REBUILDING THE FORT and Dealing with BUGS!


Hello! How you guy’s doing? I’m out in the woods today obviously, as you can hear from the buzing sound We’re not bringing [dog name] out here today There are too many bugs I don’t want him to have any bad experiences he is still very young. I’m going to be out here all day He’s going to get eaten alive He’s just going to be laying here, eaten alive I’m going to have to drive home. And, uh, drop him off at home half way through the day anyways I understand that. I knew it was going to be very buggy hear because it is very buggy in the woods right now And we’re in the middle of the woods There is not a breeze There are some birds chirping; so that’s a plus! I’m just going to get some bug spray up on here Start her off good, you know So today we’re going to revamp the fort We’re going to tear all of this down What’s left of this We’re going to start building the back wall It’s going to be a complete re do; like, uh Big back wall Big back high wall, slanted roof, vaguely Build sides But today I’m going to get all of this down I’m going to even probably retie this We’ll see how it goes. Maybe I’ll get a little smokey fire going, too keep the bugs at bay, but, as long as I have this on it’s not too big of a deal. That’s why I wore the long sleeve cool guy shirt, you know. So, even my big support log fell Which isn’t surprising because it was on top of snow a bit. We’ll have to drop this down just a touch too to make that fit, but that’s okay So we gotta keep this guy (excursion sounds) (Sound of leaves crunching under feet) I left my uh reflector oven out here The last time I was out here was with Doug and [inaudible] So that’s going to come home with me I only brought an Axe and a saw a banana and a water bottle Okay (Flying insect sounds) If I can reuse all this stuff, obviously I will So I had a video ready for Friday This past Friday. I missed the uh.. I missed the post date because I was uploading my video that I had shot and filmed and edited and I was uploading it from my editing software into my computer VIA my external hard drive and there is a lot going on at my house you know I got a baby, an eight (8) year old And I got Tripper who is a wild, wild dog Things happen External hard drive got knocked out broke and I lost all my files. I lost a bunch of Scout stuff A bunch of Autumn when she was a baby That video; tons of videos Home videos The good news is I sent it to Toronto and there is like a forensic data recovery thing that’s going to help me out hopefully.. But that didn’t help the video coming out Friday Especially when I had skip–when I had missed two weeks Prior to the videos put out So, anyways My apologies It’s the video of Tripper’s first backing trip ever and it was a really fun time; it was a good video It’ll come out in a bit, I gotta wait a couple weeks for that data service to get back to me So, anyway Kind of sucks, but It is what it is. Nice dry piece of wood right there Oops (Laughs) Okay, it’s a good amount of wood Good pile of wood here (Wood cracks) As you can see here my silly Bed Is no more, I lost the big piece on it But that’s okay, we’re going to revamp everything Some dry wood under there, a little cooking grill. So As you can see This side slopes down I figure if I put this support over on this side It will even it out and it will hold this support log in place because it’s down on this side I left a little bit of a lip on this side I don’t know–I can’t remember if this was the top or the bottom last time Hoping that the lip holds this in place a little bit more. Okay Bah, I got bugs in my gloves! I’m going to put some weight on here And it’ll hold it good too Alright You know what Wonder if I should just slide that over to the end here No I’m going to flip this around We’ll see how this side looks Yeah a bit better Okay I’m going to have to tie that together there.. but that’s okay. Ohhh, it’s getting warm. It’s gettin warm. Check this out, this is one black fly bite There, and it’s starting to travel. See the spider web? The leg, going down One black fly bite No joke. I got one on the back of my head too, behind my ears (laughs) I react horribly to them Obviously. First order of business Now that I’ve cleared that all away Is to make the back wall. I’ve got to pound some big longs in as stakes into the ground Pretty far, so.. Let’s do that now I don’t have a backpack with me like I said. I only have a few things, so, I’m going to hang my Axe mask up here so I don’t misplace it I saw one log over here that I knew would be good for that And I could just replace it for the back wall. Here it is. Nice solid pine. Spruce.. whatever it is. Ahh, mosquitos.. To be safe I think I’ll cut this log right in half. It’s a bit long Uh, that way, but I’d rather have it too long and sticking out then I can trim it down after than cut it too short for no reason and waste it Because this is going into the ground I do want it to be as smooth as possible so it doesn’t make more work when we try to pound it in. So, first thing, get rid of these nobs. Old limbs Alright, now I’m going to sharpen it up. There is a really nice easy way to do this Should be able to do it in three (3) or four (4) hits One Two Three and then, see, the bottom just needs a little bit of pointing. We’ll do that in one hit. There ya go. Okay, so one done. One and done! The top was a little bit shorter. And it’s a little bit wider too so I’m going to go on a higher angle and narrow it down. To a point Whoops! No three on that one, okay. Both of those are done. A good idea too is to chamfer the edges so they don’t mushroom out on you You just kind of take a little bit of material off the circle of the top And it helps it not mushroom out so bad or split Now that I got all the logs cleared away back there, it’s time to measure how far back I need to go.This log is from that pile of back logs All of those are going to stationary size because I’ve already cut them to size So, I can measure it with this and be good to go. So, what I’m thinking of Is having a little bit of overhang, still with the logs and having the back log up about this high. And that’s, I think I can go, there. There is plenty of room Especially if my bench is right on the edge or even back a touch Have tons of room for head, head height, and storage So I think that’s what I’ll do Going to right about here With the back wall So I got to pound some stakes right there So the idea is to put one on either side and leave a space in the middle big enough for some logs so that is about big enough for some logs I could even tie it up at the top after but we’ll just stick that there. stick that there oop and get to hammerin’. Get to hammerin’! Now I don’t mean to sharpen my own axe or anything *whacks log* *log bounces back* oh my goodness it must’ve hit a root but I have been known for my axecuracy (accuracy) *chuckle* axecuracy (accuracy) I’m saying accuracy but with an axe instead eh about there *sniffle* axecuracy (accuracy) okay she must have hit a root or something but they are in there pretty good Axecuracy okay they’re in there *sniffle* ahhhh *sits down* *breathing heavy* This little mesh makes it hard to breathe lesser of two evils though Cool. Thanks for coming I hope you guys enjoyed it I hope you guys, uh yeah, are looking forward to the next installment of the fort. I’ll see you later. Captions added by the following:
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Katelyn Kesheimer – Insects of Industrial Hemp: Year One

Katelyn Kesheimer – Insects of Industrial Hemp: Year One


– [Katelyn] Hi everyone, my
name’s Katelyn Kesheimer, and I’m an Extension entomologist
with Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. Today I’ll be giving a brief overview of insects that attack industrial hemp. Many of you are aware that
this is the first year that industrial hemp can
legally be grown in Alabama thanks to the 2018 farm bill that classifies it as an
ordinary agricultural commodity. And a few states outside Alabama have been growing hemp since 2015 or so with the passage of the 2014 farm bill. But prior to that, hemp
has not really been grown in any major capacity since World War II. However, lots has changed
in the past 70 years, and now that we’re back to
growing industrial hemp again, there is much to be learned. So today I’m gonna give a
quick background on hemp, and so far what we learned this first year about pest management in Alabama. So when I talk about industrial hemp, I’m talking about the
plant Cannabis sativa. The genus Cannabis
includes multiple species that produce these unique
compounds that are not found in any other plants
that we know of so far. And cannabis can be broadly separated into two distinct groups, and these include marijuana
and industrial hemp. Now, we all know that marijuana is illegal to grow in Alabama, but while these two groups,
marijuana and industrial hemp are used for two very different purposes, they are impossible to distinguish
from each other visually, and they will interbreed out in the wild. So talking about marijuana that is bred and grown
for its THC content, which is a psychoactive compound. These plants are almost exclusively grown indoors in greenhouses and cultivated for that THC content. On the other hand, we
have industrial hemp, and the major difference
here is the low THC content, is less than .3% THC. And industrial hemp can be grown indoors similar to marijuana, but
it’s also grown outdoors like when you think of a typical row crop shown in this picture here. And it’s bred and grown
for a variety of end uses including fiber, seed and cannabidiol which is used as medicinal
compounds, also known as CBD. So I mentioned there’s a
lot of different end uses, it’s a very versatile plant, and it can be grown for
seed and fiber production, seed can be used for human consumption, and it’s similar to growing
small grains in the field. Hemp grown for fiber can be
used for a variety of things such as clothing, paper,
rope, or building materials. And that’s one of the
reasons it was so popular about 100 years ago. And then hemp grown for fiber and seed are usually grown from seed in the field and have a much higher plant density in the field than those grown for CBD. And so plants grown for CBD is really the majority of the plants grown in Alabama right now. These are much lower density
plantings in the field, and are typically started as transplants, shown here in the greenhouse, and then moved into the field. And these are primary female plants which are the desirable plants as opposed to the male
plants that are also created. And there’s also a lot of variation just in the way that hemp is grown, it’s a very new crop, there’s no real kind of standard protocol for growing it as we’re still kind of
figuring things out. It’s grown outdoors in
the field, on plastic, pots, high tunnels, greenhouses, so there’s lots of variation with it. And with that variation
of growing methods, indoors and outdoors,
comes a lot of pests. These weeds and diseases and insects aren’t really gonna wait
for us to figure out the agronomics of the
crops before they show up, so here we are, and we have to kind of figure it out as we go along. For the next few minutes, I’m gonna focus primarily on insects, but I do just wanna mention
that as you’re growing, it’s really important to have a solid integrated pest
management program, that should be in place
for any type of pest. Especially with hemp because
we know very little about it and you’re gonna get inundated with weeds and diseases and insects. Any of these can hinder the
production of your crop. A lot of the questions this year have focused on pesticide usage and what can we spray to kill the weeds to stop this disease from
spreading, to kill this insect, but there are several other
things that are part of a good IPM strategy that you can do before you wanna even think about spraying that will really help your crop. And so when it comes to pest management, there’s all these different strategies. People usually think about
pesticides or chemical control as their first line of defense, but really, as shown
in this triangle here, it should be your last resort, it should be the last thing you consider. Because there’s a variety of strategies, and if you employ all these strategies and create a healthy crop,
if you have a healthy plant, it is more resistant to
these pests and diseases, it’s able to fight off
more of these problems and can maybe sustain some damage that isn’t going to be economical. And so starting with
cultural and sanitation, cultural control and sanitation, keeping your plants healthy, starting with good, clean seed, starting with a good
clean soil, clean field, making that environment
less hospitable for pests, making sure you’re not going into a field that’s already filled with
weeds or filled with pests that have overwintered and have
just a leg up on your crop. Another often overlooked
method is mechanical control. Just getting out there,
scouting for your pests and hand removing those insects,
creating physical barriers. Sticky traps are really good if you’re growing indoors
in the greenhouse. And then thinking about what are our free options for biological control? What are our natural enemies
that are gonna be out there that can help reduce some
of the pest populations? And so I mentioned pesticides
should be your last resort. If you end up spraying your hemp, it should be used as a
sensible control option. And most importantly, in
accordance with label directions. The label is the law, and so you have to make
sure to follow that label. And so I realized as
we’re in this first year, there’s a lot of confusion, a lot of misinformation
about what we can use in terms of chemicals on hemp. And so just a few things to think about before you put any chemical on your hemp. The number one thing to know is all pesticides used on
hemp have to be registered with the Alabama Department
of Agriculture and Industries. It’s the responsibility of the producer to make sure that the
pesticide can be used legally. And so this goes back to reading the label because that label is the law. And additionally, we have these rules that are put in place
by the state of Alabama, but then if you’re gonna take your hemp to a processor or a buyer, they may have a separate
set of regulations. And so I implore you before
applying any chemical to give your processor
or your buyer a call to make sure that they will still accept the product after the
chemical has been applied. Having this information
beforehand is crucial to ensure that you will pass, because a lot of these
processors have lists of chemicals that they
will and will not accept. They’ll also do residue tests for a lot of different substances and give the product a pass or fail, and so you wanna make sure
that if you put all this time and money into growing the
crop, that it’s going to pass. And finally, be very cautious of any lists that are not released by
the Alabama Department of Ag or Alabama Cooperative Extension. These have not been approved by the Department of Ag
in the state of Alabama. There’s some other lists going around that are approved by other states. And if you apply a product
that is on another state’s list but is not registered with the
Department of Ag in Alabama, it will result in your
crop being destroyed. If you have any questions
or are confused about this, feel free to give me a call, my contact information
will be at the end of this, or call the Alabama Department of Ag to verify the acceptability
of this chemical. Okay, now I’m just
gonna briefly go through what we have seen as some of
the major economical pests so far that are likely going to be major problems moving
forward with industrial hemp. This is not a comprehensive
list and it will likely change. I mentioned this is the first year, and so things may be very
different a year from now, but I imagine that these will
continue to be a problem. And so the first one is fire ants. These have been a major pest of hemp across the entire state of Alabama. Whether it’s grown in
open field conditions, in plastic, in pots, in
high tunnels, et cetera. What they’ll do is they’ll build mounds near the base of the plant underneath the pots,
underneath the plastic, and then they’ll tunnel into the stem as you can see in some
of the pictures here. Chewing and killing the seedlings, especially really young
plants are very vulnerable, and then after they kill a plant, they will quickly move to nearby plants. And then in many cases, it’s been so dry that you don’t see those stereotypical fire ant mounds that
you’re used to seeing, ’cause the ants get so
deep into the ground because it’s so hot. And so the picture on the bottom left here shows the yellowing and wilting
of a plant from ant damage, and you can see some of the tunneling and stripping of the bark that they’ve been doing
in fields this year. So recently we put out a pest alert about some of the products
that were approved through the Department of
Ag for fire ant control. These are all contact insecticides, which means they have to
find the fire ant mound and apply the chemical on
the mound to kill the ants. There is one bait in there, and that’s Extinguish Professional. And the bait means you put out the food, the ants go get it, and they
bring it back to the nest and feed it to all the
workers and the queen. The bait will obviously
be the most effective for long term control. But before applying, again,
check with your processor before to make sure that
they allow it even though this one has been approved
by the Department of Ag. And just one thing, when
using these products, especially the oils and the pyrethrins, these are all natural products and they’ll break down with UV exposure. And so you want to make sure you’re not applying them in full sun. Also, fire ants, they don’t wanna be out in the heat of the day,
they’re not gonna be foraging, they’re not gonna be at
the top of their mounds, they’re gonna be deep down in the deep part of the ground when it’s really hot in their tunnels. And so the best time to
apply these mound treatments is first thing in the morning
before it gets too hot or late in the day when it cools off. The other thing to think about is, these do need a lot of water to get into their
extensive tunneling system, so don’t cut back on water when you’re applying
some of these products. Our fire ant pest alert can be found at the URL at the bottom of this slide. The next major pest
that’s gonna be causing economic damage both indoors and outdoors are the hemp russet mites. These are a special type of
mites that’s very, very small. And what we know so far, these are a specialist on cannabis plants, and so they’re only gonna be
found on hemp or marijuana. When you’re getting plants
or scouting for them, I would highly recommend
investing in a hand lens or a magnifying glass if you have one, because you won’t see these mites without magnification
because they are so tiny on the plant unless
you’re looking for them, but you will see their
characteristic damage. So these pictures show characteristic hemp russet mite damage
with this upward curling of the leaves, yellowing, brittle leaves that can break off. And you can tell these are
different from spider mites if you’re familiar with
spider mite damage, because hemp mites do not produce the characteristic webbing
that spider mites do. However, they are similar to other mites in that
they are very prolific and they can explode in
populations if left unchecked. So you can see in this picture, it’s really bad mite damage, there’s thousands if not millions
of mites on these plants, and the bud’s already
starting to turn brown. So hemp mites can also
infest the flower tops and feed on the pistils, which will render the
female flower sterile. In the picture on the left, you can see the pistil is
healthy and white or green and hasn’t been damaged by mites. To contrast, the pistil on the right is turning brown from a
severe mite infestation. Unfortunately, we don’t
have a lot of information on the life history of hemp mites. Since they’re a specialist
on cannabis like I mentioned, there just hasn’t been a lot
of research done on them. For plants grown outdoors, they may overwinter on infested seeds. For indoor plants, they can
remain on plants year round. Anyone who’s grown plants
in a greenhouse or inside knows just how difficult it is and how much a pain in the butt mites are. And as the mite population increases and starts to kill the plant, they will crawl to the top of the plant to be dispersed naturally
by wind or water. And this is why early control and sanitation are so important. If you are receiving
transplants from a greenhouse, this is where you need
to get out your hand lens and inspect your plants very carefully. This is likely one of the main sources of hemp mites as they’re moving
around through the state. In terms of control, we don’t know a lot about biological control agents yet. That isn’t to say some
generalist predators won’t work, we just don’t know what they are yet. We have some data on what won’t work, but this is a very specific,
unique type of mite, and it behaves differently
than other mites that we have more experience with. And so it’s gonna take a
lot of time and research just to figure out what are the best
biological control agents. And there is some information about using oils like horticultural oils, and they are effective
against some russet mites like tomato russet mites, but they may or may not be effective against the hemp russet mites. Again, we just don’t have this research, and so the best option is to
scout your plants regularly and inspect anything coming from an indoor growing situation, because that’s really where you can have year-round mite infestations. Okay, and finally, there’s a whole host of caterpillars that are known to infest hemp and that we’ve already started to see around the state of Alabama. Historically, European corn
borer was the most destructive, but that really hasn’t materialized yet. But that’s not to say it isn’t a problem or won’t be in the future. There are defoliating caterpillars that we don’t think is gonna
cause a lot of problems, a lot of economical damage
as they chew the leaves. There’s also a hemp borer that hasn’t shown up yet in Alabama. It may be here, I just
haven’t found it personally. One of the main problems
we’re dealing with right now at the end of the season, it’s mid-September right
now, are the bud feeders. And these are feeding on the buds of the more mature hemp plants, both causing economic yield loss and then opening that bud up to infection which can cause bud rot, which will also lead to more yield loss. One of the other more abundant
caterpillars we’ve seen is the yellow-striped armyworm. Corn earworm is also really common. In a lot of instances,
proximity to other crops has determined both the abundance and severity of damage
by some of these pests, and so kind of look at your landscape and see what’s around you, is
there a lot of corn nearby, and use that to gauge
what the threat might be in terms of the caterpillar pests. But the point of this
slide is just to show that there’s a lot of different
species of caterpillars that may feed on hemp at
any given growth stage, and so it’s vulnerable to attack, and we’re still trying to figure out what is gonna be the most damaging, but right now it looks
like these bud feeders are having the biggest impact in terms of economic yield loss. So what can you do? The best thing really is just to be out there scouting your crops to control the caterpillars early. You’ll likely see the feeding damage or frass, which is insect poop, before you see the worms
because they’re really small, they can be cryptic, they
might hide under the leaves in the heat of the day. And sometimes even giving the lack of chemical control options
that we have right now, hand removal may be your best option. But keep in mind that as we get into these later growth stages of these caterpillars, they become increasingly difficult to kill. Bigger caterpillars do more damage, they feed more, and
they’re harder to kill, even if we had all the
chemical options available, a lot of them don’t even
touch these late instar fourth, fifth instar caterpillars. And so the best thing you can do is find them when they’re really young, when they’re only 1/4
inch or smaller at most. And so you really need to be
out there inspecting your crop to make sure that you don’t
have these caterpillars. And so I mentioned it a minute ago, but one of the biggest
problems we’re seeing right now is with corn earworm. They’re still around, the corn
either has been harvested, or even some of the late planted corn is past that silking stage, and so the corn eraworm moths do not want to lay eggs
in the more mature corn, and so the most attractive
crop to them right now is all the hemp that’s around. The hemp has these beautiful flowers and it’s just really attractive
for these moths to lay eggs, for them to hatch and have these nice buds for them to feed on. And once that bud gets a wound
from caterpillar feeding, it now becomes vulnerable
to infection from pathogens, and so this is where we’re
seeing a lot of bud rot in the last couple weeks
with this more mature hemp. So looking ahead, we are seeing some pests that are
causing economic damage, fire ants, mites, caterpillars,
namely yellow-stripe armyworm and corn earworm. But there’s a lot of information gaps. We don’t know what the
relationship between these insects and yield loss is quite yet, and as a result, we haven’t
developed economic thresholds. Just because we have
some insects on the plant doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a problem, it doesn’t mean it’s gonna
lead to economic yield loss. But hopefully some of these questions we can answer moving forward. We expect very much so in 2020, and in coming years
there will be an increase in the acreage of hemp grown
in Alabama and other states, and this will likely lead to an increase in the number and diversity of insects, weeds, and diseases that
can move into the crop. And so it’s important
just to stay vigilant. In 2019, we had approximately 10,000 acres approved for
growing hemp in Alabama, and I imagine that will
go much higher in 2020. And so just stay on top of your scouting and proper identification of
any pest we see in the field. And I understand that we have a lot of legal uncertainties
regarding pesticide usage between the state and federal government, the USDA is hopefully getting ready to release some rules in the coming weeks, and so hopefully that’ll add some clarity to this issue with pesticide usage. But if you have any questions or are confused about what product to use, if you can use it, please
get in touch with me. Please get in touch with someone from the Alabama Cooperative
Extension Hemp Action Team. We are happy to answer your questions. We’d much rather answer your questions than you apply something you can’t then have to deal with
your crop being destroyed. But right now we just have more questions than we do answers, and so as
a researcher, this is great, but there’s just a lot of information gaps that we need to fill moving forward. I hope this was helpful,
here’s my contact information. Please don’t hesitate
to get in touch with me. And hopefully we can get your questions on industrial hemp answered
moving forward, thanks.

The Insect Song for Preschoolers I Bug Songs I Nursery Rhymes and Kids Songs I The Teolets

The Insect Song for Preschoolers I Bug Songs I Nursery Rhymes and Kids Songs I The Teolets


Learning Objectives: Animal Kingdom-Bugs and Insects Dum Diddy Dodo Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Funny little bugs everywhere Everywhere! The ants go marching, marching for food One by one in the grass The ants go marching, marching for food All day long! Busy bees around the flowers buzz Buzz, Buzz, Buzz Buzz, Buzz, Buzz Busy bees around the flowers buzz All around the flowers! Crawling spiders spin their web Spin their web Crawling spiders spin their web Crawling and spinning their web! Hungry caterpillars chomp on the leaves Chomp on the leaves Hungry caterpillars chomp on the leaves On the yummy leaves! The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink Blink, Blink, Blink The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink All around the trees! Dum Diddy Dodo Dum Dum Dum Funny little bugs everywhere Everywhere! Dum Diddy Dodo Dum Dum Dum Funny little bugs everywhere Everywhere! The ants go marching, marching for food One by one in the grass The ants go marching, marching for food All day long! Busy bees around the flowers buzz Buzz, Buzz, Buzz Busy bees around the flowers buzz All around the flowers! Crawling spiders spin their web Spin their web Crawling spiders spin their web Crawling and spinning their web! Hungry caterpillars chomp on the leaves Chomp on the leaves Hungry caterpillars chomp on the leaves On the yummy leaves! The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink Blink, Blink, Blink The fireflies at night go blink, blink, blink All around the trees! Dum Diddy Dodo Dum Dum Dum Funny little bugs everywhere Everywhere!

Treat The CAUSE Of Your Yeast Infection And Not The Symptoms!


Greetings, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author
of Candida Crusher. Thanks for tuning into my video today. Today, I’d like to talk a bit about treating
the cause of a Candida yeast infection rather than just focusing on the symptoms. I’ve just spent probably a good hour looking
at many different YouTube clips on Candida yeast infections. Most all of them talk about
treatment. How to eradicate Candida. How to clear up vaginal infections. How to get rid
of jock itch. How to treat toenail problems. But what none of them look at is the cause
of Candida. Is the cause of Candida getting a fungal yeast
infection? Yes, but the cause, folks, is susceptibility. You’ve got a yeast infection because you’re
susceptible to a yeast infection. You don’t just walk around and a yeast infection drops
into your lap from above somewhere. You get a yeast infection because you contract a yeast
infection. It’s the same as if you drink alcohol. If
you drink alcohol and you drink a bit too much, you’re going to wake up with a hangover
and a headache because you caused that hangover to occur due to excess alcohol. It’s the same thing if you lie in the sun
outside and you get sunburned. You can’t blame anyone. You’ve got to blame yourself because
you’re the person that chose that. Yeast infections don’t just happen, they occur
because of a cause. In my book, I’ve written extensively about causation, about the many
different types of causes. Most all yeast infection books I’ve looked at are very scant
on causes. It’s all about treating the symptom and so-called cures and eradication in 12
hours. What a load of bologna. You can no longer cure up a yeast infection in 12 hours
than you can pay off a mortgage in 12 days. It’s absolute rubbish, and I can’t buy that
for one moment. And I think it’s giving people false hope. Please don’t buy into these false statements
on sales pages of “I can cure your yeast infection in one day or one week,” it’s a lot of rubbish.
I don’t even like using the word “cure” because really to get rid of an infection depends
on you. You need to do different things to get rid of it. You need to look at your diet
and lifestyle. Eighty percent of recovery is lifestyle related. I mentioned this many
times before, 80 percent. One of the big causes of yeast infections
which remains basically untreated is stress. Stress is one of the biggest causes, I believe,
because it undermines your immune function. It causes your immunity to suffer because
it helps to pull down levels, in particular, of cortisol. Cortisol is the main hormone
secreted by the adrenal gland, which has an incredibly powerful effect on white blood
cells. As soon as a person has had stress for some
time, whether it’s short term, high-grade stress or long term, chronic low-grade stress,
their immune system is going to suffer. What happens is they become more susceptible. Their
susceptibility increases and their resistance drops. And this is when you’re more prone
toward a Candida yeast infection, and it’s fueled by sugars and alcohols and take-away
food. We know all the dietary triggers for Candida, but one of the big ones I’d like
to talk to you about in this video is looking at the silent causes, the underlying causes
that are never spoken about, the stress. In my book, I’ve written extensively on adrenal
fatigue burnout, particularly adrenal issues undermining immunity allowing a person to
be much more susceptible to yeast infections. I’ve treated thousands of patients with Candida
and I can clearly and emphatically tell you that, in many cases, the patient had a lot
of stress in their life; they had an ongoing problem with stress. They developed insomnia.
They developed bowel and digestive issues. They developed energy problems. Many of them
have thyroid and adrenal issues, and these often underpin a yeast infection and they’re
never treated. They dealt with the separate or side issues. I just had a Skype consultation with a patient
in the US with an incredibly bad yeast infection. And when we spoke, we saw all these stresses
coming up in her life, relationship problems and bankruptcy, and the list went on and on.
I have consultations every day with patients and hear about the problems that are never
addressed. If you want to get on top of the problem, you need to look at the underlying
causes. There are many other videos which are produced
on YouTube regarding these causes. I’d like you to have a look at some of the other videos
on cause and effect. I think you’re going to learn a lot of useful information. I hope this video was of use to you today.
Thank you for tuning in.

10 Pets Who Killed Their Owners

10 Pets Who Killed Their Owners


When you decide to keep pets, you should understand
the risks you’re taking. Here we present to you ten deadly pets that
killed their owners. Number 10: Pit Bull Dog
In August 2016, a 60 year old woman by the name of Susan Shawl was viciously mauled by
her two pit bulls at her home in Conifer, Colorado. Her adult son Richard who tried stepping in
also got injured, and had to call 911 for help. When rescuers arrived, the dogs were no longer
aggressive, but the elderly woman was already drawing her final breaths. Richard who survived the attack, had no idea
what prompted the pit bulls to attack his mother. However, the mother and son pair who lived
together had been issued warnings before, as their two dogs were known by neighbors
to be overly aggressive and loose. The animals were rounded up and taken into
custody, and later euthanized. The whole incident was deemed an extremely
rare and tragic case by officials. Number 9: Black Widow Spider
In 2004, local police in Dortmund, Germany had to respond to complaints of a horrendous
smell coming from an apartment. When they entered the place, they found the
corpse of Mark Voegel, the home owner, covered in cob webs, with hundreds of spiders crawling
all over his body and in and out of his mouth, ears, and nose. In addition to the creepy crawlies, Mark’s
body was being snacked on by hungry snakes, termites, and a gecko. He was estimated to have died at between a
week or two before the discovery of his corpse. Officials described the apartment as a cross
between a botanical garden and the butterfly breeding ground in the film “The Silence of
the Lambs”. The creatures had been kept in terrible conditions,
a form of animal cruelty itself. It is assumed that Mark’s black widow spider
Bettina, had ended her owner’s life with a venomous bite. Number 8: Red Deer
Gerald Rushton had been raising a European red stag since it was a faun, along with other
exotic animals in his property in Harrison County, Texas. He had been ignoring the advice of wildlife
officials to get rid of the stag as it was an exotic animal unsuitable for domestication. In November 2010, as Gerald entered the stag’s
pen to feed it, the 550 pound animal suddenly became aggressive, charging him, and pinning
him against the fence. It went on to trample the 67 year old man,
and gorged him several times with its antlers on the chest, abdomen, and back. The red stag had to be shot so rescuers could
get to Gerald, however, the poor man had died on the scene. Experts commented that since it was fall,
the deer had entered mating season, causing it to become highly aggressive and dangerous
during that time. Number 7: Domestic Hog
In September 2012, Terry Vance Garner, an elderly farmer went to feed his herd of hogs
on his Oregon Ranch. The man never returned. When family members went looking for him,
they were shocked to find bits and pieces of his body scattered throughout the hog enclosure. Due to Terry’s old age – he was 69 at the
time of his death – and no signs of criminal activity, it is believed that Terry had suffered
an accident, possibly a medical emergency such as a heart attack. The helpless man would have then been knocked
down by the 700 pound animals, before being killed and devoured. Not much was left of him, apart from his dentures
and an undisclosed body part. It was confirmed that at least one of the
hogs had been aggressive towards its now deceased owner in the past, having bitten him at least
once. Although domestic hogs are not known to be
as violent as wild hogs, there seems to always be exceptions. Number 6: Hippopotamus
Years ago, a baby hippo was saved from a flood in South Africa. Marius Els, an army major, then bought the
hippo at the age of five months after it grew too big for the people who first took it in. Named Humphrey, the creature would grow into
a 1 ton adult hippo on Marius’ 400 acre farm in Free State province. Marius was repeatedly warned to let go of
Humphrey, as it was considered a wild untamable animal. With their enormous teeth and incredible speed
despite their weight, hippos kill more humans than any other wild beasts in Africa every
year. Despite this, Marius insisted he had a special
relationship with Humphrey, and took pride in owning what was considered one of the world’s
most dangerous animals. But as nature intended, the wild instincts
of the beast took hold. Humphrey frequently escaped its enclosure,
killed other farm animals, and chased humans it encountered. Humphrey would eventually attack his owner
one night in 2011, biting him repeatedly. Marius’ body was found submerged in the river
that ran through his farm, mutilated beyond measure. Number 5: Black Bear
Michael Walz was a dealer of exotic pets who had been keeping wild animals in his home
without a valid permit. His wide collection included a lion, jaguar,
tiger, and a black bear, all looked after by Michael himself and his wife Kelly. In October 2009, Kelly Walz entered the black
bear’s steel cage. She distracted the 350 pound creature with
some food she tossed at one end, and went to clean the other end. But at one point the bear turned around and
brutally mauled his owner. The horrific incident happened in front of
the eyes of her children and some neighborhood children, who quickly went to get help. The neighbor came running, armed, and shot
the bear while it was on top of Kelly. Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene. The attack was in part the owners’ own fault,
as they failed to have a two section cage which would allow the animal to be isolated
at one side while the other is being cleaned. According to that neighbor, Kelly had carelessly
been cleaning the cage her way a thousand times without getting harmed. However, all it took was the 1001th time to
get her killed. Number 4: Burmese Python Snake
In 1996, two Bronx teenage brothers named Grant and Lamar Williams bought a Burmese
python for 300 dollars at a local pet store, thinking to make a career in herpetology – or
the study and care of reptiles. They kept it caged in their bedroom, often
showing it off to friends. One day the 19 year old Grant Williams prepared
to feed his 44 pound snake with live chicken he just bought. But the reptile instead quickly coiled itself
around the young man’s body, preferring him as food. Grant was later found by his neighbors in
a pool of his own blood, lying in the apartment building’s hallway with the 13 foot long snake
still coiled around him. They called 911, and rescuers managed to free
him from the strong python’s grip, but he died over an hour later while on the way to
the hospital. The snake was transferred to Bronx Zoo. The species is one of the largest in the world,
and although can be handled quite well as pets, also readily feeds on whatever prey
it finds. Unlike professional reptile keepers, the young
brothers were careless, and had no idea about the precautions necessary in feeding the large
snakes. Number 3: Camel
This case itself is unusually disturbing for this list. Unlike the other murderous animals mentioned,
this animal killed his owner by trying to have sex with her. Pam Weaver, an exotic pet lover from Australia
was given a camel by her husband for her 60th birthday. The ten month old camel showed signs of erratic
behavior early on, having tried to mate with other animal species in the family’s sheep
and cattle ranch near Brisbane. One evening in August 2007, Pam’s husband
Noel came home to discover his wife’s dead body lying on the ground, with a camel footprint
on one side of her face, and another on her arm. Investigators concluded that the 330 pound
pet had knocked down his owner, lay on top of her, and humped her to death. A camel expert commented that the behavior
was no doubt amorous in behavior, although its sexual aggressiveness was unusual for
its young age. Number 2: Siberian Tiger
As chairman of the Canadian Exotic Animal Owner’s Association, Norman Buwalda was a
big advocate for keeping wild animals as pets. The man had 5 wild cats he kept on his property
in Ontario, including a tiger, lion, and a cougar. In June 2004, a ten year old boy came to his
property to take photos of the exotic creatures on Norman’s property, only to get mauled by
the Siberian tiger held there. The 350 pound cat was on a leash held by Norman. However, it managed to leap forward and attack
the boy, inflicting serious head and neck wounds on him. Norman was never legally implicated as he
had legal possession of the animals. However, the incident caused the neighboring
community to campaign to have the animals banned and removed, which Norman fought hard
against and won. However, Norman would soon fall victim to
one of his own cats he fought so hard for. One day in 2010, as he entered the cage of
one of his tigers alone to feed it, the beast brutally attacked his 66 year old owner. A family member found his mutilated body shortly
afterwards, lying in the tiger’s cage. Number 1: African lion
Al Abell and his wife Kathie had established an exotic animal exhibition farm tucked in
southern Illinois. The private zoo was something the couple had
dreamt of for years, and were finally able to establish in their retirement age. The couple would go on to manage the place
together, but fate took a turn for the worst in February 2004 when Al was left to tidy
the animal pens on his own as his wife left to run errands. The 52 year old man entered the pen of Simba,
a 5 year old African Barbary lion to change its bedding. It was the first time for him to do the task
alone, and his inexperience led him to forget to lock the gate which separated him from
the 380 pound beast that was sitting in a smaller pen while he had the area cleaned. When Kathie returned home late afternoon,
not only did she find her husband missing, but Simba was roaming around freely in the
area outside its enclosure. She had to call the sheriff’s office to put
the lion down, and they eventually found Al’s body lying nearby. Kathie admitted her husband was growing forgetful,
and was careless as he had grown too comfortable around the almost full grown lion they had
raised since it was a cub. Unfortunately, the lion’s natural beastly
instincts were not something that could’ve been tamed by
the couple.

How Do You Get Rid Of A Yeast Infection Under Your Breast?

How Do You Get Rid Of A Yeast Infection Under Your Breast?


How do I get rid of a yeast infection under
my breast? This is a question I’ve been asked a couple of times. Not so much as many of
the other ones, but it’s an important one to answer. First thing to determine is whether it is
a yeast infection or not, and sometimes a swab will do this. Sometimes a good visual
inspection will give you that idea, but generally in areas like the folds of the skin around
the belly or under the breast or between the buttocks or even around the thigh area, if
a person’s quite large, of course, this is going to be a perfect breeding ground for
Candida. You’ve got the darkness, the moisture, perspiration, all that in that area and Candida
is going to like to grow in that area. The most obvious thing to do is to if it’s
possible is to look at some kind of breast reduction or how we can stop this skin from
sort of like hanging together there creating that. Maybe a bra or some kind of a device,
but you’re going to spend regular attention to that area to help overcome it. This condition
needs to be treated both locally as well as systemically.
I’ve had many women from Australia, New Zealand; I’ve treated with this condition over the
past many years, and generally I find my satisfactory long-term resolution is weight loss. Weight
loss will help because it’s going to help the body generally strengthen the immune system,
increase digestive function, we can get the bowel back in order again, reduce the ability
of the body to grow Candida internally, and also help it, therefore, externally. And externally,
we apply things like calendula cream or tea tree oil. We have showers twice per day. We
can get a natural kind of a powder and put dry powder under the breast area there to
keep the moisture away from the region that’s causing it. I wouldn’t use fungal creams if
I were you. I’d probably use a tea tree oil cream, as you can get these kind of products
at a good health food shop, a good cream with tea tree oil.
So dryness, sunshine, these are enemies of Candida. Allowing sun exposure to that area.
Keeping the area dry. Maybe some form of barrier for a while. Weight loss. Local application.
Internal treatment. Internal treatment follow my Candida Crusher program. Go to yeastinfection.org.
Do my quiz on CandidaCrusher.com to determine if you’re mild, moderate or severe and then
definitely treat the outcome based on the quiz. The quiz is amazing. We spent a lot
of time and money on that quiz to get it perfect. It’s the best quiz online. So you’ll be able
to determine with a high degree of accuracy how bad this is affecting you internally as
well as around the breast region. So give those suggestions a go. Thanks for
tuning in.

What is HIV and AIDS? | Infectious diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy


– [Voiceover] What is
HIV, and what is AIDS? Well, let’s first look at HIV. HIV is a virus that
attacks our immune system, and if we expand this out, we can see that that’s reflected in its name: Human Immunodeficiency Virus. So this implies that it
does something to our immune system somehow, and we’ll actually explore that a little bit later on. And if we don’t treat HIV,
it’ll eventually cause AIDS in the infected person. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. So right away you already get a sense that HIV attacks your immune
system so destructively, that you end up acquiring
an immune deficiency system. It puts you into a state
of immune-system failure, so you end up not being able to fight off even the most basic infections. And this immune-less state,
is what we call AIDS. So let’s explore this a
little bit further now. Let’s actually use the help of a graph, this might be helpful. So here’s our graph, and
we’ll put time down here on our X-axis, and actually
just to make this extra useful, we’ll put weeks in this
beginning part here, and then we’ll transition
to years here, and you’ll see how this is relevant in
a few more minutes here so, on the Y-axis here, we’ll
put CD4 T-lymphocyte count. T-lymphocytes are a
really really important type of immune system cell. And CD4 just refers to a
type of protein that’s stuck through their cell membranes,
that’s kinda how we like to identify them, by this
protein on their membranes. And the reason they get a
special spot on an entire axis of our graph here is
because they’re super important in the progression from
HIV infection to AIDS. Because as you might have
suspected, it turns out that HIV preferentially
loves to infect these CD4 cells of our immune system. And why is this so bad? Well, these CD4 cells,
also called helper T cells, play a huge role in signalling
your other immune cells to come and destroy every
given infectious particle that our body discovers. Like maybe strep throat
bacteria, or flu viruses, or even HIV viruses, for that matter. So these CD4 cells are kinda central. They’re almost like little
amplifiers of our immune system. So because HIV loves to
infect and kill these cells, it completely disrupts how
our immune systems function, and renders it essentially useless. So let’s say you acquire HIV in your body, either in your bloodstream
or your tissues, maybe through unprotected
sex with an infected partner, that would be the most
common method of becoming infected with HIV, in adults at least. What happens? Well, the main thing is that
the virus really quickly gets into your white blood cells, so these T-helper cells, the
CD4 cells we’ve talked about. But also some other white blood cells, like your macrophages and so on. And from inside a white blood
cell, it can do two things. One, it can sorta hijack
your cell’s machinery, so it manages to insert
its genetic material into your own cell’s DNA. And from there it starts to
make lots and lots and lots of copies of itself, lots
of new HIV particles. Actually that’s really really important, so let’s put that on our
graph too, let’s say, “viral load” here on another Y-axis here. Viral load referring to the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. So we can see that after
our primary infection here, the viral load starts to increase. It’s hijacked our T helper cells, and now new HIV particles
are being churned out, and our viral load is
majorly on the upswing. And you’ll notice that the
viral load is starting to rise at around the two to three week mark, and that’s just ’cause it
takes a bit of time for the HIV virus production to start sort of ramping up within our bodies. And of course a major
concern here is well, the more HIV there is in your bloodstream, the more CD4 cells get
infected, get hijacked, right? But the biggest problem
here, thing number two here, is that HIV infection of your CD4 cells, triggers a self-destruct
sequence within these cells. So you end up losing these CD4 cells. And even worse, the
self-destruct sequence doesn’t just destroy the infected
cells, it even destroys nearby immune cells that
maybe have come into the area to try to help out. So I won’t go into the
mechanism in this video, but you do end up losing
lots more immune cells than just the infected
ones, and that’s part of why you see this massive dropoff
here, this line representing our CD4 T-cell numbers has this
really steep downward slope, we’re losing lots of T-cells. While at the same time our
HIV viral load is going up and causing more and more
infection of our cells. The other thing I wanna point
out here is you can see this massive rise in viral load
and this pretty massive drop in CD4 levels, and this
huge viral load means that this time period right,
early on in an infection, is when someone with HIV
has the highest risk of transmitting it to someone else. I guess one good thing
here is that eventually, maybe a month or so in,
your immune system gets somewhat of a handle on the virus, and it starts to make
anti-HIV antibodies, right? Those are just antibodies against HIV. So they start to fight off
the virus to some extent. And this is called seroconversion,
when you make antibodies to something, so now we’ve
seroconverted to HIV. So now the antibodies
get to work on helping to destroy the viral particles. And that’s why we see this decrease here in viral load in the bloodstream. Because our immune system
is starting to control the viral levels to some degree. And this also gives our CD4
cells a chance to recover, to some extent, because there’s less virus around to infect them. So you might be wondering, how
you’re gonna feel during all of this, with this massive
battle going on inside your body? Well, you’re gonna feel
sick, you’re probably gonna feel like you’re having the
worst flu you’ve ever had. So about here, about a month
or so in, at seroconversion, you start to fight the infection. And as a result, most
people get some serious flu-like symptoms, so things
like headache, and fever, and sore throat, muscle
pains, joint pains, some people get swollen glands, just sort of fatigue and feeling unwell. Some people get a rash, some people get some open sores in their mouth. These are some of the more common symptoms of an acute infection with HIV. And this flu-like illness
that people experience is referred to as Acute HIV Syndrome. And the reason for a lot of
these symptoms is because well, when immune system
cells get really active, or when they die off, both
of which are happening here of course, they tend
to release these little chemical signals that cause inflammation, sort of all throughout your
body, and so this is what underlies a lot of these symptoms here. So back to our graph,
the immune system can’t completely kill off the
HIV, even though we have antibodies now, right? And that’s because A, remember the rate of immune system killing is
roughly matching up with the rate of new viral
particles being produced. And B, because the virus has
sort of taken up residence in some really really hard-to-reach
reservoirs in our body. Like within the brain and
within our bone marrow, and within our genital tract. Because of these two
reasons, these curves tend to sort of stabilize at some
point, they reach a set point, where again, our immune
system is killing off HIV at a pretty similar rate to
which HIV is replicating. So the curves start to
come together a bit more and stabilize somewhat. So this period here is
thought of as the start of the second phase of HIV
infection, what’s called the latency period, or Chronic HIV. This acute infection back
here being phase one. So in this latency period, we
don’t tend to see any clinical signs of HIV illness, the
person is often asymptomatic. They’re still infectious, but
there are few or no symptoms during this phase, and without treatment, this phase will last on
average about 10 years. And I said that our curves
here stabilized, right? But it turns out that
HIV’s actually replicating, killing our immune cells
just a teensy little bit more than our CD4s are recovering. So over this long period
of time, phase two, eventually, again, without treatment, HIV will start to overwhelm
our immune system, and we’ll start to see symptoms again. So things like fever or muscle
pains or swollen glands, really similar to the
acute infection, and again, much for the same reasons as before. And many people at this
stage of the illness experience significant weight loss. HIV causes you to use
more energy than usual, and also prevents you
from absorbing nutrients from your food as well
as you normally would. So we often see some
significant weight loss for these and a few other reasons as well. Eventually, if our CD4 cells
get to a critically-low number, and result in our having no
functional immune system, that’s what AIDS is. Essentially a state of being
where we have no immune system. So at this point, this
is when certain bugs, bacteria and viruses that
would never stand a chance against even a
minimally-effective immune system, these things start to infect the person. And we refer to these
specific infections as AIDS-defining illnesses,
because we just know that if somebody has
one of these illnesses, they just cannot have a
functioning immune system, it just wouldn’t happen,
or at least it would be really really unusual. So there’s a high suspicion
of this person having AIDS and not just an HIV infection anymore if they have any of these
AIDS-defining illnesses. Two examples of
AIDS-defining illnesses are two fungal pneumonias, one
called pneumocystis pneumonia, and one called cryptococcal pneumonia. These are two common
AIDS-defining illnesses. And again, these aren’t the
types of infections that you get when your immune system
works even a little bit. So actually one of two
criteria has to be met before we can say someone has AIDS. Either they have to have
extremely low amounts of CD4 cells in their blood,
and to get a little bit technical here, it’s if they
have less than 200 CD4 cells per microliter of blood,
with the normal count, the normal CD4 count in
this amount of blood, it should be around
1000 to 1100 CD4 cells. Or, regardless of CD4 count, if they have any of the
AIDS-defining illnesses, like either of these, for example, then we can say that
they have developed AIDS. And so you might have suspected
this, but it’s actually the overwhelming impact,
and the complications of serious infections that you pick up because of the immune deficiency in AIDS that actually results in
the death of the person. So from HIV infection to
eventually an incredibly high amount of viral particles,
and low amount of CD4 cells in the bloodstream, to
development of a completely non-functional immune system in AIDS, very quickly leading to
overwhelming infection by essentially every infectious
pathogen from A to Z. And because of this, death results.

THE LEGEND OF THE TERMITE (ALAMAT NG ANAY) BOOK WITH ENGLISH/TAGALOG SUBTITLES

THE LEGEND OF THE TERMITE (ALAMAT NG ANAY) BOOK WITH ENGLISH/TAGALOG SUBTITLES


The Legend of the Termite
Story by Mikhail Jamisola Illustrated by Rowin Agarao (MUSIC) A very long time ago, every kingdom in Luzon
was successfully engaged in trade. Each kingdom had its own special product. One kingdom which has a vast mountain range
was ruled by Queen Ana. She was an excellent leader, and so her
subjects were dutiful followers as well. Queen Ana had only one desire. That was to make her
kingdom larger and more prosperous. “I shall become the happiest of queens if I can fulfill my dream,” she said to herself. Nature had blessed the mountain range ruled
by Queen Ana. Its forests were thick with large and towering
trees. Because the trees were in plenty, it became the commodity they traded with the other kingdoms. They exchanged the logs they obtained for
rice, vegetables, fruits, and fish from the neighboring kingdoms. “Let us try to do even better at cutting down
trees so that our kingdom will quickly prosper,” Queen Ana persuaded her subjects. Time flew by. The kingdoms of Luzon were beginning to
flourish. Trade prospered alongside it. The kingdoms near the sea needed plenty of
wood to build ships and other seafaring vessels. The kingdoms in the plains also needed wood
to build storehouses for their products. Queen Ana saw this was her chance to realize
her dream. Queen Ana’s kingdom prospered. All of the kingdoms depended on her because she was the only one who possessed mountains and forests. Though already prosperous, Queen Ana still
was not satisfied. She gave orders to all of her subjects. “Cut down every tree in the forest. We shall use them to trade with the other
kingdoms,” she said. Queen Ana had become too ambitious. She was very eager to enlarge
and extend her kingdom. “When all the trees in the forest are cut
down, I shall be the most prosperous of all!” she
said. Contrary to what she believed, the other kingdoms
did not need any wood. “Queen Ana, we have bartered for too many
logs already. We do not need them anymore,” one king said. Every tree in Queen Ana’s kingdom had already
been cut down. They were likewise unable to trade them with
the other kingdoms. Because her kingdom was so large, all of the
fish, rice, and vegetables that had been bartered in exchange for their
logs had already been consumed. A famine fell upon the kingdom of Queen Ana. The people had nothing to eat. Eventually, they just chose to eat the chopped-up
logs rather than die of hunger. Meanwhile, Mother Nature was angered when
she saw that the mountains had been denuded of its trees. “Who did this?” she asked. When MOther Nature learned that Queen Ana
and her followers had cut down the trees, she punished them. She shrank Queen Ana’s kingdom and turned
them into insects resembling ants. She restored the denuded mountains in order
to prevent any tragedies that could arise from the disappearance of the trees. Time went by, and the wood-eating ants came
to be called “anay” (termite). Just like Queen Ana, they keep extending their
territory, which sometimes even reached our homes.

Getting the Most Out of Termite Inspection Reports 📑 Using Termite Reports to Scope & Plan Repairs

Getting the Most Out of Termite Inspection Reports 📑 Using Termite Reports to Scope & Plan Repairs


Industry best practices dictate that HOAs
undergo yearly termite inspections and treatments to protect buildings from termites and prevent
costly damages caused by termites and other wood destroying organisms. (see termite control in HOAs) Each year your termite control expert would
provide an inspection report for each building, at the very least, in the HOA. The report would detail findings of wood destroying
organisms that include drywood and subterranean termites as well as any damage that has been
caused by the infestations. Annual termite inspection and treatment services
are most valuable to HOAs when they include inspections and treatments of the majority
of unit interiors. (see best participation in TCPs) Savvy HOA community managers and HOA board
members will have usually prearranged a price for necessary termite treatments before the
project begins. This ensures there are no surprise expenses
related to the inspections and local treatments in the community. (See termite treatment types) Upon completion
of the entire inspection and treatment project, the only remaining issue to address would
be the structural damage found at the time of inspection. Proper planning and prioritizing is key to
maximizing productivity and ROI when the time comes to perform major wood repairs in your
HOA. Don’t treat the termite inspection reports
you received merely as a receipt of inspections done and infestations treated. Your inspection reports act like an MRI of
the buildings in your HOA. Provided by the right vendor, termite inspection
reports can give enough detail to be the roadmap you need to adequately prepare for performing
repairs in your community. Your termite control professional should provide
you with termite inspection reports promptly and with enough details that the reports themselves
can be converted into a scope of work from which you can acquire competitive bids. Details of the damage found should include:
Where the Damage is Located Lumber Type Damaged
Measurements and Dimensions of Damage Specific Recommended Action (Repairing Existing
Wood or Replacing with new Wood) Cost to Perform Recommended Work Know before you hire a termite control company
how much detail they will provide in their reports. You are entitled to receive as much information
as possible from inspections performed in the community. Would you be OK with a doctor that refuses
to share x-ray and MRI information that can help prevent major problems in the future? Here are examples of differing levels of detail
that may be provided to an HOA by their termite control company. Very Poor: “Finding: Structural Damage Caused
By Termite/ Wood Rot. Recommendation: Remediate Damage” Poor:”Finding: Fascia and Belly-band Damage
Caused By Termite/ Wood Rot. Recommendation: Remediate Damage” Average: “Finding: Fascia 10 ft and Belly-band
18 ft Damage Caused By Termite/ Wood Rot. Recommendation: Remediate Damage” Better: “Finding: Fascia 10 ft and Belly-band
18 ft Damage Caused By Termite/ Wood Rot. Recommendation: Repair and Replace Fascia. Patch Belly-band” Best: “Finding: Fascia above Unit 3 (10 ft)
and Belly-band adjacent Unit 5 (18 ft) Damage Caused By Termite/ Wood Rot. Recommendation: Repair and Replace Fascia
($X). Patch Belly-band ($Y)” Notice the difference in detail at each level. As a manager or volunteer community leader,
it is imperative that purchasing decisions be made based on complete and total information
and zero ambiguity. Notice that the average vendor provides no
information about what their recommended course of action is. Hiring someone with the vague promise that
they will “just fix it” is not enough to meet fiduciary duty. Accurate Termite and Pest Control provides
top-level details in their inspection reports and findings. For years, Accurate Termite and Pest Control
has been a leader in the level of detail provided to HOAs. Accurate remains one of the few companies
who provides an already prepared and detailed scope of work from which a community can acquire
apples-to-apples bids for wood repairs ( see apples to apples bid comparisons). Termite inspection reports are an essential
asset that come as part of the purchase of a yearly termite control program. Be sure to set your community up to maximize
ROI of your annual termite control program by optimizing the usability of the termite
inspection reports you will receive. We are committed to being the number one provider
of convenient and dependable pest control services, so you can Enjoy Home. Call or click for a free consultation. You can reach us at 1 (844) GOT-ANTS.

Achieving Together Original Video (English)

Achieving Together Original Video (English)


I imagine I imagine I imagine I imagine a Texas Where HIV is rare And every person will have access To high quality prevention Care and treatment No matter their age Race Ethnicity Sexual orientation Gender identity Or socio-economic status We will end the HIV epidemic in Texas. We have a unique window of opportunity right now. We have the tools. We have the people. We have strong community partnerships. And we have game-changing advances in medical science. Now, we’re at a point in the movement where we can actually talk about someone’s HIV status and how their education level, their socio-economic status, their income level, how all of those play a role in someone’s HIV status. We have a plan that is by community and for community. We started with a hundred big ideas and these brought us all together and allowed us to move beyond those historical restrictions to really tackle the big issues. Sitting at the table, we emulate community. It allows us to be able to use this plan for active movement because it is a diverse plan to hit every vulnerable population. Creating Achieving Together was very inclusive. It gave us the opportunity of black and brown voices actually being heard. Most profound is knowing that this plan will impact lives for years to come lives of people who will be moving to Texas, of babies who are not yet born. This plan will ensure that they will live in a world that is free from new HIV diagnoses. We forget that the first word in HIV is “human” and this is a human issue. Everyone has a part to play in this movement. We can do this if we work together and keep our minds on the goal. Join us In ending the epidemic of HIV.