Sunday May 20, 2018

Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Florida Home Safe from Pests

Inspect your home for signs of rodents or insects every season. Look for cracks around your home.

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Florida is home to balmy weather, tropical vegetation, and beautiful beaches. The same reasons you choose Florida as your home are the same reasons rodents and pests may invade your living space. Before you have to search for exterminators near me, take charge of your house by taking some simple steps to keep your home safe from pests.

Keep Your Kitchen Clean

Although insects may still invade a spotless home, keeping your kitchen clean will greatly reduce the problems. Your kitchen could be a buffet to pests who are just searching for small bits of food and any drop of moisture.

  • Take the trash out and wash the trash can regularly.
  • Sweep floors to remove crumbs of food.
  • Keep your kitchen sink free of dirty dishes.
  • Wipe down counters after any food preparation.
  • Regularly inspect under your sink for leaks or moisture.
  • Clean behind your refrigerator and stove occasionally.
  • Keep pet food up off the floor and clean around the bowls regularly.
Before you have to search for exterminators near me, take charge of your house by taking some simple steps to keep your home safe from pests.
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Check Your Home Each Season

Inspect your home for signs of rodents or insects every season. Look for cracks around your home. Mice can squeak through holes as small as a dime. Remove piles of wood and leaves from your yard where rodents or pests can make nests. Seal windows and doors that are cracked. Make sure your outside garbage and recycling bins are kept closed and clean.

Control Moisture

Small plumbing leaks are magnets for insects and rodents. Check your bathroom, utility room, and gutters for leaks and standing water. If you have a pond or birdbath, install an aerator to move the water or change it regularly to avoid mosquitoes from laying eggs on the stagnant water. Don’t overwater your plants and grass.

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Maintain Your Landscaping

Rodents such as squirrels or raccoons can use tree branches to access your attic. Trim the trees around your house. If you compost, keep it away from your home and use a sealed container. Ask your landscaper about incorporating pest-proof plants into your landscape. If you have an outdoor patio, clean the grill and empty the grease trap after each use. Keep your swimming pool clean and treated, because it can also attract unwanted pests.

Schedule Regular Inspections

Professional trained technicians have the experience and know-how to spot pest problems before they become serious issues. Have your home inspected annually for pest control in Orlando by a service technician who can help you prevent pest infestations to maintain your sense of security.

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SpaceX to build Mars rockets in Los Angeles

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The Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, which will be used to explore Mars — a goal that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hopes to accomplish by 2022 — will be built in the Port of Los Angeles, media reports said.

According to a report in CNET on Saturday, the LA Board of Harbor Commissioners gave its unanimous approval to permit SpaceX to build the BFR Mars rocket at a new facility on Terminal Island at the Port of Los Angeles.

The rockets will be made in Los Angeles. VOA

The report said the new rocket manufacturing facility would be built on a 19-acre parcel on the mostly artificial island that’s part of the port. The facility would provide employment to as many as 700 people, as per SpaceX.

The reason of building the rocket at the port and not at the company’s inland headquarters in Hawthorne, California, is due to the size of BFR.

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BFR would be so large that it would have to be transported on an ocean-going barge to Cape Canaveral, Florida, via the Panama Canal. As per the information provided by Musk, SpaceX’s huge new rocket would be nearly 350 feet tall and span 30 feet in diameter. Meanwhile, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Twitter: “This is a vehicle that holds the promise of taking humanity deeper into the cosmos than ever before.”

The project is ambitious. VOA

“And this isn’t just about reaching into the heavens. It’s about creating jobs right here on Earth,” the Mayor added. SpaceX would pay the Port of Los Angeles $1.38 million per year under its lease agreement for the Berth 240 location, Spaceflight Now website reported. IANS