Pest Control – Termite Treatment

Pest Control – Termite Treatment

It’s our policy to provide you with information about the termiticide to be used around your house or building. There are strong regulatory controls around use of chemicals in the pest control industry. There are several types of termite control chemicals registered by the relevant American Federal Government AVPMA for use in termite control as a soil treatment chemical. The termiticides have undergone thorough evaluation and approval by national and state government authorities. Breaches by termites are uncommon and generally, the barriers provide excellent on-going protection. These products represent modern technology and are NOT in the older style organo-chlorine or organo-phosphate pesticide group. Treatment failures seen throughout the industry are generally a function of building design and treatment applications rather than termiticide effectiveness. For example, the termiticide application is likely to be less effective if the footings of a building cannot be effectively accessed because of floor coverings.pest control - Termite treatment

We use the following two chemicals and believe that these work effectively in Texas conditions.

Manufacturers Information

Bifenthrin
Brand – Bi-flex Aqua, from F.M.C.
Type – Synthetic pyrethroid water-based termiticide
Toxicity – Rated S6, oral – “slightly toxic”, dermal – “practically non-toxic”.
Odor – This water-based termiticide is almost odorless.
Longevity – the label claims “at least 10 years” when applied at maximum strength. In practical conditions around a typical home, due to water exposure, disturbance of garden beds, etc. STC recommends re-treatment every 5 years.

A characteristic of Bifenthrin is that it binds very quickly and strongly to the soil particles. This makes it a good option where moisture movement in the soil may be a factor. It is the longest-lasting termiticide and with only a slight odor.

Fipronil
Brand – Termidor, from BASF
Type – Benzisothiazolin
Toxicity – -Rated S6, oral-harmful if swallowed, dermal-may irritate the skin, does not readily penetrate the skin. Repeated exposure may cause an allergic reaction.
Odor – has a slight vegetable oil smell.
Longevity – re-treatment every 5 years should be expected.

Termidor is one of the most thoroughly reviewed termite control products and can only be applied by a pest control professional who has been trained in correct application methods. Termidor is incredibly effective even at low application rates. Termidor bonds to the soil in which it is applied, so homeowners need not worry about soil movement. It is, therefore, the most effective termiticide where there is a risk of noncontinuous soil treatment. In addition, Termidor is environmentally friendly with its active ingredient fipronil having been used extensively on food crops around the world and as the leading product for flea and tick control on dogs and cats since 1995.termite control

The following commonsense precautions should be observed both before and after your premises are treated:

You should advise us of any pets or any personal or family allergies, or other concerns.
You must remove or protect any people, animals, birds, or fish during the treatment period.
Avoid contact with treated surfaces until the termiticide has dried.
Observe any verbal advice provided by your termite technician at the time of treatment.
Ensure your premises are properly ventilated after treatment.

This post was brought to you by Jenkins Pest Control and Lawn Services in San Antonio Texas

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RV Travel Is All About Experiencing Nature

RV Travel Is All About Experiencing Nature, But…

For most people, RV travel is all about experiencing nature. Seeing wildlife, trees, flowers, lakes, rivers, and more is what the RV lifestyle has to offer. However, that nature should stay outside of the RV. When nature starts to make its way inside of your Motorhome or trailer, trouble is soon to follow.RV parks TexasOne example of unwanted nature in your RV is ants. Depending on where you are camping, it is a very real possibility to get ants inside of your RV. Not only can this make your RV a significantly less-comfortable place to be, but those ants could potentially to long-term damage to your rig. It would be in your best interest to keep ants from ever getting inside your RV, but that is a job that is easier said than done.

They Need a Path

Ants aren’t going to get inside of your RV unless they have a path to take. Unfortunately, your RV needs to be connected to the ground at several points, so there are usually a number of opportunities for the ants to make the journey up into the vehicle. Your tires, stabilizers, hoses, and more will all give the ants a free pass up into the RV. To prevent them from making the journey, consider using a bug spray or similar product to discourage them from finding their way in. You should be able to find a variety of products at the RV store to choose from, so just pick the one that works best for your needs.

Don’t Give Them Any Motivation

Leaving food out inside the RV is a bad habit, as open food containers or leftovers are an open invitation for ants to come join your fun. Keep your RV kitchen clean and always close up food containers when they aren’t in use. This will not only give you a much better chance of keeping the ants away, but it will also make your RV a more comfortable place to be throughout the trip.

Call in the Pros

At some point, an infestation of ants will go beyond your abilities as a typical RV owner. If you have a serious ant problem in your rig, don’t hesitate to call in professional exterminators who can handle the job quickly and correctly. The longer you allow the ants to live on your RV, the more damage that can be done. It won’t be fun to spend the money on an exterminator for your RV, but you won’t have much choice if any population gets out of control.RV Resorts Texas

You should be able to lay your head down at night and relax when camping in an RV – but relaxation will be the last thing on your mind if you are worried about ants infiltrating your rig. Take the time to put some preventative measures in place at the start of your trip so you can forget about ants and move on to enjoying your RV vacation.

This Blog was posted by Coastal breeze RV Resort in Rockport Texas

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Crooked Teeth Can Be Inherited – Orthodontic Treatment

Crooked Teeth Can Be Inherited – Orthodontic Treatment

Some causes are largely inherited like crooked teeth or a large overbite. Some harmful habits like thumb-sucking can cause a malocclusion, and sometimes an early loss of baby teeth can also lead to it.

Will my teeth straighten out if I leave them alone?

Teeth won’t straighten out without space. After age 6, the optimum space for teeth growth (straightening out) is maximized. The older you are, the fewer chances your teeth will get to grow straight.orthodontic treatment

Can I get crooked teeth later on in my life?

Yes, as your body develops, your bones and teeth will change and this can affect teeth structure and jaw alignment.

What’s the difference between a general dentist and an orthodontist?

General dentists are the professionals you go to for regular dental check-ups and the like. Orthodontists specialize in orthodontics and malocclusion correction. Your general dentist can identify malocclusion, but he will need to refer you to an orthodontist for it to be fixed.

What’s the best age for orthodontic consultation and treatment?

Before a child reaches age 7, he or she should be checked for malocclusions or potential malocclusions. As for treatment, even adults can undergo orthodontic methods if needed.

What are the risks with orthodontic procedures?

Common risks are root resorption, tooth decalcification, gum issues, and cavities. A lot of these common risks can be thwarted with proper oral hygiene. Other risks will be discussed by your orthodontist for you to consider. We recommend using orthodontist Norfolk for any procedures, they’re experienced professionals at an affordable price.

Will the braces hurt?

Your orthodontist would advise you that at first, you will constantly feel they stick out. As time passes and they settle in (and work your teeth towards their correct placement), this sensation would naturally disappear. Parts of your teeth and mouth would initially be sensitive to the braces. There are available waxes and circumventions to avoid being irritated by them until they feel normal.

Can I go on with my eating habits wearing braces?

Foods that can damage your braces or orthodontic appliances can cause your treatment to take longer. Unless you can take your braces off (and unless your dentists say you can), it’s best to avoid hard, chewy, and crunchy food.

My teeth feel loose after a period of time wearing braces. Is this normal?

Yes. They need to be loosened before they can be moved into their right spots.

Should I still go see my general dentist while undergoing treatment?

Yes, it is important to go on with regular dental checkups aside from orthodontist’s appointments and consultations. Your dentist can identify potential problems in your treatment before they arise and can help with special dental hygiene necessary for braces.

Would wearing braces interfere with playing musical instruments or sports?

While you may experience an uncomfortable period of adjusting to the braces, they will not interfere with playing musical instruments. As for sports, it is actually recommended that you engage in them. But special considerations may need to be discussed given the nature of the sport you wish to engage in.orthodontist office

Do I stop brushing my teeth and flossing?

No. Dental hygiene is more important than ever when wearing braces. Always take special advice and instructions into account, though, in case they are not what you regularly do.

What if any piece of the braces breaks or comes loose?

The braces will not come loose from interacting with your teeth. If they feel loose, contact your orthodontist immediately. If a wire pokes out or feels out of place, use a blunt object like a spoon to put it back very carefully. If it falls off, save it and bring it to your next appointment.

This Blog was posted for you By Cochran Orthodontics in San Antonio

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