BUG KNOWLEDGE – Pest Control


Bees, Wasps, and Hornets – The Flying Stingers We Fear

These are pests that we have a love-hate relationship with. Yes, we love to see all the pollinators doing what they do best and that’s keeping flowers and plants, well pollinated. They fly from flower to flower buzzing happily doing what they’re meant to do and doing it very well. We remain quietly at a safe distance, taking time to smell the flowers and watching nature hard at work when suddenly, much to our dismay, we are noticed and now we get attacked and stung.

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Wasps (Polistes gallicus) in the nest.

You may ask, “What did I do?” Sorry, you’re not the first nor will you be the last person stung without provocation. It could be a color we wore or a cologne/perfume we have on or maybe a sudden movement. Who knows? All we know is, we are now a victim of some little insect’s right for protection. Then we turn and notice a large wasp nest in the eave of our home. What now?

Bees are probably the nicest of the stingers. They are a social little bunch and tolerate a lot before attacking. One good reason is they can only sting once, yes it’s a kamikaze attack for them and they’re not in too much of a hurry to end it. I think their view is “so many flowers and too little time to pollinate them all” so they don’t want to give it all up on a whim. You have to be threatening the hive or them before the sting comes.

Many mistakes a Yellow Jacket for a Bee. Bees are smaller and are fuzzy with orange and black features. Yellow Jackets are not fuzzy and are yellow and black. Bees orange, and Yellows Jackets, yellow. (For emphasis)

Yellow Jackets are by far the meanest of the group. They most definitely attack without provocation and unlike bees, they can sting multiple times. Wasps also can sting multiple times and there is a wide variety of them around. Also, there is a large variety of hornets but don’t forget the feisty bumblebee. He’s an ill-tempered little bully too.

The question asked earlier was what to do once your home has been invaded by these stinging pests. Do not attempt the extermination yourself. You may find yourself getting more than you bargained for and you or a family member could even end up in a hospital. Call a professional exterminator for the Yellow Jackets, Wasps, Hornets or Bees. You may even consider an experienced Bee Keeper for the Bees. We, as exterminators don’t really like to kill Bees but if they are a danger to you and your family, you come first.

So think safety first, not always money. There are enough Pest Control professionals around to get a good price. Be sure to always ask them if they are licensed and insured.

This Blog was posted for you By Jenkins Pest and Lawn in San Antonio

Bathtub Shower Plumbing

Bathtub Shower Plumbing

We service and repair all models and brands of shower or bathtubs. If your shower or bathtub is not getting cold or hot water, you need to replace the old shower or bathtub or you have other issues with your shower or bathtub, simply call us and we will take care of rest, bringing back your shower or bathtub to normal working order. Call us anytime to schedule an appointment for your shower or bathtub repair service. Certainly, we will work with your schedule when we set up your shower or bathtub service appointment. For a convenient plumbing services appointment, call us 24 hours 7 days a week.

If it’s more convenient for you, you can contact us via email for your shower or bathtub appointment. In your email, please specify your zip code, name, phone number, and a brief explanation of the shower or bathtub issue. As soon as we receive the email, we will contact you, so that we can schedule your shower or bathtub repair service appointment.plumbing repairs - plumbing service san antonio

Our Bathtub and Shower Plumbing Service cover all of San Antonio’s surrounding areas.

This text will help you to gain more knowledge about your shower or bathtub systems. This will be helpful for you to use your plumbing utilities effectively and efficiently so that you save on shower or bathtub repair bills while also extending the life of your shower or bathtub systems.
WARNING: Do not take chances with your personal safety. This text is only for shower or bathtub learning purposes. We never suggest that you do get involved with shower or bathtub repairs on your own. Any shower or bathtub repairs require professional training, knowledge, and experience with water, gas, or electric systems. Undertaking such repairs can be extremely unsafe if you don’t have the appropriate knowledge and training. For professional shower or bathtub repair service call us any time.

One-Piece Showers

One-piece showers offer the least possibility for problems of all the various types of showers. Because of their one-piece construction, leaks in the walls are nearly unheard of. Unless the unit is cracked, you can rule out wall leaks.

Valve Escutcheons

The valve escutcheons on showers are one source of mystery leaks. Just as was described in the last chapter, these escutcheons can let water penetrate the shower wall.
The escutcheons used for single-handle valves are frequently equipped with sponge-type gaskets. These gaskets are factory installed on the escutcheons and do a good job of preventing unwanted leaks.
Two-handle shower valves generally require a gasket or a putty seal to be placed behind the escutcheons. If these seals are missing or have deteriorated, water can find its way into the wall. A visual inspection can reveal the possibility of this type of leak, but a water test is the only way to be certain the escutcheons are not responsible for leaks.
Unfortunately, many showers don’t have access panels that allow easy inspection of the shower valve. Bathtubs that use waste and overflows with mechanical joints are required to have access panels, but showers are not.
The lack of an access panel greatly reduces a plumber’s ability to make sound judgment calls on problems related to showers. It may be necessary to cut into a wall to gain access in the case of stubborn leaks, but there are ways to make reasonable assumptions without butchering a wall. To expound on this, let’s look at various circumstances on a step-by-step basis to see how cutting into walls and ceilings can be avoided.

Tubs That Won’t Hold Water

Tubs that won’t hold water generally require an adjustment to the tub waste. It is possible for water to leak around the trim ring of the tub drain, but the problem is usually with the adjustment of the tub waste. If there is no water leaking from under the tub, you can rest assured the cause is in the tub waste adjustment. There are several different types of tub wastes in use, and each of them can present its own type of trouble. With some types of wastes, it is necessary to make adjustments in the trip mechanism. Others require the replacement of a seal or an entire stopper.bathtub repair services

Toe-touch wastes

Toe-touch wastes don’t contain any internal adjustment mechanisms. This type of waste depends on the stopper to hold water in a bathtub. If a toe-touch waste is allowing water to leak out of the tub and down the drain, there are three options available to you.
Begin your troubleshooting by turning the stopper clockwise. If the stopper is not screwed into the drain far enough, water can leak past its seal. If the stopper is screwed into the drain properly, remove it and inspect the seal. To be sure the problem is with the toe-touch stopper, install a rubber stopper in the drain and test the tub. If water doesn’t leak past the rubber stopper, you have identified the cause of your problem; it is the toe-touch stopper.
Once you know the stopper is causing the trouble, you can replace the entire stopper with a new one. It may be possible to replace the seal only, but with the low cost of replacement stoppers, I would replace the whole unit to be sure of correcting the problem without a callback.

For professional plumbing service call us.

this blog was posted by Chambliss Plumbing in San Antonio

Consultation With An Auto Accident Lawyer

Consultation With An Auto Accident Lawyer

If you get into a car accident, you need to get a consultation from an auto accident lawyer. The consultation will help you determine your next steps and how much making a claim will cost you. This is one of the most important things you should remember to do when you get into an auto accident, along with several other important things. car accident attorneys laredo

What to Do After an Auto Accident

When you get into an auto accident, the first thing you should do is check for any physical injuries. And whether or not there are injuries involved, it would be best if you call for medical attention immediately.

Right after that, make sure to call the police as well. A police officer who attends to the scene will make a report about the accident. For your information, get the accident report number from the police officer.

You should also talk to the other party involved in the accident. Exchange important information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance policy numbers, and the driver’s license number. Jot down information about the vehicle as well, such as the car’s model, make, color, license plate, and any special features. Examine all damages to both cars.

Also, refrain from getting into an argument, regardless of whose fault the accident was. Also, in certain situations, be aware that there is a possibility that the driver at fault may try to flee from the accident.

If, however, you are found to be at fault, explain the accident to the police officer but do not tell him that you are at fault. Also, avoid discussions about physical injuries. You need to get legal advice before you make any claims or delve into such topics.

Next, call your auto insurance company. You need to provide the company with all the information regarding the accident that you have collected. You also have to describe the accident to your insurance agent so he or she can help you out from that point on.

It is also important to talk to an auto accident lawyer. Most car accident lawyers offer a free consultation. So make sure to look for a lawyer who’s willing to give you free consultation with no hassle and no obligation. Also, make sure you choose your car accident lawyer carefully.

You can use the consultation in choosing your final lawyer, but when you are seeking free consultations, don’t forget to screen the lawyers nonetheless. Choose a lawyer who specifically agrees to keep your consultation confidential.

Why get a Consultation From a Car Accident Lawyer

In getting a consultation from an auto accident lawyer, the lawyer will assess the accident you were involved in. Based on these assessments, he or she will give you advice on your rights as the victim of the car accident and of your options or what you can do.

There are many courses of action possible in such cases; it is the lawyer’s responsibility to present these options and explain them to you fully then give his or her suggestion on the best course of action you can take.

The consultation from an auto accident lawyer can help you compare different auto accident lawyers. The way the lawyers transact and provide you with initial consultation and service can say a lot about how they will work with you in case you hire them for your car accident claim.

Without consultation from an auto accident lawyer, you might choose the wrong lawyer or you might not get the compensation that you want. Also, your consultation can tell you what rights you have and just how much you can ask for compensation.

How to Get a Consultation or Consultation

If you want to get a consultation, you can search online for lawyers who can help you out. Most websites that represent lawyers or law firms will tell you whether they offer free consultations or not. You can present your case online and get instant advice.

On the other hand, you can also get contact numbers from the website or look some lawyers up in the phone book and ask for free consultations over the phone.

Most consultations can be provided on the same day or on the day after the request. Since car accidents should be acted upon as soon as possible, go with a car accident lawyer who can give you your free consultation from an auto accident lawyer as soon as possible.

If you do not find the advice to your liking, these free consultations are often free from obligation, so you don’t have to seek further legal counsel with the lawyer who provided the advice.

But even without such obligation, don’t hesitate to ask the lawyer about tips on how to make a successful claim, and so on. The way they handle these questions and provide you with answers you need will help motivate you to seek their help and service, so they are often prepared to give you the answers you are looking for.

If you want to go in for an appointment, don’t hesitate to request for one with your lawyer. This will help you discuss the case better.

This blog was posted by Ford and Laurel Attorneys Laredo, Texas