Do you know the safe thaw zone for turkeys? Keep them below 40 degrees. Salmonella is one of the noxious pests we don’t exterminate. Please share this important reminder!
If it’s been over 10 years since your home last had a termite inspection, it’s time to call an expert. Here are three reasons why:
1.Termite inspectors look for all wood destroying organisms, including fungus, carpenter ants & bees, subterranean termites and drywood termites, and dry rot.
2. Who else is going to crawl under your house and through your rafters? […]
Also known as flying rats and cooing cockroaches, pigeons roost on porches, phone and electrical lines and are not fooled by plastic owls. Pigeon droppings foul pools and patios throughout San Jose and San Diego.
The best solution to these feathered pests is to make them feel unwelcome.
Your Role in Pigeon Control—
-Eliminate bird feeders
-Hire a specialist in pigeon “exclusion” to […]
Do you really want to trust the seller’s termite guy? We recently inspected a house at the request of the buyer’s agent. What we discovered was so different than the findings in the seller’s termite report that we wondered if we’d inspected the same house!
How can such disparities happen? […]
Yes, really, your county vector control office wants you to report dead birds and squirrels. Dead birds or squirrels in an area may indicate that West Nile virus is present. You can help the West Nile monitoring efforts by reporting dead birds, and in some cases, collecting the remains for testing. (This isn’t as gross as it sounds. When a […]
According to the National Fire Protection Association, for best protection, it is recommended that both ionization and photoelectric technologies be in homes. We’ve only found a few such devices commonly available, such as the Kidde PI9010 Battery-Operated Dual Ionization and Photoelectric Sensor Smoke Alarm. But we haven’t found any alarms with the trifecta of ionization and photoelectric smoke detection PLUS […]
We say good by to National Grilling Month with our favorite barbeque sauce recipe from Sunset Magazine:
Sticky Spicy Barbecue Sauce
This sweet sauce browns to a thick sticky glaze as it cooks. Generously baste ribs; it coats 5 to 6 pounds. Look for hoisin sauce in the Asian food section of your supermarket.
1/2 cup […]
Keep a box of salt next to the barbeque…for fire supression. Never dump water to stop a flare-up, you’ll just create flying ash and soot that will get all over your food. Instead, douse flare-ups with salt. It suppresses flames and flare-ups without having a cooling effect on the coals […]
Two ways to clean a barbecue mop:
- wash in hot, soapy water and hang to dry
- or rinse in hot water and put in the dishwasher.
An even better solution is a silicon barbeque mop. It does the job without absorbing your sauce or bacteria, plus it is diswasher safe.
House fly control requires a commitment to vigilant sanitation. Remove trash regularly and use well-sealing garbage receptacles to get rid of house flies around waste bins. Clean up pet waste immediately. Use fine mesh screens on doors and windows to prevent fly entry.
The one thing that doesn’t work so well? Spraying. You’ve just got to eliminate the things flies […]