Termites are on the rise on the Gold Coast

Australian Current Affair has a story about Termite Tips to help people understand the nature of termites. Termites are on the rise each and every year on the Gold Coast as the weather is perfect for them to thrive. We find on average termites in 1 in every 3 homes we inspect. Having a termite infestation can not only be dangerous, but also costly. Surprisingly, plavix buy online many Australian families have them in their homes and don’t even know it. Read this article to find out: What exactly are termites? How to detect termites in your home Termite treatment options

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BEES MAYBE BUZZING IN LONDON

But bees are declining

Honeybees have been providing humans with honey for centuries and play an important role in the pollination process.

But in recent years the species has come under threat and beekeepers have seen the numbers dwindle.

It has been estimated that the number of British honeybees has halved over the last 25 years and scientists claim there are only enough to properly pollinate a quarter of the country’s crops.

Experts have warned that the collapse of bee colonies could buy plavix without prescription trigger a farming crisis, but why populations are being hit so hard has remained largely a mystery.

It is thought populations could have plummeted as the insect’s meadowland habitats were concreted over and their wildflower food supply killed by herbicides.

A recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has added weight to the theory that even low doses of an insecticide have an adverse effect on hives.

Pakenham man contracts Japanese encephalitis from mosquito bite in Bali, loses memory

A MOSQUITO bite during a dream holiday in Bali has robbed a man of his memory.

Mark Schroeder, 45, was infected with the rare and deadly Japanese encephalitis, a virus never seen in Victoria.

Fatal in up to 30 per cent of cases and causing long-term brain damage in half of those infected, it attacked the areas of Mr Schroeder’s brain involved in short-term memory.

The self-employed plasterer, from Pakenham, spent seven days in rural Bali and returned home on January 2.

Flu-like symptoms worsened over the following days, and a GP feared he may have contracted dengue fever, typhoid or malaria.

But when partner Ann-Marie Freeman woke on January 5, she was stunned to see him still sitting on the couch — exactly as she had left him the previous night — staring at his dead mobile phone.

 

Fearing the worst, she called an ambulance.

He spent seven weeks in Monash Medical Centre.

At one stage he was so ill a poster reminding him who and where he was, and what day it was, was put by his bed.

But even with frequent reassurances, he suffered delusions that he was abandoned and lost in Indonesia or India.

“We would explain to him that he was in Melbourne, in hospital, and reorient him,” Ms Freeman said.

“But with no short-term plavix 75 mg memory, five minutes after you’d given him the reassurance that he was home and safe he would forget and go straight back into anxiety.”

Doctors don’t know when, or if, he will fully recover.

While Mr Schroeder can recall things from his childhood, he has difficulty remembering events and conversations from just hours earlier, making his return to work uncertain.

“I worry that I don’t have a memory,” he told the Herald Sun.

“It is very hazy … I can remember some things, then others I think I remember I am not sure of,” he said.

“I just doubt everything … I have lost my memory,” he said.

Almost unheard of in Australia, the virus can be transmitted only by a rare type of mosquito which must have bitten a pig that was carrying the virus.

Mr Schroeder returned home last Thursday, where Ms Freeman will care for him as his rehabilitation continues.

“He’s not necessarily likely to make a full recovery, given that it has been at least six weeks and he is still significantly affected,” Southern Health’s Dr Ian Woolley said.

“He will, at best, need a long period of recovery.”

Read full story Pakenham man contracts Japanese encephalitis from mosquito bite in Bali, loses memory | Herald Sun.

Mosquito

Red Back Spider Bites and Treatments

Redback Spiders are found Australia-wide, but are most common in urban areas living under roof eaves, floorboards, shelves, flower pots or in garden sheds. Female Redback Spiders are black, sometimes brown, and can be identified by a red or orange stripe on top of their abdomen. The male Redback Spider is usually light brown with white or yellow markings instead of red or orange. The female generally grows to 1cm while the male is a modest 5mm.

Watch out for the female
The female is characteristically aggressive and is the only one capable of harming humans. The male’s fangs are incapable of penetrating human skin.

Symptoms

The bite of the Redback Spider is highly venomous. It is characterised by intense localised pain around the bite site. Other plavix 75 mg online common  symptoms of a Redback Spider bite include:

  • Sweating
  • Muscular weakness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Convulsions (in serious cases)

How Do I Treat a Redback Spider Bite?

A Redback Spider bite can be life-threatening to a child or pregnant women, but is rarely serious for an adult.

Management:

  • Keep casualty under constant observation
  • Apply an ice pack or a cold compress to lessen the pain
  • If the casualty is a young child, a pregnant women or if collapse occurs and pain is severe, transport the casualty to emergency medical treatment. Anitvenom is available.

The bite site is likely to remain red and itchy for a few days after the bite occurs. If symptoms are still present after 7 days, revisit your doctor.

Read more on Australia Wide First Aid 

Containerised Termites

Imagine planning a holiday and coming back to find all your stored away furniture and precious items eaten by termites. 

A family in Brisbane decided to go on holiday and rented out there home. To cut costs of storing there possessions they bought a container and stored it on their property. However when they came home they found that termites had made there way into the container and had ate most of there buy clopidogrel online furniture. Due to a whole in the ceiling of the container water droplets came through the ceiling and made the container a perfect environment to breed termites. To prevent damage to your things whilst your on holidays, its very important to store good properly. If you decide to use a container we recommend a ‘pre-treatment’ to prevent against infestations of termites, rodents and cockroaches.

Subterranean termites | life cycle

Subterranean termites usually live in the ground and need contact with the soil or some constant source of moisture. They move above ground in enclosed mud galleries to infest houses and other buildings. About 10 native species damage timber-in-service in Queensland.
The most damaging buy plavix 75 mg online species are Coptotermes acinaciformis and Schedorhinotermes species (active throughout Queensland) and Mastotermes darwiniensis (confined to tropical northern Queensland and other areas of northern Australia). Read more on the QLD Government Website

Subterranean termite life cycle.

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World’s worst termite on the Gold Coast | The Australian

Termites on the rise in the Gold Coast
Watch out for Mastotermes darwiniensis … It’s bigger, more aggressive and has a far greater appetite than any other termite species.

Contact your Pest King technician plavix online today for a termite inspection to protect your home and business from potential damage, stress and financial burden.

World’s worst termite heads south to Gold Coast region | The Australian.

Cockroaches Facts Gold Coast

Cockroaches Carry Disease
Cockroaches are carriers of helminthic worms, pathogenic bacteria, virus, fungi, and protozoans. Cockroaches are also aesthetically displeasing because they can soil items with their excrement and regurgitation
Cockroach Lifecycle

1. Copulation:

Copulation generally takes place in dark, during night.

2. Formation and insemination:

3. Fertilization and formation of ootheca (egg):

Fertilization takes place within the vestibulum of the female genital pouch. The collaterial glands pour their secretions over the inner surface of the vestibulum to form the ootheca. Sixteen eggs are laid into a single ootheca. The eggs are arranged in a double row, assisted by the ovipositor valves, very much like cigarettes in a cigarette case.

The sperms, stored in the spermatheca, fertilize the eggs when they pass from the vagina into the vestibulum for inclusion in the ootheca. More and more secretions from the collaterial glands harden the ootheca which is first white in colour but becomes pink later on. The ootheca is oblong in shape with a keel on its outer dorsal fringe.

4. Laying of ootheca (egg):

The female cockroach carries the ootheca, protruding from the tip of the abdomen, for several days, till it is deposited in a warm, sheltered and dark place.

5. Early embryonic development:

The ootheca which is laid at a suitable place by the female cockroach contains fertilized eggs. These are slightly curved, concave on one side and convex on the other. Each contains a diploid nucleus and yolk, the food for embryonic development. Each egg first undergoes cleavage resulting in a blastula, which is followed by a gastrula formation. The gastrula is differentiated into an early embryo which gets separated from the blastoderm by an amniotic cavity. Its three germ layers (the ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm) the various parts of the nymph.

6. Hatching:

When hatching occurs, the dorsal keel of the ootheca splits and the nymphs emerge out leaving the egg membranes within the ootheca. The freshly-hatched nymphs are delicate, transparent and almost colorless creatures with black eyes. They possess nearly all adult characters but differ in size and colouration, in being sexually immature and lacking wings.

7. Metamorphosis:

Immediately after hatching, the nymphs undergo first moulting or ecdysis and then five or six successive moults follow. As nymphal development proceeds, the wing pads arise, body increases in size, colouration becomes darker and ultimately the takes its form with fully developed wings and genitalia.

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How to Spot and Treat Termites on the Gold Coast

The key to living with termites is to prevent them from moving in in the first place. They thrive in moist conditions where they can find plenty of food, so it is essential to take the following steps to minimise infestation.

Eliminate dampness around your home

Repair leaking faucets, water pipes and air conditioning units. Ensure water isnt around your generic plavix from india home’s foundation, keep gutters and downspouts clean. Remove excessive plant cover and wood mulch, and seal entry points around water and utility lines or pipes.

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