PLUG IN Pest Free April 2023

Do I Need Pest Control?

The short answer for homes and businesses is, YES! Pest control may not be a topic most like talking about, but pest control does play an important role in our daily lives. Without “keeping a lid” on rodents and pests, their numbers will rise dramatically causing serious health concerns to humans and even some pets.So should you lay baits, traps, and use pesticides in your home or business? Well, not necessarily, no. Using baits and traps can actually attract and cause more activity in some cases. Why? Good question. If you go fishing and cast a hook into the ocean, why would any fish come take a bite? There is no incentive for the fish to do so. But if you bait that hook, now you will start to attract the attention of fish nearby in search for food. The same can be applied to rodents. Rodents have an acute sense of smell, and can be attracted by baits causing them wanting to enter the premises. If your goal is to reduce activity, then why attract them?

There is much concern when it comes to the use of pesticides too. Pesticides pose potentially dangerous health, safety, and wellbeing risks to our families, pets, staff, customers, and of course, our precious environment. If they didn’t, then there would be no need for your exterminator to wear protective clothing and respirators while applying this toxic residue. During this time the toxic residue is applied, it is best all occupants remain away and your pets tied up, only to have you enter the premises later, unprotected.

For almost 30 years, PLUG IN Pest Free has lead the way in scientifically proven electromagnetic pest control technology. By utilizing the electrical wiring of a buildings structure that is generating a low-level electromagnetic field along active electrical wiring, Pest Free pulse modulates this magnetic field at predetermined intervals proven to be effective at driving rodents and pests away.

Whether you have a current infestation or wish to prevent one from occurring, let PLUG IN Pest Free protect your premises 24/7 year round. To see our current Residential and Commercial range, click here.

Is Leptospirosis Dangerous?

What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals. It is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira that are excreted in urine from infected animals including mice, rats, cattle, pigs and dogs. In humans, it can cause a wide range of symptoms including fever, chills, muscle aches, vomiting, jaundice (yellow eyes and skin), red eyes, stomach pain, diarrhea, and sometimes rash. However, some infected may show no symptoms at all.Without treatment, Leptospirosis can lead to kidney damage, meningitis (inflammation of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord), liver failure, respiratory distress, and even death according to the CDC –

Try to avoid touching surfaces that may be contaminated with animal urine. The bacteria can enter the body through skin or mucous membranes (eyes, nose, or mouth), especially if the skin is broken from cuts or scratches. With increased rat numbers exploding in many cities across the U.S. including New York, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to name a few, many surfaces could be contaminated. Sitting on a park bench or concrete ledge with a cut or scratch on your hand could cause concern. Rats and mice urinate often as a means of communication, therefore contaminating many surfaces they encounter.

Q: What is another name for Leptospirosis?
Check for the answer and interesting facts below.

Top Foodie Destinations

Looking for an excuse to get away? Why not chase your appetite? Whether you are after that perfect slice of pizza, a jawbreaking burger, a romantic al-a-carte restaurant, or the sweetest dessert. Let your taste buds lead the way.Here’s 9 top foodie destinations to set you on the right track by Food Fun Travel:

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Potato and Cheese Pierogi

Photo by: Victor Protasio / Food Styling by: Torie Cox / Prop Styling by: Josh Hoggle

Here’s a fantastic potato and cheese pierogi recipe by Adam Dolge from Food and Wine. It may be a labor of love but the end results are absolutely worth it. These pierogi are filled with potato and cheddar cheese. The ultra-cozy dumplings are topped with bacon and cabbage infused with browned butter. Click here for the full recipe.Active time: 1hr 40min / Total time: 2hr 15min / Servings: 4




A: Leptospirosis is also known as Weil’s disease. The most common ways to get infected is urine or contaminated water getting in your eyes, nose, mouth, or broken skin (such as a cut or scratch). You can also get infected by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water.


PLUG IN Pest Free March 2023


March 20 is the beginning of Spring. With the warmer months coming, so are the pests. Even though more sightings of cockroaches are usually observed during the summer months, many may not realize cockroach infestations could be taking place in your home or business during the winter months. Yes, it’s true! During the cooler months, cockroaches will seek warmth and shelter from the cold.

While you may not have many sightings of cockroaches during the cooler months, (maybe none), that does not mean infestations are not occurring. Cockroaches being cold-blooded arthropods don’t like extreme weather conditions – both extremely hot and cold. During the winter months, cockroaches will enter a hibernation-like state of dormancy. This is called diapause in which their growth stops, and their metabolic rate slows down. Some could argue this is like pond fish that enter a state of torpor, similar to hibernation. If cockroaches can seek shelter with warmth and a good source of food and water, they can remain active all winter long reproducing.

The number of eggs produced vary between the species of cockroach and can lay dormant for 40 to 60 days. Cockroach eggs are found in a protective coating called the ootheca. Larger cockroaches like the American cockroach will have less eggs in the ootheca, for example 16 eggs in a single capsule, whereas smaller cockroaches like the German cockroach can have around 40 eggs in a capsule, making it sometimes more difficult to control the German cockroach.

Many rodent and pest problems are often found in the cavities of walls and other hard to reach or inaccessible areas of a home or commercial structure. Often, this is where electrical wiring to the premises is located. PLUG IN Pest Free utilizes this existing low-level electromagnetic field generated along the active electrical wiring. By pulse modulating the magnetic field at predetermined intervals, Pest Free reaches deep in those hard to reach or inaccessible areas where the magnetic field is present, driving out rodents and pests. This makes Pest Free a much safer option for your family and pets at home, and staff and customer at work than the potential health risks associated with handling and applying toxic pesticides and other harsh poisons.

When plugged into a working outlet, Pest Free works to protect your home or business 24/7*. Plugging in a Pest Free before summer arrives will help take control of your home or business to significantly reduce incoming infestations, and work towards driving out existing intruders. Pest Free will also work to drive out nymphs as they hatch from dormant laying eggs. PLUG IN Pest Free does not create an impenetrable forcefield around your home. Pest Free will work to drive out existing rodent and pest intruders, plus new arrivals that may to enter from time to time.

Due to ongoing supply chain issues, our inventory levels are still sporadic. While we try to always carry stock, occasionally some models may be out-of-stock for a period. We apologize for any inconvenience caused when a model is out-of-stock.

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Q: How many eggs can a cockroach lay?
Check for the answer and interesting facts below.

Top 10 USA Spring Break Locations
For Families


Going away this Spring Break? With international travel still struggling to return to pre-covid, traveling domestically is still a preferred option for many. Whether you plan to fly over the Pacific to Hawaii, hit the road to Arizona, trek through Wyoming, or hit an urban jungle, one thing is for sure, the United States has plenty of options to choose from.Here’s the top 10 spring vacation spots for families traveling the U.S. by Family Vacationist: 


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Is Your Office Overrun By Rodents?

Stop wasting time and money this year and let our Commercial Pest Management System protect your office building. CBECS* estimates there are 5.9 Million commercial buildings throughout the U.S. with a total of 97 Billion square feet of space. The need for effective pest control has never been more important.


When installed correctly, our scientifically tested and patented Commercial Pest Management System can help you save:

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Spring Time Strawberry Blue Cheese Steak Salad

Strawberry-Blue Cheese Steak Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Here’s a fantastic spring time summer salad that will have you coming back for more every time.

Total prep time: 30 minutes.
Serves 4.

Click here for the recipe by Taste of Home


A: The amount of eggs a cockroach can lay varies depending upon species of cockroach. For example, an American cockroach can lay around 16 eggs per ootheca and can produce one capsule every month for ten months on average. A German cockroach can lay around 30 to 40 eggs per ootheca, and can produce around four to eight capsules during adulthood, producing a new capsule every six weeks.

Ahh February, the Month of Love

February is arguably the No.1 month all year to celebrate love and romance. Retailers also look forward to Valentine’s Day each year too. According to the National Retail Federation*, consumer’s in the U.S. will spend around $26 Billion this year. This is up from almost $24 Billion from last year.So where does all that money go? 57% is spent on candy and 40% on greeting cards. Flowers rein in at 37% while 32% will be enjoying an evening out wining and dining. Don’t forget the lucky 21% receiving jewelry too.

Super Bowl LVII

Football fans around the nation and indeed around the world will be tuning in to watch this years Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles being played at State Farm Stadium, Arizona.But when was the first Super Bowl? The first Super Bowl took place on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The first Super Bowl was played between the AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL champion Green Bay Packers. The Packers would win the game by a score of 35-10. Green Bay would go on to win the Super Bowl again the following year, this time against the Oakland Raiders of the AFL.


How will your appetite fair this Super Bowl?According to, one in seven Americans will order take-out. That is around 48 Million Amercians.

60% of all that take-out will be pizza. But let’s not forget those delicious chicken wings either. 1.25 Billion chicken wings will be eaten, resulting in 7% of annual chicken wing sales. 11.2 Million pounds of potato chips and 8.2 Million pounds of tortilla chips will be purchased for the Super Bowl. But that falls short to avocados. Yes, avocados are a fan-favorite too with 139.4 Million pounds purchased.

But it’s not all take-out. 10% of Americans will be out grilling too, making Super Bowl second to 4th of July. What’s watching the big game without a few snacks? How’s 3.8 Million pounds of popcorn and 2.5 Million pounds of nuts sound? Then we have the liquid 🙂 325.5 Million gallons of beer is expected to be consumed. That equates to around 50 Million cases costing around $10.8 Billion in sales. Let’s not forget $2.27 Million on soda sales too. Please drink responsibly and enjoy the game…


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Do You Own A Restaurant?

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can help you save:

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Q: Where was the first Super Bowl played?
Check for the answer and interesting facts below.

Joey Fatone’s Super Bowl Hot Dog Recipe

Here’s a link to make your very own amazing Loaded and Baked Hot Dogs by Joey Fatone.Will one be enough? You decide…

Top 10 Most Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day in the USA
Check out these top 10 most romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day in America by Attractions of America. Some destinations may surprise you.

A: The first Super Bowl took place on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.



Where will 2023 take you?

Whether you want a new career, exercise more, lose weight, travel, or take up a new hobby, whatever your desire, we wish you all the very best in health, wealth, family, success, and happiness.

Remember to log all your new year resolutions. Looking back later at all your achievements will make them even more rewarding.

Is Your Home or Business Protected 24/7 Year Round?

Keep unwanted Rodents and Pests out this year with PLUG IN PestFree. Providing 24/7 protection year round, PLUG IN Pest Freeutilizes the active electrical wiring within your Home or Business to deter unwanted rodents and pests, thereby forcing them out. Eliminating the need for continued use of toxic pesticides, harsh poisons, or never ending baits and traps, Pest Free pulse modulates the existing low-level electromagnetic field creating a No-Go zone.

With a model to suit most situations, start protecting your Home or Business today. Our Control model covers up to approximately 1,000 sq ft. Our Domestic model covers up to approximately 2,100 sq ft, and our strongest residential model to date, our PRO model will cover up to approximately 4,000 sq ft.

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Do You Own A Restaurant?

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With more than 660,000 restaurants* across the USA, the need for effective pest control has never been more important. When installed correctly, our scientifically tested and patented Commercial Pest Management System can help you save:

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> Less Inconvenience
> Less Spoilage
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Q: How many restaurants are there across the USA?
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Aussie Meat Pie

Here’s a link to make your very own delicious Aussie Icon, the Aussie Meat Pie.With a shortcrust base and rich beef mince gravy, you’ll be coming back for more. Why not add Cheese & Bacon? Enjoy…

Best Travel Destinations for 2023
According to Vogue, here are the 12 best travel places to consider for 2023:
Where will 2023 take you? 
A: Approximately 660,000 restaurants in 2021
According to Zippia there are 660,936 restaurants in the United States, as of 2021 employing 14.9 million restaurant employees in the United States as of 2022.*Source:

Merry Christmas &
Happy Holidays

PLUG IN Pest Free December Newsletter

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas…So is the weather. Most of the U.S. will experience very cold temperatures across the country over the holiday period. For those traveling, please be well prepared and pack some extra patience with you, too. Expect delays, and take care on the roads. Icy conditions can turn deadly. Check weather apps and channels plus local road conditions before heading out. If flying, keep an eye on your flight for possible delays or cancelations.

No matter your beliefs, it’s hard not to see Santa Claus roaming around shopping centers and other establishments, maybe taking in a beer or two with fellow Santa helpers at famed pub crawls. So, what is the origin of Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas? The legend can be traced back to around A.D. 280 in Myra, now known as modern day Turkey. Although, according to Santa Claus is 1,751 years old this Christmas.

Saint Nicholas was admired for his piety and kindness, becoming the subject of many legends. It is said he gave away all his inherited wealth and traveled the countryside helping the sick and poor. Over the course of many years, Saint Nicholas’s popularity spread and he became known as the protector of children and sailors. His feast day is celebrated on the anniversary of his death, December 6. This was traditionally considered a lucky day to make large purchases or to get married. By the Renaissance, Saint Nicholas was the most popular saint in Europe. Even after the Protestant Reformation, when the veneration of saints began to be discouraged, Saint Nicholas maintained a positive reputation, especially in Holland.

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Shopping Mall Santa’s

Gift-giving, mainly centered around children, has been an important part of the Christmas celebration since the holiday’s rejuvenation in the early 19th century. Stores began to advertise Christmas shopping in 1820, and by the 1840s, newspapers were creating separate sections for holiday advertisements, which often featured images of the newly-popular Santa Claus.

In 1841, thousands of children visited a Philadelphia shop to see a life-size Santa Claus model. It was only a matter of time before stores began to attract children, and their parents, with the lure of a peek at a “live” Santa Claus. In the early 1890s, the Salvation Army needed money to pay for the free Christmas meals they provided to needy families. They began dressing up unemployed men in Santa Claus suits and sending them into the streets of New York to solicit donations. Those familiar Salvation Army Santas have been ringing bells on the street corners of American cities ever since.

Perhaps the most iconic department store Santa is Kris Kringle in the 1947 classic Santa Claus movie “Miracle on 34 Street.” A young Natalie Wood played a little girl who believes Kris Kringle (played by Edmund Gwenn, who won an Oscar for the role) when he says he is the real Santa Claus. “Miracle on 34 Street” was remade in 1994 and starred Lord Richard Attenborough and Mara Wilson.


Q: How old will Santa Claus be this Christmas?
Check for the answer and interesting facts below.

The Perfect Pot Roast

Recipe by:

We are going back to a favored recipe by the very talented Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond.

Prep time for this recipe is approximately 15 minutes. Cook time around 4hrs 15mins. Total time – 4hrs 30mins. Serves 6.

First, the Ingredients:
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • One 3- to 5-pound chuck roast
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 whole onions, peeled and halved
  • 6 to 8 whole carrots, unpeeled, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup red wine, optional
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 or 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 or 3 sprigs fresh thyme
For the Gravy:
  • All Purpose Flour or Corn Starch

Cooking Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Generously salt and pepper the chuck roast.
  3. Heat the olive oil in large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the halved onions to the pot, browning them on both sides. Remove the onions to a plate.
  4. Throw the carrots into the same very hot pot and toss them around a bit until slightly browned, about a minute or so. Reserve the carrots with the onions.
  5. If needed, add a bit more olive oil to the very hot pot. Place the meat in the pot and sear it for about a minute on all sides until it is nice and brown all over. Remove the roast to a plate.
  6. With the burner still on high, use either red wine or beef broth (about 1 cup) to deglaze the pot, scraping the bottom with a whisk. Place the roast back into the pot and add enough beef stock to cover the meat halfway.
  7. Add in the onions and the carrots, along with the fresh herbs.
  8. Put the lid on, then roast for 3 hours for a 3-pound roast. For a 4 to 5-pound roast, plan on 4 hours. The roast is ready when it’s fall-apart tender.


Instead, complement this delightful fall apart Pot Roast and use the leftover broth to make a delicious gravy. This is how:

Slowly sprinkle in flour or corn starch into the leftover broth in the pot, constantly stirring along the way. Keep the heat on low to medium, just so the broth is slightly simmering. We use All Purpose Flour for our gravy. The key is to slowly sprinkle the flour in while stirring so the flour does not clump together. The only lumps in your gravy should be the leftover pieces of onion, rosemary and other particles from the meat and vegetables. Once the gravy begins to thicken, you can stop adding the flour. For a thicker heartier gravy, you can add more flour as desired to thicken it even further.

Be sure to check out other delicious recipes by Ree Drummond – The Pioneer Woman here:

A: Santa Claus will be 1,751 years old this Christmas! According to Santa Claus is 1,751 years old this Christmas.

Happy Thanksgiving

PLUG IN Pest Free November Newsletter

November is here and Thanksgiving is near. Thanksgiving dates back to October 1621 when the pilgrims celebrated their first harvest in the New World. The Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag shared an autumn harvest that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. This feast lasted three days and was attended by 90 Wampanoag Native American people and 53 Pilgrims (survivors of the Mayflower). Thanksgiving has been celebrated for over two centuries since.

On Thursday November 26, 1789,  President George Washington issued a proclamation for “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer.” Beginning in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln encouraged Americans to recognize the last Thursday of November as “a day of Thanksgiving.” A few years later in 1870, Congress followed suit by passing legislation making Thanksgiving (along with Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Independence Day) a national holiday. However, unlike the other holidays in the bill, the President had the discretion to set the date for Thanksgiving. With few exceptions, each President until Franklin D. Roosevelt followed Lincoln’s lead by declaring the last Thursday of November a national day of thanks. President Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of November to extend the Christmas shopping season in order to help businesses still suffering from the lingering effects of the Great Depression. Despite widespread criticism from many who had grown accustomed to the tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving later in November, the President moved up the holiday again in 1940.

Many families try to spend their Thanksgiving with each other. This causes a surge in travel activities, whether by road, rail, or air. If you are traveling by road this year, please slow down and take care. Leave earlier than normal for your trip so you can take it easy out there on the road, allowing for traffic and other delays. This will help keep your patience in check. Don’t become an aggressor or victim of road rage! It’s truly not worth it. If you are traveling by air, expect delays and cancellations, especially if traveling to and from the northern states due to weather conditions. Over the years we have seen many winter weather events causing mass flight cancellations. Try to have a Plan B in place just in case.

Tip: Wear your comfortable stretchy pants for your Thanksgiving feast…

Black Friday Sales

Black Friday is almost here, and so are the bargains. Research suggests Black Friday is one of the biggest days for shopping in the United States. Straight after Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping kicks off the shopping spree leading up to Christmas. So, here are some statistics from Zippia:
  • Businesses made an estimated $30 to $40 Billion in sales during the 2021 Black Friday
  • Nearly 13% of all retail sales in the United States occur between Black Friday and Christmas
  • 43% of Black Friday sales happened through mobile phones in 2021
  • Shoppers spent $8.9 billion online during Black Friday in 2021
  • There were 155 million shoppers in the United States on Black Friday in 2021

When purchasing online this Black Friday, or at anytime, be sure you are placing orders with reputable companies with proven track records. Double check the URL and security at check-out. Many scammers are standing by waiting to pounce on unsuspecting shoppers. When placing orders online, be sure you receive your tracking number for your shipment, and check the shipping status often. Mail theft usually increases around this time of the year. If you don’t think you will be home when the package is scheduled to arrive, consider having your goods shipped to an alternative address where somebody will be home all day to collect, your place of work where the package can be dropped off at the front desk, an authorized collection point, or at your local post office. The additional travel time could well be worth the hassle to ensure your receive your purchased goods.

If you are going to be shopping in-person at Black Friday sales events, have a plan in place.

  1. Do your research before time
  2. Know where the items you want to purchase are located
  3. List them in number of importance
  4. Try to know how much inventory is being offered for the sale (some stores may limit items to a specific number for the sale)
  5. Do your best to remain courteous and polite to other shoppers
Good luck and happy sales shopping…
For more information on Black Friday statistics, visit
Q: What is usually the main Thanksgiving dish?
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Honey-Chipotle Glazed Turkey with Gravy

Photo by: David Malosh. Recipe by:

What is a Thanksgiving feast without a turkey? Here is another fantastic recipe by the very talented Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond.

Prep time for this recipe is approximately 45 minutes. Total time – 3hrs 15mins. Serves 8-10.

First, the Ingredients:
  • 12- to 14-pound turkey, thawed if frozen, neck and giblets removed
  • stick salted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp. minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 tbsp. fresh oregano leaves, chopped, plus 2 sprigs
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 c. low-sodium chicken or turkey broth
For the Glaze:
  • 1/4 c. orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. adobo sauce (from the can of chipotles)
  • 2 tbsp. honey
For the Gravy:
  • 2-3 c. low-sodium chicken or turkey broth
  • 1/2 c. dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp. instant flour (such as Wondra)
  • 1 tsp. adobo sauce (from the can of chipotles), optional

Cooking Instructions:
  1. For the turkey: Preheat the oven to 350°. Place the turkey on a rack set in a roasting pan. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Combine the butter, chipotles, chopped oregano, honey, cumin, and garlic in a small bowl and mix well. Gently loosen the skin from the turkey breast and legs with your fingers. Spread the butter mixture evenly under the skin. Stuff the onion and oregano sprigs in the cavity. Tuck in the wing tips and tie the legs together with twine. Rub the turkey all over with the vegetable oil and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Pour the chicken broth into the bottom of the roasting pan.
  3. Loosely cover the turkey with foil and roast for 1 hour. Remove the foil and roast until the skin is well browned and a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 120°, about 1 more hour.
  4. For the glaze: Whisk the orange juice, adobo sauce and honey in a small bowl. Pour half into a second small bowl and set aside. Brush the remaining glaze all over the turkey and continue roasting until the thermometer registers 160 ̊ in the thickest part of the thigh, about 30 minutes. Remove the turkey from the oven and brush with the reserved glaze. Transfer the turkey to a cutting board and let rest, at least 30 minutes.
  5. For the gravy: Carefully strain the pan drippings into a large measuring cup. Spoon off as much fat from the top of the drippings as you can. Add enough broth to the drippings to equal 3 cups of liquid. Place the roasting pan over a burner set to medium-high heat. Add the wine and cook, scraping up the bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon, until reduced by two-thirds, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the drippings mixture to the roasting pan and bring to a simmer. Whisk in the instant flour until combined. Simmer until starting to thicken, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the adobo sauce, if desired. If the gravy is lumpy, strain through a fine-mesh sieve.
  6. Carve the turkey and serve with the gravy.


Be sure to check out other delicious recipes by Ree Drummond – The Pioneer Woman here:

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A: Turkey! But why? One reason could be a roasted turkey sure does look great as the centerpiece on your table. Another reason is probably because turkeys are much larger birds with more meat to offer larger crowds than raised or hunted birds. Whatever the reason may be, it is probably best to wear your favorite stretchy pants this Thanksgiving. Maybe that new treadmill might be a Black Friday thought after all…

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Halloween Is Coming

PLUG IN Pest Free October Newsletter

October is here and by now you have probably seen many houses in your neighborhood decorating for Halloween. With all the scary decorations and spooky costumes, many don’t stop to think about how much is spent each year on Halloween, which might be the scariest of all. 2020 was definitely disappointing for those who look forward to celebrating Halloween each year, but 2021 certainly made up for that. According to Americans spent a record $10.14 Billion Dollars on Halloween. It is expected this year of 2022 will set a new record totalling $10.6 Billion Dollars. Now that’s a lot of candy and skeletons!

But where did Halloween come from? Origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago, mostly lived around what we now know as Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France. November 1st was celebrated by the Celts as their New Year, marking an end to summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark cold winter, often associated with human death. The Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. Of course there are other theories and versions that historians have noted that date back hundreds of years. Whichever you believe, one thing is for sure – $10 Billion Dollars is a lot of money!!

With a lot of little ghosts and goblins running around, especially as dusk turns to night, it is important we remain more vigilant to keep Halloween safe for all. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts for consideration:


* Do help your trick-or-treaters to see at night. Look for costumes that use face paint instead of masks.

* Do plan a route ahead of time.

* Do always walk with adult supervision or in a large group with at least one older appointed chaperone. Plus, it’s more fun for the little trick-or-treaters to be with spooky friends than spook alone.

* Do remember to cross the road safely at crosswalks or street corners. Point to indicate your intent to cross, pause to double-check and make eye contact with any drivers, then proceed when it’s safe do so.

* Do lift up your mask (if you’re wearing one) for a better view before crossing the street.

* Do have a safe, quiet place for your pets. Strangers and costumes may put them on edge.

* Do always expect the unexpected when driving. Watch out for children jaywalking, crossing driveways and stepping out from behind parked vehicles.

* Do make eye contact with pedestrians when driving. Masks and costumes can reduce a child’s view of the road.

* Do stay focused and alert behind the wheel. Avoid distractions like cell phones and other electronic devices. Give them the night off and keep your mind on the road.


* Don’t wear dark costumes without adding reflective strips to be more visible to drivers. Carrying glow sticks is another fun way to stand out.* Don’t leave any dangerous items like tools, cords and debris in your walkway or yard. They can cause tripping hazards, especially at night when harder to see.

* Don’t approach houses that do not have a light on, and never approach houses alone.

* Don’t enter houses or get into cars of anyone you don’t know. If an offer is made, politely decline and then tell an adult right away.

* Don’t walk in poorly lit areas or near wooded areas alone. Always walk in groups.

* Don’t begin eating your new stash of candy until it has been checked by an adult.

* Don’t eat too much of your new stash of candy too quickly. It’s not going anywhere. Better to eat little by little and not wake up with aching little tummy’s.

* Don’t drive distracted. Remain vigilant at all times, especially when it gets dark. Best to drive at reduced speeds, especially in higher pedestrian areas.

* Don’t drive intoxicated by alcohol or other substances that make your driving skills impaired. Not only is it illegal, but it can cause a fatality.


Did You Say $10 Billion Dollars?

Yes we did! Well, Investopedia did. According to Investopedia, all that cash is spent on the following during Halloween celebrations:
  • $3.6 billion for costumes
  • $3.1 billion for candy
  • $3.4 billion for decorations
  • $0.6 billion for greeting cards

It is also suggested that one quarter of all candy sold in the U.S. annually is purchased for Halloween. Now that’s a lot of sugar.

With all that money being spent on Halloween, here are some tips to help save a few of those hard earned dollars.

  • Bring out the seamstress in you and make your own costume. The upside is, nobody else on the block will be dressed the same as those store bought ones.
  • If you are a member of any warehouse clubs, consider buying your Halloween candy in bulk for the trick-or-treaters.
  • Look for bargains on clothing and/or accessories at thrift stores for your costume, or to accompany your home-made costume.
  • Look online for local Halloween events in your community, many may be free.
  • Host a Halloween party at home and ask each guest to bring one plate with them. There will be enough for everybody to have fun.
  • Plan ahead for next year. Shop for Halloween decorations right after Halloween. Many shops will be heavily discounting Halloween decorations and ornaments. After all, they need the space for their Christmas decorations and ornaments.


Q: Who is Stingy Jack?
Check for the answer and interesting facts below.


Berry Eyeball Punch

Photo by: Ralph Smith. Recipe by:

All “eyes” will be on who dare take a sip of your eyeball punch. Here’s how to make your scary drink this Halloween.

Prep time for this recipe is approximately 15 minutes. Chill time – 2 hours. Serves 6-8.

First, the Ingredients:
  • 3 cups blackberries
  • 18 canned lychees (from one 20-ounce can), plus 3/4 cup syrup from the can
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups sweetened acai juice
  • 1 cup blueberry juice cocktail
  • 18 large blueberries
  • 3 cups lemon-lime soda
  • 1 cup spiced rum or gin (optional)

Cooking Instructions:
  1. Puree the blackberries, lychee syrup and lemon juice in a blender. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher, pressing on the solids with a rubber spatula. Add the acai juice and blueberry juice. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.
  2. Gently push a blueberry into the cavity of each lychee. Transfer the punch to a punch bowl or pitcher and add the stuffed lychees, then gently stir in the lemon-lime soda and rum, if using. Serve over ice.


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A: Stingy Jack is an Irish myth! People have been making jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween for centuries. The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stingy Jack.” According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn’t want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. Once the devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the devil from changing back into his original form.

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September Saving$$$

PLUG IN Pest Free September Newsletter

Welcome to September Savings month! During the whole month of September, a popup will appear on our website that when applied, will take 10% off your check-out price. With the seasons soon changing and rodent activity likely to begin increasing during the cooler months, now is the time to protect your home or business from those unwanted intruders.

Rats are known to carry many diseases. Some of these diseases include:

  • Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, a severe respiratory disease causing flu-like symptoms, dizziness, and stomach problems at first, then extreme shortness of breath.
  • Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease causing flu-like symptoms, plus jaundice and red eyes.
  • Salmonellosis, a bacterial infection causing diarrhea.
  • Plague, a disease causing rapid-onset fever, chills and weakness, plus necrotic tissue, swollen lymph nodes, or pneumonia, depending on the strain.
  • Tularemia, an illness causing fever and sometimes ulcers, inflammation, and chest pain.
  • Rat-bite fever, a disease causing fever, vomiting, rash, headache, and body pain.
So, how do rats spread diseases? Rats pick up viruses like we humans do. Which is? With our fingers and mouths. Unlike us, we can wash our hands. Rats however, can’t. So, when they are hanging out in trash cans, walking dirty alley ways, running through sewers etc., all those germs build up on their paws, and they eat them. From the time they enter a home or business, rats are almost constantly urinating and defecating wherever they travel, including over countertops, in pantries, kitchens, basements, basically all places they may travel.

As disgusting as this may sound, unsuspecting home and business owners may then unknowingly come in contact by touch, inhaling, or even consuming urine and feces left behind by rodents, allowing those germs to enter our bodies.

Traditional pest control methods can actually exasperate the problem more than fix it. For example, rats have an acute sense of smell. When laying baited traps inside the premises, it is like extending an invitation to come in. But wait? Aren’t you trying to keep them out to begin with? PLUG IN Pest Free works 24/7 all year round to act as a deterrent to rodents and pests. When a new arrival enters a premises protected by Pest Free, the new arrival is unlikely to remain for long and should vacate again within an acceptable period. All without the use of baits, sprays, toxic pesticides and other harsh poisons.

So take advantage of September Savings month for 10% off at check-out. Order yours today…

Winter is Coming! Will You be Pest Free?

Winter is coming, and so too are the rodents. During the colder months, rodents will look for dryer, warmer shelter. Often, this can be your home. Homes not only offer warmth and shelter, they usually offer a good food source too – vital for any rodent’s survival.

New arrivals entering a premises protected by PLUG IN Pest Free should not remain for very long before vacating within an acceptable period. Homes unprotected by Pest Free 24/7 may find their new arrivals may quickly begin setting up their new homes “Rent Free.” Sexually mature rats can breed every 3 weeks, producing around 6 to 12 pups per litter. Depending on the type of rat, some rats can reach sexual maturity and commence breeding in as little as 5 weeks old, and have around 6 litters per year. If not controlled, the numbers could reach in excess of 1,000 for the year with the potential to grow exponentially.

Some preparedness tips for the coming change in season can go a long way to keep your home or business relatively Pest Free. These tips include:

  • Seal off known entry points. Using products like expanding foam to close off holes and gaps can go a long way.
  • Applying naturally deterring scents around known entry points or in areas of activity. Rodents have an acute sense of smell. Applying an essential oil laced with natural deterring scents like mint, vinegar, cayenne pepper etc. can help ward off approaching rodents.
  • Remove excess clutter and do a general cleanup. We all talk about Spring Cleaning. Honestly, we should get in the practice of doing a Season Change Cleaning every 3 months. It will drastically reduce your spring cleaning time, getting you outdoors sooner.
  • Lift & Elevate! Don’t leave items on the ground or against walls. Rodents love confined spaces, not so much open spaces. Placing stored items on shelves or pallets and not against walls will provide airspace around those items.
  • Review your landscaping. Keep tree branches trimmed back several feet from touching your home or business. Tree branches can act as a bridge for rodents to simply walk on over. Keep ground shrubs away from touching the sides of your home or business too. Shrubs can provide great hiding and breeding spots.
Changes in weather can cause driving factors for rodents and pests into your home or business. This includes extended wet weather periods – as storm waters rise, rodents and pests may look for dryer ground. Nearby wildfires, sudden cold snaps, nearby construction or road works etc. If a new arrival enters your home and you have PLUG IN Pest Free installed, refer to your User Guide on tips to help vacate them quicker. It may be as simple as turning on a few extra lights until they are gone.


Q: Is the Ford Mustang named after a horse or plane?
Check for the answer and interesting facts below.


Snickerdoodle Cookies…

Photo & Recipe by: Modern Honey

For all those soft and chewy Snickerdoodle Cookie lovers out there, here is great recipe for you by the talented Melissa Stadler from Modern Honey.

Prep time for this recipe is approximately 15 minutes. Cook time – 10 minutes. Serves 24.

First, the Ingredients:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon

Cooking Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy.  Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla. Cream for 1-2 minutes longer.
  3. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt, just until combined.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon.
  5. If time allows, wrap the dough and let refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.  Roll into small balls until round and smooth.  Drop into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and coat well. Using a spoon, coat for a second time, ensuring the cookie balls are completely covered.  NB: To make flatter snickerdoodle’s, press down in the center of the ball before placing in the oven. This helps to keep them from puffing up in the middle. 
  6. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes.  Let cool for several minutes on baking sheet before removing from the pan.

To view the video of making the Snickerdoodle cookies, click here


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A: The Ford Mustang is actually named after a plane! Executive stylist John Najjar, a fan of the World War II P-51 Mustang fighter plane, is credited by Ford with suggesting the name. The Ford Mustang is a series of American automobiles manufactured by Ford. In continuous production since 1964, the Mustang is currently the longest-produced Ford car nameplate. Originally predicted to sell 100,000 vehicles yearly, the 1965 Mustang became the most successful vehicle launch since the 1927 Model A. Introduced on April 17, 1964, over 400,000 units in its first year; the one-millionth Mustang was sold within two years of its launch. In August 2018, Ford produced the 10-millionth Mustang


Back To School Month…

PLUG IN Pest Free August newsletter

For many in the USA, it’s Back-to-School month. Most States have returned to school already. After a long summer, it can be easy to forget school zones during your morning or afternoon commute. So as a reminder, be vigilant, pay attention to posted school zone speed limits, and stop for school buses* when they are stopped with their safety lights flashing and stop sign extended. Those few seconds of trying to get around a stopped school bus* or speed through a school zone are not worth it. Kids are kids and will be kids. There is always the risk of a child running across the road without looking. So pay attention.

Today, school kids are more distracted than ever thanks to mobile devices and headphones. Parents and guardians don’t escape this either, as many are also observed being distracted by mobile devices in the car. In addition, some drivers continue to practice unsafe driving methods, such as double parking or stopped in the middle of crosswalks, dropping kids off across the road from the school, or use unsafe drop-off and pick-up methods.

Morning and afternoon school hours are always going to cause traffic congestion. We all want to get our kids dropped off and picked up safely from school. A little patience can go a long way. Be courteous to other drivers around you, don’t be aggressive or force your way into a line when others have waited their time. Be mindful of your surroundings, and PUT DOWN MOBILE DEVICES!! Tickets issued by the police may have an impact on your driver’s insurance premiums.

Let’s get our kids to and from school safely this year and let’s reduce the number of injuries and fatalities.

*Check the school bus laws in your State.

Here We Go Again, New York City!

In our March newsletter, we wrote about the rodent population in New York City. It appears the Big Apple is back in the headlines again. According to the New York Post (, rat sightings are up this year with 7,400 reports to the “Rat Hotline” 311 from January to April, compared to 6,510 for the same period in 2021.

In March, we mentioned it didn’t matter if you were a restaurant, business or residential, prevention tips can go a long way and have a positive impact. These tips include:

  1. Ensure to secure trash cans tightly to avoid rodents climbing and gaining access, or trash falling out if toppled.
  2. Keep trash areas clean and hose around them often. Hosing down trash areas also helps reducing foul odors associated with waste.
  3. Consider spraying natural deterrents around trash areas 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.

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!

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!

Q: How many Islands does Hawaii have?
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Spinach & Ricotta Tortelloni Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Arugula & Pine Nuts

Photo & Recipe by: Buitoni Food Company

What could be better than a zesty summer salad ideal for outdoor picnics, cook-outs, or accompany your favorite steak? How about scooping up a container to take to your office or school for lunch.

Prep time for this recipe is approximately 18 minutes.

First, the Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup good quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup shredded fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallot
  • 1 clove large clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 package BUITONI Refrigerated Spinach & Ricotta Tortelloni (20 oz.)
  • 2 cups baby arugula, kale or spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts

Cooking Instructions:
  1. Whisk oil, lemon juice, basil, shallot, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl. Add tomatoes; toss to coat.
  2. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain then add to bowl with tomato mixture. Toss gently to coat. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until at room temperature.
  3. Add arugula, cheese and pine nuts to bowl with pasta; toss to coat.


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A: Hawaii has a total of 137 Islands and 5 counties that form the State of Hawaii. Out of the 137 Islands, there are 8 large Islands. Although, the 4 most commonly known Islands are Big Island, Maui, Kauai and Oahu. The other 4 larger Islands are Molokai, Lanai, Niihau and Kahoolawe.


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.


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.


  • 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

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.


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A: (Stephen) Grover Cleveland was the 22nd President of the United States. Grover Cleveland was also the 24th President of the United States and to date, the only President in history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office. Is this history about to change?