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Haiti Earth Quake - Terry Clark Recaps Their Final Day

 

Day 3 update - Sorry for the delay, Terry was recovering from the trip and an illness he had suffered.

Day 3 began with a presentation to Boucard Pest Control with plans to adopt a hospital. Using Boucard Pest Control as the labor source, the NPMA is funding this project and will visit from time to time as well as oversee the project.

Boucard Pest Control will receive supplies and equipment to assist in the effort.

After the presentation we drove to the Israeli Consulate's residence to evaluate termite damage, we found both West Indian dry Wood and Formosan termites.

The Consulate's home was severely damaged by the quake and was unoccupied due the structural damage.

The treatment method offered by Boucard novel, consisting of sticking a hose in the ceiling releasing methyl bromide into the ceiling void. we discussed complete fumigation of the structure, the operator did not have what was needed to completely fumigate the structure which was, tarps, clips and sand bags. We suggested sub-contracting to either the Dominican or the U.S.

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Sorry for the blurry shot of the Formosan termite, the soldier was very aggressive!

After the Consulate we met for lunch and then departed for the airport. Very few photos from day 3, I was rather burned out from the whole voyeur aspect.

9 of the 14 fell ill upon our return, all have recovered and 5 required hospitalization including myself. 

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Haiti Update - Hospital Visit - Day 1

 

Photo of the outside on the the first hospital Terry Clark Visited

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Npma Deligation in front of community hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



While examing housing next to the hospital we also find much structural termite damage.

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San Diego- Termites

 

Various types of termites and other pests are common problems for San Diego home owners.  San Diego termite inspections are common for new home owners because they are one of the most costly and damaging insect infestations facing your home.  Because termite damage is often inside your ways and ceilings it is generally impossible to detect with the naked eye.  Having regular termite inspections, by a licensed pest professional, is as important to the health of your home's structure as regular doctor visits are to the health of your body.

Signs of Termite Damage

Though it is often hard to detect small holes in wood or walls, sagging floors, crumbling drywall and tiny shelter tubes are signs that you may have a termite infestation.  A licensed professional can help you determine if you in fact have an infestation and how to treat it.

Termite Prevention

Even if you do not currently have termites there are a number of steps you can take to ensure your home does not become infested in the future.  Here are just a few tips to reduce your termite risk:

  • Keep sawdust, firewood, mulch, wood debris, scrap lumber and other wood products away from your home.
  • Seal cracks and holes in your foundation
  • Remove any termite infested trees from your yard
  • Keep gutters and drains free of leaves and debris

Have Regular Termite Inspections

Because termites can invade your home at any time it is important to have regular checkups from your termite protection provider.  Detecting and mitigating a problem early is the best way to protect your home.



Read more: http://www.articlesbase.com/tools-and-equipment-articles/do-you-have-termites-2189159.html#ixzz0lwFmRR7Q 
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San Diego Pest and Termite Control - Do You Have Termites?

 

Various types of termites

and other pests are common problems for San Diego home owners.  San Diego termite inspections are common for new home owners because they are one of the most costly and damaging insect infestations facing your home.  Because termite damage is often inside your ways and ceilings it is generally impossible to detect with the naked eye.  Having regular termite inspections, by a licensed pest professional, is as important to the health of your home's structure as regular doctor visits are to the health of your body.

Signs of Termite Damage

Though it is often hard to detect small holes in wood or walls, sagging floors, crumbling drywall and tiny shelter tubes are signs that you may have a termite infestation.  A licensed professional can help you determine if you in fact have an infestation and how to treat it.

Termite Prevention

Even if you do not currently have termites there are a number of steps you can take to ensure your home does not become infested in the future.  Here are just a few tips to reduce your termite risk:

  • Keep sawdust, firewood, mulch, wood debris, scrap lumber and other wood products away from your home.
  •  Seal cracks and holes in your foundation
  • Remove any termite infested trees from your yard
  •  Keep gutters and drains free of leaves and debris
  •  Have Regular Termite Inspections

Because termites can invade your home at any time it is important to have regular checkups from your termite protection provider.  Detecting and mitigating a problem early is the best way to protect your home.

Read more: http://www.articlesbase.com/tools-and-equipment-articles/do-you-have-termites-2189159.html#ixzz0lwNFRzDK

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Spring is here Do you have Termites?

 
Does you home have termites?

by: Dianne Tumlin

Spring is the time of year when termites will swarm. You may have seen thousands and thousands of small white winged "bugs" swarming in your yard. This means that the existing colony has gotten too large and some termites are leaving to make a new colony.

You may not have seen termites- after all they live in the ground. Or you might have seen some of their tunnels in your crawl space. Or if you are like me-  you don't like those dark crawl space places. So do what I do call the expert...call a licensed extermination company.

Many exterminators now have "green" friendly products that take care of termites and other wood destroying pests. When you make your call ask about the products they use and let them explain the process to you.

Get your property inspected on an annual basis- at minimum. Protect your investment--protect your home.

If you suspect a termite infestation Call Clark TODAY! 

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Termite Swarms Hit New York's Long Island

 

Termite Swarms Hit New York's Long Island: Suburban Exterminating Provides Tips to Protect Homes From Damage

PR Newswire

SMITHTOWN, N.Y., March 31

Termites damage more homes than fires, earthquakes and storms combined. They attack in every state but Alaska, infesting five million homes every year. Yet termite damage is rarely covered by homeowners' insurance.

Unfortunately, many homeowners do not protect their homes from likely invasions. "On Long Island, it's not a question of if you have termites, it's a matter of when," said Lynn Frank, Board Certified Entomologist and Technical Director of Suburban Exterminating Co, Inc. (879 West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787 [631] 864-6900 www.suburbanexterminating.com), Inc., Long Island's leading full-service pest management company.

Right now, it's termite-swarming season on New York's Long Island (late March/early April through May/early June), a time of year when billions of reproductive subterranean termites take flight from their colonies in search of new homes to infest. "Swarming termites are one of the most obvious signs that you could have a termite problem, and that you need help," added Frank.

The exact dates vary each year according to geographic regions, species type and weather conditions. As a general rule, most subterranean termites swarm under these conditions: Daytime, usually mid-day; sunny; and often following rain.

SIGNS HOMEOWNERS SHOULD WATCH OUT FOR:

  • Dead termites or wings around windows, doors, heating vents, or in bath tubs and sinks, certain signs of termite activity.
  • Termite mud tubes on walls located outside or inside the structure. The tubes are either round of flat and usually measure at least 1/4 inch or wider. They look like their name - a tube of mud.
  • Damaged wood - Termites eat from the inside of the wood out, so damaged wood is sometimes very difficult to detect. "Hollow" sounding wood should be inspected for termite damage.
  • Live termites - Termites are sometimes found while doing home remodeling or repair. Worker termites are small, whitish creatures that will quickly move away when exposed to light.

If termites are discovered, homeowners should contact a licensed pest management professional.

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2010 Bug Forecast: Don’t Get Bugged Out This Spring

 

2010 Bug Forecast for Your City and Home: Don't Get Bugged Out This Spring

Dr. Bob, chief entomologist with the Termite and the Ant Institute and frequent contributor to news articles about termites, ants and other pests that are common problems for homeowners throughout the United States, has released a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8eOCjzwMu4) covering the "Bug Forecast" for your city and will let you know if you should be feeling particularly antsy this year.  He will take us inside insects breeding habits and life cycles to help us prepare for the upcoming bug season.
 
Winter blanketed most of the country with a deep freeze, and even though spring has officially arrived, the frigid winter may still cause problems for homeowners. Along with the anticipated warmer weather, the much less anticipated creepy crawlers will start to make an appearance and the wet summer followed by the cold winter could make the buggy season even worse this year.

Click here to read the full article on Ground Report

Note: Make sure to watch the YouTube video, very interesting and lots of tips to detect termites. If you have or suspect you have a termite infestation contact Clark Today. Clark Pest Control offers free termite inspections.

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Termites - Choosing the Proper Termite Treatment Method

 

Source: the-gist.net 

Its wrong to think you do not need termite treatment. It is true that some homes are less susceptible to termite attacks than others. This does not mean though that your house is absolutely safe from termites. As long as there is wood and moisture, there is always a possibility that termites could be lurking around, ready to eat the wood off of your house.

Even if you have subjected your home to a prior termite treatment, there is still a possibility for a termite attack. There are owners who will make use of pre treated wood and treats the soil in their area while construction is on going. Even if these preventive methods are performed, it cannot war of termites permanently. Most frequently, the effectiveness of wood and soil treatment can only last for up to five years and will then lose its ability to eradicate termites. If this happens, then being ready and prepared will help you greatly.

Constant vigilance pays for a lot of good reasons. Termites are home wreckers, in the sense that they destroy the foundations of your house. Such damage can be very dangerous and the prospects of selling your house can be such a hard feat. But if selling you house does not cross your mind what with its sentimental value, you would not want your house wreaked by termites, right?

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Termites are a worry to every homeowner. The thought of something undermining the integrity of the place we call home is a frightening prospect!! Clark Pest Control has been protecting California homes from termites since 1950, trust our range of termite control solutions to give you the peace of mind that termites are under control on your property, and will stay that way as long as Clark is on the job.

Clark Offers FREE termite inspections.


 

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Termites - First Time Home Buyers-how to Check for Termites

 

Source:http://www.builders-in-devon.co.uk

When you're in the market to purchase a home, it's easy to allow yourself to focus on the emotional and aesthetic aspects of selecting a property. While it is, of course, very important to choose a house that appeals to you aesthetically and can become a long term home for your family, it's also vital to make sure that the house you want to purchase is structurally sound and free from active termite infestation or damage.

Before your lender finalizes your home loan, a professional termite inspector will have to visit the property to verify whether or not the presence of termites or un-repaired damages from prior infestations is a concern.

As a first time home buyer, you can save yourself a great deal of time and heartache by learning how to check for the presence of termites and termite damage yourself. The last thing you want to do is fall in love with a home only to discover at the last minute that you can't secure funding because of termite problems.1. Watch for Termite Tubes

The presence of small tubes made from mud on the exterior surfaces of a property is a tell-tale sign of termite activity. The existence of termite tubes isn't necessarily a sign that a property is currently infested, but it definitely means that it has been preyed upon by termites at some point in the past if none of the creatures are currently present.

As subterranean insects, termites live underground. However, they must travel from their colonies to the properties they infest in order to feed. When they must leave their underground hiding places, termites build these tiny tubes, usually about the same thickness as a pencil, to shelter their progress. 2. Check Wooden Areas for Termite Damage

Look closely at the wooden parts of the home, as well as those of any exterior fences, garages, carports, sheds, and other structures. If you notice hollows in the wood along the grain, it's very likely that termites have burrowed inside the wood, eating it from the inside out. Typically, the tunnels left by termites will be covered with dried soil.

The absence of visible termite tunnels does not necessarily mean that the wood is free from damage. Keep in mind that termites can tunnel their way into wood from the backside. This means that active or prior termite infestation can be a factor in the condition of the home even if you don't detect termite entry points on the visible parts of the wood. 3. Check Drywall or Plaster Walls for Signs of Infestation.

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Termite Control - Termite terrorists on the march

 

Source: Daily Mercury 

RECENT rainfall and soaring humidity has left termites hungry and Mackay homes could be on the menu for breakfast, lunch and tea.

With Mackay entering its peak season for termite activity, pest experts are warning homeowners to be alert to signs of termite activity around their homes.

During summer months, a combination of warm temperatures and high humidity from seasonal storm activity provides ideal conditions for termites to become active and start new colonies.

Termites pose a threat to building structures as they rely on timber as their primary food source, establishing colonies inside roofs, walls, ceilings and under floors. Once inside a house, termites can cause significant structural damage within a six-month period, depending on the size of the colony.

Amalgamated Pest Control Mackay owner-operator Glen Lovett said early detection was one of the most important factors in combating termites.

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