Archive for September, 2018

3 Pests That Can Plague Your Office

Written by Projects To Do At Home on September 19, 2018. Posted in Uncategorized

When you hear the term “pest,” you might think of food service; cockroaches, rodents, bugs. The fact of the matter is, pests don’t just harm the food service industry. In your office environment, you may encounter dozens of pests in your lifetime.

Here are the most common pests that might plague your office.

Spiders

When the weather takes a turn, so too does the direction of spiders in your area — and they lead right to your office. Spiders are great because they kill a bunch of smaller bugs. They’re like a miniature commercial pest control service all on their own.

However, your coworkers and employees might not think so. When too many spiders invade your office space, you should call commercial pest control services right away, especially if your office is nearby wooded areas. It’s estimated that around one million spiders will live on one acre of land, but in tropical areas, up to three million spiders can live on one acre. Poisonous spiders should be handled by professional extermination services to prevent injury and ensure no spiders are left behind.

Bed bugs

Even though your office probably doesn’t have a bed, that doesn’t mean bed bugs aren’t taking up residence in your place of work. Bed bugs are associated with beds, but that’s only because they feed on preying victims while they remain stationary; usually in bed. Bed bugs actually live in the nooks and crannies of wooden furniture, in electrical sockets, and even the cracks in your walls and floors.

Though they usually aren’t an immediate health risk, bed bugs are notoriously hard to get rid of. If you have bed bugs in your office, you need to hire an extermination service stat to ensure your office is a safe place to work.

Cockroaches

Every building and business is susceptible to this pesky pest. Cockroaches are found anywhere there is water and food, two things your office likely has. Between kitchen cooking, garbage, and surrounding restaurants, any office might experience a cockroach infestation. To get rid of them, hire commercial pest control services to eradicate their presence and keep your business on track.

Pests aren’t a one industry issue: countless pests invade thousands of businesses each year. When you need quick and efficient pest control services, call D and R Pest Control for the best extermination services near you.

A Basic 3 Step Process to Cloning Your Favorite Plant

Written by Projects To Do At Home on September 14, 2018. Posted in Uncategorized

If you’ve been growing for awhile, then you’ve undoubtedly had the perfect strain come across your lap that produced best quality yield you’ve ever had. You regret not cloning it then, and now you’ve got another plant that’s as good or better than the other one.

Rather than missing another opportunity, you decide to clone your prized plant. Well, before you go crazy basing your process on what you’ve heard, here’s a quick step-by-step guide to cloning.

The Mother plant

The plant that you want to clone isn’t always the plant that you should clone, and there are a few considerations to make when deciding which plant is best.

    • Make sure the plant you want to clone is a female since male plants don’t produce buds.

 

    • To help maintain the quality of your overall yield before cloning, rid the crop of any male plants before pollination. Cross-pollination will decrease the quality of the crop.

 

    • Choose a healthy mother plant, one with a taste and aroma that you’re fond of. Make sure the plant is strong enough to handle the cloning process and isn’t weak or dying.

 

  • If you’re going for a high yield rather than a quality yield, then that’s another consideration when deciding which plant to choose.

Once you’ve chosen your mother plant, you can begin cutting.

Cutting

When you’ve found the right plant, you’ll need to take cuttings. Be sure to do this when the mother plant is not flowering and is quite healthy, having roughly six nodes. You’ll need a sharp blade or scissors, and you will need to sterilize the tool with alcohol to prevent the spread of disease. Pick a low branch and cut about a quarter of an inch below the node at a 45-degree angle. Also be sure to water your plant before you take any cuttings.

Planting

Before planting your cutting, it will need to grow roots. Do this by placing the cutting in a small cup of water and placing a plastic bag over the top. Once the roots have grown to about one to three inches, you can transfer the clones into the soil. You can now grow the clones as you would a traditional plant, making sure to use the right grow lights, plant support mesh, nutrients, and anything else you need.

When deciding how to grow your new plants, consider a hydroponic system equipped with grow lights. Hydroponic setups will use less water and grow two to three times faster than traditional outdoor plants. Be sure to properly care for your clones so they can grow to be as healthy and beneficial as the mother plant.

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