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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY…

PLUG IN Pest Free July newsletter

Independence Day, also commonly referred to as the 4th of July, is arguably the most patriotic day on the calendar. Most people know (or should know) Independence Day (the 4th of July) dates all the way back to 1776. So, what brought this day to come about?

Prior to 1776, America was part of Great Britain, now known as the United Kingdom. In the 1600’s people would travel from Great Britain to settle in what we know today as North America. From 1607 to 1732, the British founded 13 colonies: Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.

As these colonies grew, the people who lived there thought the British government treated them unfairly. For instance, they had to allow British soldiers to stay in their homes and had to pay taxes on items such as tea. The colonists were not happy having to follow these laws and rebelled. As a result, the Revolutionary War between the colonists and Great Britain began in 1775.

The colonists decided they needed to declare their independence in writing to explain their reasons and gain support from other countries like France. On July 4, 1776, a small group of representatives from the colonies – called the Continental Congress, adopted the Declaration of Independence.

Written by a committee led by Thomas Jefferson and signed by people from all 13 colonies, it was initially rejected by the British government. This led the colonists to continue their fight for independence until they defeated Great Britain in 1783.

Today, the Declaration of Independence is housed under heavy security at the National Archives in Washington D.C. This document is recognized around the world as an important message of self-governance and human rights. The second sentence of the declaration reads: that all people are created equally and have rights that include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

FIREWORKS SAFETY

It would be hard to celebrate the 4th of July without fireworks. But for the inexperienced, fireworks can be very dangerous. If you are unsure about fireworks safety, leave them to the experts. Each year fireworks cause injuries and even death. Most common injuries are to the hands, face and legs. But if you are going to light your own fireworks show, here’s a few safety tips to know.

Preparation:

  • Keep a bucket of water or water hose on and ready to put out duds
  • Soak fireworks before throwing them away.
  • Keep lighters, matches, and fireworks away from young children to avoid unintentional burns.
  • Do not drink alcohol. It slows reaction time and affects judgement.
Fireworks Ignition:
  • Wear closed-toed shoes.
  • Designate ONE person to ignite. Everyone else should watch as far away as possible or inside watching through a window.
  • Extend arms far away from the body and keep your head out of the firework’s path.
  • Quickly move away after it is lit.
  • Only use tubing provided with the fireworks AND on level ground.
  • Avoid using home-made launching pads. These can fail causing it to tip over and launch in unintentional directions.
  • Stay on concrete or pavement. Dry grass can burn easily.
  • Like above, DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL!
Q: Who was the 22nd President of the United States of America?
Check for the answer and interesting facts below.

Chipotle Chili Dogs

Photo by: Taste of Home https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chipotle-chili-dogs/

What’s the 4th of July without a great hotdog? Here’s a recipe by Barb Templin that keeps the spice levels to a medium so people of all ages can enjoy.

Total prep time is approximately 25 minutes and serves 6.

First, the Ingredients:
  • 6 hotdogs
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 hotdog buns, split
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Cooking Instructions:
  1. Cook hot dogs according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, chipotle peppers, chili powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until flavors are blended, 4-5 minutes.
  2. Place hot dogs in buns. Spoon chili over hot dogs. Sprinkle with cheese and green onions.

Nutrition Facts:

1 serving: 420 calories, 25g fat (12g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1096mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.


*Source: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chipotle-chili-dogs/

Be sure to check out other delicious recipes on the Taste of Home website here: https://www.tasteofhome.com

MOVING SEASON IS HERE?

PLUG IN Pest Free June newsletter

As summer rolls in, so does the peak season for many who are planning on moving around the corner or across the country. According to various sources, peak moving season is actually from April to September, but many try to move in the middle of summer. One of the main factors for this is kids being off school and on summer holidays. Parents try to capitalize on moving after their kids complete their current school year, usually in May, then move and get settled prior to the new school year commencing around August. Especially when moving to a new schooling district.

Like all peak seasons, it is fair to expect prices to increase. Moving trucks and trailers may become harder to secure. Best to reserve early, and check with your rental truck company if they actually guarantee your reservation at time placed, or if they only guarantee 48 hours out! Don’t get stuck with last minute surprises thinking you have everything reserved when you may not. Also, you may be expected to travel up to 250 miles from your local depot just to collect your truck with some companies. So best to make 100% sure you know everything about your reservation and the pitfalls that may come with it.

If you are moving to a popular State, expect to pay a much higher price for your oneway rental. If you are moving to a State many are moving out of, you may be able to get a very competitive rate for your rental.

Using a moving company instead? Make sure you book well in advance. Some moving companies may be fully booked for months out, so plan ahead and book early to avoid disappointment.

Some moving tips to consider:

  1. Use boxes, plenty of boxes. The more the better. They are easy to pack and stack. Try to limit the weight for each box so they don’t become too heavy.
  2. Stack all your boxes in the truck or trailer first, going as vertical as possible.
  3. Secure your boxes with larger items and/or furniture in front.
  4. Stack furniture as vertical as you can to save space.
  5. Prepare plenty of rope and ratchet ties to secure your load.
  6. Use plenty of furniture pads, the more the better. Your furniture will thank you. When traveling, your truck or trailer can be like a trampoline in the back on some roads.
  7. Prepare first-aid kits. Accidents happen, so be prepared.
  8. Best to wear a pair of moving gloves – your hands will thank you later.
  9. Have plenty of water on hand – you will need it. Remember, it is summer after all!
  10. Use dolly’s and straps to help lift heavy items easier. Your back will thank you.
  11. DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR PLUG IN PEST FREE WITH YOU!!!

SUMMER BUGS

The joys of summer also bring the joys of bugs!! For those living in warmer climates year round, there really isn’t an off-season for bugs. If you are planning that camping trip, be prepared for plenty of hand waving and face slapping. If you are not into chemical based repellants, then you may want to consider a range of homemade natural repellents and see which one works best for you against the types of bugs you want to keep away.

Citronella has always been a relatively good natural repellant against many bugs. Lavender Oil is another, and provides a relaxing smell for those who like lavender. Other natural repellants to consider are Garlic and Lemon juice, Peppermint and Castor Oil, and Cedarwood Oil. Various preparation methods can be researched online on how best to mix and apply these natural remedies. Plan ahead, be prepared, and enjoy that camping trip!

Q: Do Male Mosquitos Bite?
Check for the answer and interesting facts below.

Refreshing Homemade Raspberry Vanilla Soda by Joanne

Photo by: https://www.fifteenspatulas.com/4-refreshing-summer-drinks/

Forget about running to the store to buy your next soda. Nothing will compare to this refreshing homemade recipe using real fruit syrup all cooked from scratch.

Below is Joanne’s Raspberry Vanilla soda, but you can substitute the flavor for others too if you wish. This recipe is for a serving of four. Prep and cook time around 5 minutes, refrigerate for 1 hour.

First, the Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • seltzer water
  • ice

Cooking Instructions:
  1. In a small saucepan set over medium heat, combine the water, sugar, and raspberries. Cook for about 5 minutes until the mixture is bubbling away and the sugar is dissolved. Stir and cook this mixture for another 5 minutes, until the raspberries have cooked down.
  2. Set a fine mesh strainer over a measuring cup or bowl and strain the saucepan mixture, pressing down on the raspberry pulp to squeeze out all the juice. Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract, and let this chill in the refrigerator.
  3. To serve, fill a glass with ice and add 2-3 tbsp of the raspberry syrup. Add about a cup of seltzer on top, and enjoy!

*Source: https://www.fifteenspatulas.com/4-refreshing-summer-drinks/

To see more of Joanne’s recipes, click the link above. You can also check out Joanne’s YouTube video of the above recipe here https://youtu.be/DkARNOFDnwA

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LOS ANGELES
THE CITY OF ANGELS
OR RATS?

PLUG IN Pest Free May newsletter

In 2021, Los Angeles was named the second most rattiest city in the United States for the second year in a row according to Orkin*. Chicago still took the #1 spot as the most rattiest city in the United States, followed by New York after L.A., Washington D.C. and San Francisco to round out the top five cities.

As life gets back to normal post pandemic, and with recent explosions in homeless populations throughout the city, these factors among others have contributed to a rapid expansion of rats throughout Los Angeles. Not only has the rodent population expanded, but growth in new areas have also been noted geographically. Due to many restaurant closures during the lockdowns, rodents were forced to scavenge new areas in search for food. It was previously reported by the CDC rodents are displaying aggressive behavior caused by the disruption of covid related events.

As we enter summer, California (and other States) can expect wildfires like every year. Those living on the fringe of forests, national parks and wide open land subject to wildfires may also experience an influx of rodents gaining entry to their homes or businesses. Wildfires can push rodents and other wildlife forward to escape the burning vegetation. Resorting to baited traps is something we do not recommend, as baits and other scented enticements may attract more attention due to rodent’s acute sense of smell. Our patented PLUG IN Pest Free technology is 100% pesticide free utilizing the exiting low-level electromagnetic field already present along the active electrical wiring within your premises. PLUG IN Pest Free has No Fumes, No Smell, No Fuss, No Mess and is maintenance free for long-term rodent and pest control. For more information, please check our website at GoPestFree.com.

*Source: https://abc7.com/rattiest-city-los-angeles-exterminator-company-orkin-near-me/11194234/

Wildfire Preparedness Tips

Is your home or business at greater risk to wildfires? If yes, are you prepared in the event a wildfire nears? With some preparedness tips, it could make the difference between saving your asset or even your life!

Don’t wait until you see smoke! Be prepared even before a fire starts. For example;

In and Around Your Home:

  • Clear leaves and other debris from gutters, eaves, porches and decks. This prevents embers from igniting your home or business.
  • Remove dead vegetation and other items from under your home, deck or porch, and keep a good cleared perimeter of 10ft around your home or business.
  • Consider using wire mesh to screen in areas under your home, porches or decks to prevent debris and combustible materials from accumulating.
  • Keep trees trimmed and prevent tree branches touching your home. Keeping trees trimmed and branches off your home is a good rodent prevention tip as well.
  • Keep your lawn well hydrated and maintained. Brown dry grass and shrubs can fuel fires.
  • Learn more how to protect your home and property at www.FireWise.org.

Create an Emergency Plan:

  • Prepare an emergency supply kit and have it ready to go at a moments notice. Your kit should include essential items such as clothes, shoes, toiletries, first-aid kit, batteries, flashlight, charge leads etc.
  • Prepare important documents and irreplaceable items such as photo albums, heirlooms and jewelry, but ensure you are able to easily carry all items you wish to take.
  • Consider placing other items you can’t take in a fireproof safe (check the fire rating).
  • Prepare an emergency evacuation plan with at least two exit routes. Ensure all members of your household or business know this plan well, and have a designated meeting place in case of separation.
  • Learn more about emergency preparedness planning on NFPA’s emergency planning webpage https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Preparedness/Emergency-Preparedness

In the event a fire nears your property, evacuate immediately to a safe place and leave the firefighting to the firefighters. Remember, material possessions can be replaced, but lives can’t!

*Source: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Wildfire-safety-tips

Q: What became the 20th State of the United States of America?
Check for the answer and interesting facts below.

Gordon Ramsay’s
Smoky Mountain Breakfast
from Scrambled

Photo by: https://www.gordonramsay.com/gr/recipes/smoky-mountain-breakfast-from-scrambled/

Breakfast, always a delicious meal no matter what time of the day. What’s better is a famous Gordon Ramsay breakfast at that. This month we have selected Gordon’s Smoky Mountain Breakfast.

First, the Ingredients:

  • 1 fresh American flaky biscuit, sliced in half lengthwise
  • Sweet or Spicy mustard (not the yellow kind)
  • Chili flakes
  • Olive oil
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 2 large chanterelle mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • Unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • Apple moonshine (substitute apple brandy)
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • Baked beans, for serving

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Spread a bit of mustard on the cut sides of both biscuit halves and sprinkle with chili flakes, set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add about a teaspoon of olive oil to the pan then lay the bacon slices in a pan, making sure they don’t overlap.
  3. Place a separate large skillet over medium high heat and let the pan get hot. Add the mushrooms, shallot and garlic to the pan along with a few tablespoons of butter and toss.
  4. Once bacon has browned on one side, flip to crisp the other side and move the slices toward one side of the pan. Place the biscuit halves, cut-side down, into the empty space in the pan so they cook in the rendered bacon fat.
  5. Add a bit more butter to the mushroom pan and continue to sear and crisp.
  6. Add a bit of olive oil to a third, nonstick skillet along with 2 tablespoons of butter and a pinch of chili flakes. Set over medium heat to let the butter froth. Crack eggs into the pan and let cook.
  7. Remove the biscuits from the bacon pan once browned, then add a splash of apple moonshine to deglaze the pan, letting the liquid reduce and evaporate.
  8. Season the top of the eggs with salt and pepper, swirling the pan to coat the egg whites with foaming butter.
  9. To serve, place the biscuits cut-side up onto a plate. Top each with one fried egg, and transfer the mushroom mixture to the side of the plate, followed by the bacon.
  10. Spoon a generous portion of the baked beans alongside the biscuits and serve immediately.

 

 

*Source: https://www.gordonramsay.com/gr/recipes/smoky-mountain-breakfast-from-scrambled/

 
To see the Gordon Ramsay Smoky Mountain Breakfast recipe, click the link above. Be sure to check out other delicious Gordon Ramsay breakfast recipes at https://www.gordonramsay.com/gr/recipes/category/breakfast. We welcome any photos of your cooking sent to support@gopestfree.com.

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A: Mississippi became the 20th State to join the Union. The Territory of Mississippi was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from April 7, 1798, until December 10, 1817, when the western half of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Mississippi. The eastern half was redesignated as the Alabama Territory until it was admitted to the Union as the State of Alabama on December 14, 1819. The Chattahoochee River played a significant role in the definition of the territory’s borders. The population rose in the early 1800s from settlement, with cotton being an important cash crop.

*Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_Territory

TORNADO SEASON
ARE YOU PREPARED?

Welcome to
PLUG IN Pest Free April newsletter

Spring has barely sprung, and here we are facing those terrifying tornadoes already. Our hearts and prayers go out to all recently affected. We all know tornadoes come each year, but the impact and devastation they leave behind can be very distressing, both physically and mentally. For those seeking help, the National Disaster Distress Hotline on 1.800.985.5990 (sponsored by SAMHSA) provides immediate crisis counseling to those affected by tornadoes.

So, where do tornadoes come from? Tornadoes come from the energy of a thunderstorm. Even though tornadoes are very powerful, they only account for a small fraction of the energy in a thunderstorm. What makes them so dangerous and terrifying is their energy is concentrated in a small area. However, not all tornadoes are the same, and scientists continue to study them.

How to prepare for a tornado?

  1. Check the latest weather conditions, you can visit sites like https://www.weather.gov.
  2. Check your local radio, TV and social media sites.
  3. Move to a safety shelter immediately, such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar or small interior room most central of a sturdy building on the lowest floor. Stay away from windows.
  4. Try protecting yourself under a sturdy table or workbench.
  5. If you have helmets, even bicycle helmets, put them on, especially for children.
  6. Stay away from flying debris – they can cause severe injury or death.
  7. Do not go under an overpass or bridge. This may strengthen the air speed as it passes through a narrow section that could cause you to be sucked out.
  8. If your home is not safe, make plans to reach an emergency shelter immediately.
  9. Try to inform family members and friends of your whereabouts so they know you are safe.
  10. Stay well clear of any downed power lines, as they could be live and cause death if you come in contact with them.
As tornado season has arrived, it is best to be prepared. Consider having an emergency bag packed and ready to go at the last minute. Your emergency bag should include items such as clothes, toiletries, batteries, chargers and charge leads, food, water, pocket knife with opener, torch and other essential items.


Jewelry By Johan

*Photo by: Jewelry by Johan

What better way to express yourself and your personality than with a unique piece of jewelry by Johan. Located near Minneapolis in Oakdale, MN these truly unique pieces will become the talking point of any dinner party or gathering. Whether your unique style harbors for a piece of meteorite that was floating around space for billions of years, or you want to be taken back to prehistoric times and wear a piece made from dinosaur bone, whichever style you long for you will truly wear a unique masterpiece that matches your personality, style and spirit.

In 2008, Johan was making beautiful pieces of jewelry part-time with his wife by his side. By 2011, Johan followed his passion and dream to design and make his unique masterful pieces of jewelry full-time, incorporating his son-in-law into the business. Since then the amazing work by Johan and his dedicated team have produced some of the finest pieces anybody would be proud to wear. From precious metals to stones and even wood, there is a unique piece awaiting you. Whether a ring, earrings, necklace, bracelets, cuff links or even a tie clip, you’ll be proud to own and wear a piece made by Johan and his team.

For more information on these beautiful pieces of wearable art, visit https://jewelrybyjohan.com today and let them know you heard about Jewelry by Johan from our Pest Free newsletter. You will be glad you checked them out.


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Q: What is the average tornado count per year in the USA?
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Lemon Pie by Magnolia Table

*Photo by: Magnolia Table https://magnolia.com/blog/article/12252/lemon-pie-recipe/

Here is a great Lemon Pie recipe we found from Magnolia Table by the lovely and highly talented Joanna Gaines… The prep time is around 20 minutes, and cook time slightly less. After it cools for 1.5hrs, you can enjoy.
 
First the ingredients. You will need:
Lemon Pie

• 1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers (from about 27 squares)
• 1/3 cup sugar
• 6 tablespoons of salted butter, melted
• 3 cups of sweetened condensed milk
• 3 egg yolks
• 2/3 cup of fresh lemon juice (from 3 to 4 lemons)
• Pinch of sea salt
Whipped Cream
• 1 cup of heavy cream
• 2 tablespoons of sugar
• 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
Garnish
• Lemon slices
• Grated lemon zest
• Mint sprigs

Directions:
1; To make the lemon pie: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9-inch pie plate with vegetable oil.

2; In a large bowl, combine the crushed graham crackers and 1∕3 cup of the sugar and stir to blend. Stir in the melted butter until well blended. Press the cracker mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pie plate. Bake until firm, approximately 8 minutes.

3; Meanwhile, in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large bowl with a handheld electric mixer), beat the condensed milk, egg yolks, lemon juice, and sea salt on medium speed for 4 minutes.

4; Pour the mixture into the baked pie crust. Return to the oven and bake until the center is set when the pan is gently nudged, approximately 10 minutes.

5; Cool the pie on a rack for around 30 minutes. Place in the refrigerator until set, at least 1 hour and up to 3 days.

6; Just before serving, make the whipped cream topping: In a medium bowl, with a handheld electric mixer, beat the cream, sugar, and vanilla on high speed until fluffy and the cream holds a soft peak when you pull the beater out of the bowl.

7; Spread the cream on the cooled pie. Garnish with fresh lemon slices, a sprinkle of lemon zest, and mint sprigs.

Makes 8 servings.

For the full Magnolia Table recipe, go to this link https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/recipes/a9897/spaghetti-meatballs/. Be sure to check out other amazing Magnolia Table recipes by Joanna Gaines. Order your Magnolia Table Cookbook here https://wp.magnolia.com/table-cookbook/

When in Waco, TX be sure to put the Magnolia Silo’s on your bucket list along with their amazing Magnolia Press cafe serving up beautifully roasted coffees and delicious pastries. Not far away is their fabulous Magnolia Table restaurant.

*If you make the above recipe, we welcome your feedback and photos.


A: Approximately 1,200 tornadoes occur in the United States each year! Tornadoes are more common in the United States than any other country in the world. With approximately 1,200 tornadoes per year, this is four times more the amount than seen in Europe. The United States are more prone to violent tornadoes rating EF4 and EF5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.


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IS NEW YORK CITY
A RAT CITY?

Welcome to
PLUG IN Pest Free March newsletter

During mass closures in 2020 caused by covid, the CDC* reported aggressive rat behavior was occurring due to the lack of food and waste restaurants and other commercial buildings often generate. As a result, rat behavior was becoming more erratic. As life is getting back to normal with restaurants and other businesses opening, we can’t become complacent with rodent control, as rodents may be poised to surge once again. In 2021, residents and business owners reported a surge in rat sightings with more than 21,000 sightings reported to NYC311*. Rodents have an acute sense of smell. Therefore, with an increase of food and waste from operating restaurants and commercial buildings, the likelihood of attracting rodents is highly probable. It is important to take care of waste materials, and with a few simple steps, you can do your part to reduce the number of rodents.

Whether you are a restaurant, business or residential, some of these simple steps can go a long way. For example:

  1. When handling trash, ensure to secure the trash can tightly to avoid rodents climbing and gaining access to the trash can, or trash falling out if toppled.
  2. Keep the trash area clean and hose around the trash area often.
  3. Consider spraying some natural deterrents around the trash area like mint, vinegar, cayenne pepper etc.

Prevention tips are always better than a cure, and can go a long way to help curb the rodent population from expanding.

For restaurants and other commercial businesses battling never-ending rodent issues and ongoing costly pest control maintenance, our PLUG IN Pest FreeCommercial Pest Management System is your answer! Our Commercial Pest Management System has been a vital piece of equipment that has helped many restaurants and other businesses significantly reduce and mitigate ongoing invasions from rodents and other pests.

For years the knee-jerk reaction to control rodents and pests has resorted to using baits, traps, toxic pesticides and other harsh poisons – most of which are inhumane. With a growing awareness more than ever of the risks and dangers associated with toxic pesticides and other harsh poisons, consumers and business owners alike are looking for effective alternative methods to treat and protect their premises from ongoing pest invasions – long-term!

Our Commercial Pest Management System and our PRO unit are certified by HACCP International (Australasia and Asia license regions) as food safe and an effective means of deterring rodents.

If you are a restaurant or business owner serious about the health and safety of your staff and customers and want to say good-bye to costly, never-ending, toxic, inhumane treatments and maintenance of traps, then look no further! Your new solution to controlling and mitigating your rodent and pest needs is just a PLUG IN away!

*Sources: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/499343-cdc-warns-of-unusual-or-aggressive-rodent-behavior-in-search-for-new-food?rl=1https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/05/nyregion/nyc-rats-sightings.html


Spring Break Is Almost Here!

Where will Spring Break 2022 take YOU? We looked at various top sites all looking for the best Spring Break locations, and here are the top 10 Spring Break destinations for 2022^:

  1. Cancun
  2. Miami Beach
  3. South Padre Island
  4. Cabo San Lucas
  5. Jamaica
  6. Bahamas
  7. Punta Cana
  8. Playa del Carmen
  9. Daytona Beach
  10. Panama City Beach
If you find yourself traveling this Spring Break, we welcome your photos to support@gopestfree.com Subject: Spring Break 2022 and we may just post them in upcoming monthly newsletters.

^https://travel.usnews.com/rankings/best-spring-break-destinations/


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Q: What is the most common rat in NYC?
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Spaghetti & Meatballs

Here is another great recipe from the Pioneer Woman that is simply perfection!
 
First the ingredients. You will need:
• 3/4 lb. ground beef
• 3/4 lb. ground pork
• 2 whole eggs
• 3/4 cup fine breadcrumbs
• 3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
• 3 cloves of garlic, minced
• 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, minced
• 1/4 tsp. of salt
• Freshly ground black pepper
• Splash of milk
• 1/2 cup of olive oil

For the Sauce & Pasta:
• 1 whole yellow onion, diced
• 3 cloves of garlic, minced
• 1 can (28oz) crushed tomatoes
• 1 can (28oz) whole tomatoes
• 1/2 cup white or red wine (optional)
• 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, minced
• 1/4 tsp. of salt
• Freshly ground black pepper
• 1 tsp. of sugar
• 8 whole fresh basil leaves, chopped (optional)
• 2 lb. spaghetti, cooked to al dente

Directions:
1; To make the meatballs, combine the meat, eggs, breadcrumbs, parmesan, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper and a splash of milk in a mixing bowl. Mix together well, using your hands (make sure they are washed and clean!). Roll into 25 1.5-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet into the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to firm up.

2; To brown the meatballs, heat the olive oil in a heavy pot or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs, about 8 at a time, turning to brown on all sides (they will finish cooking in the sauce later). Remove and drain on a paper towel-lined plate after each batch. Set meatballs aside.

3; To make the sauce: in the same pot, add the onions and garlic and cook for a few minutes, or until translucent. Pour in crushed tomatoes, whole tomatoes with their juices and wine, if using. Add the red pepper flakes (as desired), parsley, salt, pepper and sugar. Stir to combine and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.

4; Add the meatballs to the pot and stir gently into the sauce. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring very gently a couple of times.

5; Just before serving, stir in the basil, if using. Serve over cooked spaghetti and sprinkle with extra parmesan.

For the full Pioneer Woman recipe, go to this link https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/recipes/a9897/spaghetti-meatballs/ and be sure to check out other amazing Pioneer Woman recipes.

*If you make the above recipe, we welcome your feedback and photos. We may just post your dinner story and photos in upcoming newsletters.


A: The most common rat in NYC is dominated by the Brown rat, also known as the Norway rat! The average adult body weight of an adult rat is approximately 12oz in males and 8.8oz in females. These rats are built for survival, as they can survive a fall from approximately 40ft high, and can survive being flushed down a toilet. They can also tread water for around 3 days, and can jump a horizontal distance of up to 4ft!


We hope you have enjoyed this month’s edition of our newsletter. If you have your own successful Pest Free story to share, you may be the winner of a $50 gift card and be featured in upcoming newsletters. You can send your testimonial to support@gopestfree.com Subject: Testimonial.

GET PAID…CA$H

Welcome to
PLUG IN Pest Free February newsletter

Since our launch in January 1995, we have always enjoyed strong sales by word-of-mouth. Our happy Pest Free customers from around the world have been wonderful ambassadors for PLUG IN Pest Free over the years. This is why we are excited to announce the launch of our new Affiliate Program. Now, you can get paid CA$H for your referrals to your family, friends and neighbors. When you sign up as an Affiliate and let others know about PLUG IN Pest Free, if your referral decides to make a purchase, you will get paid! The more referrals you send, the more purchases your referrals make, the more you will earn! It’s really that simple.

We will be launching our Affiliate Program this month of February. To become an Affiliate and begin earning CA$H, go to our Affiliate Program homepage https://gopestfree.com/affiliate-program/ to sign-up. We will be providing 5% of the purchase price* for the first 50 successful referrals. After 50 successful referrals, you will then be earning 10% of the purchase price* thereafter. With other exciting news to be released in the coming months, your referrals could start turning into some healthy payouts.

So start referring and begin earning…TODAY!!!

*Full check-out purchase price on Pest Free items only including any discount offers applied. Purchase price does not include shipping costs. A successful referral is one who makes a purchase (the referred) from your referral and surpasses our 60 day money back guarantee policy and does not return their purchase for a refund. Payments will be paid quarterly to your nominated PayPal account. For full Terms & Conditions, please click here: https://gopestfree.com/terms-conditions-affiliate-program/ 


Are You A Pet Lover?

Do you look after your health? Do you try to eat healthy? Do you take vitamins or supplements for your health? Does your pet deserve the same? If you answered yes, and are looking for healthy options for your beloved pets, then you should check out WellyTails at https://www.wellytails.com

A family-based business, WellyTails has one simple mission – provide honest nutritious natural and holistic foods and supplements for your pets. A healthy pet is a happy pet. With all natural “human grade” ingredients in most cases, WellyTails offers supplements for your cat and dog to help support^:
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  • Skin & Coat Health Support Factors
  • Digestion Support Factors
  • Immunity Health Support Factors
  • Natural Wellness, Vitality & Longevity Support Factors
  • Cancer Prevention Factors
To learn more, be sure to check out WellyTails at https://www.wellytails.com. Your pets will sure be happy you did!

^Claims made above are made by WellyTails.


AFTERPAY IS NOW AVAILABLE

Afterpay is now available at check-out when making your purchase of PLUG IN Pest Free. Afterpay allows you to make 4 interest-free payments across 6 weeks. Please check Afterpay’s terms and conditions for full details https://www.afterpay.com/en-US/how-it-works


Q: What is one of the most common cockroach?
Check for the answer and interesting facts below.


SOME LIKE IT…SPICY!!

Hands up for a spicy Thai Pork Larb Salad! This recipe by Marion Grasby will have you dining in about 25 minutes.
 
First the ingredients. You will need:
• 1 tbs of peanut oil
• 1lb of ground pork
• 1 tbs of long-grain rice, plus steamed rice to serve
• 2 tbs fish sauce
• Juice of 2 limes
• 1 large eschalot, finely sliced
• 1/2 bunch mint, leaves picked, plus extra to serve
• 1/2 bunch Thai basil, leaves picked, plus extra to serve
• 2 long red chilies, seeds removed, chopped, plus extra sliced to serve
• 1 iceberg lettuce, leaves separated 

 
Directions:
1; Heat the oil in a large frypan over medium-high heat.
2; Add the ground pork and cook, breaking up lumps with a wooden spoon, for 6-7 minutes until cooked through.
3; Use a slotted spoon to transfer the pork to a large bowl. Set aside to cool.
4; Place 1 tbs uncooked rice into a separate dry frypan and cook, stirring over medium heat for 7-8 minutes or until dark golden. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and grind into a fine powder. Set rice powder aside until ready to serve.
5; To make the dressing, whisk together fish sauce and lime juice. Set aside until ready to serve.
6; Just before serving, add the dressing, eschalot, mint, basil and chili to the pork and stir to combine.
7; Arrange the lettuce leaves on serving plates. Use a slotted spoon to pile the pork larb on top. Garnish with extra mint, basil and chili. Sprinkle with rice powder and serve with steamed rice.

AROY…!!

To see Marion Grasby’s Thai Pork Larb Salad recipe and more, click here: https://www.delicious.com.au/recipes/thai-pork-larb-salad/5b5227b9-4ecc-4f7e-994c-5a0d53ec1382?current_section=recipes&r=recipes/collections/9bmjz8qs

*If you make the above recipe, we welcome your feedback and photos. We may just post your story and photos in next month’s newsletter.


A: The German cockroach (Blattella germanica) is considered to be one of the most common cockroach species. Measuring approximately 13mm to 16mm long, they are pale brown in color and have two dark brown stripes behind the head. German cockroaches can live up to 12 months. They also produce the most amount of eggs, carrying between 30 to 40 eggs per ootheca. The German cockroach will carry the ootheca on their body until the eggs are ready to hatch. A female German cockroach can produce an egg capsule around every 6 weeks. These capsules take around 28 days to hatch.


We hope you have enjoyed this month’s edition of our newsletter. If you have your own successful Pest Free story to share, you may be the winner of a $50 gift card and be featured in upcoming newsletters. You can send your testimonial to support@gopestfree.com.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022…



& welcome to
PLUG IN Pest Free January newsletter

Well here we are, 2022 has arrived already. As we wish you all a Happy, Healthy, Safe & Prosperous New Year from Pest Free USA, we also want to reflect on the year gone by. Please spare a moment to remember those loved ones who have left us – may their memories forever live on in our hearts. In April of this year, our founder Mr Ray Connell’s wife Mrs June Connell sadly passed. We also come to learn in these last few days our dear French Distributor Mr JJ Bickel lost his mother of 88 years. Both are sadly missed. As we remember our loved ones, we also welcome and celebrate new arrivals to our families, and wish them the best of health, opportunity, positivity and happiness throughout their lives…
 
Let’s hope 2022 will be filled with hope, love, good health and many opportunities for all.


 

Which Is The #1 U.S. City For Rats?

According to pest control company Orkin, Chicago, IL takes the honors. Data kept by Orkin showing new rodent treatments from September 2020 to September 2021, put Chicago at the top of the list. It is suggested the brown rat has now become the most prominent rat in Chicago, edging out the black rat, which have moved more towards the west coast. Brown rats are excellent swimmers and climbers – making them even more challenging to eradicate. A female brown rat can produce between 8 – 12 litters per year, with an average of around 6 – 12 pups per litter. Those pups can start reproducing in as little as 8 weeks or less.
 
Chicago, IL has held the top spot for the #1 Rat City in the U.S. for 7 years running according to Orkin. Other cities on the list are •Los Angeles, CA •New York, NY •Washington D.C. •San Francisco, CA •Baltimore, MD •Philadelphia, PA •Detroit, MI •Denver, CO & •Cleveland, OH to round out the top 10 cities. To view all the cities that made the list, please check out this link for the full list https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/worst-cities-with-rat-problems-united-states-2021
 
With winter now upon us, rodents are more likely to enter your residence as they look for shelter, warmth and safety. Our Patented electromagnetic pest control technology utilizes the existing low-level electromagnetic field the active electrical wiring creates inside your premises. PLUG IN Pest Free pulse modulates this existing low-level electromagnetic field to create a No-Go Zone – effectively creating a hostile environment to rodents* and pests* – thereby driving them back out. A helpful tip during the winter months is to turn your ceiling lights on earlier in the afternoon and leave them on longer during the evening. If any new arrivals do enter your premises, which may happen from time to time, with increased current running along your active electrical wiring producing the required electromagnetic field Pest Free pulse modulates, this can enhance the performance of your Pest Free device.
 
*Scientifically tested against rats, mice and to aid in the control of cockroaches, PLUG IN Pest Free has been known to be effective against many other rodents and pests as anecdotally noted by numerous happy Pest Free users from all over the world. A list of the most common rodents and pests anecdotally noted can be found on our product pages on our website GoPestFree.com


AFTERPAY IS NOW AVAILABLE

Afterpay is now available at check-out when making your purchase of PLUG IN Pest Free. Afterpay allows you to make 4 interest-free payments across 6 weeks. Please check Afterpay’s terms and conditions for full details https://www.afterpay.com/en-US/how-it-works 


Q: What are some of the diseases brown rats are known to spread?
Check for the answer and interesting facts below.




HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER BALLS…

This recipe was handed to us by our late founder’s wife Mrs June Connell who came across this recipe more than 35yrs ago, and has always been a hit on any table for any occasion.
 
First the ingredients. You will need:
 • 4 cups of rice crispy cereal
• 1 cup powdered sugar
• 1 jar of crunchy peanut butter (approx. 16.3oz)
• 1 bag of milk chocolate chips (23oz)
• 1 bag of white chocolate chips (23oz)
 
Directions:
 Please the rice crispy’s into a large bowl along with the powdered sugar and crunchy peanut butter.

Mix together thoroughly.

Once mixed, roll ingredients into small balls. We choose to roll them a little less than the size of a golf ball. Place them on a tray and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

 

Heat up the chocolate chips (milk and white chocolate separately) in a bowl until the chocolate is completely melted. Fill a small pan up with hot water to place the bowl of melted chocolate in to keep the chocolate melted longer.

With two spoons, place one peanut butter ball at a time in the bowl of chocolate and roll around. Place the peanut butter ball now covered in chocolate on a pan. Repeat until all the balls are covered in chocolate. Follow the steps above to warm white chocolate if you wish to have both milk and white chocolate peanut butter balls. If you wish to decorate the balls with sprinkles, do so whilst the chocolate is still melted. Once all balls are covered in chocolate (and decorated with sprinkles if so desired) and placed on a tray, place tray in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until the chocolate has thoroughly hardened.
 
Once the chocolate has thoroughly set, place on a plate or in a bowl, serve and enjoy…

 

*If you make the above recipe, we welcome your feedback and photos. We may just post your story and photos in next month’s newsletter.


A: Brown rats are known to spread many diseases including Leptospirosis, Salmonella, Hantavirus, Plague, Rat Bite Fever, Listeria and Toxoplasma gondii etc. A common way rats spread their diseases to humans is through their urine.


We hope you have enjoyed this month’s edition of our newsletter. In the coming months, we will be announcing some very exciting news to our current product line and also introducing new product lines that will be an invaluable edition for both domestic and commercial applications. We also plan to give away a $50 card to the winning customer testimonial sharing their success story of PLUG IN Pest Free and two $25 cards to the two runner ups each month. Details will come in next month’s newsletter.

Happy New Year…

Rats and Mice invade homes and businesses for Warmth Shelter & Food and they can create damage and disease through contact with their Fur, Urine and Droppings.

They transfer diseases by contaminating food preparation areas and utensils, and the most alarming is their capacity to cause electrical fires by gnawing on electrical wiring, as they nest in roof ceilings, and wall cavities. Some Electrical House Fires and Business Fires throughout the world are caused by Rats every year.

Rats are prolific breeders and each litter consists of 6 to 8 young and this means infestations can increase rapidly in a home or business where they are left to stay, if they are not forced from the premises environment. Pest Free has proven since January 1995 our Chemical Free Solution is by far the best and we are sure you will agree that the best way to keep rodents away from your environment, is to change that environment. Pest Free alters what is normally a friendly environment for rodents into a hostile environment, with our Patented and Scientifically Tested Proven State of Art technology. Without jeopardizing the health of your family staff or customers by having to use the old ongoing traditional Toxic, Poisonous and Hazardous Chemical Treatments, by Pest Controllers. Chemicals & Bait treatments by Pest Controllers only create dead bodies & foul odours throughout your Home or Business & that is not HEALTHY!

Plug-In Pest Free is the way of the Future in ridding your home or business of Rats & Mice without the use of Chemicals.

Simply because a pesticide is available for sale doesn’t mean it is safe. Numerous now banned pesticides were once thought to be safe to use, but have since been implicated in causing health issues.

There are many reasons why young children are most at risk from exposure to hazardous chemicals, not just because they are closer to the ground or because they tend to put things in their mouths. The down side of keeping your home pest-free is that chemical residues can linger in the air and soil, and on floors, carpets and indoor surfaces, where we can breathe them in or absorb them through the skin. Some chemicals can have immediate and acute poisoning effects, while others can accumulate and remain in our bodies for years.

History shows a consistent failure of regulatory authorities to prevent the contamination of the environment and human heal by products said to be safe such as Asbestos, Lead, Mercury, Dioxins, DDT, Dieldrin and other Persistent Organic Pollutants. These products were not (and are still not in many cases) withdrawn until decades after good scientific evidence was presented to demonstrate their damage.

Regulatory authorities around the world seem to be ignoring a large body of published science showing that the current methods of determining the safety of the agricultural poisons are grossly inadequate.

Our Regulatory approach needs to change. “Current regulatory practices give the chemical manufacturers the benefit of the doubt”. Substances can be removed from the market only if their health impacts can be demonstrated with scientific certainty. This burden of proof needs to be shifted as products should not be allowed on the market until they can be proven safe.

Pest Free would like to congratulate our dedicated Hong Kong Distributors, Ricky & Tammy Poon, for their outstanding achievement in winning the “Capitol Outstanding Green Excellence Award” recently held in Hong Kong. It is wonderful news which testifies to the strength of their Companies passion and commitment to offering green alternatives.

Pest Free has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Ricky and Tammy and we congratulate them on this exciting reward and acknowledgement of their commitment to achieving a healthier safer world for our children and the generations of children to come.

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