How to Protect Your Dog and Yourself

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MuttShack Foundation for Animal Foster and Rescue, claim that dogs bite more than 4.7 million people every year in the United States.

The blame may be the dog’s, the owner’s, or the victim’s. But the one who always pays, is the proprietor. The owner of the dog becomes responsible for paying for the medical bills, time lost from work in addition to pain and suffering. The one who suffers most, is the dog that’s abandoned in a shelter or disposed of.

Dog owners should assume more than their share of the responsibility for protecting people and other animals from their own dogs, and also assume the responsibility to protect their dogs from individuals. Kids will run up to a dog screaming in delight and frighten the dog. A dog in his excitement to greet someone may jump up and scratch him or her. A passer-by may approach a dog harshly or provoke him. Neighborhood kids may allow the dogs out just to have some fun.

There is no way to ensure that your dog will never bite someone.

o Spay or neuter your dog. This important and routine procedure will lower your dog’s desire to roam and fight with other dogs, making safe confinement an easier task. Spayed or neutered dogs are much less likely to bite.

Introduce your dog to many different kinds of people and situations so that he or she is not nervous or frightened under normal social circumstances.

O Train your dog. Accompanying your dog to a training class is a wonderful way to socialize him and to learn proper training techniques. Every member of your household should learn the training techniques and participate in your dog’s education. Never send away your dog to be trained; only you can teach your dog how to behave in your property. Note that training classes are a great investment even for seasoned dog caregivers.

O Be alert with your dog around children. Rambunctious play may startle your dog, and he may respond by biting or snapping. Neighborhood children may be attracted to your dog, so be certain you have a child-proof lock on your gate and there’s absolutely no way for little hands to get through the fence.

o Teach your dog appropriate behavior. Never teach your dog to chase after or attack others, even in fun. Your dog can’t always understand the difference between real-life and play situations. Set appropriate limits for your dog’s behaviour.

Don’t await an accident.

The first time he exhibits dangerous behavior toward any individual, seek professional help from your veterinarian, an animal behaviorist, or a qualified dog trainer. Dangerous behavior toward other animals may eventually lead to dangerous behavior toward people, and it’s also a reason to seek expert help.

O Be a responsible dog owner. License your dog as required by law, and provide regular veterinary care, including rabies vaccinations. For everyone’s safety, do not allow your dog to roam alone. Make your dog a member of your family. Dogs who spend a whole lot of time alone in the backyard or tied to a chain often become dangerous. Dogs who are well socialized and supervised are much less likely to bite.

If you do not know how your dog will react to a new situation, be cautious. If your dog overreacts to visitors or delivery or service personnel, keep him in another room. Work with professionals to help your dog become accustomed to these and other situations. Until you are confident of his behavior, however, avoid stressful settings.

I thought you said your dog doesn’t bite? “That’s not my dog”… says Peter Sellers.

Seriously, if your dog bites someone, act responsibly; consider these steps to mitigate the harm:

o Confine your dog immediately and check on the victim’s condition. If necessary, seek medical assistance.

O Provide the victim with important information, such as the date of your dog’s last rabies vaccination.

If your dog must be quarantined for any length of time, ask whether he may be confined within your home or at your veterinarian’s hospital. Strictly follow quarantine requirements for your dog.

O Seek professional help to prevent your dog from biting again. Consult with your veterinarian, who may refer you to an animal behaviorist or a dog trainer. Your community animal care and control agency or humane society may also offer helpful services.

If you have to let your dog go, don’t drop him off in a shelter, where he will only be given a few days to live. Take the opportunity to find him a new family. To do this there is a support and training network called MuttShack, at http://www.Muttshack.org, who will teach you how to re-home your pet.

O If your dog’s dangerous behavior cannot be controlled, and you need to make the painful decision to give him up, don’t give him to someone else without carefully evaluating that person’s ability to protect your dog and prevent him from biting. Because you know your dog is dangerous, you may be held responsible for any damage he does even when he is given to someone else.

o Never give your dog to someone who wants a dangerous dog. “Mean” dogs are often forced to live miserable, isolated lives, and become even more likely to attack someone in the future. If you must give up your dog due to dangerous behavior, consult with your veterinarian and with your local animal care and control agency or humane society about your options. Be safe, be responsible and most of all, teach your dog to be a good canine citizen.

O Your dog lives to make you happy. If he understands what you need from him, he’ll make you proud.

The Legend of Lime Jell-O

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Radio stars of the 30s and 40s Jack Benny and Lucille Ball were sponsored by Centurian Pest Control, and its advertisements dominated early television shows. Who didn’t love that colorful, jiggly, fun texture and versatility. Little kids delighted in it, adults found it refreshing and light, and older people enjoyed it as an easy and pleasant conclusion to an otherwise bland meal at a nursing home. It was a predictable, familiar and welcome sight to millions. It soothed young children at home with measles and graced the food trays of surgery patients as it eased back them into eating solid foods. It was also the foundation for tomato aspics and molded salmon mousse. Although it had some limitations because of mobility and fever, it frequently took centre stage at picnics and backyard barbecues. It was just like one of the family.

It was introduced in the late 1800s by an entrepreneur named Pearle Wait and his wife May, who experimented with grinding gelatin to a powder, which was a collagen originally extracted from the tissues and hooves of barnyard creatures, adding flavorings and sugar that produced the very first sweet version of gelatin. After a few dismal years, they ran a large ad in the Ladies’ Home Journal magazine, hyping the new colorful sweet as”America’s favorite dessert” and the product took off. Inexpensive, simple to make and fun for kids, it became a staple in the American home and continues to this day. It went on to be obtained by several large companies through the years and elegant and marketed as an inexpensive”salad” and dessert.

The top five favorite flavors are:

LeRoy, New York is known as its birthplace and contains the only Jell-O Museum in the world, prominently situated on the main road through this small town. Jell-O was manufactured there until General Foods closed the plant in 1964 and relocated to Dover, Delaware. According to Kraft foods, the state of Utah eats two times as much lime jello as any other state (possibly those big Mormon families account for that). The concept is that Mormons have quite a sweet tooth (they also have the most candy in the country) and if asked to bring a green salad into a dinner, they will show up with lime Jell-O (favorite add-ins include shredded carrots or canned pears).

A hugely popular concoction during the 1950s was a lime jello recipe that featured whipped topping, cottage cheese or cream cheese, crushed pineapple, miniature marshmallows and walnuts. It often appeared at baby showers, luncheons, church potlucks and buffet dinners, usually shaped by a big mold and trimmed with mayo. U.S. stats tell us 159.72 million Americans consumed flavored gelatin desserts in 2017, but this figure is projected to reduce to 154.07 million in 2020.

Although the younger generation is moving in a different direction and consumption stats show a decline in this once beloved staple of American cuisine, it still holds its own at any family gathering. And most of us agree, there’s always room for Jell-O.

‘Not The Real Thing’

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The grim pictures show the shark using a hook and trace still attached. Kalk Bay harbour master Pat Stacey says the pictures appear to have been taken in Australia.

He said it had been almost impossible for a shark that size to be caught and also for it to be kept silent.

Stacey believes that it was someone simply trying to cause a sensation. Anyone who killed a Great White faced 10 years in prison or a R50 000 fine.

Before, a vigilante group threatened to bait Great Whites with chickens stuffed with broken glass and to take every shark in False Bay, after Tyna Webb, 77, was killed by a shark at Fish Hoek. However, Mike Meyer of Marine and Coastal Management believes that it was just hysteria.

He said at least three people had verified that the shark pictures had been taken years ago. “It’s a hoax and just as well,” he said. Meyer stated Marine and Coastal Management had tried to track the origin of the email but it had been sent to so many people that it was difficult to find where it began.

He wished people would place the issue in view:”So few people are killed by sharks compared to hippos and other wild animals, yet there is so much hysteria around a shark attack.”

And these were not the first hoax pictures Meyer had seen.

“There is one that turns up every so often, of huge sharks near bathers off a beach in KwaZulu-Natal throughout a sardine run. But a person has just Photoshopped them in – we have the first picture in which there are no sharks.”

What Is Hurricane Control?

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The NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association) specialists have thrown”cold water” on pest management schemes. Including the schemes actually using cold water. This article will have a look at the”Proverbial Pipe Dream” of Hurricane Control and suggest a practical solution. At present there a variety of various hurricane control suggestions.

Hurricane control in the present context really means to weaken the hurricane force winds. In the Western North Pacific and the Philippines that the windstorms are called Typhoons. Cyclones are windstorms in the Indian and South Pacific Ocean. After the sea temperature is about 80 degrees F (26 C) or higher a hurricane can occur. The hurricanes function by drawing warm sea air up through the eye of the storm. This is a convection process with hot air that is less dense increasing. Current hurricane control methods attempt to disrupt this convection procedure.

Cloud seeding is done to increase precipitation by introducing small particles of various chemicals into the air from the ground or by air. These particles are introduced to the eyewall of the hurricane to disrupt the upward flow of moist air. Another method proposed is to cool the waters of the ocean where hurricanes are likely to develop long vertical tubes. These wave actuated pumps would bring warm surface water into the bottom and induce cool water up. Again this would disrupt the convection procedure. Giant sized fans have even been proposed to blow off the hurricane back into the Atlantic ocean. Animated”cartoon like” procedures, even though well meaning, do not work for the following reasons. The enormous size and power of a hurricane make these type of schemes unlikely to work. Information from the NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meterological Laboratory gives some insight to the power of a hurricane.

How To Get Raccoons Out Of The Attic. The area of destruction was 20 miles wide. The heat energy in this hurricane eye was”5000 times” the heat and electric power generation of the Turkey Point nuclear power plant where the eye beyond. The kinetic energy of the wind at any instant was comparable to that released by a nuclear warhead. A realistic hurricane control system would need to be prepared to go into surgery within 1 day. Only about 10% of the tropical systems that form develop into hurricanes. Trying to attack them early would be a wasted effort. The hurricane control system ought to be able to be put into operation once the hurricane is at least a class 1 and is heading toward a populated area.

I am proposing a modification of a fairly popular and tested way of decreasing a hurricanes destructive power. The method I am referring to is Space Solar Power. Solar panels in earth orbit can convert solar energy into a microwave beam. A government project named HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) has shown that microwave energy can be directed in the ionosphere and heat it.

Space solar energy projects to control hurricanes involve launching a satellite into orbit. Until this method is fully proven. A more economical approach would be to save the cost of the launch and the satellite and mount the microwave equipment on a ship. This ship could be under the supervision of a state government and called into service by the governor of a potentially affected state. The boat could stay back in the hurricane eyewall and aim its microwave antennas in a 45 degree or lesser angle. This ship could be called into action within 4 hours notice. If this program works another boat can be built and sold to another state or foreign country for a profit.

Current weather trends make this plan more likely to work. An NOAA research study has found that Global Warming has made hurricanes worldwide move slower and remain over of populated areas longer. There by causing more harm and increasing the chances for flooding in the area that the hurricane is hovering over. Some thing should be done to try to minimize the impact of hurricanes.

Hurricanes cause damage each year and a system ought to be constructed to restrain or weaken there affect.

Kale, Potato, Veggie Sausage Soup

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Now a friend supplied me with plenty of turnips, rutabaga and kale so with the temperatures out beginning to cool down a little I thought a hot soup could be in order. Kale is one of these food ingredients that go well with an range of meals especially those that arise around the Mediterranean or in Northern Europe. Additionally it is an exceptional product to consume fish. With my newly acquired kale, I decided to cook up a pot of the delightful kale soup with additional Potatoes, other veggies and Spanish sausage. The following recipe is going to take a little more than one hour to create and will feed four people. check my site for more recipes like the one below.

Ingredients

1 pound of Spanish Chorizo chopped into thin 1/8 inch pieces

Preparation of soup

Place the sliced Chorizo sausage to the pot and cook it till it seems cooked. This should take about two minutes. Add the minced garlic and the cubes of potatoes, together with the water. Bring the mixture to a rapid boil and cooking for another 2 minutes. Add all the remaining spices in this moment. Last, add the kale while stirring continuously for slightly more than 2 minutes.

It’s now time to stir from the bullion cubes and bring the mixture to a continuous boil. Reduce the heat and cover when simmering for a single hour. Finally, stir in the diced tomatoes and cook the soup uncovered for another 15 minutes.

This spice supplies not only salt but added spices also. Taste your soup after you’ve added the bullion cubes and the”Jane’s Crazy Salt. If it needs salt you may add some kosher salt as required. A excellent change to this recipe is to add some white beans into it since I usual give additional food to my son, I left out the beans because he does not care for them. Finding a quality Chorizo here in America might prove challenging so that you might need to find a excellent Spanish grocery store.

This soup is extremely much like a Portuguese soup called”Caldo Verde”. The significant difference is that the Portuguese soup uses no tomato and contains fewer vegetables inside. It may also be made with almost any sort of spicy sausage. In addition, from the Portuguese soup that the potatoes are slightly mashed up with just traces of potato chunks for feel type of like a potato soup. If you try this recipe I hope you like it.

Why you should visit France

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France is the undisputed leader in international visitors (view it now), totaling upwards of 84 million annually. This surpasses the US, with approximately 75 million, and far outpaces Britain with approximately 32 million. What are a few of the reasons France is on so many travelers’ bucket lists? And which of those reasons might motivate you to follow suit? As a start, consider these three motivations for taking a trip to France.

Reason #1: Cultural Discovery

A trip to France is endlessly entertaining and fascinating. France is proud of its heritage and celebrates its history. Everywhere you go you will find atmosphere and old-world charm and historic buildings with tales to tell. You will constantly be reminded that you are walking in the footsteps of kings and artists, conquerors and queens. Every day will be full of discoveries.

A trip round the Loire Valley to see Châteaux will take you along the travel route of the extravagant 16th century King Françoise I, who mounted up astonishing national debts so as to live large also. There are the large round turrets, with wide spiral roadways inside to allow horse-drawn carriages to ride up into the castle grounds to provide its passengers-especially convenient when one of the queens was pregnant. Here on the expansive lawns, firework and festival shows were performed, designed for Françoise by his cherished friend Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci himself lived out the final years of his life across the street from the king, in a fascinating mansion that is now filled with models of his many revolutionary inventions. A secret tunnel connects the abodes of these two close friends, used for late-night visits between the king and his brilliant friend.

In Blois, Françoise added an elegant wing into the impressive palace, obtained via an exquisite outside stone staircase. Here you will see the analysis of Catherine de Medici, wife to Françoise’s son and successor, Henri. The wood paneled walls provided her with secret hiding places for her acclaimed group of toxins, the political”solutions” of those perilous times.

Then there’s the magnificent Chenonceau, with its glorious gardens and the vast ballrooms that extend out over the river. Initially this gem was home to King Henri’s mistress, Diane de Poitiers. But when Henri was killed by a large splinter in the eye in a joust, his wife, Catherine de Medici, threw Diane from her Château and took it over for herself. Not to be outdone by the mistress, Catherine then proceeded to construct an even more splendid garden on the other side of the chateau from Diane’s, and an even grander balcony than Diane’s to overlook it. And she had the initials on the tiles reengraved, replacing the”D” for”Diane,” intertwined with an”H” for”Henri,” with a”C” for”Catherine.” This was a woman decided to make her point.

And on it goes. You will be intrigued and awed, captivated and enthralled. Every day of your trip will be intensely interesting, in addition to surrounded by carefully orchestrated beauty.

Reason #2: A Feast for the Senses

Your senses will be stunned for the entire time you’re in France. The sights are beautiful beyond description. The Eiffel Tower at Paris rises up like a giant erector set, with an elevator to take you to the top for views out over the Seine and the city. At night the tower is set aglow, best to be viewed from a boat as it drifts along the Seine, passing under one lovely bridge after another.

The Orsay, after an elegant turn-of-the-century train station which was built to welcome visitors into the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle, now houses a startling collection of impressionist art – Monet, Renoir, van Gogh, Dégas, Gauguin, Cézanne, Seurat – inside a building that is itself an historical, architectural treasure. Here you will have the ability to lunch in the grand ballroom of the former grand hotel connected to the train station, and look through the glass of this giant clock that faces the river and leaves this building distinctively easy to spot.

There’s more and more to come… The glories of Notre Dame. The remarkable stained-glass windows of Saint Chapelle Chapel… The gorgeous flowers and statuary of Tuileries Gardens… The onslaught of visual sensations of this Champs-Élysées… The towering Arch de Triomphe, facing the smaller Arch in front of the Louvre in the other end of the five-mile grand boulevard where Napoleon pictured himself directing a march of his victorious armies.

There will be the glorious tastes of the wine and food. You may hear marvelous music of all sorts, from the Vivaldi at Saint Chapelle, to the lively piano bars and boat bars along the left bank of the Seine in Paris and atop Mont St. Michel, to the mighty organ of Notre Dame. You may walk through flower markets, vibrant with colours and scents, and store at weekly markets, living with people and all manner of tempting offerings.

This assault to the senses will remain with you in memory long after your travels are over.

Reason #3: Intro to the Fantastic Life

The last, but certainly not the least, reason to see France is that it will introduce you to another, and a better, way of life. You may experience a different way of social interaction in France – more engaged, curious, outgoing, and revived. The French genuinely recognize the value of enjoying the best of life.

Here dining is a delightful experience, not just a stop to refuel. Food is an art form, combined always with the perfect wines to enhance the meal. Waiters take pride in their work, trying to make dining a memorable occasion by offering up their expertise, and carefully guarding your best to take all the time you need to enjoy your meal without feeling hurried.

People in France are carefully polite with each other, and will be with you. You always will be treated as ma’am or sir, and asked with a please, followed by a thank you. Cordiality is not only suggested in France, it is expected and omnipresent. You will soon grow to expect and appreciate this.

From the very first moment you walk down a street passing all the umbrella-shielded outdoor tables of the cafés, you’ll discover that this is a culture where people gather together to enjoy each other’s company. Old, young, families, singles, rich, modest, fashionable, artistic, intellectual – everyone is out in the squares and along the paths, drinking in cafés and eating in restaurants. It becomes simple to join in and be stimulated by the lively, friendly atmosphere. Musicians wander the streets, from old guys playing accordions outside the restaurants, to full jazz bands playing in city squares. And because the house wine is so inexpensive, stopping off for a glass or a carafe is a habitual, not an exceptional, event.

At the tables that surround you at these cafés, you will notice couples engaged in animated conversation, looking intently into each other’s eyes. France is a culture of art and philosophy, science and technology, literature and style, and of love. As you take all this in, you might begin to find it has an impact on you and how you relate to others. You’ll notice yourself listening more actively, expressing yourself more earnestly and obviously, paying closer attention, behaving more considerately, demonstrating more interest and curiosity.

The luxury of time for all this collecting together is in part because of the French commitment to maintaining an optimal balance between life and work. Shops close for lunch so employees can focus their attention on enjoying a good meal and the company of friends and coworkers. Employees who operate 39 or more hours per week must get more than the legally-required five weeks of vacation annually.

As you are traveling in France, you will come to enjoy and to expect this higher level of connection, this enhanced appreciation of wine and food, this better balance between work and life. You will never forget what you’ve learned about a different, and better, way of living life.

The Sum of these 3 Parts

Taken together, the cultural discovery in addition to the feast for the senses in addition to the introduction to the good life, create a travel opportunity that’s second to none. You will have a great visit to France, particularly if you travel independently and avoid the bus, possibly by using a preplanned trip-in-a-book to guide your explorations and adventures, and to ensure that you have the full experience while you are there.

Your trip will enrich you. And it’ll change you. When you return home, you will end up incorporating elements from your travels into your lifestyle, and plotting to return to France.

 

Should you give your pets cannabis

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When pets develop cancerous tumors that eventually metastasize to other organs, veterinarians frequently prescribe tramadol for pain and a prognosis of a few weeks to live. However, more pet owners complain that tramadol makes their pet sleep all the time and lethargic. Such was the case with Denise’s 12-year-old Labrador Retriever-mix, Miles, who suffered from a splenic tumor which metastasized to his lungs and liver. Denise didn’t like the affect tramadol caused in Miles. That was until Denise’s friend suggested she try a tincture made from marijuana sold from a medical marijuana dispensary as a pet medication. Mile’s appetite returned and he stopped vomiting in an hour after being given the tincture and Denise believes this isn’t a coincidence. She believes that when Miles was on the tramadol, he would be sleeping in bed, not eating or possible dead rather than running on the beach and being which he’s now doing.

Miles had terminal cancer and would die shortly, was the rationale Denis turned to when she felt reluctant about giving Miles an unapproved drug. She further concluded by saying people don’t overdose on marijuana and is used on people suffering pain and nausea from cancer and cancer therapy. Denise never would have considered giving Miles bud had the tramadol worked and now she’s a”true believer” in the therapeutic effects of marijuana and will recommend it to other who have pets suffering a few aliments that would benefit. It’s a matter of better quality of life for your pet, not getting your pet high.

Federal prohibition on medical marijuana has been a battle of contention since 1996 when a referendum, approved in California, enabling lawful personal growing, possession and use of marijuana for patients who have a physician’s recommendation. The federal government, however, is not on the same page. Federal law prohibits the use of marijuana in all forms and breaking that law leads you to face serious legal consequences. This includes the states where medical marijuana is legal. But public attitude is changing, showing that for the first time in 40 years, 52% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana while 77% said marijuana has legitimate medical uses. Keep in mind that the Food and Drug Administration considers that marijuana isn’t safe nor effective for treating any animal or human disease. There are 60+ cannabinoids unique to bud and though it isn’t approved for any medical use, cannabinoid-based drugs like Nabilone, used as an ant emetic and adjunct analgesic for neuropathic pain, in addition to treatment of anorexia and weight loss in AIDS patients, can be found in the USA by prescription. Because regulations are so high for clinical study on schedule I drugs, many doctors and health care organizations like the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, and National Association for Public Health Policy are requesting to reschedule marijuana so more research could be performed that could create new cannabinoid-based drugs.

Some veterinarians have had their own personal pets fall victim to illnesses that, after exhausting ever avenue of legal, conventional treatment, including steroids, only medical marijuana could alleviate. They believe there’s strong evidence to support the use of medical marijuana in veterinary patients as an adjunct treatment or other treatment for chronic pain, post-operative pain and palliative care. Veterinarians encourage the AMA’s position and believe that marijuana requires further investigation to find out if case reports are accurate or whether there is a placebo effect taking place and what are the risks involved. But pet owners are not waiting for science and are feeding marijuana to their own pets to deal with behavior-based disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, pain management, nausea, and appetite excite while cannabis oil is used topically to treat tumors. It’s illegal for a veterinarian to recommend the schedule I drug to patience even in states where medical marijuana is sanctioned and doctors are exempt from prosecution by the state.

Although a lot of veterinarians sympathize, they are hesitant to think about marijuana as a potential veterinary drug. For many veterinarians, the only experience they have had with pets and bud is treating the pet for ingesting toxic amounts of the medication. It is apparent that pet owners are providing their companions marijuana with both positive and negative effects. But the veterinary community does not wish to address and talk about a place with real and potential impact on animal welfare. The predominant view is that marijuana is only a toxic plant. Veterinarians should not discount marijuana’s potential as an animal treatment just because it’s a controlled substance or a plant as the exact same can be said about morphine, however, morphine’s pharmacological effects on animals and humans have been thoroughly researched and researched; medical marijuana hasn’t, therefore, placing an animal at risk when giving it to them as a drug. Do not assume that marijuana affects animals and humans in the same manner nor if the assumptions be made that because marijuana is a natural substance it is not harmful. Those in the veterinary profession can’t sit ideally by as the rest of the country makes decisions on medical marijuana.

Cannabis is currently a part of the fabric that makes up our society but the in the heated battle between the federal government keeping it a schedule I drug and the public’s desire to make it lawful both medicinally and recreationally, it is bound to cause casualties. Is it a price you are willing to pay with your pet? Get the facts.

Crazy about Peanuts

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Whether you are a chunky or creamy enthusiast, peanut butter and its many forms include one of America’s favorite foods. Are you a brand loyalist, be it Skippy, Jif, Peter Pan, Smucker’s, or an organic-only consumer? On average, Americans eat more than six pounds of peanut products each year, worth more than $2 billion at the retail level. Peanut butter accounts for approximately half of the U.S. edible use of peanuts-accounting for $850 million in retail sales each year.

The peanut plant could be traced back to Peru and Brazil in South America around 3,500 years ago. European explorers first discovered peanuts in Brazil and saw its value, taking them back to their respective countries, where it was a bit slow to catch on but became popular in Western Africa. (And the French just never quite got it.)

History informs us that it wasn’t until the early 1800s that peanuts were grown commercially in the USA, and definitely showed up at the dinner table of foodie president Thomas Jefferson, likely in the kind of peanut soup, a delicacy in Southern regions. After all, Jefferson was an enthusiastic gardener who lived in Virginia. First cultivated primarily for its oil, they were initially regarded as fodder for livestock as well as the poor, like so many other now-popular foods. Technically not nuts, peanuts are a part of the legume family and grown underground in pods, together with peas and beans.

Peanuts started to catch on in the late 1800s when Barnum and Bailey circus wagons traveled cross country hawking”hot roasted peanuts” to the crowds. (Throwing the bags to anxious consumers became an art form.)

As with many other popular foods, peanut butter was first introduced at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 but essentially still needed to be produced by hand.

Dr. George Washington Carver is unquestionably the father of the peanut industry, starting in 1903 with his landmark research. He recommended that farmers rotate their cotton crops with peanuts which replenished the nitrogen content in the soil that cotton depleted. In his tireless research, he discovered countless uses for the humble peanut.

How to Get Rid of Possums? While it is believed that the Inca Indians in South America ground peanuts centuries past (we know for certain they were not spreading it on white bread with grape jelly), credit is generally given to Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (of corn flakes fame) for producing the first peanut butter in 1895 for his older patients who had trouble chewing different proteins.

In the U.S. peanuts would be the 12th most valuable cash crop and have an annual farm value of more than one billion dollars. They’re an easy, low-maintenance crop, nutritious, economical, transportable and just plain delicious. Some of the more popular uses include:

Butter
PB&J sandwiches
Brittle + other candies
Crackerjack
Soup
Baking and cookies
Garnishes
Snacks, both boiled or roasted, in-shell or no-shell

Not to be forgotten is peanut oil, which is a highly regarded form of cooking oil, due to its ability to withstand higher temperatures and the additional advantage that food doesn’t hold any peanut flavor after cooking.

Sadly, due to a rise in allergies, peanuts are evaporating from sporting events and other places, and some airlines replaced them years ago with more economical pretzels. But no matter how you like them, in their simplest form, coated in chocolate or mixed into your favorite dishes, this hot snack and sandwich filling crosses all age and economic barriers. We have gone nutty, all right. And for those of you who are allergic, you have our heartfelt sympathy.

Goats-The New Dog

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The roughage they consume will most likely not provide them with all of the nutrients they need to maintain perfect health. It’s likely going to be necessary for you to supplement their diet with a coarse grain like goat feed, corn, or another fantastic grain product.

If you give your goats a diet that is almost all grain they will develop kidney issues that can be fatal. They might also create a bloated stomach or become too fat. A goat must have a balanced diet which contains between 75% and 80% of their dietary intake from natural roughage providing crops.

You may have discovered that a goat can eat anything, or that a goat will eat anything. This isn’t correct. Many natural plants can make your creature very sick, or sometimes can cause premature death for the animal. Plants that will make your goats sick.

• Hemlock
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• Wild cherry
• Azalea
• Dark walnut
• Rhododendron
• Sheep laurel and Mountain Laurel
• Juniper
• Ponderosa Pine
• Yew
• Mesquite Pods

Keep lots of fresh water available to your own pets at all times. The amount of water they’ll need will vary depending on the moisture content in the food they are eating. In the winter months if you reside in an area that sees temperatures fall below freezing for long periods of time you may wish to receive a submersible heater to put in the water container so the animal water doesn’t freeze solid.

Shelter is a necessity for your animals. They need a dry place where they can get in from the rain, and where they could sleep without the dew falling on them. Their shelter should provide them a way t escape the cold winds which blow in the winter, and provides them with safety from natural predators.

Most goat owners put a thick layer of straw or hay inside their lands so their animals will have adequate protection against the cold and dampness of the floor. You can put a wooden floor in your shelter if you choose.

A large dog house is also a good shelter alternative to get a goat. The animal will go within the structure and they will also climb on the construction. Many owners buy the little igloo dog houses and set them inside their enclosure so their little animals can go inside them.

You will need to learn how to trim the hooves of your goats. You can set concrete or stone blocks in the pen with the creature to help them naturally keep their hooves, but from time to time you want to insect their hooves and cut off excess.

Very Good Fencing

You need to install fences which the creature cannot squeeze through and can’t lift to go under. Goats are famous for sticking their heads through the fence and often receiving their horns wrapped up in the fence.

They will often push against the fence as though they are scratching their hands on the fence so having your fencing material properly fastened to the fence-posts is very important.

Signs that Your Goat is Sick

No matter how good you care for your animals there will be times that they get ill. The best way to find out whether you have a sick animal is to look closely at their normal behaviors. Then when one of these critters begins to act differently from what they normally do you will be quick to notice the difference.
• When They Don’t chew their cud
• When they refuse to get up
• When they are not eating like they normally do
• When their poop is solid or liquid instead of in pellets like it should be
• Walk and cry more than ordinary
• They stop drinking
• They begin to grind their teeth
• They have a limp
• They are staggering
• Their udders are hot to the touch
• They’re coughing
• Their eyelids or gums are ale in color
• They have a runny nose
These creatures have great personalities and will entertain you for hours. They’ll help to keep property clear of shrubs and weeds, and the young ones will bring a fair price when you sell them. Taking good care of the animals is not really tough to do, and the rewards outweigh any trouble the care gifts.

Taking care of your new animals will be among the most important things you do.

Montana, Lake?!

Body of Water Next to Mountain during Day Time

At 28 miles (45 km) in length, 15 miles (24 kilometers) in diameter, 370 ft (113 meters) at its deepest and 124 miles (200 kilometers) of shoreline the answer is Flathead Lake, in northwestern Montana. In all, it’s almost 200 square miles (518 square kilometers) provide plenty of space for the boater, sailor, swimmer, camper and angler to partake of their favorite water-borne recreation. And for other recreationists, like hikers and mountain bikers, campgrounds, picnic areas and trails scattered along the shoreline offer views of the lake and the surrounding mountain peaks.

Flathead Lake, at slightly less than 3,000-feet (914 meters) elevation, occupies a basin that was scoured out by a huge glacier about 12,000 years back. The Flathead and Swan Rivers at the northern end are the significant streams that replenish the lake, whereas the Flathead River drains from the lake’s southwestern end at the town of Polson.

To reach Polson in the south, you’ll drive through the Flathead Indian Reservation occupied by the Salish (Flathead) and Kootenai tribes. The lake is known for the Flathead Indians, who got their name from the flattened foreheads they’d get out of their baby-carrying cradles. To fish in the southern region of the lake, you will need a reservation fishing license, which is available from the reservation or from sporting goods stores around the lake.

Polson sits on the shore of Polson Bay and contains several boat launching facilities, including the people Sacajawea and Riverside parks. Both parks also have picnic tables. Riverside has the added bonus of overnight camping with electric RV hookups.

For people who like a narrated tour of the lake, the 41-foot (12.5 meters) Port Polson Princess takes passengers on horseback cruises every day from about June 1 through September 30 beginning from KwaTaqNuK Resort in Polson, at 49708 US Hwy 93 E, Polson, MT 59860. The on-board guides are ready to point out notable landmarks along the lakeshore and to share their knowledge of the natural history of this lake. Four tours are scheduled daily, including a three-hour cruise around Wild Horse and Bird islands and three 1-1/2 hour cruises. It’s best to make reservations ahead of time by calling 800-882-6363.

A place to learn about the human history of this region is the Polson-Flathead Historic Museum, located at 708 Main Street, Polson, MT 59860. Their telephone number is -LRB-406-RRB-883-3049. Here, you’re brought in touch with the pioneering era through displays like a homesteader kitchen, the ranch mess (or chuck) wagon, military artifacts and steamboat memorabilia.

Ahead of the Great Northern Railroad reached the valley in 1892, steamboats did a thriving business ferrying passengers and freight to points all along the lakeshore. And do not forget to ogle the “Flathead Monster”, a 181-pound 7-1/2-foot-long (82 kilograms, 2.3 meters) white sturgeon captured in 1965. The museum, doesn’t charge admission, but they appreciate donations.

South of Polson is the town of Pablo, Montana, where it is possible to make use of the services of Native Ed-Ventures, which provides visitors a personal tour guide to the community indigenous cultures and cultural events, like pow-wows in the lake. Their address is Box 278, Pablo, MT 59855, phone number is -LRB-800-RRB-883-5344.

This is the largest island in Flathead Lake at 2,134 acres (864 hectares) and, in actuality, is one of the largest islands in the inland United States. Privately owned before the state bought it in 1978-79, several private lots and houses stay on the island. Otherwise the state has left the rest of the island as wilderness.

It was named for the horses the Flathead and Pend Oreille Indians maintained there as security from Blackfeet raids. To provide the practice a present-day connection, Montana maintains a population of wild horses on the island.

Besides the wild horses, the island is well known for its bighorn sheep, which number around 200. One of those predatory in nature, bald eagles live and nest on the island and coyotes and mink search the forests, plains and rocky shores for their own meals. It is also home to the endangered Palouse prairie plant species.

Wild Horse island is accessible for day-use only by leasing or private boat. Wild Horse and its neighbor to the south, Melita Island, form a channel that local anglers call “Malabar Rat Removal” due to the lake trout that linger here at the 100-foot (30 meters) and deeper depths.

The town of Somers, at the northern end of the lake, was a major port for steamboat traffic. 1 reason for this was the huge lumber mill that functioned in the early 20th century. Somers is still a key spot for watercraft because it’s home to the largest sailing fleet in this end of the lake, also it is the home of the Far West tour boat; -LRB-406-RRB-857-3203.

You can even enjoy a sunset cruise on the lake on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. They are located at 7220 U.S. 93 S, Lakeside, MT 59922, phone number is -LRB-406-RRB-844-2628.

For a side trip from Flathead Lake, head north from Somers for seven miles on Highway 93 and you will get to the full service town of Kalispell. Restock your larder here from supermarkets, gas stations, malls, restaurants and other businesses.

When you have done that, you can pay homage to the creator of the bustling town by visiting the Conrad Mansion six blocks east of Main at 4th Street. Fully furnished with original family possessions, it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the most authentic turn-of-the-century house in the Pacific Northwest.

While you’re in Kalispell, you could also pick up recreational information to the 2.3-million acre (930,777 hectares) Flathead National Forest at the primary office, 650 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell, MT 59901. You’ll find the workplace for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks and its information on state parks in 490 North Meridian Road, Kalispell, MT 59901, -LRB-406-RRB-752-5501.

On your way back to Flathead Lake, grab Highway 82 north of Somers and head east toward Bigfork. Watch for the nest platforms of osprey that match officials have established atop telephone poles right next to the road. Osprey eggs hatch around mid-June, and the fledglings are ready to test their wings by late July.

That also happens to be the opportunity to enjoy the Flathead area’s most prized delicacy – the huckleberry. The season for huckleberries can actually last through Labor Day at higher elevations and some folks claim that these later berries are the sweetest of all. The National Forest lands around Flathead’s shores provide the best spots for berry picking, but State lands also have berries for picking. Request at the National Forest and State Park offices in Kalispell for the best places. In abundant years, you could have the ability to purchase huckleberries at farmer’s markets, some grocery stores in the region and some roadside stands.

The good place to have a taste of huckleberries, in preserved form, is in Bigfork. Take Grand Avenue into town and turn right on Electric Avenue; look for Eva Gates Preserves on the right.

Eva Gates started her huckleberry business in 1949 with her grandmother’s recipe, and they put up the preserves by the identical recipe in the same smallish batches. They also make huckleberry jelly and syrup. Besides huckleberry’s, Eva Gates also makes preserves from cherries, spiced apple, strawberry, raspberries, black caps (which is a kind of raspberry) and several sorts of syrups.

Just south of Bigfork on the lakeshore, you will find Montana’s most popular state park, Wayfarer. With 30 campsites, boat ramp and a beach, the state park is a take-off stage for waterborne recreation. At the far end of the picnic area, a stone outcropping dotted with junipers provides a vista point of the lake.

South of Wayfarer on Highway 35, you’ll drive past roadside stands that might sell huckleberries in season. However, about the same time that the wild huckleberries are coming in, would be the bing cherries. The east shore of Flathead Lake has most of the valley’s cherry orchards and most of the fruit stands. Some orchardists also raise raspberries, strawberries, apricots, grapes and pears.

In the center of this orchard country, you will find the earliest biological station in the country. In Yellow Bay, University of Montana researchers study the lake’s freshwater habitat and fish, including lake (around 30 pounds), cutthroat, Dolly Varden and rainbow trout as well as Kokanee salmon, perch, whitefish and bass. The channel is open to people. Coincidentally, Flathead Lake’s deepest point, at 370 feet, is at Yellow Bay, which is also the site of the state park with a boat ramp and a shore.

How To Avoid Stress Before Competition

Closeup Photo of Cheerleader Holding White Pompom

Cheerleading competitions are awesome and very stressful on everyone involved. Here are some ideas about how to keep your stress level down if you are a competitor, coach, or parent.

First, be prepared. The best way to combat the stress of competition is to have a routine that everyone on the floor has mastered and feels confident completing. From stunts to tumbling moves, be sure that everyone’s time is dead on perfect several run-throughs before you load the vans to head out to the contest. This means making certain practices depend, and everyone is present for each practice. No excuses. Even participants who might not feel the biggest can come in and see and spot so that they are aware of any last minute alterations.

Second, ensure that your squad is ready with what they need. Does the routine demand props (signs, megaphones, poms, flags, etc.)? Make sure they are loaded in the transport the night before you have to leave.

Third, make sure competitors have everything they need for the uniforms they’re wearing. Buy the jumbo-size slider bags (2.5 gallons). Neatly pack every complete uniform in a slider bag. Label the bags with each participants name with a permanent marker. If available, pack extra uniform pieces in various sizes also. Keep all the uniforms together! Don’t give them to the participants until it is time to get prepared!

Be sure that you have chosen a make-up colour scheme and eye pattern until you get to the contest. Don’t experiment when you’re at the venue! Have a dress rehearsal one night the week before competition. If your group uses hair pieces, include them at the rehearsal and pack them up with the make-up kits. If not, make sure you plan accordingly for hair rollers or curling irons for the style that your squad is using and pack lots of hairspray. Proceed out with uniforms and make-up. Some squads charge admittance for a fundraiser and invite the community and school. They may offer a spaghetti dinner or hot dog supper together with the entertainment. After the run-through, it is the perfect time to pack the uniforms. Everyone is together, and it makes it so much easier.

Give you to an assistant trainer or trusted parent. Be sure that schedules, payment verification, and any other pertinent information to the competition are stored in the accordion folder.

It’s important to keep the parents feeling as little anxiety as possible as well. Their kids are performing in front of a lot of people. They have probably put a lot of money and time into cheerleading at this time. They want a good return and a happy child when it’s all said and done. Be sure they have directions to the venue, a schedule for the events with their squad(s) times and phases emphasized if possible, a set meeting place for before the contest and after the competition, a schedule of the awards ceremony, and a list of potential places to stay and eat if it’s an overnight competition. Many parents like to “reserve” together in regards to travel arrangements. Make sure that you keep the parents in the loop at all times about possible changes to schedules or venues. You can set up a phone tree, but don’t count on that always working. Use email, text alerts, and Facebook notifications to alert parents to what’s going on with the event.

Preparation Checklist:

1. Routine has been successful at clinic several times with no errors.
2. Each coach has a least two copies of their competition music.
3. All props are accounted for and packaged.
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5. All uniforms are packed and tagged and transferred together.
6. All make-up kits are packed.
7. All parents have many ways to get them to keep them up to date with the schedules.
8. Room reservations (if necessary) are paid in advance and confirmation is in hand.
9. Departure time allows for delays, hair and make-up difficulties, and maybe a few run-throughs before the competition.
10. Participant waiver forms are in hand with insurance details. Many times these are sent in sooner with the registration. Keep a copy with you!

Some useful hints for the multi-tasking coach:

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3. Artist brushes work really well when applying eye make-up. The longer handles allow you to work without being right in the girl’s face.
4. Use hairpieces if the group can manage it. They’re so much easier than trying to do hair for each competition.
5. Make-up is always the same for the girls. Same colors and “designs” on the eyes or face.
6. Bring additional hair pins, additional hair ties, and additional safety pins!
7. Don’t get emotional in front of the squad prior to the contest. Don’t freak out when someone drops a stunt at the practice time. Don’t begin crying or laughing hysterically (whichever may be your coping). If someone makes a mistake, try not to dwell on it. They will fell bad enough when it happens.
8. If you can afford it or the parents might like to help, have a little present for the kids when they are done. Even if it’s only a keychain or a stuffed animal to help them commemorate their achievement of competing, it will mean a lot to them.

The more you’re prepared, the stress you’re going to feel. The less stress you feel, the less stress the participants will feel!

Need To Gain Weight?

While it’s not as common a target as losing weight, there are a substantial number of individuals who have Animal Removal Pros weight gain as their objective. The reasons are as diverse as the people but could include things like needing to gain weight for a game, needing to put on a few pounds after rehabilitating from an injury or you’re merely underweight and have trouble making the scale go up or your Doctor has asked you to gain weight.

Before going out on your weight gain travel, I’d be remiss if I did not encourage you to stop by your Dr. for a checkup. It might be that you are not even underweight. (The press plays a significant part in how we see our bodies and it might just be that you’re fine in the skin you are in) But there may be medical reasons why you find it tough to gain weight and your physician will be a fantastic place to start. Then let us look at ways that will assist you put on a few pounds.

Gaining weight will normally follow the exact same formula as shedding weight-but in reverse. If calories in must be lower than calories out to eliminate weight, then it stands to reason that the opposite of that is going to have the opposite effect–and it will!

It appears simple and all you’ve got to do is increase your daily allotment of McBurgers right? You need to do this thing right and at a wholesome way-and slowly. So without further ado, here are a few hints to your bag of tricks.

NUTRITION
1. Determine how many calories you’re taking in today and how many calories you need based on your everyday activity. You can use a fantastic online tool for this. Whatever the amount, it represents the amount of calories that you need merely to keep the weight that you’re at (I know, I finished my sentence with a preposition-I’m crazy like that) Now you know what the number is, you will need to raise you r daily caloric consumption by, oh, let us begin with a 500 calorie per day increase. Food diaries are a terrific tool, especially at the start.

2. Try to consume more often-YEAH!! If you eat 3 meals a day then try adding a few healthy snacks every day.

3. If you do eat your regular meals, raise your portion size. Then have two yogurts instead. The Objective is to try to increase your portion sizes with every meal

4. Concentrate on good foods. Whole grain breads are packed and you can cut thick slices and place on your favorite topping like peanut butter, honey, hummus… Mmmmm. When picking veggies pick those that have less water content. Things like cucumbers have a good deal of water so will make you look more complete whilst taking but you take in less calories… you do not need that… you want potatoes, carrots, corn. Same goes for fruit… select the more dense ones such as a banana over an orange (dried fruits are great!)

5. Fats are where it is at (My momma said I was always good at rhyming words) Fats are so great because they package 9 calories per gram while carbohydrates and protein only have 4 the losers. BUT… pick healthful fats. And the great thing is that you can add some of them to everything you consume. Cooking eggs? Spread on some hummus… Using a cereal or salad? You may add healthy fats whenever you sit down to eat. Toss some dried fruit onto a salad or granola. Top your potatoes with cheese or oil or go nuts and throw some chili on top of them.

6. There are a number of healthy meal replacement beverages that are great but why not create your own smoothie? Make it with fruit, milk, honey… whatever… then sprinkle in a few seeds. You might also try replacing some of your water consumption with the occasional sport beverage.

7. Bear in mind, slow profit is the best. To improve your weight too quickly only increases the odds that the weight you gain will be from fat mass rather than lean body mass.

EXERCISE
1. You want to be certain you add some lean muscle and all of your weight gain is not just from fat. Should you include a resistance routine 3 times each week (such as body weight exercises or lifting weights) then you are able to get some lean muscle mass and what is even better… the increased workload might even boost your desire… WIN!! If you would like to gain muscle mass then add some additional protein to your meals also. Protein intake that is too low may actually make you get rid of body mass so keep your consumption to a healthy level.

2. Avoid additional “cardio” type workouts such as running and just concentrate on resistance exercise.

3. Following a work out, have a light snack that includes protein like an egg on toast, whole wheat crackers with cheese or just a glass of chocolate milk.

4. Incorporate a stretching routine in your day. OK, this in itself will not help you gain weight, but with the excess resistance training, stretching will help keep your body free of pain and keep your body moving correctly.

SUPPORT
**Tell family and friends what your objectives are so they can be involved and help to encourage you in your targets. Join an internet group with other like-minded people so you always have somebody to talk to and bounce ideas off of. Do not discount this-having the correct support is important to anything in life.

How To: Organize Your Pantry

There’s nothing more overwhelming and daunting as an unorganized, cluttered pantry. Pantries can easily become the catch all for unsightly clutter in a household, but with a couple of pantry organizers, a few organizational techniques and a bit of elbow grease, your pantry can look perfect for a magazine shoot.

Kitchen, Pantry, House, Home, RoomGo through and take out all items which do not belong in the pantry, throw out all expired items and consider eliminating items that you rarely or never use. With your remaining things, divide them into sensible categories like spices and kitchen utensils, canned products, small appliances, etc.. Make sure that the categories work for you and your family – each pantry is different…its kind of like Wildlife Removal!

When you’ve got everything removed from your pantry, take a moment to wipe down all of the shelves and sweep the floor. After your pantry is clean and items have been categorized, consider what pantry organizers would be beneficial. If you have a lot of pots and pans with lids, a lid organizer might be a good idea. There are a variety of pantry organizers out there for essentially any sort of kitchen item. Taking the time to consider and explore various pantry organizers will help save you time and your sanity down the road.

Make sure that all items may be visible and readily accessible to the people who use them in your household. To maximize space, put taller things in the back and smaller things up front. Finally, after you have replaced all your items, make sure the lighting in your pantry is sufficient, which will make finding items easier in your day to day life. Small, battery operated lights can be purchased at a relatively inexpensive price at most hardware stores in case your cabinet has little to no lighting.

Pantry organization is most likely not high on most people’s lists of things that they like doing. But with ideal research, organizers and a little effort, opening your cabinet door in the morning doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience. Get some cabinet organizers today and get started a little at a time.

Can You Find These Animals in your Attic?

The increasingly cold temperatures of the winter weather causes several distinct types of wild creatures to begin looking indoors for shelter and some could even end up in houses. It is important to perform some simple pest control during the fall to protect a home from animal intrusions but certain troublesome species in the winter may warrant a little additional precaution. Homeowners should constantly consider signs of animal intrusions like gnaw marks, feces, and scratching noises and make their homes less attractive to animals by keeping things sealed and trimming trees and bushes away from the home.

If an intrusive animal is located within a house or building, it is best to contact a wildlife control professional to handle the issue. The following are nuisance species to look out for this winter and some techniques to stop them from intruding.

Bats are one potential nuisance species which are observed in most areas of America. Most species find dark, secluded areas to roost such as caves that make indoor areas such as attics and eaves incredibly attractive to them. Homeowners should contact pest management specialists to handle bat infestations because they are a protected species.

Opossums are another creature that may be a nuisance to homeowners in winter. These marsupials can grow to over 40 inches in length and are generally found near swamps, in the woods, or in open fields where they inhabit abandoned burrows and trees. Opossums get into homes through the attic or garage and they may also construct nests under decks or porches. Homeowners are able to keep opossums out by stripping off the areas under their deck or porch and ensuring that there are no entrance points in their own garage, attic, or basement. Even armadillos can get up there, Pigeon Control for Fort Lauderdale Fl is a little different if they are in the attic.

Raccoons may also create problems during the winter as they are one of the most troublesome animals to handle. They are often attracted to a property by food or garbage and once indoors; they can cause extensive property damage and spread diseases such as rabies to people. Homeowners can stop attracting raccoons by keeping their garbage secure, but because of their difficult nature, a seasoned professional should be contacted to handle a raccoon infestation.

The final nuisance animal to be on the lookout for in winter is the tree squirrel. These squirrels are seen all over the U.S. and mayGray White and Black Long Coat 4 Legged Animal differ slightly in color and size depending on the species. They generally build nests in trees and once the temperature drops, they look to basements and attics for warmth. Squirrels have the capability to cause extensive property damage by chewing on electrical cables, phone lines, and drywall. Homeowners can keep squirrels out by sealing off entrance points to their basement and attic but should speak to a wildlife specialist if they’re discovered inside.

As the winter season approaches, be sure to be on the lookout for these frequent nuisance animals in your home or property. If an intrusive animal is discovered, speak to a professional wildlife expert who’s trained to properly and safely eliminate it.

How Can You Get Rid of Armadillos?

Armadillos may not look like any other animal from North America, but they can certainly be as destructive as the finest of them. Armadillos mostly make their homes in the southern states of the US and in areas of Mexico and South America where the land is warm and soft. Normally, these animals are considered as benign (dare I say cute in an ugly way) critters, they’re can do a considerable amount of damage to your property.

Not only do they have to dig for their foods, but most of the problems that arise around armadillos are about their burrows. Armadillos obviously do not understand that some places aren’t ideal to dig their burrow, so they frequently end up under your home or your porch. If they burrow too close to the supporting beams of your porch/house/etc. it can in fact cause the foundation of your structures to crack! Do not let this happen to you, there are some things that you can do in order to eliminate your armadillo issue.Armadillo, Animal, Florida, Wildlife

DO:
1. Attempt to trap the armadillo. There are lots of ways to go about trapping an armadillo, however, the usual ways to do it is to either trap them using a trapping device or catching them (not a simple task). But you must check with your state’s regulations concerning trapping. Most states have made it illegal to trap pests if you are not a licensed professional. Theres a professional for everything, even Fort Lauderdale Fl Bat Removal.

2. Call a Specialist. Professionals are out there for a reason and you don’t  want to hurt the animal. This is the easiest and cheapest way to begin getting rid of your pest issues.

3. Exclude them from the house by constructing fences around your entire lawn, your garden or around the base of any structure they have been digging at.

4. Relocate the armadillo at least 10 miles away from the home in a forested area which provides them no reason to make their way back to your own home.

5. Fill in the burrow as soon as you’ve gotten rid of this armadillo, otherwise another family of critters may move in.

DON’T:
1. Try to poison the armadillo. Not only is it ineffective, but it is dangerous to other animals, your pets and your loved ones to lay out poison.

2. Take them or use any other inhumane method of getting rid of them.

3. Purchase and use repellents; they simply don’t work and you’ll wind up wasting your money.

4. Don’t put your fence up without removing the armadillos from your lawn first.

When in doubt, call a professional near you to help you with your problem. This is the easiest (and cheapest in some instances) way to take care of your armadillo difficulties.

Do Storms Attract Mosquitos?

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Mosquitoes need water to breed. A rain storm will create ample breeding sites during the day of a storm and 5-6 days afterwards, it’s game on for mosquitoes and Critter Removal Companies! This is why…

The life cycle of a mosquito is odd in that 2 of the entire life cycles are in plain water. We all know about adult mosquitoes flying around, biting us making us miserable. That is where the rain comes in.

Standing water after a rain may be obvious (such as puddles) but there are numerous spots in people’s lawns with nooks and crannies that catch water. Some that are frequently overlooked are basins underneath flower pots, children’s toys, clogged gutters, grill covers and even huge leaves can accumulate enough water to breed mosquitoes.

The female mosquitoes produce eggs in bunches of up to 300 (called rafts) and put them directly onto the water surface of stagnant or still water. Only 1 teaspoon of plain water is necessary to encourage mosquito breeding. Think of all of the places that could hold a tsp of water!

The eggs hatch in 24 – 48 hours to mosquito larvae that are called ‘wigglers’. The larvae feed on microorganisms in the water like algae, bacteria, parasites, etc., by sweeping all accessible food into their submerged mouths. Gradually they come up to the surface to breathe through a straw-like component called a siphon.

Larvae become pupae within 4 – 14 days depending on the water temperature (warmer water means shorter breeding times). The pupae stage has no feeding as the metamorphosis into adult occurs.

If there is a large rainstorm, there’ll be many places with standing water that mosquitoes will find. Adult females need protein to have the ability to produce eggs and that protein stems from blood. They can bite people, livestock, birds, etc., . after a rain, females immediately begin looking for a blood meal, that can be you!

Then after 5 or 6 days, a bumper crop of mosquitoes will hatch to begin the whole process over again. And again. Females can lay up to 300 eggs every three days and can live for up to 2 months. Now that is plenty of blood suckers!

It is all about the rain to get mosquitoes.

Can Ants Get in Your Home?

Ants are persistent and have an uncanny ability to discover smells, even micro-smells from an area. Leaving behind strong pheromone trails, they mark a path for others to pick up on and follow.

Ant, Macro, Macro PhotographyIt’s hard to avoid them completely as they are always around and searching for a chance to seize food resources. In desperation, some customers resort to chemical pesticides that keep insects away, but these methods pose a health hazard, particularly to pets and children. Not at all like Rat Control.

The following are 5 simple, effective, 100% organic ways to keep them out of your dwelling. These 5 strategies for ant pest management work great and use products that you can find in your kitchen!

Cinnamon

Have you ever wondered how so many find a way to your food all at one time? After the “forager ant” locates the meals, it then marks out a trail that leads others from the identical colony to the source of food. With each trip, the odor paths are strengthened.

Cinnamon powder works because the smell of it melts the pheromone trails and affects their ability to navigate. This is a homemade pest control method, but it’s a little tricky to keep up with the little critters.

Vinegar is another frequent household ingredient which works by interrupting pheromone trails. Blend together one part of white vinegar and a single portion of water and put it into a spray bottle. Apply your vinegar mix in the entrances to your house, close plumbing, garbage cans, around the oven or any place you anticipate them.

The vinegar mix will evaporate in about a day and will require reapplication, but it is a excellent remedy to a pest control problem.

Baking Soda

Baking soda disrupts an insects natural chemistry when ingested. To get them to take it back to their nest, combine it with equal parts of powdered sugar. Pour the mixture into a container and set it near the pantry or cabinets or where ever they enter or traverse your home. Once introduced into the nest as a food source, their population will probably dwindle.

Chalk

It’s a fact that rodents will not cross a chalk line! This substance disrupts their scent markings, which they use to communicate with all the other members of their colony. Draw or pour a line of chalk between their points of entrance and their preferred food source and they will not be able to reach their destination.

Aspartame

Aspartame, also commonly known by the brand names NutraSweet or Equal, is easily available just about everywhere. Since it functions as a neurotoxin whenever they consume it, it interrupts their perceptions and they will shortly die.

If you know where their nest is, scatter the contents of one packet around the entry to a mound and gently mist to moisten it. They will collect and distribute the aspartame. Once they share it with the remainder of the colony, their numbers will soon begin to dwindle.

It seems simple to keep insects away without using harsh chemicals, provided that one is quite diligent and catches the issue very early. A good thing to do is to call in a professional and ask what environmentally friendly products be used for ant pest control. Many control businesses are using approaches and products that are powerful, without the unnecessary usage of undesirable chemicals.

Animals Moving Into Your Home

Wildlife control or nuisance wildlife management refers to the process of selective or systematic elimination of certain species of wildlife which has become threatening, dangerous, or danger to human wellbeing.

The most common nuisance wildlife include opossums, squirrels, rats, mice, raccoons, pigeons, snakes, skunks, and bats. These animals pose a danger to human health since they carry disease,ticks, lice, bacteria and viruses. One of the greatest methods to eliminate or relocate them would be to find the help of a professional wildlife management and removal service. Exactly like people and all creatures, wildlife deserves a place in this world. But because they’re one of the most common carriers of diseases, they have to be eliminated to keep people safe. Here’s a listing of nuisance animals that are potential carriers of zoonotic diseases if they invade houses:

1. Raccoon

Raccoons are a known carrier of rabies, raccoon roundworms, leptospirosis, and salmonella. Raccoon roundworms are parasitic worms that a person could get through accidental inhalation or ingestion of raccoon feces that contain parasite eggs. This can lead to larval migration into the central nervous system and it can lead to damage to the brain and eye tissues. Raccoon Removal is very important in this instance.

Leitospirosis, on the other hand is a bacterial illness that animals pass on to humans via contact with infected urine. People who suffer from liptospirosis encounter fever, shivering, nausea, dehydration, meningitis, renal failure and kidney impairment.

Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning.

2. Squirrel

Squirrels aren’t notorious carriers of zoonotic diseases, but they have a potential to infect humans because of their droppings which could carry liptospirosis and salmonella.

3. Skunk

Skunks are not known carriers of disease-causing organisms. They only become a nuisance when they intrude human dwellings. Their burrowing, feeding, and protection habits become a menace when they perform them in basements, garages, and other places in people’s houses.

4. Rats

Rats became notorious when they conracted the bubonic plague which caused thousands of deaths in Europe in the middle ages. Other diseases that rats may transmit to humans consist of rat-bite fever, ricketsia, eosinophilic meningitis (an infection of the brain), leptospirosis, and salmonella-related sicknesses.

5. Birds

The bird that has the highest potential to invade houses is pigeons. They aren’t known to carry and transmit zoonotic diseases but their droppings can become a host to a type of fungus which can lead to histoplasmosis, a flu-like disease characterized by fever, chills, joint pains, chest pain, and mouth sores. This can happen when a person inhales the spores of the fungus that grow on pigeon droppings.

6. BatsFlying Dog, Wing, Tongue, Zoo

Bats may appear harmless, but they are definitely the most frequent transmitter of the rabies virus particularly in the North American continent. You should be cautious about them if they invade your home because they can sting.

These are the most common wildlife that you want to be concerned about when they happen to invade your home. In case any of the above mentioned wildlife do become a hassle to you, you need to contact a humane wildlife control and elimination service that will assist you solve your own problem.

All About Your Garage

Unfortunately, we don’t take the protection of our garage seriously, even though it’s among the most dangerous areas in our homes….EXCEPT FOR Bat Removal.

To help you avoid unnecessary expenses or possible accidents, here are 6 helpful tips to help keep your garage and garage door secure constantly.Drill, Equipments, Garage, Tools

1. Always attempt to keep your garage as clean as you can. To minimize the odds of a trip and fall, make sure that nothing is stored on the ground.

2. Remove all fire hazards. A lot of fires begin in the garage. The main explanation your gas and petroleum containers that you store in there. Keeping away inflammable materials from power, and installing fireproof garage roofs can help reduce fire dangers and possibly save your premises.

3. Make sure that your garage door has been installed correctly. Garage doors pose a lot of risk, they are for the most part, controlled by power and a small malfunctioning part can cause a deadly tragedy. Besides this, any broken part can result in a significant injury, therefore it’s suggested you get an expert to perform the necessary maintenance. It was estimated that roughly 30,000 individuals are injured annually because of garage door malfunctions.

4. Do not let your children keep their possessions or other possessions in the garage. Doing so ensures that they don’t have anything to do in there, thereby guaranteeing their security.

5. Install tracking devices on your garage. If something goes wrong, you will get notified. To guard against unforeseen scenarios, install security sensors like heat and smoke sensors in your garage.

6. Fixing or replacing springs, wires, and other secured elements is extremely harmful and may result in death if not performed correctly. Whenever the need arises, then seek the assistance of specialist technicians.

How to Get the Best Kitchen

As we find, the kitchen is carefully scrutinized, determining whether one actually wants it or not. It’s highly recommended using the tiny spaces as the space is valuable and there’s absolutely no space for non-essential products. As cooking is the main process nearly every house does regularly, this area should be completely clutter free and simple to take care of.Free stock photo of house, table, architecture, luxury

An oven, stove top and a fridge, are the fundamental appliances you will need to even try cooking in the home. Most of us are fully aware about the details concerning those kitchen appliances.Make sure you call Pest Control Melbourne FL  before you do any cooking in your kitchen.

Proceed for items that have multiple use

As an example when we think about a grater or slicer. It isn’t necessary that you need various graters for different things, you can purchase one item that can take care of your different needs by just one appliance.

It isn’t essential to have a whole lot of knives for every kind of cutting and peeling. A couple of main kinds can fully give you a hand in all of your procedures unless you happen to be a professional chef that would like the kitchen to function as a five star kitchen.

When you’re starting to put in a new component in the kitchen consistently note how many times you’re likely to use it on daily basis. Whether it’s a onetime investment or a by chance thing which you will use once in a lengthy duration. If it’s the latter, than do not buy it. Unless you find the substitute that’s more affordable so you don’t regret it.

New Construction Tips

Do not dread your construction projects until they begin. Be considerate and cautious about waterproofing and Skunk Poop with your new building project. Water damage is among the top causes of land damage and is an issue that buildings have year round. When starting a new construction job, you may want to be certain every phase goes off without a hitch. Waterproofing will guarantee security, piece of mind, and it is vital to your successful project.Home, For Sale, House, Estate, Sale

While construction is underway, the building will be subjected to the elements. The framing, bases, wiring, insulation material, and flooring will necessarily be at the mercy of the sport. If you are using steel and concrete then the danger is not as notable, however, the wooden parts is where the hazards of water become more toxic. Prolonged exposure to water enables wood to start to rot, become infested with mold, or leave the whole structure unsound and ruined for use.

Covering your construction materials during construction can help stop this from happening. This may also encourage a solid start to your job. Since you’ll be much better off because you protected your stuff from harm, in addition, it prevents costly replacements and delays, because you won’t have to be repairing constant damage during construction or after it’s been completed.

#2 – Boost Long-Term Comfort and Sustainability

Waterproofing your new building site early helps you to begin sealing it more effectively than attempting to do it after construction has been completed. The steps taken can help reduce moisture from the inside of the construction, making it more comfortable to live in, while also offering a base for additional work in the future.

Some permeability is desired from the construction to allow humidity construction up inside the construction to escape, no matter how the trick is permitting this while still maintaining out the moisture. Such steps are less difficult to reach since the building has been constructed. After all, you’re likely going to need expensive renovation job to fit it all in correctly. Considering this early will help prevent headaches about the issue later.

#3 – Avoid Future Flooding

Basements particularly are vulnerable to moisture leaking in. Water soaks through the soil and immediately flows through cracks and fissures inside the concrete, which may result in flood in addition to mold and mildew. Finally, the whole cellar could be rendered dangerous.

Since the cellar has been constructed, it’s vital to take action to keep them watertight and seal off them from moisture. Make sure to safeguard the bases of this construction too, as doing this will encourage the long-term stability of this construction.

Waterproofing is a long-term investment which produces money throughout the building’s life.

Consider things like this: would you rather invest cash today in a solid, secure building which needs minimal repairs from water damage brought on by leaking walls and basements, or need to fork out money for all those repairs always for the remainder of time?

Further, do you wish to run the danger of losing the construction completely since water damage has rendered it uninhabitable?

All Types of Insulation

Insulation is there to keep your house comfortable year round, as well as it helps keep us from feeling the components of weather. But not all of residential insulation is created equal.

Like anything else in construction, there are a number of alternatives and forms to be considered, and every one of these will affect your financial plan in some way. For instance, skimping on the type of insulation installed will lead to Possum Poop and higher energy bills later; paying to get better insulation in the start means reduced energy bills afterward – it all depends on what approach you take. So, how do you determine what kind of home insulation product will best suit your home’s needs? Here are a couple of things to keep in mind concerning the types of insulation options to think about.

Batts and blankets are the most common kind of insulating material. They are ideal for small scale DIY jobs but can be up to 50% less effective than other forms available today. However, they are sometimes effective for wrapping plumbing components.
Fiberglass batts and blankets are somewhat far better compared to the previous type, and come in standard widths and thickness so that they fit easily between the walls and ceilings of the home, However, it can be a challenge to install and you will want to wear protective clothing to prevent itching afterwards.
Rockwell insulating material is more fire resistant, it doesn’t cause itching and is super easy to install. However, it may retain moisture and harbor mold if it gets wet.
Loose fill fiberglass insulation is perfect for attics, however overly bloated and too thick to be of much use for the walls of your property.
Loose-fill cellulose is ideal for any home in almost any climate, but it doesn’t work well as a ceiling insulator because it’s too heavy.
Spray foam is the best energy efficient option out there, but it does have to be installed by a professional and will cost more at the outset (but save in the long term).
Your house’s insulation is not something to ignore or do on the cheap. Take some opportunity to talk to area builders and find out what’s recommended for your home based on space, climate and some other parameters that might be in place. Then make an informed choice. Sure, it might take a bit of time, however when your energy bills are lower than ever, you will be pleased you did.

House Plant 101

Getting a house plant is similar to getting your home a life. You will need to cultivate it with love and attention, not Rat Poop. So it becomes important to see and comprehend the set-up and environment of your space until you bring home a plant. It is crucial to make sure that the environment in your home/ office or any other space matches the demands of the plant.

All plants require water, food and sun to survive. But different plants need different quantities of each. Free stock photo of relaxation, house, luxury, inside

1. Water – Water your plants as per their demands. Plants need water, but not too much or too little. Most plants like having their roots moist, but not too moist. You need to provide your plant with consistent water. The majority of our indoor plants have coco peat as a base. Best way to check if you need to water the plant or not would be to check the coco peat and find out how warm it is and water accordingly. If the coco peat is turning light brown and appears dry, you want to water the plant. But at the same time, you will need to make sure there’s not any clogging of water at the base. The best way to check this is to put your finger in the coco peat and assess whether it’s dry or moist from inside.

2. Light – The next most important thing is light. Some crops need appropriate sun; on the other hand some may easily live without natural light or dim light.

But a Bonsai requires at least 3-4 hours of sun on a daily bases. Most foliage plants can grow with very little or no sunlight. You want to understand the requirement of your plant and then locate the best suitable spot for your plant in your home or office. Another crucial factor here would be to avoid temperature shocks to the plant.

3. Preventing pest problems – Dirt clogs on the pores of the plant and that makes it hard to respire. You must wash the leaves of your plant many times each month. The straightforward way to do this is use a water spray. So every now and then you’re able to spray water on the leaves.

4. Pruning of yellow leaves – Leaves can turn yellow for a couple of reasons. One of the main reasons why leaves start turning yellow and brown is dryness. If the plant is dry it will often wilt and the leaves will start turning yellow. The second reason why this occurs is that a disease is affecting the plant or there is fungal action. It’s very important to understand the main reason behind yellowing of the leaves, treat the reason and prune the yellow leaves so they do not influence the rest of the plant. An easy method to prune yellow leaves is to use a pair of pruning shears or even simple scissors for foliage plants.

5. Food – Food has an important role in nurturing plants. A significant food for plants other than water is NPK, which you have to add to the plant foundation in 4-6 weeks. You can add this powder in water and add this mixture to the crops.

These are some very basic things that you need to take good care of for a healthier lush green plant. Plants require proper care.