It’s a scale for rating tornado intensity based on the harm they inflict on plant and structures. F0 Light F1 Moderate F2 Substantial F3 Severe F4 Devastating F5 Annihilating Some of the most recent recordings of tornadoes include: May 3, 1999 ‘The Moore Oklahoma City F5’. This tornado grew to be a mile wide spinning at 300 mph traveling a distance of over 35 miles for 40 minutes. This tornado caused more than one billion dollars damage. Thirty six people lost their lives and five hundred and eighty three people were injured. July 24, 2003 ‘The Manchester Wedge’. It was on the ground for 20 minutes and ravaged the town of Manchester, South Dakota. A wedge tornado is the point where the distance across the tornado is larger than the distance to the cloud base from the ground. They may touch down as the slim funneled tornado and sustained by storms usually of 200 mph stir up dirt and dust expanding the base width. May 12 2004 ‘Attica Tornado’. This tornado was 200 yards wide and travelled 2 miles. It was the worst of a number of tornadoes to strike Kansas was that season. November 12, 2005 ‘The Woodward Tornado’. It caused considerable damage to a number of communities. Tornadoes follow along a path determined by the storms mobile itself. If it undergoes a change in direction you should have time to make adjustments accordingly. It is the unpredictability of tornadoes that make them such deadly forces of nature. If you must ask’how close is too close?’ then you probably are. How does one survive a tornado? Experts concur that taking shelter under an overpass affords almost no security and it may be among the worst decisions you may make. The reason is that the higher you move up a tornado, the greater the wind speed. By ascending to the girders of the overpass there’s more risk here of a wind tunnel sucking or blowing you out of the overpass. It is the debris in tornadoes such as wood metal and glass travelling at 200 mph which causes fatalities and shreds structures in their path. Seek shelter indoors at the bottom level preferably a basement. If outside however, take cover in a low area such as a ditch. The threat of tornadoes will always be present and the only way to make ourselves less vulnerable to tornadoes is to build a storm shelter in our home. If you do nothing to enhance the construction of your home, you will have no security in any way. The unpredictability of tornadoes can surprise even the most seasoned storm chasers and the most knowledgeable meteorologists. These specialists spend months trying to chase down these elusive twisters but all too frequently tornadoes touch down where people least expect them to strike. No amount of study will render tornadoes totally predictable. There are so many environmental variables that come into play. It is therefore extremely challenging to be able to alert the public to the threat of a tornado. A tornado warning is an alert issued by climate services to notify areas that a tornado or funnel cloud has been spotted or their radar show signs of a possible tornado. Warnings are issued by TV, radio and sirens. It’s the hope of every weather forecaster that the public are taking heed of the information being supplied to them. You can look up a wikipedia reference for tornadoes and more information.


Hamster or Gerbil


Using a hamster or gerbil for a pet can be an enjoyable experience but, before you make a decision, you need to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of owning each creature. You can go to this web-site for more information. Are These Animals Friendly? Even though gerbils and hamsters are popular pet options, the latter is not too fond of captivity. But, gerbils will make excellent pets as long as you buy more than one. Obviously you have the option to purchase a single gerbil but because they are social animals you should buy two so that they can bond with one another. If you do choose to buy multiple hamsters and gerbils, it’s an excellent idea to purchase two males. Female gerbils and female hamsters are aggressive with each other, but gerbil and hamster men get along well with one another. If you decide to purchase a male and female gerbil or hamster, they shouldn’t be housed together, especially at a young age. You might also be interested to know that hamsters breed fast. Gerbils are ideal pets for children who have little if any experience caring for a small creature. This is a result of the fact that gerbils are active during the day and rarely bite. Hamsters will bite when they are held or if they become irritated. And, although hamster bites do not cause serious danger, the snacks are often debilitating. If you have young kids, a hamster may not be the perfect pet choice for your loved ones. Inexpensive Maintenance It’s not expensive to purchase a hamster or gerbil, nor do you need a large budget to keep them as pets. Most hamster cages come assembled, as well as any cage accessories you might want to purchase for your pet. Keeping a gerbil or hamster cage clean is also easy to do and it doesn’t cost a lot of money. When purchasing a gerbil or hamster cage, you can spend as little as $50. Likewise, you may spend $50 a year on gerbil or hamster food, depending on the brand you purchase. Sleeping Patterns You should know the sleeping patterns of any pet before buying anything. If you wish to sleep well through the night, a hamster isn’t the perfect selection for you. Hamsters don’t like to be awakened for any reason, even to play. Gerbils are diurnal; therefore, they will not interrupt your sleep by digging or moving around in their cage. Gerbils like to play throughout the day, which is enjoyable for you and your kids. Escaping the Cage Sometimes, irrespective of how careful you are, gerbils and hamsters escape their cages. When a hamster escapes his cage, he is going to be tricky to discover and capture. You ought to be aware that hamsters enjoy chewing on furniture and wiring. Thus, if your pet hamster escapes his cage and he chews on the wires in your house, it might cause a house fire. Gerbils are also hard to find as soon as they escape, and that’s why you must purchase an escape-proof cage for both of these little critters. Remember that owning a gerbil or hamster will require some of your time, money, and patience. Overall, gerbils and hamsters can make terrific pets. But they are not the perfect choice for every pet owner that’s the reason you should weigh the pros and cons before choosing one… or two in the case of gerbils… to bring home to meet the family!  


Pickle Varietys


Pickles are the signature of Indian dishes. Butlong gone are those days when grandmas made mouthwatering pickles and stored them in the large jars for all of the members of the house. However, fortunately, the legacy story of pickles did not end there for all of us. Many grocery companies, domestic in addition to international are making diverse variety of quality pickles that have the similar charm of the grandma’s pickles. If you like pickles, then this report is definitely a treat for you. Following is a list of some of the amazing pickles with a special flavor. Most common however the tastiest one, Lemon pickle is the love of each foodie. No matter, the sort of lemons used, it always gives an immense inner joy in the gut at the conclusion of your meal. In case you have some affinity towards sour tasting food, then this one is must try. #2 Onion Pickle Made for every Indian household, onion pickle gives out both pungent and a sweet taste and can be tried with main dishes. Onions being the major salad ingredient, its pickle can also be served as a salad with parathas and sabjis. Prepared with chili powder and some lemon juice, it has a blend of bitterness and sourness to delight your taste buds. Definitely, it’s the perfect choice of pickle for those who love sourly and hot foods. However, to retain the flavor and freshness, it has to be refrigerated while kept. Most prefer the pickles prepared with veggies and fruits as they can be kept for longer days. However, there are non-vegetarian pickles too that are equally flavorsome and soul satiating. Prawn pickle is one of the kinds. Popular in the coastal areas, prawn pickle is made immensely delicious with ginger-garlic glue and some chilly powder. However, unlike other pickles, it’s short shelf life and can barely last for a month even when refrigerated. Last but not the least, remember about the chicken pickle. An individual can relish it with rice, roti, and even dosas. A must-have for every non-vegan families, the roasted and dried spices feature to its appetizing taste like cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. Further, to add the taste of a skillet, some lemon juice can also be poured into it. The list can go further as there are more diverse and wide-ranging pickles made all around the globe. If you have still not encountered your taste buds of one or more of such succulent pickles, then definitely try one next time. Additionally, you can try them with some crispy papads following a meal to learn How to Get Rid of Possums.


Are Your Time Management Skills Lacking?


Among the biggest problems facing most people, let alone those working from home, is that of time management. I don’t mean we waste our time by being lazy and doing nothing – if we are honest most of us do that sometimes – but how many people, at the end of what sounded like a busy day, have sat down and wondered just what we have achieved? How frequently have you heard someone say “I’ve been so busy now, but I don’t appear to have achieved anything?” This is the main difference between life’s achievers and those who, although always busy, never get anywhere. The people who “achieve” are the ones who make the maximum use of the time–the one commodity that we all have in equal amounts–it’s just that successful people spend their time wisely while many people waste their time. It doesn’t matter how smart, educated, wealthy or well-connected you’re, if you do not use your time effectively, you’re sure to fail. I don’t mean that you should spend all of your time slaving away over your pc – far from it! – What I do mean is that you ought to use your time effectively – both work and leisure time. But I can hear you saying “I spend twelve hours a day working, I only have that much to do I never seem to be able to complete or to have time to relax.” I’d say that if you manage your time effectively, you would achieve more in eight hours than you are currently doing in twelve. First, to understand how to save time, you will need to understand (not guess) how you are spending your time currently. If you are seriously interested in making yourself more effective, please carry out the following task thoroughly – I bet the results will surprise you and shock you into action. What I want you to do would be to maintain a Time Log of your action for the next two weeks. Take a piece of paper, or a journal page, divide each working day to quarter of an hour slots, and at the end of every fifteen minutes, make a brief note of how you have spent that time. I would recommend that you formulate a simple key so you don’t waste more time writing! This could obviously be something that suits your particular work, but it may be something like: – A – time spent reading e-mails; B – time spent reading blog articles; C- responding to mails; D – making java; E – making phone calls; F – getting telephone calls; G – being interrupted by colleagues/family who just want a chat; H – travelling; I – Indian Harbour Beach Bat Removal – etc, I am sure that you get the picture. At the end of the two weeks I am sure you will be amazed at the time you spent actively moving your company forward and how much time was wasted, though it “appeared” like it was work! As the days progress you will most likely start to notice things you’re doing that are unproductive and begin to alter your habits. Do you really need to read all those blog posts? At the end of the fortnight, you should sit down and review your time log. Does the quantity of time spent on something correlate to the significance of that item towards attaining your main goal – growing a profitable business? Could you alter how you do some jobs that will assist you finish them faster? Do you need to subscribe to all those blog posts? I certainly found once I was starting in this business I subscribed to each blog post I could – but after a time I was getting inundated with them. What I did was make a list of them all, and as each one came I marked its significance to me as 1 – really useful; two – some helpful advice; and 3 – of no interest whatsoever. Once I had received three copies of a blog post, I looked at the scores I had given it and when the marks were 3 I unsubscribed immediately; if they had been a mix of 2’s and 3’s I waited to be given a additional couple of copies; but if neither of these scored a 1, I again unsubscribed. I am now spending about a quarter of the time I was formerly, but still getting as much benefit. Have you got a large number of emails, blog posts or favorite pages which you never access and don’t know what they are? Be ruthless–plan to devote a portion of every day reading them and deleting them or putting them into a clearly marked folder so you can see them easily later on. Once you are up to date, read each piece of information as you receive it and then either act upon it, file it or delete it–don’t let your computer, your desk or your mind become clogged up with useless trivia. If you’re unsure of whether to maintain something, ask yourself what the worst thing that could happen if you never had access to it? If you can’t consider anythingget rid of it! OK, so now you’ve managed to eliminate the elements that you had been wasting your time on, but how do you proceed to the next phase of actually ensuring that your time is spent productively? Just as you need to have planned the future, you need to plan each day. At the end of every day, take five minutes to record the things you need to do the following day. Then prioritise each product. Ask yourself – will doing this help me achieve my goal? Is this something that I can get someone else to do (delegate)? Once that’s out of the way, the remainder of your day will seem to go faster and smoother than if you’re worrying all day about having to do it! During the day learn to say no to people. Don’t let other people inflict on you and use you to use their time better!


How To Avoid Travel Trouble


But sometimes what is said or seen online is totally different from reality. It’s really confusing. But most online booking sites have significant differences because when you reserve for market or low-cost resorts, never expect that you can get what is shown online. From time to time, hoteliers and booking giants have battle especially concerning discounted accommodations. Accommodation is a problem in travelling overseas. The main problems being that the supplier cancelled the booking, overbooked or had no record of the booking, or the room was sub-standard compared to what was booked or advertised online. According to a few people I spoke with during my stay abroad, I am entitled to get a room that matches what was advertised to me or refund me should I not want to push through my accommodation. But if you are new to an unfamiliar territory, you’re really scared to change hotels in a short notice. Based on experience, you want to do a little research on the booking site before you book to be certain it’s bonafide and lawful. If you’re travelling from the country, more likely than not. You are going to be travelling by plane. A few of the problems encountered by travelers include flights being either delayed or cancelled. Most airlines will either give a refund or a different schedule as soon as space is available without additional charge. However, the irony is that they won’t necessarily take responsibility if you fail to make a connecting flight as a result. One of the hidden costs of booking online for airfares may function as credit card surcharges tacked on at the end besides the travel taxes. So if you are reserving a promo fare, be prepared for the surcharges when you cover them in the counter. It is quite disgusting! Apart from this, transportation at the airport can also be a challenge. Taxis, buses, Indian Harbour Beach Rat Removal, and trains, also cause most frequent travel trouble especially if you’re new to the region. Most often, passengers are being overcharged for excursions or being taken the wrong route, their service being postponed or getting poor service from drivers. If you want to be delivered directly in front of your hotel, you have to pay the most expensive fare on earth. A good deal of people likewise suffer from car hire when travelling because of the hidden costs. But when you go to Malaysia, you can hire Grab taxis which are cheaper in comparison to other forms of transportation to get around and monitor your route. Moreover, booking with a travel agent is also a problem affecting virtually all travelers. Of those having travel agent troubles, guests had difficulty rectifying mistakes. Hidden fees weren’t far behind, affecting services and preferences not being delivered, such as not getting the right room type. What I did was see the situation at a different perspective. Instead of being dismayed, I even enjoyed my stay in Malaysia. We just have to be open-minded and flexible. Among the best perks of going out of the country is to travel round which may differ from a short train ride to a couple of hours airtime. Just be careful with your online booking. Be sure you get everything you paid for.


Musicians & Business Cards


Business cards, we’ve all had them. A number people swear by them, others say “neh” and do away with them. Whatever type you’re, I am sure somebody’s handed you at some point. Or perhaps you were like “sweet dude, I’m gonna call you right away.” Either way, it probably got you thinking. You might have thought, “wow this person really comes ready.” I seriously doubt you thought, “heh, look this man, what a dinosaur, still uses business cards.” In this article, we are going to take a look at a few things you can do with business cards to stand out amongst the sea of musicians out there, and why business cards for musicians can still be used today. Tangibility Okay, it’s kind of interesting that in 2018 we are still talking about them. I mean, we’re supposed to have hover-boards, flying cars, self-tying shoes, and time travel should be a thing of the past. Sorry, Marty, we are not there yet. As the world grows more and more digitized with things like SoundCloud, Spotify and Facebook it may feel like business cards for musicians are a bit old-fashioned. Well, we are humans, so it is only natural that we enjoy the human touch. Handing something that’s tangible to another person has much more of an effect rather than another ‘like’ or ‘follow’ on social media. In 2016 paper books made a 7% increase in sales while eBooks made a reduction of 4%. A huge attributor for this was adult coloring books and kids preferring paper books over a Kindle or iPad. What does this suggest? I think it’s kind of clear. We do not like everything in our lives to be electronic. We like things that have texture and we can hold in our hands. Digital can only get a bit too sterile at times. Forces You To Network When you learn the knowledge of something for yourself, you take responsibility for it. Similarly, when you invest in something, you’re more inclined to use it. So it’s much easier to give it the old ‘oh tomorrow, tomorrow’ adage. It does not feel too good spending money on that New Year’s resolution exercise equipment in order for it to just sit there, collecting dust. However, what happens when you actually use it and you begin to see results. Well, when you have spent money on some business cards, I bet you anything you feel pretty good once you start using them and start meeting people. All the while putting you in the perfect mindset to get you off your ass and get to those media events or build up the courage to speak to that individual that could make the difference. Your basic setup should be quality stock (inventory = sort of paper). A wonderful 16pt paper or 38pt triple layered paper works beautifully. Avoid basic, cookie-cutter designs or graphics. Your name Services supplied Phone number SoundCloud, Spotify, Facebook, or YouTube Mail Grant Valkaria Raccoon Removal Do not overwhelm people with every single social media account you have. Supply the ones you use most and that best exemplify you. Your card is a manifestation of your artistry to an extent. So it must speak for you. Then your business card should be plain and boring. Are you a simple yet modern person? Then your business card should speak of that. Try things like colorful wallpapers, or follow the trends of contemporary art and try to integrate that into your design. It does not have to stop there. Why not have some funny quotations or descriptions of your services? Don’t just settle on ‘guitar player’ or my favorite ‘pianist’. Just do not overdo it. Finally Business cards are not the end all. When you have them, you aren’t going to just begin booking outstanding gigs and getting more work (maybe you will). They are simply a way of getting your information nicely placed on your prospect to have an interest into what you need to offer. Then, that will drive them to your website or demo reels. A good looking business card is only the first step, the rest is up to you… I ask you this How many of you musicians out there still use business cards? What are your ideas about them while we move increasingly more into digitization. Do people really care about tangibility? For my networking musicians, if there were a website that helped musicians by taking out the frustration of designing business cards and other paper marketing, would you use it?


Powerlifting, What Not To Do


Every powerlifter is a member of This Page, the basis for this classification is based on the lifter’s level of experience, body weight, and age. Other subdivisions are “geared” and “raw” powerlifters, this reveals whether the lifter is using a supportive gear or not during the contest. Powerlifting competitions take the most aspect of the day. The opponents usually begin with the squat, progress to the bench press, and ultimately end with a deadlift. Competitors are given only 3 chances for every lift, making it a total of 9 lifts per day. Mistakes cannot be ruled out in powerlifting particularly if you are a beginner, you might find it tough to prevent some errors that are common with powerlifting. However, mistakes are a part of this learning process, and also it makes you a better powerlifter because as you advance in powerlifting, you will have the ability to prevent these mistakes. Even powerlifters that have broken world records at some point in their career made mistakes. The most important thing is to learn from it, and this helps to hone your skills. As you read further, you may see some of the common mistakes made by powerlifters. Here are some of the common mistakes individuals make in powerlifting: Powerlifting requires a whole lot of energy, strength, balanced diet, and sleep. Beginners are mostly fond of trying to carry lift that is not intended for them, this is especially common for a lift that is not categorized within their age group and weight. As a beginner, you do not force things to happen with commitment and training, you would eventually progress to carrying more weights. The outcome of carrying weight that’s not meant for your division is getting your muscles tear apart, or breaking your wrist. This may keep you out for a complete competitive period. If you’re a victim of such circumstance, give your body time to heal before you start training again. This could be a little frustrating but don’t allow it get into your mind. Now you know your limits. #2 Mistake: Stick to your personality Quite often powerlifters have a tendency to change their elevation in a heartbeat. Mostly this could be because of inferiority complex, that is seeing other lifters whom you believe are better than you’re carrying loads in a given way. Then, you try to pick their style. This can cost you a lot. Stick to your style regardless of what the pressure is! Always remember you’re a mere mortal and not a superhuman. Preparing for lifting sessions without having your priority list may put you in grave danger. You don’t have any idea at which session you can pick up an injury, displaying in front of your buddies isn’t beneficial and it really does not matter if you engage or not for your future career. Final verdict The trick to being a successful powerlifter is by training smart and hard, being consistent and getting expert advice from successful people in this regard is the secret. Also, you want to sacrifice a good deal of stuff such as keeping your social activities at the rear burner. Definitely, you will overcome these mistakes as you make progress. Happy lifting!


Raccoon Removal in Palm Bay, Florida


Raccoons: are one of the most destructive nuisance wildlife animals in Palm Bay FL. Raccoons are very smart and adaptable animals and are well-suited to suburban life in Palm Bay, Florida. They will dig through outdoor trash for a meal, they will eat your outdoor dog or cat food, they will even find access to your home’s living space and take food out of your cupboards. Raccoons should be removed immediately. Raccoons leave behind bacteria in your attic and on your insulation through their feces and urine. There are countless numbers of bacteria and several health concerns related to the feces and urine of raccoons. That raccoon feces and urine requires immediate removal and full sanitation to protect the human inhabitants of the home. Austin Wildlife Removal can cause a great deal of damage to the home, and that damage is generally not covered by your homeowner’s insurance. This damage done by raccoons can be very expensive but the larger expense can be avoided by calling a wildlife professional immediately to visit your Palm Bay, FL home, determine that there are indeed raccoons, set traps and remove them quickly. Damage done by raccoons in Palm Bay, Florida can include but is not limited to chewing on electrical wires running through the attic space, tearing into the ductwork in the attic space, leaving their feces and urine, along with the many bacteria present in raccoon droppings in your attic, urination on and destruction of drywall, raccoons can also create problems in home security systems, and can even fall through the ceilings into your living space. When raccoons are found in and around your home in Palm Bay, Florida they can present a significant threat to the health of your family and the safety of your home. Raccoons and their droppings are known to carry several strains of bacteria and even diseases and other airborne agents that are harmful and easily spread to humans and domestic pets who share the same space as the raccoon.  Raccoon Roundworm is a very dangerous and potentially deadly parasite that is found in raccoon feces. Removal of the raccoon from your Palm Bay, FL home is crucial. Raccoons are nocturnal animals so you may hear sounds of the raccoons in your Palm Bay Florida attic during the early morning, late evening, and overnight hours. When you hear these sounds call Centurian Wildlife Services , your Palm Bay, Florida wildlife removal experts to assess the situation. We will humanely trap and remove the offending raccoon, or multiple raccoons. Once the raccoon has been removed we will restrict access to your home to any future raccoons by closing all access points, repairing all damage done by the raccoon, and sanitizing your attic space to remove all harmful bacteria carried by the raccoons. Centurian Wildlife Services can repair all damages done by raccoons in your Palm Bay, Florida home, including roof repair, shingle repair and replacement, soffit and fascia repair, contaminated insulation removal, outside hole repair, electrical wiring repair, air conditioning and ductwork, drywall removal and repair and more as needed to repair the damage done by the raccoon. If you think you have signs of raccoons in the attic in Palm Bay Florida call Centurian Wildlife Services for a full assessment, removal of the offending raccoon, closure of the holes the raccoon made, and thorough cleaning of the attic where the raccoon left behind contaminated feces and urine.   For More Information Please Visit: Company: Centurian Wildlife Control Address: 3204 S Atlantic Ave New Smyrna Beach FL US 32169 Phone: (386) 218-2585 Website: http://www.centurianwildlife.com/new-smyrna-beach-animal-control.html Services: Animal Control Service


Getting Rid of Moles


Moles are solitary and extremely territorial creature. If your neighbor moved out of their residence, you wouldn’t automatically move in, right? Of course not, because you’ve got your own land established, but in a subsequent time, you might opt to expand your land and buy their home and property. Moles function exactly the exact same way, they are constantly expanding their land. Rats work in a similar way, that’s why Broward Animal Trapping  is so important. Can I ever be effective in getting rid of moles forever? There are two ways I know of to eliminate moles forever but they are bad procedures. One would be to pave over your whole lawn and make it into a parking lot and the other is to kill every living organism in your lawn that moles eat and the mole won’t find your yard attractive, but you won’t have much of a yard either. Getting rid of moles is a management effort. Do moles ever come back? Yes and no, Some yards may encounter new moles coming back as explained in the reply to the first question previously. Other lawns might have moles in them now, and after one has removed the problem moles, there might not be any more moles nearby that can expand to your yard. But there’s not a product open to keep moles out for good, anybody who tells you differently just wants your cash. Why does everyone tell me to eliminate the grubs and that I will eliminate my moles? Out of all of the yards we have and now service, about 80 percent of them never have grubs since they have killed the grubs or did not have them to begin with. Moles are in the yard for earthworms, all factual studies on moles always come up with earthworms as the main diet of the mole. 85 Percent of their diet is earthworms. They’re strictly an Insectivore. If you think about it, companies can sell grub control but can’t sell earthworm control. No one would buy earthworm control as they’re needed for the deep, natural aeration of your yard. No, the normal acre averages between 3 to 5 moles. Moles are solitary by nature and also extremely territorial. 1 mole can average 100 ft of digging new channels in 1 Day, 18 feet an hour when grinding surface or deep tunnels, and can travel 80 feet per minute in tunnel already created. Why do I have mounds of dirt in my yard? As moles dig fresh flat, deeper tunnels, they need somewhere to put the dirt they are excavating. As they dig further and further, they make new mounds of dirt since the run becomes more. The larger the mound, the deeper the moles tube is under the surface of the ground. Why do all of the toxins, home remedies, grub management, mole-tox, sound manufacturers, vibration makers and other contraceptive management devices not do the job? Our reply to this question is simple, If all these actually worked, we would not be in business. Ever heard the expression, cheaper is better? Now actually is it, quality and factual knowledge beats cheap any day. Those things are there to hook up the homeowner, to not address your problem. Moles do not eat any form of grain or plant matter, they are strictly meat eaters. Concerning the sound, sonic, and vibrating devices developed to frighten moles away, we have caught moles weekly fairly close to these types of devices. I’ve never had moles until now, why are they in my yard? When the female has babies and raises them til they are old enough to be on their own, she kicks them out, these “teen” moles finally have to explore new locations and set up their own territories. As this process repeats itself, they’ll soon make it to your lawn, especially if you may be in the center of a new home development.  


Unusual Bat Facts


You’ve Probably discovered that bats aren’t really blind and that many species may echolocate (“see” their environment with their ears) but were you aware that: 1. Some species aestivate as opposed to hibernate? Who’d have Aestivation is when animals go into a dormant state during warm, dry weather conditions. This is to protect themselves from the harm the heat could do to their bodies and also to prevent themselves from drying out. Some members of the leaf-nosed bat household (Phyllostomidae), which can be located in Central and South America are thought to do so when the temperature becomes too hot. 2. For a while, strange stories had been Coming from Hungary about a well-known song-bird, the great tit, feasting on bats. Usually, this bird species feeds on insects but when pickings were slim through the winter, there were reports of them turning to hibernating pipistrelle bats as a food supply. The tales were so strange that a group of biologists set out into the Bukk mountains of Hungary to learn if they were authentic or not. They probably got a small jolt when they saw it happening with their own eyes… 3. More Bird problems for bats have sometimes come in the form of starlings. All these characterful and very vocal birds have been known to sometimes evict (and even kill!)) Bats who have turned a vacant tree hollow to a roost site, so that they are able to move in. 4. In a country deep in the South-east of Europe, bats have shaken off their association with the creepy and sinister and rather are deemed to exude good luck. Based on Larousse’s Dictionary of World Folklore, bat bones are considered to be a lucky talisman at the Republic of Macedonia. 5. The inspiration for all human inventions has arrived from the plant and animal kingdoms. Bats have also set the ingenious creativity of humans alight with their wing architecture being an inspiration for the innovative sail design called the Transition Rig. Made by Dr.Richard Dryden, a lecturer in Plymouth University, this sail changes shape in response to the strength of this wind and it can also be folded up when it’s not being used, in a similar way to how bats fold their wings. So there you Have it, 5 rare but nevertheless, true truth about bats from Fort Lauderdale Rat Removal that offer a Glimpse into their fascinating world. There continue to be many things to be Learnt about it and it’s more than likely it’ll continue to be a Origin of surprises.


Can Bats Be Beneficial?


Bats Might look scary and have a lousy reputation, as a result of horror films and tall-tales, and also because they may be a nuisance to property owners; but the truth is, bats are buddies to us people, keeping certain traits and behaviors society has benefited from for thousands of years. Keep on reading to find out about all the terrific qualities, Something is living in my attic,  and features of bats, in addition to, the favors they render us people. Bats Serve a Meaningful Purpose One Of the most helpful aspects of bats is their function in insect control. As obviously nocturnal predators, microbats mostly eat insects as their dietplan. In only one evening, a single bat can ingest over one thousand insects! And colonies contain tens of thousands of bats! They keep the balance in character by hunting and feeding off of mosquitoes, flies, gnats, and more. A number of these pests are destroyers of gardens and crops, while many others are easy nuisances to humans and our properties. Another valuable Trait of bats must do with what comes after feeding time. Not only is guano a fantastic natural fertilizer, it’s also a natural soil fungicide. It retains certain qualities that speed up decomposition, behaving as an activator for soil. And in the past, bat dung was amazingly used to create explosives due to its natural content of nitrogen! In addition to their superior insect Control abilities and their nutrient-rich dung, bats are also exceptional pollinators. Megabats primarily feed on the nectar of blossoms and plants, retaining the a number of the plant pollen after each trip. They spread this pollen with their bodies as they travel from one plant to another. This is highly beneficial to the Eco-system along with the balance of nature. With the recent and unfortunate decline in Certain bat populations, farmers are being left with no other option but To use pesticides in their vulnerable plants and gardens. Without bats Out there, night after night, feeding on thousands of mosquito-sized Nuisance insects, plants and gardens are simply not as secure as they once were. No one should ever trap, injusre, or kill bats under any Circumstance, even if they believe it is sick or rabid. Always contact a State animal management business, or even a local bat removal support, for safe And humanist bat extraction processes.


The Rundown on Raccoons


Our Animal kingdom embraces a long list of interesting and curious creatures, critters, and crawling things. Based upon the region in which you reside, you will see many different distinct species. If you are a regular visitor or resident of the Northern or Eastern areas of the country, then woodland creatures are the creatures you will encounter most often. One of the most intelligent and widespread of them all is, in actuality,  is the wild raccoon! Raccoons are spotted on regular occasions in residential areas and in the natural woods and mountainous regions of the United States. There are so many problems, topics, and places to discuss when it comes to raccoons, but let’s begin with the interesting stuff! Continue reading to learn some basic information about wild raccoons, some interesting facts, and who to call for expert assistance and guidance when it comes to raccoon management and preservation. Raccoons Have many titles and appellations. This is because they’re observed in a number of different regions of america, and exhibit marginally different attributes, habits, and lifestyles. Along with this very formal title, these animals are also referred to as the frequent Raccoon, North American Raccoon, and the Northern Raccoon. Along with these colloquial titles, raccoons Are also called by their own habitat and behaviours. There are at least six known species of raccoon and various subspecies. They are highly elastic mammals that could dwell in various different climates all over the world; such as Central, South and North America, Canada, Asia, Europe, and even the Caribbean. This variety leaves room for a lot of interesting names. Other Kinds of raccoons contain, but are not Limited to, the Ring-Tailed Raccoon, Upper Mississippi Valley Raccoon, the Eastern Raccoon, Ten Thousand Island Raccoon, the Crab-Eating Raccoon, the Tres Marias Raccoon, the Guadeloupe Raccoon, the Coati, the Cozumel Raccoon, and much more. The differences among every species include size, weight, fur color, diet, behavior, and other recognizable and physiological characteristics. Raccoon Behavior Raccoons Are nocturnal animals, meaning they are active at night and rest during the daytime. Although primarily nocturnal, they are proven to venture out in the day from time to time for specific food resources. In the United States, these food resources are commonly turning out to be urban and residential garbage cans and dumpsters. Raccoons travel and act in Colonies; usually comprising their own kin. The beginning of the year has proven to be their breeding time; with a gestation period of approximately sixty five days or so. The men don’t partake in raising the raccoon pups, so females separate after reproduction. Raising baby raccoons is not a terribly dangerous time interval for female raccoons; mostly because raccoons have hardly any predators. This does not mean that they cannot be subjected to danger. In certain parts of the world, Animals such as coyotes, cougars, mountain lions, and bobcats, and much more, will feed on wild raccoons. As natural instinct allows, raccoons are proven to hide, bite, hiss, growl, and scream at anything threatening it. This defensive behavior is usually seen in urban areas near humans and domesticated pets. Raccoon Diet Raccoons Are omnivorous so that their diet can include everything from invertebrates to plant material. Depending upon the time of year, habitat, and species of raccoon, food resources will differ. This better prepares them for their winter hibernation period. At the springtime and early summer months, raccoons dine on less favorable pieces, such as insects, worms, and other easily accessible invertebrates. On top of these easy-to-obtain Other regionally raccoon food tastes include crabs, lizards, Wildlife Control Melbourne, plants, berries, crayfish, and even human food. This is all dependent on where they reside and how accessible the food items are. Various species of raccoon show various habits when it comes to feeding and hunting. Although not conclusively proven, raccoons are thought to Wash their food before eating; also referred to as “dousing”. There are lots of theories to describe this behavior; nevertheless, most believe it’s just a primitive habit dating back to when raccoons mostly fed on shorelines and foraged food resources from watering holes. Other theories suggest that raccoons can’t create an adequate amount of saliva to consume their food, so they must moisten it with water for adequate digestion. Urban Raccoon Development Regrettably, Due to over-development and mass construction, some species of raccoon have been forced to live among humans in urban and residential areas. All these raccoons have learned to accommodate this kind of living over the previous fifty years. They use every opportunity they can find to collect and eat foodstuffs in our metropolitan regions. They are intelligent mammals that can learn how to overcome obstacles and recall certain tasks for as much as three years! They could utilize their dexterous hands and claws to open gates, pick locks, dig holes, lift, push, and rip away anything in their own way. This causes lots of structural damage to homes and buildings in these municipal areas. When homeowners and buildings Experience an animal infestation problem, it’s necessary that they act fast. Structural damage, repairs, cleaning, and strikes are all possible Consequences of a raccoon infestation. This is especially vital for Families or buildings with little children. Wild raccoons are not only defensive and protective of their clan, they’re also able to carry a plethora Of communicable diseases; including Rabies, Canine Distemper, Leptospirosis, and much more. To Avert a raccoon attack or infectious Disease, it’s crucial to remove raccoons the moment you are aware of their presence. Usually, an animal management company can be Called out to diagnose the issue and facilitate a set of remedies to Eliminate the threat. In this situation, it is highly advised to hire a Company that doesn’t use dangerous and inhumane procedures of animal control. Make Sure to call a company that can eliminate raccoons safely and humanely. An animal control firm shouldn’t ever kill raccoons.


All About Cleaning Up After Raccoons


Wild raccoons are capable of causing an extensive amount of mess and damage to a home or property. They’re known to take shelter in residential and industrial areas, commonly invading attics, crawl spaces, roofs, vents, ducts, garages, sheds, porches, and much more. They use these areas to protect themselves and their young from harsh weather and cold temperatures; as well as, for breeding grounds and feeding. After raccoons are inhabiting a specific area of a residential or business property, they immediately begin their destructive tendencies. For instance, raccoons can chew through wood beams and electric wiring, tear down attic insulation, and saturate dry walls, Wildlife removal oklahoma city,  sheet rock, ceilings, and different areas of a home with feces and urine. Many property owners are overwhelmed with the sight of their home or building after a raccoon infestation. As soon as they are professionally removed, what happens to the area that has been destroyed? Continue reading to learn about professional raccoon cleaning services and how they can help a property owner in distress after having a raccoon infestation or disturbance. There are many approaches a homeowner can choose when it comes to cleaning up a post-raccoon mess. Raccoons can affect a broad area of a home or building; from structural damages to residual odors, and more. Based on the level of mess a raccoon makes, a person might need a carpet cleaner, landscaper, roof repair technician, general contractor for dry wall and insulation repairs, electric and home repairs, speciality painters, and a cleanup or sanitation company for feces and odor removal. Luckily, most pest elimination and management businesses provide all these services in one. Not only can they supply raccoon exclusion and elimination, they can also complete repairs, restorations, and more. They easiest way to ease the cleaning and repairs necessary for your latest raccoon invasion is to seek the services of each individual contractor and invest tons of cash; or, just use the raccoon removal business to eliminate raccoons, and clean up after them as well. Here are some examples of common raccoon cleanup services offered by licensed pest removal companies: Odor Removal Sanitation Feces and Urine Cleanup Carpets Walls Landscaping Dry Wall Insulation Replacement Germ and Parasite Control Insurance Work And More Structural Damages When wild raccoons have nested, burrowed, and hibernated in a home or building for a lengthy time frame, the chances of structural damage is huge. Dry wall is ripped, and saturated in animal urine and droppings; while attic insulation, ceilings, and more will also be saturated with urine and also ripped. On top of these damages, extreme structural damage is possible too. Porches, decks, roofs, and more have to be gutted or replaced at times; depending on the level of damage. In other cases, restorations may take months or weeks to complete because of the extensive destruction and harm.


Bugs and pests


In case you’ve recently become aware of a possible pest control problem within your house or company, you don’t have time to waste with repellents or snare ideas which don’t work! Taking quick action to manage the issue and protecting your house or company from additional invasion is vital in preventing a bigger infestation. Unfortunately there are lots of old wives tales and inefficient DIY techniques spread throughout the net and social websites. To help set some of those truths to break, here are leading five pest management myths that tend to deceive consumers. MYTH: A clean home doesn’t have bugs or rodents Although maintaining an immaculate house is a significant approach to decrease the probability of insect problems, it doesn’t guarantee it. Bed bugs, for instance are anywhere from upscale houses to low-income resorts. The reason behind this is they’re not attracted to clutter, dirt, or garbage – they’re drawn to blood. Where people are sleeping and living, so yuck to bedbugs! Therefore, if your area is clean or filled up with clutter makes no distinction to the bed bugs. You may be shocked and amazed by the best 10 bedbug infestation stains. The sole reason a filthy household would be vulnerable to a bed bug infestation could be on account of clutter hiding early warning indicators of an issue. Mice are just another unwanted guest that could be discovered in clean houses but they will require a food supply before they will try to make your house theirs. With this one, it will help to keep the house free of clutter and also to remove all potential food sources. MYTH: Professional management practices are dangerous Using harsh chemicals is something of the past for responsible businesses. Where more powerful practices are required, the health and security of the inhabitants can be satisfactorily planned to ensure there’s not any unnecessary risk. Some organizations are even supplying green choices for pest management that are not as toxic to people and, as an extra plus, tend to be less expensive than conventional choices which have pesticides. The attention of these kinds of remedies is for preventing insects and rodents from getting into your home in the first place, instead of removing them when they’re already present. As an example, a door sweep, that covers the gap between the base of your door and the ground, may be added into a house to block the very small distance a bug can easily use to enter a house. The challenge is they’re nocturnal and they’re great at staying concealed during the daytime. Ultrasonic devices are made to utilize ultra-high frequency sound waves to push vermin away. It looks like a fantastic concept, but the challenge is that producers of those products have to support their claims with scientific proof. MYTH: Consult with a professional specialist only when There’s a serious difficulty From the time you observe the initial signs of pests, your own residence or company could be infested. Do not wait till you get a critical problem to call a Raccoon Removal West Palm Beach FL company!


Mosquitos


FACTS ABOUT KILLING MOSQUITOES Mosquito traps are the most popular sort of “insect catching” apparatus on the market…so they must work right? Well…sort of. They definitely catch bugs left and right, however, the question is…what type of bugs? If we are referring to the mosquito here, these are extremely ineffective. When you examine the dead bugs in the base of the trap, usually less than about 1 percent of these are bugs that bite, such as the mosquito. In fact, these bug zappers mostly catch bugs which KILL or bite on a wonderful tasty mosquito. Kind of counter productive. Bug sprays and lotions: The jury is still out on whether or not these types of products are safe for kids, because they have a tendency to have it on their hands then rub their eyes. Also, it is debated whether or not they are safe to use during pregnancy. Do they work? Possum Removal has the answers you are looking for. If you have had a similar experience as I have, you might have discovered that some of them are powerful enough to get the job done for the most part, if successful I get home with less mosquito bites than I would have without it, however at the end of the day, I’m still itchy. It may make sense to utilize these products in ADDITION to other techniques. Carbon Dioxide is among the biggest attractants to the mosquito. It is the main reason why they have the ability to hunt us down. 1 product that makes good use of this concept is that the Mosquito Magnet, which is a machine made to recreate human breathing. They’re used outdoors and seem to be extremely effective in destroying whole mosquito “colonies”. They cost a great deal more than simply buying a can of spray at the local store, but in the long run it may help you save money by just eliminating these mosquito colonies completely and using less (or no) spray. Avoid a day filled with mosquito bites, is to simply be informed on mosquitoes themselves. One thing to prevent, is standing water. This is where they like to put their eggs. For instance, If you have a pail filled with rain water sitting on your lawn, or even a kiddie pool you have not got around to draining for a while…you should deal with that instantly. 


Wasps and Bees


As summer arrives, it’s once again time to light the grill up and host backyard parties. The summer months also see the return of bee and wasp populations, which aren’t only annoying for outside festivities but pose a risk for you and your guests. Since warmer weather allows insects to emerge weeks early this year, we could anticipate bee and wasp populations to be higher than normal. Keep on reading to learn more about these stinging pests and what to do if you notice a problem. Why these pests are harmful? We all know the nuisance caused by these insects. For people that are allergic, however, stings can be fatal. In the event you or someone in your family has never been stung, it is a great idea to carry allergy medicine just in case. A mass attack triggered by disturbing a nest could also lead to serious harm or death. A lone nest can house tens of thousands of pests. Wasps, as well as some bees, can sting multiple times. Deciphering a bee from a wasp These are usually mistaken as the same buzzing pest. Having said that, it’s important to know the difference should you be stung and need help. Bees are usually round with a celestial body, fuzzy legs and tend not to sting unless provoked. Wasps, meanwhile, have a longer, slimmer body and a smooth surface, and are proven to be more aggressive. The way to prevent stinging pests While it is never a good idea to attempt to remove a nest yourself, it is possible to take steps to prevent these pests from visiting your yard: During an outside event, cover sugary drinks and avoid letting food sit out for longer than necessary. • Seal garbage and compost bins as best as possible. • Fill holes and cracks around your house to help avoid possible nest locations. • Set out a trap in your lawn and away from the action. Commercial cubes can be found, or you may make your own with syrup, soda, or fruit as bait. What a professional removal involves If you locate a nest on your property, be sure to alert everyone in the house so that nobody accidentally provokes the insects. A thorough treatment by Pest Experts entails a trained technician discharging a potent dust inside the nest. The area should be avoided in the hours following treatment, and the pests should be dead within 3 days. A second treatment is essential on some occasions.


Keep pests out


Your very best defense is keeping them out in the first place. Your goal is to make it difficult for pests to find an entry point in your home. Check screens for holes, and fix  them if you discover any. Here is a great way to inspect your home for entry points that you may not have discovered. At night, turn on all of the lights in your home and inspect your house from the outside. Light shining through signals where undesirables could potentially gain entry. Any openings will have to be sealed with a sealant suitable for the surface it will be applied to. Keep Your Kitchen Clean Be cautious about kitchen clean up – wipe counters, sweep floors and remove the trash regularly and put food away quickly after eating. Another place in the kitchen that can attract vermin is your recycling bin. Make certain to wash all food out containers before placing in the recycling. A drawer used for storing pots and pans is just one more place that crumbs often gather – make sure this is kept clean. A little additional focus on cleaning in the kitchen goes a long way towards prevention. Reduce moisture in and around the home Pests thrive in areas where moisture is present, so by decreasing moisture around the house, you will be limiting the chance for them to invade your home. Some moisture cutting activities: clean out gutters, soil properly so that water goes away from the base, ventilate crawl spaces, and seal cracks in the base. Pest-proof Storage Areas Cluttered storage areas make attractive houses for mice, spiders, cockroaches and many others. You’re able to keep them away by regularly cleaning and reorganizing your cellar, garage and other storage locations. Avoid using cardboard boxes – instead use durable plastic bags that cannot be chewed through. Store Your Firewood Properly Termites and ants are drawn to wood piles and can readily make their way from the firewood to your home. Firewood should be stored on racks over the ground and as far from your house or shed as you can. Use Outdoor Lighting That Does Not Attract Insects Did you know that the sort of outside lighting you use can reduce the attractiveness of your house to insects? It’s true. Sodium vapor bulbs will lessen the attraction to your house to insects and in turn reduce the number of predators which feed on insects such as bats and spiders. Know When To Bring In A Pest Control Professional Sometimes by doing this alone homeowners may mistreat a problem and make it worse. When a problem seems to be getting worse, it is time to call in a specialist for Florida Medical Marijuana Info. Considering how important your home is for your own family’s well being and safety, knowing you have an expert safeguarding your home is invaluable. There are lots of things a homeowner can do to stop vermin around the home. Whether you choose to do it all on your own to keep your house safe.


All About Spiders


S Maybe you have been laying in bed during the night or enjoying a movie with your loved ones and all a sudden you hear scratching, beating or scampering that sounds as if its coming from everywhere. Well you might now be a victim of a rat infestation. Most homeowners won’t figure out they are infested until they start hearing noises, a service provider like Plumber, A/C, Cable or Insulation Contractor finds feces in the attic or sees a furry critter scurry across the floor. Now by that time the damage will have been done and you’re left with a full blown infestation. Rats have been a nuisance for centuries. They enter thousands of homes and businesses every year. Rats carry diseases and parasites, which may cause health issues for you and your loved ones. Besides the health issues they are also able to cause considerable property damage to your dwelling. Unfortunately thats when most of us like to sleep. Being kept up at night is not fun. Your boss isn’t going to want to hear, “My Rats in the loft kept me up all night with their scratching”. Now that we’ve scratched the surface on rats, lets go over why they chose to make your home theirs. Rats are considering just three things: Food, shelter and water. If your property supplies those 3 things a rat sees prime real-estate. If your property doesn’t supply these three things there is not one far away. Rats do not travel that far to seek food and water from their nest. Rats like to remain hidden and keep in the shadows. Rats can’t really protect themselves from predators so that they need a great sturdy structure to stay alive. Rats will often travel in packs while searching for food. Rats will use any means possible to gain access onto your roof. Rats are very good climbers and don’t weigh very much so climbing vertically is not a challenge. Tree branches provide the easiest way to access your roof top due to branches growing too close to your roof. Rats may also use gutters, fences and patio screens as other pathways. Rats are always trying to find a new home so keep a look out around the outside of your home to see whether you may possibly be providing them with a simple access point to your home. Once on the roof they’ll find a way in or create one if one isn’t available. Most of the time rats find an existing hole left from contractors that built your home such as gaps in stucco, soffit that’s not finished or fascia boards which were never sealed. This happens in all sorts of construction. If you believe that your safe because your house is brand new, think again. Rats find these holes and get in your attic without any struggle. So if a rat makes a new hole, well then it really wanted to make a new home. Most homes in Florida that we handle are built on a slab and there is no basement or crawlspace underneath the home. But there are a few by the coast or older homes where rats can live underneath also. Rats can find entry into walls from A/C lines that were never filled in with proper materials, or a cable man might of had to drill a hole he forgot to seal when finished. Thats why it’s necessary to have a proper inspection of your home to ascertain where these rats can enter. Rat Control can be something very straightforward but you may need to be patient to catch and remove all of them. Simple baits can be used to capture rats. Professionals found online through Wildlife Advertising can assist. The most used bait use is peanut butter not cheese or slim jims. Other baits may be used. You can use just about anything as long as it stays on the trap. Rats are drawn by almost anything. The bird feeder you placed on a tree to observe the birds in the morning while drinking your coffee is most likely attracting rats. You are able to say ” Well I never see rats in the bird feeder.” How frequently do you watch birds after dark? Try not to leave food for pets outside. Remember anything can act as shelter. Keep trash and anything wildlife could be tempted to eat stored properly.


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