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The Buzz on Bees and Other Sting Things

The Buzz on Bees and Other Sting Things

The Buzz on Bees and Other Sting Things

“Killer” bees. Yellowjackets. Wasps. Nests. Allergies. Pain. Do you feel the fear?

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With warmer weather comes more bug activity, including bees and wasps. In this season, there are many different kinds of stinging insects flying around your home, car and work place. But you may not be able to tell those insects apart–especially if you swat at them fiercely or run away.

Through this blog, we’ll try to teach you a few memorable points about a few of the stinging insects active in your neighborhood. However, this explanation will not be exhaustive. If you’re seeing insect activity, please call us. We’ll come out and identify–as well as try to remove–the wasp nest or beehive from your property.Carpenter Bee Though carpenter bees don’t pose a public health threat. They do have the potential to damage wood through the building of their nests. Sounds a lot like termites, huh? Read our blog on termite swarming for more info on that.pest control

Painting and staining the wood on your house may help prevent carpenter bees because they prefer to nest in untreated wood. However, they will occasionally make themselves at home even in treated wood. If you discover carpenter bees, we will assist you in treating them, and recommend having the holes filled or repaired.Bumble Bee (not to be confused with Honeybees)These bees have quite a fuzzy appearance. However, don’t let their apparent softness fool you, because bumble bees can sting more than once. In defending their nest, bumble bees will chase any threatening thing (that means you) a considerable distance.

Dealing with bumble bees can prove tricky because they defend their homes so aggressively and can sting multiple times. Please don’t try to take care of a bumble bee nest on your own. For your own safety, let us help you.HoneybeeThese little buzzers only sting once. That’s good news if you ever come in contact (literally) with one. Unfortunately, a honeybee sting is one of the most painful stings. Like bumble bees, honeybees chase invaders of their nest for a relatively long distance.

Taking care of a honeybee nest is the same as taking care of a bumble bee nest. Consider the safety that comes from a professional pest management company and spare yourself the stinging. If we find a honeybee nest, we recommend contacting a beekeeper to have them relocate the hive.

Though they can harm you, both the honeybee and bumble bee are beneficial because they help in the process of pollination.“Killer” Bees

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By the way, don’t worry, because “killer” bees aren’t active in Tennessee. However, if you visit Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada or Texas, you would find them there. The name “killer” bee is applied because they attack as a group, which causes more damage to humans. If someone is highly allergic to bee stings and gets attacked multiple times by this species of bee, the person may die of an allergic reaction, if left untreated.YellowjacketWrapping up today’s little list of sting things is the yellowjacket. Getting stung by a yellowjacket can cause an allergic reaction. Over 500,000 people are sent to the emergency room every year because of stinging pests like these.

Yellowjackets often hang out at BBQs and picnics near the sugary beverages and meaty meals, or by trash cans and recycling bins. Remember to properly dispose of your meats and sweets. Overall, proper trash disposal is very helpful in pest control. Read more about protecting your home in our blog Spring is in the Air and Ants are on the Move in Middle Tennessee

If you suspect yellowjacket activity, call a pest control professional.

Those are your bug basics for today.

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Free Website Traffic Through Paid Search

Free Website Traffic Through Paid Search

How to Earn Free Website Traffic Through Paid Search

Paid Search Marketing: Facebook – Google+ – LinkedIn – Twitter – Pinterest.

Free website traffic is not easy to come by these days. As a small business owner, you have to get creative with your internet marketing – seo if you want to attract visitors to your website to engage with your brand, buy your products or download your information. It seems as if everyone and their brother have a blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter account, a Pinterest page, a YouTube channel and on and on and on. In order to get people to your website for free, you can try some of these tactics, but ultimately if you really want free website traffic, you are going to have to pay for it.seo (search engine optimization

That’s right. You did not just read that wrong. Long gone are the days when you can put up a website, get indexed by Google or Yahoo and then watch the visitors roll in. You have to work hard, very hard, at finding out what makes your business and website unique and then marketing it like crazy. This often leads back to Paid Search advertising on Google AdWords or Bing Ads, buying image ad placements on ad networks, paying someone to do some on-site and off-site SEO or hiring a content writer to crank out blog post after blog post. All of this costs money…lots of money!

But, what if I told you that there was a way to get free traffic to your website just by being in the right place at the right time to enjoy a phenomenon in pay-per-click advertising called overdelivery. Would you be interested? I bet you would. So, what exactly is overdelivery anyway?Overdelivery is when Google AdWords shows your ad more than what your budget would normally allow. It happens in an effort to normalize your traffic to help make up for those days when your ad doesn’t show very much. When overdelivery happens, your total daily cost could be up to 20% more than your average daily budget. But in a complete monthly billing period, you’ll never be charged more than your monthly charging limit — the average number of days in a month (30.4) multiplied by your average daily budget. If Google overdelivers your ads too often, and you accrue more costs in a complete monthly billing period than your budget allows, an overdelivery credit is automatically applied to your account.

What does this all mean? This translates into FREE traffic to your website just by being in the right place at the right time. While it is not something you can plan for, it happens almost every single month. Google just does not have the ability to babysit your budget as it gets close to being spent at the end of the day. So, they often times will over serve your ads and just credit back the difference from what you intended to pay for that day.

Here is an example…

Let’s say you have a daily budget of $100 and each click costs approximately $1.00. As the day matures and each click/visit subtracts $1 from your $100, Google will start to slow down how often your ad is seen as you get close to your $100 mark. But, while they are throttling down your visibility for the day, a rush of people find your ad and click on it, causing you to go over your $100 budget. This will continue the rest of that day until Google can make sense of your remaining budget and officially close down your ability to compete in the remaining auctions on your keywords for that day. Sometimes this can be up to 20% over your daily budget. So, while your AdWords account may show $120 in the cost column, you are only charge $100, which means you got $20 worth of free website traffic! How awesome is that? Thanks Google!

So, there you have it. By having a fixed daily budget and exploiting the fact that Google cannot always accurately throttle your daily website visitors to match your exact budget, you will almost always get free website traffic to your site. Hopefully you can convert some of that free traffic into leads, sales and long-term customers.

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Drain Cleaning | Sewer Cleaning

Drain Cleaning | Sewer Cleaning

Drain Cleaning | Sewer Cleaning

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Normally we don’t pay much attention towards the plumbing system and the sewer lines of our house. This is the main reason that we call a plumber because our sewer line is giving us some trouble. In such cases, either the whole sewer line has to be snaked opened, repaired or it needs to be replaced altogether. A better idea is to maintain your sewer drain lines to prevent the sewer from backups. When you pay attention towards maintaining your drain lines you may be able to increase their life time.clogged pipes

When you are using a lot oil or grease in your daily food then it can make it difficult to maintain your drain lines. Oil has fat particles that stick to the surface of drain lines and makes it difficult for the water to flow easily through them.

It is wise to take certain steps in your home and even in your place of business to easily reduce the risk of having backups and clogs in your sewer drain pipelines. You can find many cleaning agents and chemicals on the market. These will have the capability to digest the bacteria and enzymes which are normally found in food that causes them to stick to the inner surface of drain pipes. You should be using these chemicals as a maintaining agent on an every other month basis so you can prevent the backups and clogging in your main drain pipes. These products will be more effective depending on the type of blockage you have got in your drain lines. The cleaning agent will be able to clean it completely or partially. However, when you use these chemicals on an every other month basis you will be increasing the life time of your sewer pipes easily.

When you are experiencing drain problems it is advisable to hire a professional Master Plumber who specializes in drain cleaning maintenance for cleaning the blockage and backups in your drain line. You may also want to keep you lines clear after this by having them cleaned out every six months or at least once a year.

Other reasons for having a blockage the in sewer lines are their structure, tree roots and even deterioration as well. The key is to catch the problem as early as possible. You should always hire a professional plumber to do this job for you. When you suspect tree roots or deterioration it is wise to have a sewer camera inspection. The inspection will let you know exactly what the problem is with you main sewer line.

You should not let any such waste material or debris such as sand, soot, wood or other building materials in the drain line. Believe it or not this is a big problem we see on a lot of house where heavy backups occurs.

There should be garbage disposal system attached with your drain lines as well. In this way, only those waste materials will go through the drain lines that can flow with water easily. Lastly, let the water flow openly in the drain line at least once in a day so that any waste material can flow with it and doesn’t cause blockage in the sewer drain line.

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