Pest Control: Cockroach Extermination – Residential and Commercial

What Do Cockroaches Look Like?

Cockroaches are large insects which range in size from 10-23mm in length, they have long antennae and two sets of wings.cockroach control

The most commonly found species is the German cockroach (Blatella Germanica) sometimes called the “steam fly” for their liking of warm steamy places such as laundries or boiler rooms.
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The German Cockroach is yellowish brown in colour and has a shiny leather like body and is often seen climbing up walls.

The Oriental Cockroach (Blatta Orientalis) is less common and is much larger and has a darker, richer brown color. They can live for up to one year.

Have we got them?

Cockroaches are nocturnal by nature and spend the day hiding in cracks or under floor covering. They may be seen if you come home in the dark and put the lights on. They also emit a disagreeable almond like odor, but this is only noticeable if the infestation is large.

How did we get them?
Infestations may be introduced into domestic premises from foodstuffs from other premises. They can be transferred from other houses in laundry.Pest Controll Roaches

Significance
Cockroaches can carry food poisoning organisms on their bodies and will feed on almost anything including fecal matter.

Contamination occurs when the cockroaches come into contact with foodstuffs.

Life Cycle
The female cockroach can produce up to eight purse like egg cases at monthly intervals. The egg cases contain up to 30 eggs. The nymphs emerge from their eggs in 2-4 weeks (up to 6-12 weeks for oriental cockroaches). The nymphs are like the adults but smaller and lighter. The insects take some months before they mature. Please visit Jenkins Pest Control San Antonio

Think Twice – Make The Right Choice When Purchasing An RV

Given the significant investment required to purchase an RV, you want to make sure the choice you are making is the right one for you and your family. There are a wide-range of sizes, styles, and designs of RV’s on the market today, so it can be a little overwhelming when you first start out on your RV buying process. Even after you narrow it down to a few particular styles or brands that you like, making that final choice of what to spend your hard-earned money on can be a tough one.

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Beautiful, luxury motor home parked in a national park RV Resort / Park

The important thing to consider when making an RV purchase is that the rig should work for you right now, as well as in the future. You aren’t going to want to have to buy another RV after just a few years, so try to plan ahead and balance your needs presently alongside the needs you are likely to have down the road. If you can find an RV that fits both of those sets of needs, you should be looking at a clear winner.

Size of Your Traveling Party

This is obviously one of the first considerations to make when you are RV shopping – how many people will be going with you regularly? For most people, this means thinking about how many kids they have now, and how many they might have in the future. If your children are young and you may have more, the focus should be on making sure the RV is big enough to handle your potentially expanding family. On the other end of the spectrum, those with older children should consider how much longer the kids will be traveling with them. You don’t want to purchase a huge RV to accommodate the whole family, only to be left with a rig that is too large for your needs when the kids move out of the house in a couple years. If this is the case for you, it might be best to consider a smaller RV, even if it means the kids have to sleep in a tent sometimes on your trips. Once the kids are off to college and you are traveling with only your spouse, you will appreciate the smaller RV and the advantages it offers.

The Price

Naturally, just as with any purchase, the price of the RV has to come into play. You should set a budget before you ever go looking to buy an RV, and try to stick as closely to that budget as possible. If you spend all of your money making payments on the RV each money, you won’t be able to afford to take the vacations anyway. Find a good balance between features and size of the RV, and the overall cost. You are buying the RV so you can travel around and enjoy quality time with your family – so don’t spend too much money and leave yourself without the budget to take those trips.

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What Kind of Activities Do You Enjoy?

Make sure that any RV you are considering purchasing will enable you to engage in the types of activities that you want to take part in while on vacation. If you like parking your RV and just using it as a home for a week or more, a large Motorhome might be the best pick. However, if you want to use the campground as a jumping off point for all kinds of other activity, you will want to make sure you have a smaller vehicle available and room for any toys you need like watercraft or off-road bikes. This is a purely personal decision, so be sure to take some time and think about where you will be going with your RV, and what you want to do when you get there.

Change is one of the only constants in life, so make sure the RV you purchase is as ready for your changing life as possible. If you are going to own the RV for a decade or more, your life will likely not look the same as it did in the beginning when you first made the purchase. Plan ahead as best you can so your RV will still be useful to you and you won’t be stuck with a rig that doesn’t meet your needs.

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Calgon Water Softeners | Residential Water Softeners

Calgon Water Softeners were first put on the market in 1956 and since then many products for home use that help provide whiter, brighter clothes in the laundry, by removing the hard water minerals that keep the dirt trapped in the fabrics. It also helps eliminate soap scum that fades and dulls the clothing.

Primary Purpose
Hard water creates a number of problems with plumbing and appliances because of the increase of calcium and magnesium deposits resulting in huge repair bills over the years. Water softeners are a preventative instead of a de-scaler in that the active ingredients prevent the formation of limescale.

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Old and new water softener tanks in a utility room waiting for replacement to remove minerals from hard water

Using these in the laundry also helps protect the washing machine from damage by preventing the calcium and lime buildup in the lines, pumps, drums and other components that contact the water.

Top Calgon Products
Calgon Water Softener Powder, 40-Ounce (Pack of 2)

Calgon Laundry Powder was the first form of the product that was made available for washing clothes and is particularly helpful to provide cleaner clothes in areas affected by hard water.The Powder form helps soften the water because hard water stops the detergent from lathering effectively which prevents clothes from being fully cleaned.

Because the hard water prevents the rinse cycle from thoroughly removing the detergent from the clothing, which eventually this fades and dulls the clothing, the Calgon Powder aids in the rinse cycle as well.

Calgon Powder was is used in many areas in which consumers run a cycle with just the Calgon Powder, and no detergent, simply to help clean out the washing machines. This helps prolong the life of the washing machine and the associated plumbing. There were no complaints found regarding this product.

Calgon Water Softener – 32 fl oz

The Calgon Liquid Gel product enhances the effectiveness of the laundry detergent by removing the calcium and lime building that causes fabrics to become faded and dull. By allowing the detergent to perform more effectively, white clothes are brighter, and colors are more vibrant.

Since the Calgon Liquid Gel helps remove the calcium and lime buildup, it helps prevent expensive customer repair bills on not only the washing machines, but also the plumbing associated with draining the water.

It also assists in adding to the life of the associated plumbing and the washing machine’s heating element, drum, and tubing. There were no complaints found regarding this product.

Calgon Water Softener Tablets
One of the easiest forms that Calgon provides for water softening is the Tablets that are added to the washing machine. The tablet is simply tossed into the load of clothes, and helps soften the water by eliminating the calcium and lime in the water.

It aids in getting clothes cleaner because detergents are able to lather better when the water is softened, and the rinse cycle is more efficient because softer water is able to better rid the clothes of the soap scum.

An additional benefit to using the Calgon tablets is that because the product makes the water softer, less detergent is needed to clean the clothes. There were no complaints found regarding this Calgon Tablets.

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Water purification filter with activated charcoal and other filter substrates

Calgon Softeners are available in three forms: Powder, Liquid Gels, and Tablets. All of these products help prevent the build up of calcium and lime in the washing machine and associated plumbing components.

Allowing the detergent to more effectively get the dirt and grime out of the clothing as well as providing for cleaner water in the rinse cycle. The products help prevent clothes from becoming dull, faded, and dingy.

Choose From Other Option Available in the Market
Some customers feel that these products from Calgon are way too expensive as compared to other brands of similar genre. The only advantage is that it is available in three forms and users can choose the form they’d like to work with.

It is good for washing machines but lack quality of the concept. Additionally, the brand identity is not well established. So it is recommended that if you can, then opt for other brands for this product.

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