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How to Identify and Remove Termites from Your Home

How to Identify and Remove Termites from Your Home

Occasionally Pest Control Center likes to feature articles by guest writers.  This article is submitted by Chad Siemers, representing Heron Lawn & Pest Control of Orlando, FL. As always, guest articles contain the opinions of our guests and are not necessarily the opinions of Pest Control Center, Inc., its staff or  management.

Termites are a homeowner’s nightmare – appearing in every U.S. state except Alaska. These little critters cause billions of dollars in structural damage each year by eating the wood in homes. A termite colony can start small with about 10,000 insects, but it can grow to a million if they’re not removed.

There are three primary types of termites, including subterranean, drywood and dampwood termites. Fortunately they’re slow eaters and an entire colony can only go through about one pound of wood a year.

Check out the MashUp Sprinkler Video

See Dinger, Slamson and lots of local residents doing the Sprinkler Dance! It’s the dance sensation that’s sweeping the region!

Tree Pruning Clinic

Tree Pruning Clinic

Learn how to help your trees develop good structure and form.  A variety of pruning tools will be presented and discussed. There will be a walkabout on library grounds to look at tree structure and pruning. The tree pruning clinic is presented by the Sacramento Tree Foundation in partnership with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The clinics are free, but please register at www.sactree.com/events.

Saturday, January 5, 2013, 2:00 to 3:30

Arden-Dimick Library

891 Watt Ave (at Northrop Ave)

Sacramento, CA 95821

How to Give Thanks to Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, There for You Every Minute!

How to Give Thanks to Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, There for You Every Minute!

There are several beautifully decorated holiday trees at police stations scattered around Sacramento. Tomorrow, November 30th, is the last day to bid on these beautiful decorated trees!

Click HERE to see these absolutely beautiful trees

Did you know that there are over 125 volunteer chaplains in Sacramento county who, among many other both proactive and reactive events, respond to emergencies throughout Sacramento county 24/7?

There are some who continue to respond even without a job. By bidding on these gorgeous holiday trees, you are helping us help the community by providing gas cards to very appreciative chaplains.

Avoid Messy Problems this Holiday Season with Proper FOG Disposal

Avoid Messy Problems this Holiday Season with Proper FOG Disposal

Sacramento, CA -- Sewer blockages and backups increase by up to 50 percent during the holidays due in part to the types of leftover food put down kitchen sinks and garbage disposals. People can avoid potentially messy problems and holiday havoc by properly disposing of fats, oils and grease (FOG).

When poured down the sink, FOG accumulates in sewer pipes restricting flow and ultimately causing blockages and backups in homes and neighborhoods. The Sacramento Area Sewer District and the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities have teamed up to keep drains clog-free during the holiday season.

“Holidays are one of the worst times of year for improper disposal of fats, oils and grease. Although delicious, holiday meals create notoriously bad waste,” said Jan Holm, SASD FOG Program Manager. “Everyone can help prevent these potentially messy problems by talking to guests and kids about the best way to clean up dishes and leftover food after a holiday meal.”

Cool and beautify your home - naturally

Cool and beautify your home - naturally

Not only do trees beautify your home and neighborhood, they can help to dramatically reduce cooling costs during the hot summer months. Sacramento County residents are eligible for up to 10 free trees through the Sacramento Shade tree program, a partnership between Sacramento Tree Foundations and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). Businesses, parks and schools in the SMUD service area are also eligible for free SMUD shade trees.

Sacramento Shade customers can choose from over 30 deciduous trees (deciduous trees shed their leaves in the fall to allow the warm winter sun into your home).