Showing posts with label dangerous insects. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dangerous insects. Show all posts

Friday, October 17, 2008

Termites helped destroy New Orleans dikes?

This seems to be a very interesting article about New Orleans...Most of us know how termites can be very dangerous to your house and your other properties. If you have some termites at home, better act earlier now...keep reading this news below ...any comments or reaction are very welcome!!

Termites helped destroy New Orleans dikes?
Copyright 2008 by United Press International
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NEW ORLEANS (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've discovered evidence termites might have been to blame for the failure of some New Orleans dikes during Hurricane Katrina.

Louisiana State University Professor Gregg Henderson says he discovered Formosan subterranean termites (Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki) in the floodwall seams of some New Orleans dikes five years before Katrina struck.

After the dikes were breached in 2005, Henderson and colleague Alan Morgan inspected 100 seams for evidence of termites where major floodwall breaks had occurred. They said they discovered 70 percent of the seams in the city's London Avenue Canal, which experienced two major breaks during Katrina, showed evidence of insect attack, as did 27 percent of seams inspected in the walls of the 17th Street Canal.

Henderson said the termites might have contributed to the destruction of the levees in New Orleans by digging networks of tunnels, which can weaken the levee system.

"I believe the termites pose a continuing danger that requires immediate attention," Henderson wrote, suggesting New Orleans' 350 miles of levees and floodwalls should be surveyed for termite damage.

The researchers detail their findings in the fall issue of the journal American Entomologist.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Having Problems with Bedbugs

I remember back home in Germany about our bed. Sometimes I just feel that there is something biting me on bed while sleeping. I even have to scratch so much the skin which I felt being biten. I guess these are what they called bedbug.

Our bed is around 5 years old already but it is still a good bed. I am comfortable sleeping on it. I believed I just need a solution how to get rid of bedbugs. This is the reason why I came accross bedbugsguide.com. It is a very informative site on how to kill and get rid of bedbugs. Bed Bugs Guide have all the informations about bedbugs and how to eliminate them, thus saving your mattresses.

I found now the solution in this site..No need to buy anymore for a new mattress which also means saving hundreds of Euros for a new bed.

Visit their site now and find the solution about bedbugs problems. Spend your money wisely!!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I Hate Termites

I remember my house back in the Philippines which have a lot of termites. I don't know why but I really hate termites. I thought they are just normal animals but they're not. When I visited killthetermites.com, I found out that termites are very dangerous and can bring a lot of damages to your home.

I really found this website very useful and it provides us with lot of informations and guidance on how to eliminate termites not only in our home but also with our other properties especially those that are made up of woods.

So please dear readers before something bad happen to your long hard work investment, I recommend you to visit this site and they will give you all the information to get rid of termites.

Visit them now before it's too late!!!

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