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Posted: December 5, 2019 at 3:46 pm
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Termites. Toads. Mealworms. Madagascar hissing cockroaches. These animals are considered pests in a home, but in P-12 science classes across Kentucky and Ohio, they are essential teaching tools for NKUs Next Generation STEM Classroom Project.
The universitys Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics (CINSAM) has been visiting school districts to promote better STEM teaching practices since 2013. According to CINSAM director Madhura Kulkarni, the project is a professional development exercise for P-12 science teachers to learn how to better engage students and meet the national standards of STEM education.
The Next Generation STEM Classroom Project (ngSC) is divided into three segments: pre-cap, fishbowl and recap.
Kulkarni said the pre-cap portion of the project has just been implemented this year. Prior to engaging the students in the classroom, the CINSAM Outreach Team meets with the science teachers of the school district to inform them on what aspects to pay close attention to and equips them with an observation checklist.
According to Kulkarni, the team then follows the teachers into a classroom of their own students for the fishbowl section. The team performs lesson plans with students while the teachers observe the lesson model silently.
While our teachers teach the lesson, [the school teachers] can observe the studentshow theyre reacting and how theyre engaged, Kulkarni said.
After the class, the team regroups with the teachers to go over how the lesson was successful in the recap segment.
Kulkarni said CINSAM was motivated to create this project when the Next Generation Science Standards were first introduced nationally to U.S. schools in 2010.
According to CINSAMs STEM Outreach Director Ella Bowling, teachers were expected to revise their entire teaching strategies and lesson plans to fit the new standards.
No longer could we do the cookbook labs where a kid gets a worksheet and they have to follow the instructions and fill out the data tables, Bowling said. Now we were really pushing more of the student-driven instruction in the classroom.
Bowling was a middle school science teacher for 11 years before she was hired by CINSAM for their Outreach Team in late 2013. Since then, Bowling has been visiting school districts in Ohio and Kentucky with new lesson plans designed to reach the national requirements while also breathing new life into the classroom.
She described using termites and ink pens in a fourth grade classroom to teach students about pheromones. In another activity, she used cockroaches to teach speed and velocity.
Our project is very unique in that we actually model lessons in a live classroom with real students, Bowling said.
In other professional development programs, Bowling said teachers are usually given a slideshow presentation and test the labs out on one another in an isolated environment. When the teachers take those activities into the classroom, they become disappointed when the lesson doesnt translate well to the students.
I think the best part [of this project] is being able to deliver really high-quality resources to teachers because I know firsthand the struggle thats out there to really get good lessons and activities that work in the classroom, Bowling said.
For ngSC, Bowling said she spends months crafting new lesson plans each year for the schools as the needs of science teachers continually evolve. Before introducing the lessons in ngSC, Bowling tests the student response in classrooms of other teacher associates.
Before we even roll out the labs, [practicing in another classroom] allows us to really work out the kinks and make sure that were delivering a high-quality product, Bowling said.
Its a high-quality product that is also delivering high-quality results, according to researcher Patricia Bills from Oakland University.
Bills has been leading research on ngSC since 2013 while she was a former faculty member at NKU. She continues to work closely with CINSAM to monitor the long-term effects of ngSC on science classes.
According to Bills, she collects survey data and conducts personal interviews with teachers throughout the process. Bills said her results have found a straight correspondence of teachers finding the strategies easy to apply in their own classrooms.
In other words, its working, Bills said.
According to Bills, teachers are more likely to try ngSCs teaching strategies and lesson plans because they are able to witness firsthand how the models help students learn.
Since the new standards have been in use since 2013, Kulkarni said ngSC is now focusing more on how to engage all types of students in STEM learning.
Every student walks in with their own background knowledge, with their own strengths, and with their own ways of doing things, Kulkarni said. So how do you teach science, especially in a way that all students can really engage with?
Bills and Kulkarni have presented ngSC at national conferences, such as the National Association of Research on Science Teaching.
To my knowledge, there is nothing like ngSC in this country, Bills said.
During the first year of ngSC, Kulkarni said CINSAM was servicing two districts in Northern Kentucky. In 2019, ngSC is involved with nearly 30 school districts in Northern Kentucky, Central and Western Kentucky and Southwestern Ohio.
Kulkarni said she is hopeful that CINSAMs program will be able to reach even more STEM educators on a national scale.
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Global Termite Treatment Chemical Products Market Status, Company Profiles, Gross Margin and Future Scenario Forecast till 2024 – The Market…
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Posted: December 4, 2019 at 1:48 pm
Built in the 1840s from barge board, Maria Lanas Bywater cottage is a perfect example of New Orleans vernacular architecture. It also wasless than comfortable during cold snaps.
It just never felt like it could get warm, Lana said. I could see the ground through the cracks in the floor.
Insulation was one way to make the home more energy-efficient. In 2010, Lana explored her options and hired a company to apply spray foam insulation under the floor of her raised home. It took a day and cost about $4,000 and the results were immediate.
The floors are not nearly as cold, Lana said. I remember looking at my energy bills in the winter and remarking, OK. That helped.
Almost 10 years later, Lana is still enjoying her snugger home, but there are a few things she wishes shed known before installing spray foam. For one thing, small bits of the spray foam fall off every time it rains. And when she looked into leveling her home, one construction company refused to work on her house because they couldnt see its beams, which were completely covered in spray foam.
You cant see my joists or my sills somebody would have to chip it away (at the foam) to see it, Lana said.
While the benefits of spray foam are multifaceted it can reduce energy costs, increase a homes structural integrity, create a moisture barrier and prolong the life of an air-conditioning unit it can also cause problems when improperly applied. Thats why its so important to weigh the pros and cons of spray foam and to hire a reputable company.
Its important that the consumer go with a licensed, insured company, and they need to provide referrals, said Brad Harris, owner of Star Spray Foam Systems. My recommendation to anyone that wants to go and retrofit spray foam into an existing building is to get an air-conditioning mechanic involved.
There are two kinds of spray foam insulation: open-cell and closed-cell foam. Both are made from isocyanate and polyurethane, but:
Open-cell foam can only be put in dark areas such as an attic or behind walls, Harris said. It cant be exposed to sun or water it will break down. But it can last forever if it doesnt see sun or water.
A study by the LSU Ag Center indicated that open-cell sprayed polyurethane foam is not reliable for raised floor systems in southeast Louisianas hot, humid climate. Thats because open-cell spray foam can transmit air and moisture.
Closed-cell spray foam is a better choice for keeping subfloor moisture at optimal levels, while open-cell spray foam is a better choice for walls and attics, because it allows homes to breathe.
Spray foam prices start at 85 cents per square foot for walls, $1.65 per square for roof systems and $1.90 per square foot for floors, Harris said. He recommends homeowners start with the floors in order to get the most bang for their buck.
You will see massive savings, he said. I have so many clients who come in we start with the floor, and thats it. Theyre completely happy. Once you start spraying an attic, youve got to get a load calculation and make sure youre not going to cause harm to the house.
Steve Thompson, owner All Ways Roofing LLC, says hes seen plenty of attic spray foam jobs gone wrong especially when nonbreathable closed cell spray foam has been applied.
Asphalt concrete shingles need airflow underneath them, Thompson said. When you dont have airflow, you turn the deck of your roof into a skillet. It absorbs all the suns heat in the summer.
"These asphalt shingles start peeling off the roof, and you get expansion. The expansion and contraction stretch the shingles, and thats what causes the nail heads to come up.
Thompson said that when retrofitting older homes with foam, homeowners should check their roofs warranty because spray foam can void it. Its also a good idea to talk to pest control companies, plumbers and electricians prior to installation.
Youre doing something irreversible, Thompson said. If you have a line leak or some kind of problem, first you have to dig your way through that spray foam to get to that problem.
Lana wishes she had done her due diligence before getting spray foam.
Thinking about it 10 years in, I would have checked all my sills and joists and made sure everything was in mint condition and worked around the electrical and piping systems. And I didnt think about the inability to see termite damage.
Covering the joists with spray foam can interfere with performing periodic inspections for termites. In an existing occupied home that is air-conditioned during the summer, installation would be best done during late fall, winter or early spring.
But as the winter months approach, shes glad to have a cozy, insulated home.
It does work, I have to say, she said.
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GlobalPest Control Marketwas valued US$ 16 Bn in 2017 and is anticipated to reach US$ 25 Bn by 2026 at a CAGR of about 5.74 % during a forecast period.
Global Pest Control market is segmented by type, by pest type, by application, and by region. In terms of type, Pest Control market is segmented into Chemical Control, Mechanical Control, and Biological Control. Insects, Termites, Rodents, Wildlife are the pest type of the Global Pest Control market. Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agriculture are application segment of Pest Control market. Geographically into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.
Pest control is the management of species or pests that are considered harmful to human health. Pest control is done in a wide range of applications such as agriculture, commercial buildings, residential buildings, and industries. It is beneficial to protect the crops from pests so as to increase food production. House flies have a tendency to hoard at places close to human activities, especially at places where food waste is uncovered.
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The biological pest control segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2017 to 2026. Biological control includes the beneficial action of parasites, pathogens, and predators in managing pests and avoiding pest infestation. Increase in pest population, changes in climatic conditions and awareness among consumers pertaining to the health hazards caused by the pests is anticipated to drive the global pest control market during the forecast period. The market is characterized by the presence of a large number of service providers. Hence, the easy availability of this service is also anticipated to drive the growth of the global pest control market.Insects are expected to maintain dominance in the global pest control market during the forecast period. However, termites are anticipated to gain traction in the near future. Changes in climatic conditions are anticipated to drive the growth of this segment in the near future.
Agricultural pests belong to a broad spectrum of organisms, including insects, mites, ticks, mice, rats, other rodents, snails, nematodes, slugs, cestodes, fungi, bacteria, weeds, viruses, and other pathogens. Agricultural crops are of substantial importance to the global economy and are vital across sectors such as animal husbandry and poultry, which feed upon fodder crops. Commercial application segment is anticipated to remain dominant in the global pest control market during the analysis period. In 2017, commercial and residential application segments collectively accounted for more than half share in the global pest control market.
Asia-Pacific has a high-growth potential for pest control. This region has emerging economies, such as China and India, which have considerable cultivable land to grow crops. The increasing awareness among the people about pest control is boosting the global market in North America. Growing concerns about the health are towering the global market in Asia Pacific countries such as India and China.
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Rentokil Initial PLC, BASF SE, Ecolab Inc., Syngenta AG, National Pest Control, Rollins Inc., LLC, Lindsey Pest Control, Bayer AG, FMC Corporation, and Rollins, Inc., Indian Pest Control Company, Terminix International Company, L.P, Bell Laboratories Inc., Mitie Group PLC, Brunswick Pest Control Inc., Venus Pest Company, OPC Pest Control, Pesitcon, Home Paramount Pest Control, Wil-Kil Pest Solutions, ARM Holdings plc., AMD Inc., NVidia Corporation, Intel Corporation are key players included in the Pest control market.The Scope of Global Pest control Market:Global Pest control Market by Type:Chemical ControlMechanical ControlBiological ControlGlobal Pest control Market by Pest Type:InsectsTermitesRodentsWildlifeGlobal Pest control Market by Application:CommercialIndustrialResidentialAgricultureGlobal Pest control Market by Region:North AmericaEuropeAsia PacificMiddle East & AfricaLatin AmericaKey Player Analysed in the Global Pest control Market Report:Rentokil Initial PLCBASF SEEcolab Inc.Syngenta AGNational Pest Control, Rollins Inc.LLCLindsey Pest ControlBayer AGFMC CorporationRollins Inc.Indian Pest Control CompanyTerminix International CompanyL.PBell Laboratories Inc.Mitie Group PLCBrunswick Pest Control Inc.Venus Pest CompanyOPC Pest ControlPesitconHome Paramount Pest ControlWil-Kil Pest SolutionsARM Holdings plc.AMD Inc.NVidia CorporationIntel Corporation
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Nobody wants roaches, termites or ants invading their living space. But if you have these creatures living in your house, there's a local pest control company that says it can make them "dead and gone."
Dead & Gone Pest Control in North Fort Myers handles various pest control problem, from bugs to rodents.
They have racked up some honors and "Best of" awards.
Dead & Gone Pest Control in North Fort Myers handles various pest control problem, from bugs to rodents. They also have expanded to do yardwork and fertilization and weeding. They also handle palm trees and pine trees and provide preventative maintence for disease control.
Bruce McCullough, sales and marketing director, said he joined the team five years ago after his partner, Greg Grier, started it.
"He used to have a company in Cape Coral and has been in the business since 1977. We graduated high school together in Illinois and he came up to visit and said he could use some help with his new company," McCullough said. "We decided we were done with the snow and came down."
The company handles all kinds of pest control problems and is fully licensed by the state. They also have expanded to do yardwork and fertilization and weeding. They also handle palm trees and pine trees and provide preventative maintence for disease control.
They will also come in case of an emergency, such as bedbugs, which is a big problem at hotels and motels, and rodents at commercial companies.
"It's an offshoot, but we're always looking to add to our services and looking for things that are not ordinary," McCullough said.
Dead & Gone offers special prices for the retirement communities in the area and throughout the year will offer specials such as free inspections and letting them know what they need. They might also offer to do their first treatment for free with a one-year agreement.
McCullough said this is the busiest time of the year for them as all the snowbirds are returning from up north and want services done. While it slows a little in the summer, they still do treatments for those up north as well as its commercial work.
Dead & Gone is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and on Sunday in the event of emergency.
For more information, call 599-2507 or visit dngpcfl.com
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My name is Duncan Coleman, and I am the surrogate father of an orphaned tamandua anteater.
I grew up in Wimberley, Texas, but now I live in Palo Alto, where I attend Stanford University. I am in my senior year of undergrad majoring in Earth Systems. I work as an independent researcher at the Toucan Rescue Ranch Release Site.
As the surrogate father of an anteater, I am its teacher, protector, and provider all in one. Unlike many parents, I dont give my child comfort or affection I give tough love, the kind of love a wild animal needs so it stays wild and doesnt become attached to people; its the kind of love she needs to be free.
Tamandua resting in a tree
For the last month, Ive had the great privilege of working at the Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR) Release Site in Sarapiqu, Costa Rica, to re-wild an orphaned female juvenile Tamandua mexicana. Her name is Pebbles.
In March, at just one month of age, Pebbless mother was severely wounded by a passing automobile. Tragically, Pebbles and her mother are not the only victims: Roads are one of the biggest threats to tamanduas, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Luckily, Pebbles was rescued and raised by the kind, hardworking staff, and interns of TRR. Then, on October 27, Pebbles arrived at the TRR Release Site for the final stage of her journey back to the rainforest.
This is where I come in. My job is to help Pebbles learn the behaviors she needs to become independent to ensure she knows the ecological skills she will need to survive. Every day, I take her in a kennel to the nearby forest to practice climbing trees and foraging for ants and termites, their primary food sources.
Although I give Pebbles tough love, my heart is on an emotional rollercoaster ride during these forest training sessions, plunging suddenly into panicked worry if I lose sight of her in the dense forest canopy, then soaring high with pride and awe as I watch her wreak devastation on a city of termites like a furry, long-nosed Godzilla.
Pebbles will be the fourth tamandua Ive helped reintroduce into the wild. However, she is the first tamandua I will have the privilege of tracking and observing once released something Ive dreamed of doing for years with the aid of a VHF radio harness custom built by Telonics Inc. This would have never been possible without the support of my university.
Duncan tracking Pebbles. Photo via Toucan Rescue Ranch.
Stanford awarded me a Major Grant to re-wild and study the activity patterns and space use of Pebbles as part of my research for my honors thesis in the Earth Systems Program. To my knowledge, this will be the first radio-tracking reintroduction study of a hand-raised orphaned Tamandua mexicana.
In the past month already, Ive recorded Pebbles consuming bromeliad seeds several times a feeding behavior which, to my knowledge, is new to science. A week ago, Pebbles surprised us all when she had her first period, reaching sexual maturity three months earlier than expected. I know that many new exciting discoveries and experiences await Pebbles and me on our journey together. Wish me luck as I continue to prepare her for independent life in the wild!
Duncan Coleman is a Release Site Researcher at Toucan Rescue Ranch.
Questions? You can direct message Duncan about his research or tamanduas on Instagram @duncan_coleman_. Also, follow along with Toucan Rescue Ranch on social media for updates on Pebbles and Duncans progress with her reintroduction into the wild.
This article was produced by The Toucan Rescue Ranch. The Toucan Rescue Ranch specializes in helping wild animals recover so that they can be reintroduced into the wild. For more information or to donate, visit theToucan Rescue Ranch website.
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Posted: December 3, 2019 at 10:46 am
Q. When we bought our home, the termite inspector found dry rot on the eaves, and the seller had to pay hundreds of dollars to replace the damaged boards. Now that we're selling the house, only four years later, we've had another termite inspection, and the eaves are rotted once again. This time, it's our turn to pay for the repairs. When we mentioned this to our neighbors, they recalled the same thing happening when they bought their house.
Does this happen to everyone who buys a home? If so, what's the use of making repetitious repairs every few years, while doing nothing to prevent the cause? Isn't there some way to break this costly cycle of damage and repair?
A. Fungus and dry rot damage is a common problem with exterior wood components on buildings, especially on the eaves. These damages typically turn up in the course of presale termite inspections, resulting in repair costs for many sellers.
The leading cause of rotted eave boards is excess moisture, usually because of faulty roof drainage. Water runoff during rainy weather tends to keep the fascia and eave boards wet, and this promotes the growth of microorganisms that feed on wood fibers.
The best way to minimize such damage is to install drip flashing at the edges of your roof. These are L-shaped strips of sheet metal that extend beneath the edges of the roofing, while overlapping the edges of the eaves. Drip flashing promotes roof drainage without allowing the wood members to become as wet as they otherwise would if no edge flashing was installed.
Unfortunately, most building codes do not require the use of drip flashing. Instead, this essential form of protection is an optional amenity whose use is left to the elective discretion of whomever installs the roof. Although the use of drip flashing is indicated by common sense roofs, homes in many areas are constructed entirely without it.
Anyone who is currently paying for eave repairs or who is in the process of installing a new roof should make sure the builder or contractor installs drip edge flashing. Building a house according to code does not always ensure good quality. The arbitrary omission of drip flashing is a case in point. Drip flashing adds very little to the cost of a roof installation and can prevent very costly repairs when you sell your home.
Q. My house was built in 1973 and has asbestos "popcorn" ceilings that have been painted many times. Is this considered to be "encapsulated" for asbestos safety?
A. Multiple coats of paint provide reasonable encapsulation for a textured ceiling that may contain asbestos. Asbestos fibers can only be released into the air if the ceiling surface is invasively disturbed. However, if you ever sell the house, it would be wise to include the presence of encapsulated asbestos in your disclosure statement. If someone were to do remodeling work that included ceiling demolition, they would need to have that information.
To write to Barry Stone, visit him on the web at http://www.housedetective.com, or write AMG, 1776 Jami Lee Court, Suite 218, San Luis Obispo, CA 94301.
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Posted: December 1, 2019 at 5:46 am
As hunters return to the woods and fields for the fall seasons, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is increasing its efforts to monitor the state for chronic wasting disease (CWD) at the same time.
Seventeen years ago, the department recognized an encroaching threat to Kentucky's deer and elk herds and took steps to prevent the spread of CWD to the state. Now, in 2019, the agency is calling on hunters to be the next line of defense.
Chronic wasting disease, the always-fatal neurological disease that affects deer, elk, moose and caribou, has spread to more than half of the states in the U.S. since its discovery in the late 1960s in Colorado.
It has never been detected in Kentucky but virtually surrounds it. Six of the seven bordering states have CWD.
"Our department has tested more than 30,000 deer and elk for CWD since 2002 and plan to increase our monitoring this fall," said Gabe Jenkins, deer and elk program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
"We cannot let our guards down, and we ask that people let us know what they're seeing across the state."
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) understand the potential threat CWD presents and are partnering with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.
"Although there currently is no scientific evidence that CWD has or can spread to people, we recommend that human exposure to animals infected by CWD be avoided as we continue to evaluate any potential health risk," said Dr. Angela Dearinger, Commissioner at the Kentucky Department for Public Health.
The movement of deer is a primary reason for the rapid spread of CWD. An infected deer or elk can transmit the disease whether it is alive or dead.
Because of this risk, Kentucky has made it illegal to bring whole carcasses of deer, elk, moose and caribou into the state.
Motorists who see a carcass being transported across the state line into Kentucky should report the sighting immediately by calling 1-800-25-ALERT (1-800-252-5378).
Likewise, a deer or elk with a livestock tag on its ear could be escaped from a captive facility and should be reported to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.
Kentucky's deer and elk herds are the result of many years' of effort and vital to the state's economy, contributing an estimated $550 million each year.
"Chronic wasting disease threatens what we've all worked so hard to establish with the deer and elk herds," Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Rich Storm said. "Our agency does not take it lightly, and neither should sportsmen and sportswomen. It's an issue of importance to everyone. We want future generations to enjoy what we have right now."
Another way hunters can help this fall is to alert Kentucky Fish and Wildlife of any sick deer or elk.
This can be done by calling 1-800-858-1549 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays or by emailing email@example.com. Emailed reports should include your name, phone number and county where the sick deer or elk was observed.
Officials with the departments for Public Health and Fish and Wildlife Resources also advise hunters to take the following precautions when handling deer and elk:
Wear latex or rubber gloves to minimize exposure.
Bone out all meat and avoid severing bones.
Minimize handling of brain, tonsils, spinal cord and lymph glands.
Thoroughly wash hands and sanitize all tools used.
Process deer individually and add no meat from other animals.
Do not split the backbone.
Contact Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to report sick deer or elk (1-800-858-1549)
Learn more about CWD and the state's response plan should it be detected in Kentucky online at fw.ky.gov/cwd.