Seasonal Pest Updates

Summertime is a great time of year. The weather gets warmer, the kids are out of school, pool parties are in full swing and it’s just an all-around good time of year. However, with the summer weather change also comes some unwanted pests and critters that will drive us crazy. Today we are going to talk about some of the seasonal insects and other pests that you will see in the summer time and how you can protect yourself from them.

Fire Ants

These can be the some of the worst bites you will ever get in your life. Fire ants will sting and leave you with a horrible blister. If you or your children step in a fire ant bed they will attack you in swarms and sometimes they can be all over your foot or leg before you have time to get them off. There are many different things that people have come up with over the years such as pouring boiling water on the ant mound, shoveling dirt from one ant mound to another and pouring oil on ant mounds but all of these things are really ineffective because until the queens are gone the fire ants won’t leave your yard either. The best way to get rid of fire ants is with fire ant killer that you can buy from your local home improvement store. When you use fire ant killer the ants take the poison to the queen, or queens, and when the queens die the fire ants usually die or move on as well.


These little bugs can not only cause damage to your home but they can also cost you thousands of dollars in repairs to your home. The best way to protect your home from termites and the horrible damage that they can do to your home is to get termite treatment. This is really the only way to make sure that your home is protected. Birmingham pest control can give you the best treatment options available if your home is already infested with termites and you will need to act fast because termites can spread very quickly and they will continue to damage your home until you get rid of them.

Creepy Crawlers

When roaches invade your home it seems as though they multiply with the speed of light and it’s because they actually do. A female roach will produce about one hundred and fifty offspring during her lifetime. To keep them away from your home you will need to have regular pest control services and if you see any you need to make sure that you remove all trash. Leaving trash sitting in your home will attract them in large numbers.


Which medical articles can you trust?

The internet has put an entire world of information at our fingertips. You can now look up anything you want with just a few clicks of a button on the keyboard. Within minutes you can find the answer to any question that you may have about any topic, including your health. In the past whenever we would have any type of medical issues we would have no other option other than going to the doctor. We would then have to make an appointment with the doctor and let them run multiple test to try and figure out what are medical issue could be. Now, we can simply look up our symptoms online and there are multiple websites that will give you a list of possible illnesses that match your symptoms.

Not everything you find on the internet is reputable and can be trusted. So, the question still remains, “how do you know which websites you can trust for your medical information?” A good rule of thumb is that any website you go to for medical information should have a reputation of being trust such as WebMD and Medcenter TMJ. Jaw pain can be some of the worst type of pain you will ever experience in your life and you will want to seek medical treatment right away.

If you are experiences symptoms such as dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, or fever you can quickly turn to the internet to find out what could possibly be wrong with you. However if you are experiencing any type serious illness then you will want to seek medical treatment from a professional right away. Don’t wait until it’s too late and the problem has turned into something that is major.

Getting regular checkups at the doctor is a great way to detect potentially life threating illnesses early on so they can be treated. This could potentially save your life so it’s important that you go to your healthcare professional at least once a year so that they can run blood test to make sure that you are healthy.

Minor medical problems, such as constipation, can be treated at home with over the counter medicines and home remedies. These are the types of medical problems that you should look up on the internet and follow what they suggest to help correct it. It’s always best to look up information on multiple websites and compare all information that you get so you know which directions to follow. You should never take anything that is suggested unless you can buy it over the counter at your local pharmacy. Also keep in mind that you should never mix over the counter medicines and only take what is recommended on the label.

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You never know who to believe anymore.

“Believe 10% of what you read and only 90% of what you see.”

The saying goes something like that, anyway. News circulates at such at an expedited pace that you never know who is telling the truth and who is selling only fake news. It also seems that just as you start to digest one piece of news, a new piece comes out.

How can you tell the difference between what is real and fake?

1) One of the best ways to determine whether the news is factual is if it comes from a reliable site. Does the information come from a place like .gov or .edu?

You can also find reliable sources through trusted colleges library, a scientific journal, or a non-profit. Those places are not interested in getting anything from you but reporting the news.

2) You need to channel sites or periodic news outlets that are experts in the situation you request information in. In other words, you would not ask a mechanic to fix your broken leg, would you? You also would not ask the paramedic to change a tire unless he is very skilled in that area. I mean, there are the exceptions, to the rule, but you need to ask an expert.

Do you want information on a legal issue? Places like MSNBC are a great place to start. They have experts in the legal field, including Chuck Rosenberg, Joyce Vance, Jill-Wine-Banks, and Matthew Miller there regularly, some more than others.

3) Watch only a trusted news outlet on your tv. I watch MSNBC regularly. They have some great anchors and guests that give you the information you need. CNN is good too, but I prefer MSNBC.

You can watch the network you feel most comfortable with. The point is, pay attention to network sources that report factual news as it happens. Places like MSNBC and CNN can be verified by because they only ask the experts to come on, including legal analysts, defense lawyers, prosecutors, and political reporters that know what to ask and when.

4) You will probably see commercial sites and networks as you flip through the channels and papers every day. You might want to stay clear of that. They will report the news in a way that works in their favor. They will not present the news in an unbiased fashion.

5) Established biases brings me to my last point. Everyone has their point of view and opinion, but that should not waiver to an established bias. What I like about MSNBC is they look at both sides of the coin. They will have dialogue with people who think differently than they do.

You never should believe 100% of what the news says, but you should be able to trust at least 90% of it when it comes out, whether it be a trusted website, library periodicals, or cable tv news station.