Monthly Archives: March 2011

How to Evaluate and Prevent Structural Damage from Insects and Rot, fungus, Termites, Carpenter Ants, Powder Post Beetles, and Leaks or Water Entry in Buildings

Mar 24, 2011 Comments Off on How to Evaluate and Prevent Structural Damage from Insects and Rot, fungus, Termites, Carpenter Ants, Powder Post Beetles, and Leaks or Water Entry in Buildings

How to spot & prevent termite damage on buildings How to spot powder post beetle damage and determine its activity Spotting rot and structural rot damage on wood structures Inspecting for mold as a clue to building rot, insects, etc.…

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Termites in Texas

Mar 17, 2011 Comments Off on Termites in Texas

There are three main types of termites that can cause problems for homeowners in Central Texas- native subterranean termites, formosan subterranean termites and drywood termites. courtesy photo Formosan termite workers and soldiers are seen above. Worker termites are small, soft-bodied…

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Heartworms in Dogs – What You Don’t Know That Can Hurt Your Pooch

Mar 14, 2011 Comments Off on Heartworms in Dogs – What You Don’t Know That Can Hurt Your Pooch

by WebMD Healthy Pets (Subscribe to WebMD Healthy Pets's posts) Mar 11th 2011 @ 11:00AM Filed Under: Dogs, Pet Health Heartworms in dogs are easy to prevent but difficult and costly to cure. Our friends at WebMD Healthy Pets asked…

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UNT to Exterminate 18-Year-Old Bee Hive

Mar 11, 2011 Comments Off on UNT to Exterminate 18-Year-Old Bee Hive

UNT to Exterminate 18-Year-Old Bee Hive: MyFoxDFW.com DENTON, Texas - The University of North Texas is hoping to get rid of a bee colony that formed inside the walls of a building on campus 18 years ago. Campus officials believe…

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New Zombie-Creating Fungi Discovered (VIDEO)

Mar 4, 2011 Comments Off on New Zombie-Creating Fungi Discovered (VIDEO)

This is surreal. Four new species of the zombifying fungi, members of the Ophiocordyceps (or just Cordyceps) genus have apparently been discovered. These fungi are the sworn enemy of tropical ants and other insects, infecting them and causing their unusual…

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Landscapes function as outdoor living space

Mar 1, 2011 Comments Off on Landscapes function as outdoor living space

Photo by Margie Jenke Water provides a most relaxing sound in the garden. Homeowners often enhance the composition of their home landscapes by adding a water feature that can range in size and complexity from a large water garden to…

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