Video: Action 9: New homes swarmed with termites with little help from contractors

Video: Action 9: New homes swarmed with termites with little help from contractors


FIGURE OUT HOW SHE DIED. IT IS SOMETHING YOU NEVER EXPECT WHEN YOU BUY A BRAND-NEW HOME. BUYERS CLAIMED TERMITES SWARMED THEIR HOUSES JUST WEEKS AFTER THEY MOVED IN. NOW THEY CLAIM THE BUILDER IS ONLY OFFERING BAND-AID REPAIRS SO THEY CALLED TODD ULRICH WHO ASKED THE BUILDER WHO IT COULD HAPPEN — HOW IT COULD HAPPEN. Reporter: THOUSANDS OF TERMITES SWARMING INSIDE A NEW HOME NEAR CLAREMONT. ESTHER MARITZA BOUGHT IT AND MOVED IN FOUR MONTHS EARLIER. THERE WERE MORE AND MORE EVERY DAY. Reporter: THE HOUSE WAS BUILT BY CENTURY HOMES AND RIGHT NEXT DOOR, THE FAMILY WHO JUST MOVED INTO THEIR NEW CENTURY HOME MADE THE SAME DISTURBING DISCOVERY. LIKE A HURRICANE IN THE WALL OF BUGS. I HAVE BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT. Reporter: DAVID SHOWED US PICTURES OF MUD TUNNELS LEFT BEHIND BY SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES. BOTH OWNERS THOUGHT THEIR NEW HOME WARRANTIES COVERED NIGHTMARES THEY NEVER EXPECTED BUT THEY WON’T DO ANYTHING. FAMILIES SAY THE BUILDERS PEST- CONTROL COMPANY CONFIRMED TERMITE INVASIONS BUT SAID CENTURY ONLY COVERED SPOT TREATMENTS TO CONTROL TERMITES. ACCORDING TO THESE OWNERS, THE BUILDER IS ONLY OFFERING A ONE- YEAR TERMITE TREATMENT. PREVENTION THEY SAY IS NOT NEARLY ENOUGH. WE NEED HELP. Reporter: FLORIDA’S BUILDING CODE REQUIRES TERMITE PRETREATMENT FOR ALL NEW HOMES. BUILDERS MUST CHEMICALLY TREAT THE GROUND UNDERNEATH THE SLAB OR WOOD OR INSTALL A BIG SYSTEM. IF THAT FAILS, HOMEBUYERS CAN CONTACT STATE REGULATORS GRAND MAC INSPECTION. — FOR AN INSPECTION. Reporter: CENTURY HOMES TOLD ME IT WOULD PAY FOR ANY DAMAGES AND IT IS COVERING UNDERGROUND TERMITE BAIT SYSTEMS FOR ONE YEAR. IT WANTS TO RESOLVE ALL ISSUES WITH BOTH FAMILIES. THERE HAS TO BE A SOLUTION. BOTH FAMILIES SAY THEY HAVE COMPLAINED TO FLORIDA’S AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES DEPARTMENT. CENTURY HOMES SAID BOTH HOUSES WERE PRETREATED FOR TERMITES.

Community event brings awareness to growing opioid epidemic


ANC: A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT WAS HELD IN RUSSELL THIS AFTERNOON TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE GROWING OPIOID EPIDEMIC. BAYSTATE NOBLE HOSPITAL HOSTED THE “OVERCOMING OBSTACLES OF THE OPIOID CRISIS” COMMUNTIY EVENT AT STRATHMORE PARK. THOSE IN RECOVERY, SEEKING RECOVERY OR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WITH LOVED ONES WHO BATTLE WITH OPIOID USE WERE INVITED TO THE CELEBRATION. DOZENS CAME OUT FOR INTERACTIVE FAMILY-FOCUSED ACTIVITIES, FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT. GUESTS ALSO LEARNED HOW TO SAVE A LIFE DURING A FREE NARCAN TRAINING. DALLAS PILECKI @ 42:38-42:48 PEOPLE CAN OVERDOSE ALMOST ANYWHERE–PUBLIC BATHROOMS, PARKS. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU’LL NEED IT AND THAT’S WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE THIS EVENT. THAT’S ONE OF THE TAKEAWAYS. ANCHOR: KIRK JONAH, A FATHER THAT LOST HIS SON TO A HEROIN OVERDOSE, SPOKE AT THE EVENT ABOUT HIS DETERMINATION TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. TODAY’S EVENT WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A $50,000 EARMARKED GRANT BAYSTATE NOBLE HOSPITAL RECEIVED TO PUT

How to Treat Insect Bites & Stings : How to Neutralize Toxins from an Insect Bite

How to Treat Insect Bites & Stings : How to Neutralize Toxins from an Insect Bite


Hello, my name is Dr. Susan Jewell. I this
clip I am going to talk to you about one way to neutralize some of the toxins or poisons
that you get from certain bites like spider bites that will help to neutralize the poisons
right away. Now one way to do that is for example if you got bitten by spider or an
insect that has very potent toxins in them then you are going to want to treat it straight
away. And one way is to use if you don’t have anything at hand I am sure everyone has some
disinfectant in the house or around or if you carry it in your first aid kit if you
go camping you should have that in there. You can dissolve this disinfectant in some
water here. And so what I have got I will do that. Dissolve a little bit of this disinfectant
in the water and then you can use this solution to actually apply to clean the wound itself.
So say example this is a spider bite and it’s really like really spreading and it’s getting
infected. So the first thing I need to do is to use this water with a mixture of disinfectant
and whip it over and that way at least then you are neutralizing the toxins with a disinfectant
and with the water as well and you are also washing away all the germs so that will prevent
any kind of infection. Then what you do is you can pat it dry and to just add extra protection
so you don’t get infected is to rub on this betadine as well which is a solution. It’s
an antiseptic that you can buy very readily in the pharmacy drug store and it just kills
a lot more germs. Or if you don’t want to use that cause that kind of stains your skin
and your clothes you can get some antibiotic cream here. Just add that on top of the bite
itself to help reduce the risk of getting it infected because you don’t want to have
that. It makes it more painful and will give you more complications later on. So this is
a way that you could also address certain bites from insects or spiders that have very
potent toxins.

How to spot and avoid termite damage

How to spot and avoid termite damage


preparing for your home for the storm is preparing your home for termites as well the pesky bugs peak during the summer months they can cause more than 5 billion dollars of property damage annually joining us now to talk about the spot the warning signs how to spot them and with termites is David Eason from Nader pest traders David thanks for joining us I reported coming on this is something we obviously don’t think a lot about everyone’s are focused on securing your roof getting trees down but termites are a real lot problem around now the presence in Northeast Florida is very high a lot of homes people don’t understand that homeowners are homeowners insurance doesn’t usually cover termite damage really so it’s a good thing to have a policy with a company and also have your home at least inspected once a year so what are some things I want to be looking for around my house shelter tubes mud tubes you’ll see around the outside around the foundation blistered wood little pinholes in the walls around window seals and stuff like that our windows the big area to look around in my house or there certain type is it with door frames be another area door frames door jams typically windows these are the areas that seem to have more problems with moisture so on it you had some interesting stuff you brought along show me what some of these things are right here is some typical termite damage where they’ve actually eaten the spring wood out of it that’s the soft wood the cellulose material that’s what termites naturally do is actually eat the cellulose out of the and really yeah I never really see it after it’s damaged yet I can do a lot of damage to the wooden other things these are your Center condoms that you put in the ground yes so tell me what this does this is really fascinating to me this is one that has been eaten and it’s a high-densit high-density cellulose material they really love this 10 times better than regular ponds it’s a good way to attract them they’re away from places you don’t want them and well it doesn’t really have an attractant what it does is use the uses the natural habitat habits of the termite where they randomly forage for food okay once they do find that then they bring the rest of the colony in about 24 hours of feeding on this it will eliminate the whole colony now you were telling me something I thought interesting because you have a newer one here that these things unlike most things these aged well yes as they are in the ground and they start to age they start as you can see they start the mold so this is a newer one this is an older one it’s an older one they start the crack and the longer they sit in the ground the more the termites actually like them that’s counterintuitive most things do you think they wear out but these these last long so that’s interesting so you get things like this or some of the options out there for people to kind of keep the termites under control if they do have concerns but yes there’s several different options Sentricon is one of them it is a very good product out there and it works quite well what I have here is also some termites warmers and oh let me put these right here so they can get it tight can i yeah and what’s this one as that promotion termites okay and so talk to me about what we mean so these are just examples of the bugs themselves yes so if you have a swarm in your house that’s kind of one of the things you’re going to see or look for is also like feathery wings around the windowsill they’re attracted to light they’ll swarm usually mid-morning or mid-afternoon and they’ll swarm towards the light and those are the kind of bugs that your you’re looking for if you do see them and you do you do have them you want to call a service professional a professional termite company but also you don’t really need a pesticide to kill them for a homeowner a vacuum works quite well a vacuum okay really good an old David Easton Nader space Raiders are really appreciated thank you first all to think about going into these bad weather months