Question: I just found this by my sons bedroom door in a corner at first I thought it was a cockroach but now I don’t know it looks like a larvae of some sort can you help me out?
Question: I just found this by my sons bedroom door in a corner at first I thought it was a cockroach but now I don’t know it looks like a larvae of some sort can you help me out?
Question: I have roaches and I was wondering about the bait you use, where does it have to go…we just remodeled and dont want the bait in our new cabinets? Question: So I had the Orkin Man to my apartment on Saturday and they determined we have bed bugs. Question: So I had the Orkin Man to my apartment on Saturday and they determined we have bed bugs. My question is this—I need to wash all of my clothing so that I can take them with me without the risk of bringing the bed bugs. ANSWER: Regular washing and drying of the clothes at high temperatures will be fine, no treatment of clothing is needed. Question: We have these tiny little worms in the shower on the ledge under the shampoo bottle.
Question: I have these (what looks like) flying ants that just started coming out of my heat and cooling ducts. Question: I have these (what looks like) flying ants that just started coming out of my heat and cooling ducts.
Question: I moved into a duplex unit that I found out later had been sprayed 4 times before I moved for bed bugs, the latest a week before.
The gentle man who sprayed told me the spray was good for three months, well it’s been four months. Question: Is it normal to see dead bugs showing up for several days after a pest control treatment? The post Is it normal to see dead bugs showing up for several days after a pest control treatment appeared first on Orkin.
Answer: Yes, it is normal to see dead bugs showing up several days after treatment, that means it is working. Question: I was doing laundry in my basement yesterday and I felt a bee crawling up my leg! Thank you again I think this site is a wonderful idea,as I have tried to look things up on the internet,but there is so much information to try to figure it out and really you are still only guessing.
Earwig populations have been on the rise across the country for several years now, and this year seems to be no exception.
Earwigs are not easily controlled outside or removed from indoor sites, such as bathrooms and kitchens, or any place that has an availability of water. ANSWER They are not dangerous, not more than a wasp sting and they were not dangerous in Arizona either.
If you are having issues with scorpions, call your local Orkin Branch office and a highly-trained Orkin Pest Specialist will visit your home and conduct a thorough inspection.  The Orkin Pest Specialist will develop a customized treatment plan that best suits your needs. Learn more about different types of scorpions and characteristics of poisonous scorpions in the Orkin Pest Library. Question: When an ant bites you is there something that injects you with it or is it just their claws?
The velvet ant walks on the ground looking for ground nesting wasps, such as yellowjackets. A garden insecticide can be used to get control if it seems there are several of them in the yard. The best control for the adults is to spray the trees they are attacking early in the morning. Traps may be used to supplement insecticide treatment, but will rarely protect plants from Japanese beetle attack. Treat the turf grass in mid July, or when you think the adults have been out for about three weeks; this gives them time to lay eggs, the eggs to hatch and the first stage grubs to be near the surface of the soil so that they will be killed by the application of an insecticide. QUESTION: I am hoping that you can help me identify a bug that I found in my basement carpet the other day.
QUESTION: I am hoping that you can help me identify a bug that I found in my basement carpet the other day. Carpet beetles are considered to be a fabric pest, but adults are often found inside, feeding on flower pollen. Carpet beetle larvae will often feed on dead animal materials, hair, fur, hides and horns, as well as woolen materials. For questions and a comprehensive inspection of your home by a trained Orkin Pest Specialist call your local Orkin Branch Office. Ticks in the house can create some concern, but there is little chance that they will live there. The brown dog tick is a species that is known to lay eggs indoors and for the small nymphs (called seed ticks) to crawl around and infest small animals (house pets). The ticks that do not reproduce indoors, which include the American dog tick, and the lone star tick, have white markings on their back. Bed bugs prefer to feed on human blood but will feed on blood of other animals if necessary.
Similar to cockroaches and crickets, bed bugs’ life cycle consists of a three-stage process.
Depending on the temperature and the amount of food available, a bed bug can develop from an egg to an adult in as little as 21 days. Since the eggs can develop into adult bed bugs in about three weeks, it is easy to see how a few bed bugs could multiply quickly and become a serious infestation.
So, for a worst case scenario, the residence would have multiple people who travel frequently and could bring bed bugs home. View our bed bug infographic titled From the Bed and Beyond, to get insight into bed bugs’ potential reproduction under ideal conditions. Pesticides for household insects are designed to be applied at low concentrations, usually less than 1 percent. Generally, the droplet size of household application equipment is large enough so that the material does not remain in the air for very long and there is little opportunity for exposure through breathing. If you have questions ask the Orkin Pest Specialist at the time of the service. If you are not satisfied, contact your local Orkin Branch Office and ask to speak with a member of the management team. Question: Will the poison put down for mice harm my cat if the cat gets hold of the mouse once it is dead? Question: I am having high levels of phosphate in my swimming pool, and am not sure what is causing it. For a customized cricket control program, contact your local Orkin Branch Office. A highly trained Orkin Pest Specialist will assess the situation and develop a comprehensive control program backed by science to best meet your needs.
Question: Can you spray the outside perimeter of a building for crickets at this time of year? Answer: When a tick is found on a pet or human, the tick most likely came in from the outside, perhaps attached to the host animal or person.
GOFAR Services, LLC - Appliance Repair Houston, TX - Chapter 3DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR BASICS 3-1(a) "GREEN" PLUGSDON'T use them on refrigerators. Sharing is the core of these sites and often, given the right set of circumstances, you can create the perfect viral share. The ability of free or low cost sharing of information reaching millions of people is a marketer’s dream come true, so how can we create the perfect viral share? Back in the sixties, comedian Arte Johnson gave us many a chuckle on the popular show “Laugh In” when he carefully examined something irrelevant or just plain stupid and still found it “interesting, very interesting.” Drawing on this, crafting the perfect viral share happens when the content is practical, surprising or interesting in some way.
Oliver Twist surprised and saddened us when he made the bold statement, “Please Sir, I want some more” to his cruel master in the Dickens classic. This old quote associated with newspaper sales was also a song recorded way back in 1975 by Ralph Carter.
Some will attribute this popular phrase to the theater or more specifically to Shakespeare when he wrote a short line in King Lear, “Although the last, not least.” Just as we highlighted quotes and phrases in this article, we can use them in crafting the perfect viral share.
This pithy quote is associated with legendary baseball hall of famer, Yogi Berra who would often use this phrase when speaking to reporters. About Angela HausmanI manage Hausman and Associates, a full-service marketing firm operating at the intersection of marketing and digital media. I'm a featured contributor to Business2Community and was named to Content Marketing Institutes 40 digital luminaries for 2014. Hausman and Associates, the publisher of Hausman Marketing Letter, occasionally includes paid and unpaid links in the posts published.
Q- Would removal of the dam help alleviate upstream flooding problems suffered by residents of the Family Farm neighborhood in Woodside?
A- Searsville Dam was not designed to provide any flood protection benefit downstream and has caused flooding upstream. A- While the dam was well built, the average age for a dam is reported, by Stanford, to be 40 years and Searsville Dam is 120 years old. Q- Stanford currently uses the reservoir for non-potable water use, such as irrigation, landscaping and fire-fighting. A- As with other completed dam removals, this project design would maintain or replace existing owner needs with improved facilities and ease of operation. A- Recent studies and completed dam removal efforts have shown that dam removal is almost always less expensive than eventual dam safety retrofitting, installation of required fish passage facilities, and ongoing maintenance costs. A- Fortunately, there are many sources of funding for dam removal and ecosystem restoration projects of this kind. A- The existing ecosystem has emerged around an artificial and unsustainable reservoir that is filling in with sediment. Q- What effects would removal -- including possible flushing of sediment -- have on the recovering population of steelhead elsewhere in the watershed? A- The dam has held back sediment for over a century and altered the natural flow of gravels and beneficial sediments downstream creating a a€?hungry watera€? situation that has impacted bank erosion and the native habitat for steelhead. Corte Madera Creek and the many tributary streams (above) contain excellent habitat and continues to support wild, rainbow trout (below), which are the descendants of sea-run steelhead. Q- The current wetlands support a rich bird habitat and foraging ground for bats a€“ would this be protected with the removal?
A- Some of the recently established wetlands and habitat utilized by birds and bats can remain with dam removal and design plans would maximize the protection of sensitive areas in a manner similar to other successful dam removal efforts. Stanford officials have often wondered about the impacts of dam removal on vegetation established on the reservoir and possible negative impacts to neotropical migrant birds that have been observed here in high abundance. Searsville Dam removal would restore miles of currently buried streams, riparian forests and thick border habitats, and increase the amount of highly productive fringe wetland habitat that these riparian zones provide. Overall, the project could trade in the unsustainable, artificial, reservoir habitat for a net gain in stream habitat, riparian forest habitat, fringe wetland habitat, historic wetland ponds, and upland habitat.
A- Dam removal will eliminate the artificial reservoir habitat that currently allows for the breeding and dispersal of several exotic and invasive species that prey upon and compete with the native species. A- Dozens of large dams have been successfully removed and hundreds of medium and smaller dams have been taken out over the past couple decades. A- Over 500 dams have been removed in the United States in recent years and several dams that were about the size of Searsville, and larger, have recently been removed from rivers around the country.
The mouth of San Francisquito Creek (above) is near several wetland restoration projects in need of sediment.
Q- How would the removal of 60 feet of concrete blocks affect the biological preserve and surrounding communities?
A- Removal of the concrete blocks would be a short-term disturbance to the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve and surrounding communities. A- Doing nothing at the dam and reservoir is not an option that any stakeholders are currently considering or embracing due to the imminent negative impacts of such a non-action. Q- How will you work with Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve and other watershed stakeholders to ensure their concerns are being met? A- Members and supporters of the Beyond Searsville Dam Coalition have been collaborating with Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, Stanford University, San Francisquito Joint Powers Authority, San Francisquito Watershed Project, local jurisdictions, government agencies, community groups, and other non-profit groups for several decades on a variety of watershed related projects.
Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve Director, Philippe Cohen (green cap), and Stanford Engineering Professor, David Freyberg (at right), atop Searsville Dam talking to a group from the Salmonid Restoration Federation conference who were interested in dam removal.
1) What is a dam?a€?There are a number of technical and legal definitions of a dam but generally it is any structure that impounds or diverts water.
However, this inventory only covers dams that meet minimum height and impoundment requirements, so an unknown number of small dams are not included in the inventory. 3) Which state has the most dams?a€?According to the NID, Texas has the most dams of any state at 6,798. 4) Who regulates dam operations?a€?A number of state and federal agencies are responsible for regulating dams.
5) How many dams actually produce power?a€?FERC regulates approximately 2,300 hydroelectric producing dams.
7) Why are some dams being removed?a€?There has been a growing movement to remove dams where the costs - including environmental, safety, and socio-cultural impacts - outweigh the benefits - including hydropower, flood control, irrigation, or recreation - or where the dam no longer serves any useful purpose. 8) How are dams removed?a€?Because dams and rivers vary greatly, physical removal strategies and techniques may also vary on a case by case basis. 9) How many dams have been removed to date?a€?Currently, American Rivers is aware of more than 600 dams that have been removed over the past 50 years in this country.A  We are still in the process of gathering this data, so that figure is likely to increase as more information becomes available.
10) How much does it cost to remove a dam?a€?Because the size and location of dams vary so greatly, the cost to remove an individual dam can range from tens of thousands of dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars.
11) Who owns the dams that are being removed?a€?Private businesses, federal agencies, state agencies, local governments, or public utilities may own dams. 12) Who pays for dam removal?a€?Who pays for the removal of a dam is often a complex issue. 13) Who decides that dams should be removed?a€?The decision to remove a dam is made by varying entities, depending on the regulatory oversight of the dam. 14) Can rivers be restored through dam removal?a€?Although most rivers cannot be completely restored to historic conditions - simply because of the amount of development that has occurred on and along them - dam removal can often recreate conditions that move the river towards those historic conditions. 15) What benefits do dams provide?a€?Dams may provide a variety of benefits, including water supply, power generation, flood control, recreation, and irrigation.
16) How can the benefits of a dam be replaced when it is removed?a€?While dams serve a number of human needs, society has developed ways to address many of these needs without dams. Rather than plugging rivers with multiple hydropower dams, a cheaper and less environmentally harmful solution is to use existing energy efficiency technologies. 17) Is it cost effective to remove a dam?a€?Dam removal can be expensive in the short term, but in most cases where dams have been removed or are being considered for removal, money is actually saved over the long term. 18) Will the removal of a dam matter if other dams in the system are not removed?a€?Some rivers are so heavily developed and dammed that removal of one dam on that river will only return flows to a small portion of the river. 19) Are we going to decide in twenty years that we need to start building dams again?a€?We have learned a lot in the past twenty years about the many impacts dams have on rivers, and we have learned many alternatives to damming rivers. 21) What are the potential downsides to dam removal?a€?Dam removal does result in fundamental changes to the local environment.
How quickly do rivers recover after dam removal?a€?Rivers are very dynamic and resilient systems.
1) What is a dam?There are a number of technical and legal definitions of a dam but generally it is any structure that impounds or diverts water. 3) Which state has the most dams?According to the NID, Texas has the most dams of any state at 6,798.
4) Who regulates dam operations?A number of state and federal agencies are responsible for regulating dams.
5) How many dams actually produce power?FERC regulates approximately 2,300 hydroelectric producing dams. 7) Why are some dams being removed?There has been a growing movement to remove dams where the costs - including environmental, safety, and socio-cultural impacts - outweigh the benefits - including hydropower, flood control, irrigation, or recreation - or where the dam no longer serves any useful purpose. 8) How are dams removed?Because dams and rivers vary greatly, physical removal strategies and techniques may also vary on a case by case basis.
9) How many dams have been removed to date?Currently, American Rivers is aware of more than 600 dams that have been removed over the past 50 years in this country.A  We are still in the process of gathering this data, so that figure is likely to increase as more information becomes available.
10) How much does it cost to remove a dam?Because the size and location of dams vary so greatly, the cost to remove an individual dam can range from tens of thousands of dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars.
11) Who owns the dams that are being removed?Private businesses, federal agencies, state agencies, local governments, or public utilities may own dams.
13) Who decides that dams should be removed?The decision to remove a dam is made by varying entities, depending on the regulatory oversight of the dam. 14) Can rivers be restored through dam removal?Although most rivers cannot be completely restored to historic conditions - simply because of the amount of development that has occurred on and along them - dam removal can often recreate conditions that move the river towards those historic conditions.


15) What benefits do dams provide?Dams may provide a variety of benefits, including water supply, power generation, flood control, recreation, and irrigation. 16) How can the benefits of a dam be replaced when it is removed?While dams serve a number of human needs, society has developed ways to address many of these needs without dams. 17) Is it cost effective to remove a dam?Dam removal can be expensive in the short term, but in most cases where dams have been removed or are being considered for removal, money is actually saved over the long term.
18) Will the removal of a dam matter if other dams in the system are not removed?Some rivers are so heavily developed and dammed that removal of one dam on that river will only return flows to a small portion of the river. 19) Are we going to decide in twenty years that we need to start building dams again?We have learned a lot in the past twenty years about the many impacts dams have on rivers, and we have learned many alternatives to damming rivers. 21) What are the potential downsides to dam removal?Dam removal does result in fundamental changes to the local environment.
22)How quickly do rivers recover after dam removal?Rivers are very dynamic and resilient systems. We have a mouse problem in our workplace and our HR department wants all employees to remove their plants, citing that they attract mice.
I don”t believe I have an infestation, and my furniture and apartment have been sprayed multiple times, but I am throwing much of my furniture out anyway, and moving out. The only possibility is that you have indeed eliminated the breeding locations, but there are still some of the adult flies around and they continue to lay eggs.
I always thought the neighbors had them from seeing bites but they denied it…Anyway, four months later after being sprayed I found a bed bug on my bed. The local Branch office can help with this problem, but they do not provide cleaning service.
After we take it to the laundromat prior to treatment can we bring some back in after you treat? The best thing we can do to protect them is use Flys-Off, but it doesn’t help knowing flies carry so many diseases. The breeding sites for these flies includes accumulations of grass clippings and other decaying organic matter (but they do not usually breed in dog feces). This would work better than treating the dogs with the repellent that probably doesn’t work that well. They lay their eggs on or in the bodies of lawn grubs, garden caterpillars, and other insects that may be around the yard and garden. They will not bite or sting, and do not actually infest houses (nor do they crawl in ears!). The large white moths of the fall webworm lay their eggs in July and the eggs hatch in about ten days. Is it better for us to wait until spring time to have this evaluated since the ants have disappeared with the fall weather?
Otherwise they can be left alone, since they are helping to control some of the ground-nesting wasps in the area. Even a blast of water from a hose would help discourage them from staying there; insecticides will have to be applied every few days to keep them off. Research with ornamental plants (roses) showed that the traps did not provide sufficient protection. The best description that I can give is that it took the shape of a seed and it was red in appearance. Ticks brought into the house on pets or people’s pants may drop off and crawl around for a time. For bed bugs the ideal environment would be a place where food is always available and the temperature is always between 65° and 85° F. A scientifically trained Orkin Pest Specialist will conduct a comprehensive inspection of your home or place of business. Upon completing the inspection and assessing the results, your Orkin Pest Specialist will be able to recommend a thorough treatment to control a bed bug infestation. These concentrations are high enough to be effective in killing small insects, but pose no threat to people or pets.
To my knowledge, certain fertilizers contain phosphates, but I would ask your lawn maintenance company. Perimeter treatment of the house may be effective in reducing their numbers for only a few days. They seem to be mainly in my bedroom, which makes it impossible for me to sleep, as I am a light sleeper. It’s not just Facebook anymore, there are hundreds of social platforms besides, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn where we’re meeting and greeting new friends all over the world.
A study of the most emailed articles from The New York Times (shown in the infographic below) found these topics common in shares by their readers. Rising tennis star Andre Agassi teamed up with Canon cameras to successfully market the “Image is Everything” campaign back in the nineties. The authoritative sales pitch, “Extra, extra, read all about it” captured our attention, enticing us to buy the latest paper so we could check out the most up-to-date news. By utilizing quotations and sharing anecdotes from their journeys, we will gain further interest and more shares from our readers. Often it is difficult to gauge on social media what is popular and what is not, what trends are just beginning and which are basically over.
Here’s hoping that your material is seen by a thousand people and shared with a million more. As the elevation of the reservoir and trapped sediment were lowered, upstream flooding issues caused by the dam are expected to be eliminated. The dam removal design plan can maximize flood protection benefits to downstream communities. Searsville Dam provides a moderate amount of water that can easily be replaced with a less harmful water diversion facility that allows for improved functionality to Stanford. Federal, state, local, private, and non-profit entities are all providing large grants and donations to dam removal efforts nationwide. Some of the current vegetation and habitat that has grown up on the upstream end of the reservoir can be maintained with the dam removal design. Dam removal would provide additional spawning gravels below the dam for steelhead as well as more natural water flow regimes and anticipated improvements to water quality. These native trout are genetically isolated by the dam and their survival is at risk due to inbreeding and loss of genetic diversity. It is critical to understand that while the artificial, and disappearing, open-water reservoir habitat will be reduced, the historic and ecologically unique habitat buried by the dam and reservoir will be restored.
In addition, much of the established riparian vegetation at the upper end of Searsville Reservoir could remain with theA  dam removal design.
The historic map below shows what this habitat looked like before the dam and what it can look like again with dam removal and ecosystem restoration. Several species of non-native bass, sunfish, and panfish as well as bullfrogs occur in the warm, artificial, flat-water of Searsville Reservoir. Much more complicated dam removals have been completed that involved hydro-power replacement, polluted sediment disposal, adjacent development, and other challenges that this project would not have. There are also several dams that are planned for removal over the next couple years that are many times larger in size and in the amount of stored sediment.
A portion of the sediment can be transported for other uses, including the stated desire for it at planned San Francisco Bay wetland restoration projects or nearby agricultural sites.
We will continue to work with all of these stakeholders to address their concerns, as we feel that the safety and ecosystem issues are in our mutual interest and that the most effective project will occur when shared goals are best addressed.
While many progressive leaders at Stanford acknowledge the potential benefits of dam removal and the need for comprehensive studies to analyze specific dam removal alternatives, many watershed stakeholders are concerned that several individuals at Stanford are misrepresenting the issue and standing in the way of productive collaboration and investigation on this critical watershed decision that impacts all stakeholders. There are approximately 75,000 dams in the US Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) National Inventory of Dams (NID), which is the most comprehensive inventory of dams nationwide. Of the 75,000 dams in the database, approximately 66,000 are located on rivers (the remainder impound water off-river). Generally, the process involves drawing down the reservoir, potentially removing the sediment built up behind the dam, removing the structure, and mitigating for downstream effects of increased flow and sediment re-suspension. Most of the dams removed to date have been owned privately, by local government, or by public utilities. In past cases, removal has been financed by the dam owner, local, state and federal governments, and in some cases agreements whereby multiple stakeholders contribute to cover the costs.
In most cases, the dam owner itself is the decision-maker, often deciding that the costs of continuing to operate and maintain the dam are more than removing the dam. For example, fish are returning to historic stretches of river that had been previously obstructed on Butte Creek in California, theA Souadabscook River in Maine, and the Clearwater River in Idaho, as a result of dam removals. For instance, flood control can often be accomplished more effectively and for less money by restoring wetlands, maintaining riparian buffers, or moving people out of the floodplain.
Removal eliminates the expenses associated with maintenance and safety as well as direct and indirect expenses associated with fish and wildlife protection (e.g. The reservoir will be eliminated, and with it the flat-water habitat that had been created.
Experience has shown that natural river systems can be restored relatively rapidly after dam removal. A beekeeper can assess the situation and, if it’s a honey bee nest, determine if it is feasible to remove the nest.
I believe it is the fact that most employees eat at their desk and store food in their cubicles.
I have followed the preparation sheet but there is no information concerning the clothes in the bedroom. I don’t know what was done at your house, but if you are having swarms every year or so, then the problem is not solved and the termites are still there and still damaging the house. The developing wasp larvae (and sometimes there are many of them in the grub or caterpillar) eventually kill the host.
They rarely occur in large numbers, except for some of the wasps that are parasites of white grubs in lawns, and they remain for only a day or two. They are usually found near water or in humid areas of the house, so start with the kitchen sink and wet places near lights that are on during the night. You can try to remove some of the webs in the afternoon or evening and then spray the leaves that are enclosed. I don’t know where they are coming from, but I do see them inside and outside of our house. Control too early in the spring (before eggs laid) or too late in the fall (grubs too big or not near the surface) will not be effective.
It was hard like a shell, and when I broke the shell it oozed a clear liquid, and you could see ridges in the shell that resembled a worm.
We have also noticed some ticks occasionally in bed, but nowhere else in the house, other than on the dogs. The lone star tick has one prominent white spot in the middle of the back (nymphs and adults have these). The residue that remains on the surface will be toxic to insects, but presents no threat to people. Also, the amount of bait eaten and then metabolized by the body of the mouse is small and generally isn’t enough to threaten a cat that eats the mouse. You may kill a lot of crickets, but it seems there are more where those came from, and the site will soon be repopulated.
While these platforms create a great place for sharing cat videos, pictures of what we had for lunch, and talking about our last vacation, businesses use social media as a way to engage with customers and prospects. Rather than the spreading of germs, it’s now images, videos, content, and other material spreading rapidly from one user to the next. Articles with fewer than one thousand words get much less attention than their lengthier counterparts — weighing in between three and ten thousand words. While you can optimize your content marketing strategy in a number of ways, using images, photos, and videos helps create the perfect viral share, with your article shared by twice as many viewers as with mere text alone. Building on this, we add two more characteristics of the perfect viral share —  a catchy headline and an authoritative tone. Using True Social Media Metrics helps us analyze the most popular posts and give us a better picture of the more powerful social media content. The valley and historic wetlands that are buried beneath Searsville Dam and Reservoir once provided natural flood protection benefits by filling and absorbing winter rains and then slowly releasing flows following the peak flow event.
Large cracks that remain on the dam were observed by the dam caretaker immediately after the 1906 earthquake. The shrinking reservoir provides a fading amount of storage capacity that can be replaced with existing off-stream reservoirs, expanded storage areas, new off-stream storage, and possible dredging of the remaining upper Searsville Reservoir areas. Almost all dam removal studies and construction efforts are being partially or fully funded with these available grants.
In addition, miles of historic stream, riparian, and wetland habitat currently buried can be revived and restored with the dam removal. The existing downstream steelhead population is able to migrate up all other existing spawning and rearing tributaries in the watershed and away from any potential short-term disturbances from the dam removal. Several miles of stream habitat and associated riparian forests, comprising over 6 different tributary streams, can be reestablished.
These species are able to breed in this artificial habitat and spread downstream of the reservoir were they can prey on and compete with threatened steelhead trout, other native aquatic species; including amphibians and even small birds and mammals. Habitat restoration of this size has been successfully completed at hundreds of locations and many dam removal projects have enabled stream habitat and native wildlife to restore themselves quickly. See our Dam Blog page and American Rivers website for more information on completed and planned dam removal projects. Noise abatement methods, scheduled use of roads by trucks, use of cleaner burning biodiesel in equipment operation, working around Preserve activities and research, and other determined actions could be implemented to reduce impacts. Dredging the reservoir and maintaining some open water has also been considered, but has limited benefits and most of the existing ecosystem and safety problems with the dam would remain. We firmly believe that a collaborative, well-designed dam removal effort can be in the best interest of Stanford University and the entire watershed community. Non-federal dams that produce hydropower are regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
According to the NID, Oroville Dam, on the Feather River in California, is the tallest dam in the United States, measuring in at 770 ft. State dam safety offices can often order a dam to be removed if there are major safety concerns. Updating antiquated irrigation systems and replacing inappropriate crops can dramatically reduce the need for dams and reservoirs in the arid West. Many dams that have been removed no longer had any beneficial use or that use was very limited.
In some cases, this additional section of river is enough to sustain crucial populations of endangered or threatened species of fish, mollusks, and other wildlife.
In the next twenty years we are likely to learn even more about alternatives to dams and the impacts of dams on rivers. Wetlands surrounding the reservoir will also be drained, although new wetlands are often created both in the newly restored river reach above the former dam site and in the river below.
For example, spawning fish returned to theA Souadabscook River in Maine only months after a dam was removed, and the flushing of the sediment from the Milwaukee River in Wisconsin following the Woolen Mills Dam removal took only six months. For more information on honey bee nest relocation, contact a local bee keeper or an apiary society .If a beekeeper can’t remove the nest, contact your local Branch office to help with this.
It doesn’t matter how long swarms last, what matters is that the problem has not be controlled (spraying will not control termites) and it needs to be before any further damage is done.
Check the door thresholds and windows at ground level; they can and do enter through these routes. I’m not sure how they are getting and I was wondering what or if there is anything I can do about them? Velvet ants are not common, but during this time of year many people notice them, and become alarmed. It is best to use a product that is recommended for treating ornamental plants, because these formulations will not harm the plants. Since they usually feed on people who are sleeping, bed bugs are most common in areas where people sleep. It usually does not last very long, but long enough for the target insects to contact it and die. If you suspect your cat has eaten a poisoned mouse, make sure to seek the advice of a veterinarian who can weigh in on the cat’s health.


They can be a problem throughout the house by their chirping (the males) and just being there!
In fall, as night temperatures decline, the house foundation and siding traps some of the daytime heat.
Sharing amplifies a business message, while making it more relevant because the share comes from others in your social network.
All over the nation, restoration projects are being constructed that restore historic wetlands and adjacent riparian overflow areas to provide the dual benefits of ecosystem restoration and natural flood protection. It is not known what the current structural condition of the dam is because it has been 43 years since the Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) has inspected the foundation, toe, and groins of the dam. New diversion facilities can tie into existing storage facilities, irrigation, and landscaping pipelines and improve water delivery. One state agency, the Department of Water Resources, already offered to study alternatives at Searsville Dam, including removal, at no cost to Stanford. The artificial reservoir ecosystem also currently harbors many exotic species of fish and frogs, which would be eliminated or drastically reduced in numbers, benefiting native species.
As observed with other dam removal efforts, such as the Marmot Dam removal in Oregon, wild salmon and steelhead migrated upstream of the removed dam within several days of it being removed and reestablished themselves into historic habitat, expanding their distribution and improving their population health. Biologically-rich wetland ponds and seasonal overflow wetland areas that are currently covered by the reservoir can be restored along with acres of transitional and upland habitat. Dam removal and ecosystem restoration plans can minimize the risk of additional exotic species becoming established during the restoration effort and help to minimize future exotic introductions. Other sediment alternatives such as slurry piping and controlled sediment transport can be utilized to design the best plan to address project complexities.
As with so many other recently completed dam removal efforts, project stakeholders decided that the long-term gains to the ecosystem, dam owner, and surrounding communities warranted the short-term disturbance of dam removal. Only dam removal has the combined benefits of eliminating the safety liability of the dam, providing a free flowing stream, restoring historic habitat (wetland, stream, riparian), eliminating or reducing non-native species, providing unimpeded steelhead migration, and providing natural flood protection features. Non-federal dams that do not produce hydropower are regulated by the state in which they reside. The dam with the largest impoundment is Hoover Dam, on the Colorado River in Nevada, which stores approximately 30 million acre-feet of water.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission can order a hydropower dam under their jurisdiction to be removed for both environmental and safety reasons. In addition, removal often generates income from newly available recreation opportunities - including fishing, kayaking, and rafting - which may actually result in a net economic benefit. Sediment that collects behind a dam, sometimes over hundreds of years, may contain toxics such as PCBs, dioxide, and heavy metals.
But how long do swarms last before I can relax and at least not have to worry about seeing them flying around in my house? They can collect in mail and newspaper boxes and come in with the morning paper and the mail. The best control method outside is to eliminate their harborage, or hiding places, and maintain the area around the home as dry as possible.
Once they complete their feeding they leave the webs and from cocoons on the tree trunk, limbs or any secluded place. Inspect and remove as many of the cocoons as possible to reduce the population for next year. They live in wooded areas and they are usually brought into house on the fur of pets or the pant cuffs of people who have been in the woods. The final stage for females is the egg-laying stage, and they usually prefer to lay eggs on the soil surface. They have been developing all summer and have become adults in the last few weeks and are looking to mate, lay their eggs in the soil, and die after the first few frosts.
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In addition, dam removal efforts nationwide are being awarded funding to precede the dam removal with major downstream flood protection projects to increase channel capacity, replace undersized bridges, improve levee systems, and ensure that flood risks are reduced with the project. Many earthquakes and several decades have past since this last detailed foundation inspection.
The remaining upper reservoir, west of Portola Road, is an historic wetland pond that preceded the construction of Searsville Dam.
Water quality and habitat conditions downstream are expected to improve with dam removal, as has been the case elsewhere. Dam removal projects have consistently shown a strong benefit to salmon and steelhead populations in watersheds across the world. An amazing and diverse array of habitat types and species will be restored for birds, bats, steelhead, and the full array of native species.
Most of the non-native species utilizing Searsville Reservoir cannot thrive in the natural flowing stream environment. A combination of multiple sediment options has been used in other dam removal efforts and may provide the best way to deal with the sediment. The dam that provides the most hydroelectric power in the United States is Grand Coulee Dam, on the Columbia River in Washington, which generates 6180 megawatts (MW) of power.
Re-suspension of these toxic-laden sediments in the process of dam removal has the potential to damage downstream water quality and threaten the health of fish and wildlife and water users. Some are parasites of wood-infesting beetle larvae and the adult wasp may emerge from firewood kept indoors in the winter, they are also harmless to people and pets.
Check the trees early next year (mark your calendar) so that you can spray the webs when they are just formed. This is an unprecedented opportunity to get massive funding and ease of permitting to reduce flooding, restore ecosystem health, and rebuild Stanforda€™s out-dated water supply facilities to a modern and sustainable state.
Stanford is responsible for coordinating this inspection that DSOD has identified in the above 2007 inspection report as a a€?prudenta€? measure that should be taken.
This pond can be maintained and continue to provide fire-fighting needs as well as water storage capacity and open-water wetland habitat benefits. Dam removal would also allow for the resurgence of annual steelhead trout runs to the watersheda€™s largest tributary for the first time in 120 years, bringing back a critical keystone species to the ecosystem.
Removal of Searsville Dam would open up over ten miles of historic spawning and rearing habitat in the largest tributary of the entire watershed, where high quality habitat and native rainbow trout persist. In addition, the dam removal will reestablish critical wildlife migration routes at this confluence of riparian corridors currently blocked by the dam and submerged by the reservoir.
A detailed Dam Removal Alternatives Analysis study would identify the many options available.
Short term impacts of the dam removal itself can include increased water turbidity and sediment buildup downstream from releasing large amounts of sediment from the reservoir, and water quality impacts from sudden releases of water and changes in temperature. If you decide to spray the trees you can seek help from an Arborist or contact you local Department of Agriculture Extension Service for some recommendations.  If deciding to do it yourself, read, understand, and follow the label for any product you decide to use.
Beyond Searsville Dam requested that the DSOD require this study and they have informed Stanford that the study should happen before the end of 2012.
As part of the larger Searsville Dam removal and ecosystem restoration project, Stanford has an unprecedented opportunity to upgrade their water delivery and storage facilities with the benefit of available grant funding, eliminated safety liability, and ease of permitting. The altered and artificial ecosystem would be transformed to a self-sustainable and native one. The remaining, and historic, upper pond located west of Portola Road can continue to provide open-water wetland habitat. You can find them in the Yellow Pages under the following headings: APPLIANCES, HOUSEHOLD, MAJORAPPLIANCES, PARTS AND SUPPLIESREFRIGERATORS, DOMESTICAPPLIANCES, HOUSEHOLD, REPAIR AND SERVICECall a few of them and ask if they are a repair service, or if they sell parts, or both. As the dam and concrete continue to age, experience additional earthquakes, and as the reservoir fills in and transported sediment potentially scours the dam, the structural integrity is expected to be reduced over time.
In addition, the upgraded water diversion and storage facilities can be designed to serve a critical secondary function of reducing flooding downstream by diverting and storing peak storm flows into collection basins as is being considered by the Joint Powers Authority in the watershed. The active San Andreas Fault run adjacent to Searsville Reservoir, which can be seen as the oval blue shape near the center of the map, adjacent to the highest a€?Very-Violenta€? shaking severity level on the above image. Such multi-objective funding and permitting opportunities are being jumped at by dam owners across the country. Dam removal can eliminate the dam failure risk identified by San Mateo County and extensive downstream inundation. Searsville Dam is listed as a a€?High Hazarda€? dam by the US Army Corps, State of California, and San Mateo County (pg. As noted in the above document, a High Hazard dam is defined as a dam whose failure would result in a€?probable loss of lives and significant property damagea€?.
They'll tell you it's too complicated, then in the same breath, "guide" you to their service department. Stanforda€™s own report, SPEAR3, cites an analysis that determined failure of Searsville Dam could release a a€?catastrophica€? flow of 60,433 cubic feet per second, or a€?about 6 times the 500-year peak flow of 10,500 cfsa€? (Section 7.1 Page 7).
Stanforda€™s own report, SPEAR3,A  cites an analysis that determined failure of Searsville Dam could release a a€?catastrophica€? flow of 60,433 cubic feet per second, or a€?about 6 times the 500-year peak flow of 10,500 cfsa€? (Section 7.1 Page 7). In addition to geologic, aging, and seismic considerations, the dama€™s limited spillway design and operation and bypass flow drain pipe present additional safety challenges for dealing with dam overtopping during flood events and the ability to quickly drain the reservoir during an emergency.
If they genuinely try to help you fix it yourself and you find that you can't fix the problem, they may be a really good place to look for service. Think about it if they sold you this book, then they're genuinely interested in helping do-it-yourselfers!When you go into the store, have ready your make, model and serial number from the nameplate of the fridge (not from some sticker inside the fridge). This will be an incomplete model number, but it is better than nothing and it should be good enough to get most parts with. If all else fails, check the original papers that came with your fridge when it was new. They should contain the model number SOMEWHERE. If you have absolutely NO information about the fridge anywhere, make sure you bring your old part to the parts store with you.
It is a long, stiff-bristled brush especially made for knocking out massive wads of dust from your condenser grille. I have seen jury-rigged bottle brushes and vacuums used, neither of which clean sufficiently.
It's true that diagnosing and repairing electrical circuits requires a bit more care than most operations, due to the danger of getting shocked.
Remember the rule in section 3-4 (1); while you are working on a circuit, energize the circuit only long enough to perform whatever test you're performing, then take the power back off it to perform the repair.
You will only need to be able to set the VOM onto the right scale, touch the test leads to the right place and read the meter. In using the VOM (Volt-Ohm Meter) for our purposes, the two test leads are always plugged into the "+" and "-" holes on the VOM. For example, if there's a 50 setting and a 250 setting on the VAC dial, use the 250 scale, because 250 is the lowest setting over 120 volts. Touch the two test leads to the two metal contacts of a live power source, like a wall outlet or the terminals of the motor that you're testing for voltage. It's derived from the word "continuous." In an electrical circuit, electricity has to flow from a power source back to that power source. It should peg the meter all the way on the right side of the scale, towards "0" on the meter's "resistance" scale.
If the meter does not read zero resistance, adjust the thumbwheel on the front of the VOM until it does read zero.
If the heater's leads are still connected to something, you may get a reading through that something. If there is still live power on the item you're testing for continuity, you will burn out your VOM in microseconds and possibly shock yourself. Touch the two test leads to the two bare wire ends or terminals of the heater. You can touch the ends of the wires and test leads with your hands if necessary to get better contact. If there is GOOD continuity, the meter will move toward the right side of the scaleand steady on a reading. If the meter moves only very little and stays towards the left side of the scale, that's BAD continuity; the heater is no good.
In a glass-tube or bare-element heater, you may be able to see the physical break in the heater element, just like you can in some light bulbs. If you are testing a switch or a thermostat, you will show little or no resistance (good continuity) when the switch or thermostat is closed, and NO continuity when the switch is open. If you do not, the switch is bad.3-3(c) AMMETERSAmmeters are a little bit more complex to explain without going into a lot of electrical theory. If you own an ammeter, you probably already know how to use it. If you don't, don't get one.
The greater the current that's flowing through a wire, the greater the magnetic field it produces around the wire. The ammeter simply measures this magnetic field, and thus the amount of current, flowing through the wire. To determine continuity, for our purposes, we can simply isolate the component that we're testing (so we do not accidentally measure the current going through any other components) and see if there's any current flow. To use your ammeter, first make sure that it's on an appropriate scale (0 to 10 or 20 amps will do). Turn the "energy saver" switch to the "economy" position to shut off the anti-sweat mullion heaters (See section 4-1.) Close the refrigerator door to make sure the lights are off. There may still be a tiny mullion heater energized in the butter conditioner or on the defrost drain pan, but the current that these heaters draw is negligible for our purposes (less than an amp). If you don't, the defrost heater or terminating thermostat is probably defective.3-4 BASIC REPAIR AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS1) Always de-energize (pull the plug or trip the breaker on) any refrigerator that you're disassembling. If you need to re-energize the refrigerator to perform a test, make sure any bare wires or terminals are taped or insulated. Energize the unit only long enough to perform whatever test you're performing, then disconnect the power again. 2) NEVER EVER chip or dig out ice from around the evaporator with a sharp instrument or knife.
You WILL PROBABLY puncture the evaporator and you WILL PROBABLY end up buying a new refrigerator. If you use a blow dryer, take care not to get water in it and shock yourself.Better yet, if you have the time and patience, leave the fridge open for a few hours and let the ice melt naturally.
You can remove large, loose chunks of ice in the evaporator compartment by hand, but make sure there aren't any electrical wires frozen into the chunks of ice before you start pulling them. 3) Always re-install any removed duck seal, heat shields, styrofoam insulation, or panels that you remove to access anything. They're there for a reason. 4) You may need to empty your fridge or freezer for an operation. If you do not have another fridge (or a friend with one) to keep your food in, you can generally get by with an ice chest or a cardboard box insulated with towels for a short time. Never re-freeze meats; if they've already thawed, cook them and use them later. 5) If this manual advocates replacing a part, REPLACE IT!! There is a reason that it stopped you can bet on it and if you get it going and re-install it, you are running a very high risk that it will stop again.
Replace the part. 6) Refrigerator defrost problems may take a week or more to reappear if you don't fix the problem the first time. That's how long it will take the evaporator to build up enough frost to block the airflow again.
After fixing a defrost problem, keep an eye out for signs of a recurrence for at least a week.
The sooner you catch it, the less ice you'll have to melt. 7) You may stop the compressor from running using the defrost timer or cold control, by cutting off the power to the fridge, or simply by pulling the plug out of the wall.
However, if you try to restart it within a few minutes, it may not start; you may hear buzzing and clicking noises. If the system has not had enough time for the pressure within to equalize, there will be too much back pressure in the system for the compressor motor to overcome when trying to start. Simply remove the power from the compressor for a few more minutes until the compressor will restart. 8) Do not lubricate any of the timers or motors mentioned in this manual. In a cold environment, oil will become more viscous and increasefriction, rather than decrease it. If they genuinely try to help you fix it yourself and you find that you can't fix the problem, they may be a really good place to look for service. Think about it if they sold you this book, then they're genuinely interested in helping do-it-yourselfers!When you go into the store, have ready your make, model and serial number from the nameplate of the fridge (not from some sticker inside the fridge).
It's true that diagnosing and repairing electrical circuits requires a bit more care than most operations, due to the danger of getting shocked. If the heater's leads are still connected to something, you may get a reading through that something.
The greater the current that's flowing through a wire, the greater the magnetic field it produces around the wire. That's how long it will take the evaporator to build up enough frost to block the airflow again.



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