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Bed Bugs Have Made A Comeback In France

The French government has waged a war against bed bugs. A campaign was launched that includes an emergency number to control the influx of bed bugs in homes and hotels. The uninvited guests feed on the blood of humans and cause severe allergic reactions. Since there is growing resistance to insecticides, exterminators are called to deal with the problem.

Bed bugs have disappeared from France in the 1950’s but made a resurgence because of international travel and the growing resistance to insecticides.  The common bed bug Cimex lectularius can be found in the temperate regions of the United States and some parts of Europe.

After World War II, bed bugs became a mild nuisance due to the widespread use of insecticide like DDT. However, the poison was banned because it was dangerous to humans, animals and the environment.

In the late 1990’s bed bugs thrived in New York. A resurgence of bed bugs in 2010 resulted to bed bugs invading high-end apartment buildings, hotels and clothing stores like Victoria’s Secret. Billions of dollars annually are being spent by businesses and homeowners to exterminate bed bugs.

In 2016, a study revealed that the reclusive creatures have become resistant to pesticides. Bed bugs continued to conquer the world. They sought out the scents of humans and snuggled in the clothing. Unknowingly, the person takes the bed bug home where they hide all day in linens and come out at night to bite. The bites are not dangerous but they leave red itchy welts.

In Paris, exterminators have treated at least 400,000 addresses that include homes, hotels and apartments in 2018. This is almost 35% more than the previous year.

The issue of bed bugs became so annoying that is was featured in the Paris 2020 electoral campaign. A mayoralty candidate promised to clean the capital of bed bugs within 100 days.

When the home is invested by bed bugs, call Exterminators Ormond Beach immediately before you spend another sleepless night. Since bed bugs have developed resistance of most insecticides, only professional exterminators can deal with them. Do not attempt to solve the pest problem on your own because you will just be wasting your time and money.

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Agrivoltaic As The Solution To Cash-Strapped Farms In Colorado

In recent years, the use of solar energy has become a major trend in Australia, the USA, and other countries. Households want to save on their energy bill that is why they choose solar. However, solar companies are faced with the challenge of generating leads to gain prospective customers. To expand the business, Buy Solar Leads Online to connect to as many interested prospects as possible.

When solar power was first introduced, it was so expensive for households. Since then, prices of solar panels have fallen and solar power is considered as the cheapest kind of energy in the market. Instead of growing hay and alfalfa, some enterprising farmers chose a more profitable alternative of installing solar panels and selling electricity to utility companies.

Kominek family farm in northern Colorado was a green expanse of hay and alfalfa for half a century but the farm started losing money when the yields declined. Boulder County has land-use codes that only allow farming in the 24-acre land.

In the later part of 2017, Byron Kominek decided on installing solar panels because it was a more profitable alternative but since there are codes he decided on a solar array with plants growing beneath and around the rows of photovoltaic panels. Construction of the 1.2-megawatt solar array will start this spring.

At least 3,300 solar panels will rest on the 6 feet by 8 feet high stilts to provide shade for crops like tomatoes, peppers, kale, and beans. Pasture grasses and beehive boxes will be placed on the perimeter of the 5-acre plot. Aside from the food grown for the community, there will be renewable energy and increased revenue for the farm.

Once Kominek’s project becomes successful, it will serve as a model for other cash-strapped farmers. Under-performing lands can be transformed into money-making hubs of clean energy and fresh food. This merger between agriculture and solar photovoltaics or agrivoltaic is considered as an emerging niche in the solar power industry.

Xcel Energy, the biggest utility in the state will pay for every kilowatt-hour that will be delivered by Kominek’s solar array to the grid. Neighbours can invest in the project to receive credits on their monthly utility bills.

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Medical Tourism Helping Out Flagging Dubai

Dubai isn’t the first place that people think of when they talk about medical or cosmetic surgery tourism, but the emirate has become a hub of wellness and cosmetic surgery in the Middle East.

The medical and cosmetic surgery tourism is such a key part of the Emirate’s economy that UAE VP and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also the ruler of Dubai, passed a law back in 2018 to bolster medical tourism in the city. Said legislation, Law No. 8 of 2018, was enacted by the Dubai Health Authority in order to make sure that clinics in Dubai bring in highly-trained medical and technical staff for the well-being, health, and privacy of patients.

In 2018, Dubai saw 337,011 international medical tourists, as reported by the DHA, with revenue going up 5.5% year-on-year AED 12.1BN for that year.

As for the future, the DHA are also working on attracting at least half a million medical tourists by 2021 as it works on the city’s position in the world’s medical tourism sector.

With five star hotels and luxurious wellness centers, Dubai is known for attracting a lot of wealthy individuals from across the world, including the neighboring Saudi Arabia.

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon stated their belief that the Saudis like looking good, as well as their interest in plastic and cosmetic surgery. He says that, thanks to Dubai’s proximity to Saudi Arabia, it makes it easy for patients from the latter to come over.

Ordon is an Emmy-nominated co-host of The Doctors, and a practicing surgeon of plastic, aesthetic, and reconstructive surgery in Beverly Hills, as well as being Chief Medical Officer and Visiting Surgeon at the Valiant Clinic’s Beverly Hills Sunset Surgery Center.

Valiant Clinic, is aimed at high-net-worth individuals, was at the forefront of the medical tourism from Saudi. Dubai saw 755,000 Saudis, up by 2% year-on-year over half a year, with Saudi Arabians behind only Indians in travel to the city.

Ordon, who visits Dubai bi-monthly for about ten days every trip, says that Dubai has turned into the Middle East’s hub, with people coming there for a variety of reasons. He says that, thanks to breast reconstruction surgery and other procedures, the stigma of plastic surgery is slowly going away.

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Factors To Consider While Transporting Oversized Goods

Transporting oversized cargo requires special permits and regulatory compliance. It is a logistical nightmare to transport oversized shipments such as tractors, bulldozers, prefabricated homes, wind blades, forklifts, cranes and other heavy machinery.

It is advisable to outsource the job to a reputed FTL full truckload freight company that has experience in handling oversized freight. Here are some factors to consider while transporting oversized shipments.

  • Know the Legal Limits for Oversized Shipments

The legal limits for oversized shipments vary from country to country.  Oversized goods may require special vehicles such as multi axle trailers and double drop RGNS. The transport company should be aware of the legal regulations and must be able to manage the complex process of avoiding regulatory issues and permit procurement process while transporting oversized shipments in cross border routes.

  • Travel Escorts

In some states in the USA, heavy shipment require pilot vehicles or travel escorts. The purpose of these escort vehicle is to intimate the driver of the oversized vehicle about any special circumstances like traffic jams, construction zones, bridges, low wires etc. that require careful manoeuvring of the vehicle. These pilot vehicles also alert the other riders about the presence of an oversized vehicle. Moreover, the oversized vehicle as well as the escort vehicles need to have special requirements such as flags and lights to enhance their visibility in the traffic.  The transport company should provide the necessary indicators such as flags, escorts and lights to differentiate the oversized vehicle.

  • Factors That Impact the Delivery Schedule

Many states have restrictions on the movement of oversized vehicles. It is important that the transportation company prepares the exact route plans to factor the movement restrictions. It is essential to procure the permits and know the driving time restrictions of each route to ensure that the shipment is delivered on schedule.

Shipping oversized goods is a challenging job. It is important to choose a transport company that specializes in different types of services such as FTL dedicated truckload freight, oversized cargo etc. to ensure that your shipment is delivered to the destination in a safe and secure manner. Choose a company that provides real-time tracking, verifiable data and comprehensive management of oversized cargo shipment.

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Super Toxic Rat Poison Threatens Endangered Species And Wildlife 

It is common for local exterminators to use environmentally friendly methods to control pest infestations. They have available tools to control rat or cockroach populations to protect public health. California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation has restricted the use of chemicals for professional extermination services and agricultural purposes.

An environmental group has recently launched legal action seeking to ban the commercial use of “super toxic” rat poison in California. According to the data the group shared, rat poison is threatening dozens of endangered species and other wildlife.

The Centre for Biological Diversity has notified pesticide regulators in the state about its intention to file a case on the state’s failure to adequately safeguard the San Joaquin kit fox and 11 other animals that are protected by the US Endangered Species Act. Highly toxic rodenticides are harming wildlife particularly predator and scavenger species that include mountain lions, bobcats, owls and condors that feed on poisoned rodents.

More than 70% of the wild animals that were tested in California in recent years showed that they were exposed to rat poison or second generation anticoagulants that are widely used by licensed pest control providers. The product is usually used in bait boxes. It works by causing internal hemorrhage on the animal that has ingested it. Because of the slow-acting nature of the product, it becomes a secondary threat to animals that prey on those that were poisoned.

The hardest hit species were the endangered kit foxes near Bakersfield. 87% of their population were tested positive for the super toxic rat poison. State officials have attributed the death of at least 5 kit box deaths to the toxic chemicals.

85% of mountain lions, bobcats and Pacific fishers were tested positive of rat poison. Instead of chemicals, the use of traps is encouraged and the removal of refuse and water sources that are attractive to rodents.

Your pest problem will quickly disappear through local exterminators near you. It is very easy to get in touch with them by calling the toll free number and providing your zip code. An exterminator will arrive at your doorstep to handle infestation of any variety of pests from rodents to cockroaches, bedbugs, termites, ants and many more.

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UK Has The Most Infidelity, According To Infamous Site

General beliefs and national stereotypes hold the belief that the French and the Italians are the most hot-blooded lovers in Europe.

But Ashley Madison, the most (in)famous of the dating sites for married people, notes that the Brits are the ones that top the charts when it comes to promiscuity. The site shared some of its statistics with local British outlets, which revealed that the firm saw a huge jump in UK traffic, a whopping 54%, following the incident back in 2015 when the platform was hacked and its data was leaked.

Ashley Madison’s data only covers itself, but might be a good indicator of British traffic in dating sites for married people and the like. According to the site’s data, the UK is the biggest market in Europe, and the fourth biggest in the world, behind only the US, Brazil and Canada, with 2.3m users since the site’s launch back in 2010.

According to Ashley Madison Managing Director of Western Europe Christoph Kraemer, the UK has always been the site’s biggest EU market. He gave an explanation as to why the site’s popular in the country, saying that they’ve noted that they get more clients in places where there are a lot of social norms, and where traditional views on marriage and relationships are prevalent.

Kraemer notes that, in those places, in those societies, a lot of people end up feeling trapped in the relationships they’re in. He likened it to a corset; the tighter it is, the more people want to get out of it.

The 2015 leak also revealed that the site had at least 70,000 bot accounts posing as women, and then luring unsuspecting male victims.

In response, Kraemer says that Ashley Madison has rebuilt their security infrastructure from the ground up, and they’re now one of the safest platforms operating. He notes that they even have a QA team that checks for fake accounts and blocks them. Users are also able to flag accounts they think might be fake, or are acting in an anti-social manner.

Kraemer notes that, at the end of the day, there is a need for services like theirs. The data, he notes, prove it.

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