7 Signs You’re Not Alone In Your Home

Have you had a sense that you are not the only one living in your home? No, we’re not talking about ghosts or spirits! We are talking about a lodger of a different sense… a pest! From rats to wasps, there are many pests that want to stay the night but the trouble is they never want to leave, and they bring all of their friends and family too. Nightmare!

Do you fear that you could have rodents or termites living in your home? Instead of dismissing this as an overreaction, you should look out for some clear signs that you need pest control. After all, the last thing you want to do is allow the situation to get worse. So, with that being said, in this blog post, we are going to look at seven of the clear signs that you have some sort of pest problem in your property. If you have noticed any of this signals, don’t delay in getting it checked out further.

Here are seven indications that you have a pest problem in your property:



1. Creatures you’re not used to seeing indoors – This may sound obvious, but seeing creatures indoors that you’re only used to seeing outside is the biggest indication that you have a pest problem and that you require pest control. If you have noticed this, you are right to be concerned. Uninvited creatures that should raise the alarm include the likes of rodents, mosquitoes, cockroaches, termites, mice, flies, and fleas.

2. Strange sounds – If you think you could have a problem with rodents, listen carefully, as it is likely you will be able to hear their feet. Mice and rats often hide behind walls and under floorboards, and so it is likely that you will hear them scurrying, gnawing, or scratching on the walls. It can sometimes be possible to hear loud bugs too.

3. Gnawing – If you don’t have any pets, but you stumble across proof of gnawing, this is a clear sign that there could be pests living in your property. House mice and rats love to chew, and so if they have made your house their home you will undoubtedly come across gnawing tracks. Pay special attention to your furniture. If you can see evidence of this, it’s likely that pests are the evident issue. After all, who else is going to be eating away at the wood in your home?

4. Grease marks and tracks – This is another clear sign that you have a problem with either mice or rats, as they can leave tracks and evidence of their existence because they tend to travel using the same paths every day. Therefore, if you notice dark grease marks, you need quality pest control Petersfield.

5. Dead bugs indoors – You should check your basements and window ledges for dead bugs. If you notice that there are a considerable number of bugs of the same species, it is likely that they are living in your home. Just because these bugs are dead does not mean you don’t have a problem. It indicates that there are a lot of live bugs around as well.

6. Odd smells – Some pests give off a particular smell, which is instantly recognisable. For example, roaches have an oily odour, rats smell like ammonia, mice have a musty, urine smell, and bed bugs have a sweet, musty odour. Have you noticed that there is an odd smell in your home that you just cannot seem to get rid of?

7. Droppings – Last but not least, droppings are a clear sign that you have a pest problem. The appearance of the droppings can help you to determine what type of pest is living in your property; for instance, ‘poppy-seed’ pellets have most likely come from termites while black pellets will have come from roaches.

So there you have it: some of the clear indications that you are not the only person living in your home at the moment. If you have noticed any of the signs that have been mentioned above, it is important to call a pest control company sooner rather than later.

Dirty Limerick Time

A right twisted wench from Caprees-ed
Orgasmed each time that she sneez-ed
To the druggist she went
And laid down her last cent
Said, “A barrel of snuff, if you pleas-ed.”

On the moors Kelly walked in a daze
There she’d bark at the moon and the haze
Still her friends weren’t concerned
For by now they had learned
Once a month she would go through this phase.
(author’s note to the ladies: She was a werewolf. Now is it funny?)

A randy marsupial named Reeves
Spent some time with the whores ‘tween their knees
When they’d asked him for money
He’d say “Listen honey
A koala eats bushes and leaves.”

A new farmer’s helper named Kull
Accidentally was milking a bull
The farmer said, “Boy yer dumb,
You done milked the wrong one!”
Said the boy, “But me whole bucket’s full.”

A Hole In Man

…….And a Man sat alone, drenched deep in sadness.

All the animals drew near to him and said, “We do not like to see you so sad. Ask us for whatever you wish and you shall have it.”

The Man said, “I want to have good sight.”
The vulture replied, “You shall have mine.”

The Man said, “I want to be strong.”
The jaguar said, “You shall be strong like me.”

Then the Man said, “I long to know the secrets of the earth.”
The serpent replied, “I will show them to you.”

And so it went with all the animals. And when the Man had all the gifts that they could give, he left. Then the owl said to the other animals, “Now the Man knows much, he’ll be able to do many things. Suddenly I am afraid.”

The deer said, “The Man has all that he needs. Now his sadness will stop.”

But the owl replied, “No. I saw a hole in the Man, deep like a hunger he will never fill. It is what makes him sad and what makes him want. He will go on taking and taking, until one day the World will say, ‘I am no more and I have nothing left to give.'”

Friday The 13th Fear

Triskaidekaphobia (is fear or avoidance of the number 13. It is also a reason for the fear of Friday the 13th, called paraskevidekatriaphobia (from Paraskevi, Greek for Friday) or friggatriskaidekaphobia (after Frigg, the Norse goddess after whom Friday is named in English). The term was used as early as in 1910 by Isador Coriat in Abnormal Psychology.

From the 1890s, a number of English language sources relate the “unlucky” thirteen to an idea that at the Last Supper, Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th to sit at the table. The Bible says nothing about the order in which the Apostles sat, but there were thirteen people at the table. Also, the number 13 is not uniformly bad in the Judeo-Christian tradition. For example, the attributes of God (also called the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy) are enumerated in the Torah (Exodus 34:6–7).

There is a myth that the earliest reference to thirteen being unlucky or evil is in the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi (circa 1780 BCE), where the thirteenth law is said to be omitted. In fact, the original Code of Hammurabi has no numeration. The translation by L.W. King (1910), edited by Richard Hooker, omitted one article:

If the seller have gone to (his) fate (i. e., have died), the purchaser shall recover damages in said case fivefold from the estate of the seller. Other translations of the Code of Hammurabi, for example the translation by Robert Francis Harper, include the 13th article.

Tragedy For Humboldt

Fifteen people are dead after a collision on Friday between a Saskatchewan junior hockey team’s bus and a tractor-trailer in rural Saskatchewan. On Friday afternoon, the Broncos junior hockey team of Humboldt, Sask., were en route to a playoff game in Nipawin. Twenty-nine people were on board the team bus. At the intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 335, about 300 kilometres north of Regina, the bus collided with a tractor-trailer hauling peat moss. Both vehicles were obliterated by the impact. A 16-year-old player was among the dead, which included the coach, assistant coach, bus driver and a team announcer. The tractor-trailer driver survived. A dozen survivors are still in a Saskatoon hospital and four remain in critical condition.

The 15 people killed in the crash included many young players, their coach, a play-by-play radio announcer, an 18-year-old stats-keeper and a bus driver. The Saskatchewan Health Authority says four others are in serious condition and four patients are stable. Goalie Parker Tobin was killed and defenceman Xavier Labelle is alive, not the other way around, as originally reported. A fundraising campaign for the survivors and victims’ families has become GoFundMe’s most successful Canadian fundraiser ever, raising more than $6-million by Monday evening.

Gibson Guitars On The Verge Of Bankruptcy

It’s a sign of the times or atleast musical times. Iconic guitar company Gibson , whose Les Paul and SG instruments have been played by generations of musicians, including stars such as Slash, Bob Marley, Angus Young and Carlos Santana, was founded more than 100 years ago in Michigan are reportedly on the verge of filing for bankruptcy. CEO Henry Juszkiewicz is thought to be in a race against time to decide whether to exchange the company’s debt, look to try and pay it off using his equity or try to declare the company bankrupt.

Gibson’s Chief Financial Officer Bill Lawrence recently left the firm just six months before $375 million of senior secured notes were due to mature, according to a report by the Nashville Post earlier this month. He had been working for the company for little over a year before departing. Gibson, which has annual revenues of more than $1 billion, has another $145 million in bank loans that will be due immediately if those senior secured notes are not refinanced by mid-July, the report said. The U.S.-based company has hired investment bank Jeffries to help with its current financial situation.

On Thursday, Gibson issued a statement that said an ongoing streamlining strategy would soon help it record the “best financial results the company has seen in its history within the next year.” It also said the firm would have the ability to pay back the company’s debt in whole within seven years.

Beware Parents Of The Blue Whale Game

Just came to know about this online game called Blue Whale challenge. What an uproar on this! Parents, do some damage control and talk to your kids! This seems ridiculous to me that a teenager could actually do this but I forget that the teenaged years are filled with a rollercoaster of emotions and hormones. They are also easily influenced. I would say parents also have a part to play in this – teach your kids right versus wrong. School teachers also take heed. Let your friends, neighbours and relatives know that their kids can reach out to talk to anyone rather than get absorbed in completing the ridiculous challenges and tasks that the game gives you and then commit suicide at the end.

The list of 50 challenges has been translated from Russian and can be found here. Please be safe, please do not attempt anything from this. Parents and other adults, if you have teens and young adults in your family please ensure that you are approchable and that they can come and talk to you about anything. You could prevent more unnecessary and meaningless deaths.