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As ant experts, we notice interesting their way. Depending on the species of their entire colony indoors. They may
beneath floors, in the soil of potted plants,
either invading your home or trying to.
are the “scouts” looking for food, water, or
a nesting place. Once they find what they
rinse out your kitchen garbage container,
colony, laying down a scent trail as they
immediately after the young birds stopusing the nests. Various blood-sucking
to take to discourage these home- and leave them when the birds leave.
"Termites Welcome Here!"
your home is directly contacting the soil.
air conditioners and downspouts, leaks in
regular basis (if we are not already doing
sprinklers spraying water onto the side of
so fix these today. Don't invite termites
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More information for our valued customers. . .
With all the wet spring weather, it's especially important this year
to eliminate water where mosquitoes may be breeding right in
your yard. Mosquito larvae don't need a lot of water to live and develop
into adult mosquitoes—even a saucer underneath a potted
20 cases where spiders and their webbing have
blocked the air flow in the fuel tank vent. This
Inspect your yard regularly and drain any standing
blockage had caused "excessive vacuum" to build
water you find at least once a week. This includes flower
up, causing cracking and leaking of the car's fuel
pots and saucers, buckets, wheelbarrows, pet watering
tanks. Fortunately there have been no fires or
bowls and birdbaths (drain and change the water), and
any other place where you find standing water. All
No one knows at this point why the spiders, all
ornamental ponds and rain barrels should be stocked with
yellow sac spiders
, are especially attracted to the
mosquito-eating fish, or treated to kill mosquito larvae.
vents. These spiders don’t build large webs to catchinsects—they use their silk to construct sacs in tightareas, and hid inside these sacs during the day. At
night they crawl out and hunt for prey.
The 65,000 2009 and 2010 recalled cars will be
retrofitted with a special spring inserted in the pipe to
Unfortunately because of the tragic reactor leaks in Japan, there
prevent the spiders from getting inside.
is again talk about the effects of radiation. We've probably all
heard the idea that if the earth was blanketed in radiation, onlycockroaches would survive. How true is that?
Cockroaches are much more resistant to radiation than
humans. A human may be killed by a radiation dose of 3
sieverts (Sv), whereas in tests, German cockroaches didn'tdie until they were exposed to 900 to 1,000 Sv.
This amazing difference is apparently because
Clothing that has been treated with Permethrin
insecticide to reduce bites by ticks, mosquitoes,
cockroaches are much less complex organisms than
and other blood-sucking insects has been used for
humans. They have less DNA than humans, and they
many years now, especially by the military and
have fewer dividing cells, which are the cells most
outdoorsmen. This insecticide is based on a natural
insecticide that occurs in certain flowers. Permethrin
But cockroaches are by no means the most radiation-resistant
has an advantage that it is tightly bound to fabric so
insect. In tests, flour beetles, fruit flies, and parasitic wasps were all
even after the clothing has been laundered many
able to survive even higher radiation levels than cockroaches. And
times it still is very effective at repelling insects. Plus,
one kind of bacterium beats insects. It actually lives in radioactive
applying any repellent to a fabric, rather than directly
to skin, greatly reduces skin exposure.
cover their entire bodies. But a studyin a recent issue of the Journal ofMedical Entomology proved that even
The bite of the hobo spider
, a spider that is spreading in the
Pacific Northwest, is thought to cause necrotic tissue lesions. But
scientists have recently found that its venom is harmless. Another
sneakers, socks, shorts, and T-shirts greatly reduces
possibility is that when this spider bites, it introduces harmful bacteria.
problems with ticks. In fact, people wearing
However, the study found only common, harmless bacteria on these
Permethrin-treated tennis shoes and socks were 74
spiders. Therefore, unlike what was previously believed about this
times less likely to have a tick bite than people
spider, the authors of the study suggest that this may not be a spider
wearing untreated shoes and socks. (Most ticks are
of medical concern, according to a recent article in the Journal of
close to the ground when they contact a human host,
so wearing treated shoes makes a lot of sense.)
You can buy clothes that are pre-treated with
Aman in Rhode Island pled guilty to selling illegal pet pesticides
on the internet. He was selling counterfeit Frontline and
Permethrin, or spray it on with a special kit. A
Frontline Plus products for flea control on his eBay website,
combination of treated clothing and repellents on
Catsmartplus. The fraud was discovered after a customer complained
your skin would provide the most thorough protection
to the U.S. Attorney's office that her cats had an "adverse reaction" to
from ticks, mosquitoes, and other blood-suckers.
one of the products she had purchased. The man faces a maximumsentence of ten years in federal prison.
Written specially for our valued customers by Dr. Wayne S. Moore. Copyright Moore Consulting, 2011. All rights reserved.
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