December 2016

Rodent Control

Pest Control Services

Termite Inspections

There are three different types of termite:

Drywood, Dampwood and Subterranean.Termite Control Contact us:

Drywood termites are social insects that live in colonies in sound, dry wood.

Dampwood termites, sometimes called the “rotten wood” termite-is associated with high moisture content and wood decay.

Subterranean termites live in wood and need contact with soil.

Termites are the main risk of damage to timber in buildings and building structures.

We specialize in termites, termite control, inspections and treatments. Targeting and treating termites early can help to prevent of termite damage.

If you have only a few insects that are problem, here are some natural methods you can use at home:

If you’re having problems with ants: Pour some cream of tartar out in a line across the entry point in the house. Ants won’t cross it. You can also use paprika, red chili powder, or dried peppermint. Benchtops and kitchens can also be washed with vinegar and water. To prepare, mix equal measures of vinegar and water together and then wipe over counters or floors.

For cockroaches, place whole bay leaves in several places around the areas where cockroaches are appearing.

For mosquitoes, fresh basil plants may deter mosquitoes from staying inside the home. Natural repellant candles may also be a good deterrence.

If you find an insect in your home, that you know isn’t poisonous, try using an inverted jar to trap them and release them outside. Check a spider chart, to make sure it isn’t dangerous, before catching and releasing a spider. Keep kitchens clean to prevent insects having a food source. Fill gaps where insects may be entering the home.

Ant Control

Ants can build up in large colonies and sometimes enter the home. Their stings can be painful. We’re able to identify and control ant problems.

Bed-Bug On-site Inspection, Treatment, and Advice

Bed bugs can cause bites and irritation. They may also be difficult to remove without a professional pest control treatment.

We are skilled in identifying and locating bed-bugs, while also providing treatments that can resolve bed-bug problems.

Cockroach Pest Control

We treat cockroaches to prevent problems with hygiene and disease. Some serious illnesses they can cause include dysentery, salmonella, and gastroenteritis.

Bird Repelling

Our bird control techniques can stop birds from landing, nesting, and roosting. It is important that these techniques do not harm birds.

These strategies may be effective for common birds such as pigeons, starlings, Indian mynahs, and sparrows.

Rodent Pest Control and Eradication

Rodents can spread disease and cause damage to property. Some diseases they can cause include Hantavirus, Bubonic Plague, Salmonellosis and Rat-Bite Fever (RBF).

They also spread bacteria which can trigger allergic reactions.Rodent Control

Our effective treatments can eradicate mice and rats.

Spider Pest Control

Some spiders can be poisonous and life threatening. We have treatments that can help to prevent spiders.

Possum Removal

Possums sometimes get caught in roofs. We’re able to capture and release possums nearby the property.

Preventing Termites

In order to control termites, one must understand how the termite lives and the proper methods to destroy them. Here are some important facts about termites.

Knowing Termites

Termites love wood. Now, as common sense would dictate, removing the food supply of pests is the rule of thumb in most household pest control. But in this instance of termite control, we can’t. In fact, as you’d learn very soon, many pest control techniques commonly applied to other bugs simply do not work with termites. Termites are social. Adult termites will help the younger ones with securing food. A colony of termites will cooperate with each other in locating existing food sources or discovering new ones. More information

The two types of termites, subterranean termite and dry-wood termite each have different ways of locating wood, which is their food supply. Subterranean termites reach new supplies of wood by making shelter tubes that are under the surface and relatively unnoticeable. Dry wood termites leave traces of powder-like dust, which makes their presence more noticeable. Subterranean termites enter wood through the soil.

Preventing Termites

Preventing termites begins with making sure that the building foundation is termite proof. This includes taking care of the moisture level, humidity and other environmental conditions of the building. November and December are commonly known as the “wet season” and it is during this period that household individuals should be more observant in respect to such concerns. Closely inspecting wood (wooden furniture, flooring, texture etc.) to make sure that they are clear from fungi, mold or damp substance is a crucial first step.

Remember again that termites rarely surface and are largely invisible. Without preventive measures, most household individuals only discover termites when the damage has been done. When it comes down to it, preventing termites is really about vigilance and observance. Here’s a few more tips to help with your observation of termites:

You may notice winged termites, sometimes called swarmers, appearing indoors (usually gather around lightings)

Look for mud shelter tubes on walls, piers, floor joists etc. This is what termites build and travel in as protection.

Take note of irregular bubbles on and around painted wood surfaces. This may indicate termite infestation.

Wood damaged by termites, appears hollowed out along the grain, usually with bits of dried mud lining the feeding galleries. Wood damaged by other types of insects or moisture will not appear this way. This coupled with the appearance of winged termites indoor, is a strong indicator of infestation. This combination would warrant immediate termite treatment. However, presence of winged termites alone does not necessarily imply an infestation. These winged termites might emerge from neighboring tree stumps, woodpiles and other outdoor locations.
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Our Plumbing Services | Extra Ordinary Plumbers

We offer high quality general plumbing services, rain water harvesting/gutters, irrigation, swimming pools, boreholes, tiles, terrazzo, and supply of materials, amongst others.Plumber Contact us here

We do general plumbing installation and maintenance such as fresh water pipe, which work both internal and external, drainage work both internal and external including connecting septic tanks and the soak pits, connecting water tanks, sanitary installations such as; wash basins, toilets, showers, bathtubs, shower cabins, bidets, kitchen sinks, washing machines, jacuzzi bath and installation of accessories such as; mirrors, T.P holders, towel rails, soap dish, toothbrush holders etc, boreholes service and irrigation works.

In rain water harvesting, we supply and fix modern gutters and their accessories which are plastic. We gather rain water from the roof and direct it to either the surface or a tank for harvesting. We have modern techniques whereby first dirty water from the roof goes separately then the clean water goes directly to the tank. We also carry out maintenance works such as fixing old plastic gutters. We also do purification of dirty rain water from the roof. We provide irrigation services for any kind of farming. We also provide maintenance services for irrigation systems and irrigation equipment. Our experts ensure that the irrigation system is built to standard to enable our clients attain the highest produce possible. Are you in need of a swimming pool and wondering which company to trust with your project. Extra Ordinary Plumbers is here to design, install and provide maintenance and treatment services for any size of swimming pool. We carry out bore hole installation and maintenance for any type of bore hole project. Whether its in an urban area or a remote area, our team of professionals is well equipped to accomplish any type of bore hole drilling, installation and maintenance. We lay tiles in either a square or a diagonal way according to our clients preference and we also supply different types of tiles and their accessories in various colors for walls, floors and outdoor tiling.

We make terrazzo in different designs and colors. We also supply all terrazzo materials. Some of the processes of making terrazzo include:- measuring, mixing, applying, suring, grinding, cleaning and applying polish to shine.

We do general building construction and renovation works for residential houses, apartments, storeyed buildings, arcades, shopping malls, schools, churches, swimming pools among others.

We supply plumbing materials such as PPR pipes and fittings, GI pipes and fittings, PVC pipes and fittings, HDPE pipes and fittings, Drainage pipes and fittings, Rain water gutters and fittings, water tanks, HDPE septic tanks, kitchen sinks, all sanitary ware, rain gutters, shower trays and bath tubs, bathroom accessories, tiles and accessories, terrazzo materials, water heaters, among others.

We provide professional cleaning services such as cleaning and disinfection of water tanks and other services.WHAT MAKES US EXTRA-ORDINARY

Determination and commitment of our directors and technical teams to serve our clients 24 hours with the best as it is clear that quality depends on mostly the attitude and high sense of plumbing professionalism.

The modern tools we use in our work makes us produce extra-ordinary quality work hence the name extra – ordinary.

Unquestionable experience of our technical team in the field of trade makes us defend the name Extra-ordinary.

The Volume of work: we handle different technical services and we also provide our clients with Plans and Drawings for easy future maintenance.

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Heating and Cooling Maintenance

Preventative HVAC Heating – Cooling Maintenance

Are you a procrastinator?

I know that I sure am, I can’t deny this truth. If you are then you’ve probably been in this situation before: It’s the first hot day of summer. You go to turn on your central air and a moment later you realize your house isn’t getting cold. You don’t know what’s wrong. Maybe you need to give it a while. A day later, you’re still sitting in a sweltering house with no cool air to be found. You think a fan might help but all it’s doing is blowing hot air. Heating and Cooling Maintenance
Finally, you break down and call your local specialist. By now, it’s been two or three days sitting in uncomfortable heat, sweating in your own house. You make an appointment and finally an repair technician arrives. At last, you’re back in comfort as your humble abode returns to an acceptable temperature for someone non-native to the equator.

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The simple truth is this all could be prevented and all you would have had to do was reach out do something about it a little sooner. Most heating companies also do cooling, of course, and regular maintenance of your air conditioning unit can save you several days of discomfort. We don’t change our car’s oil when the engine’s about to break down, right? So why wait until the cooling unit in your house breaks before seeking a professional to come and help.

Preventative maintenance can also save you money down the line. If you’ve ever taken care of anything mechanical, then you know that it’s much easier to try and solve problems before they start; not just easier but less costly too! The average price of a car oil change is about $20 but let’s say you leave old oil in your car. Suddenly your car stops working and your engine block cracks. Now you’re looking at $1000 dollars in repairs that could have been prevented just by going out of your way and paying that $20. You just cost yourself 50 times the money by being a procrastinator like me.

One thing I can guarantee you though is that it won’t happen again. Before this winter hit, I called my local heating company and had my furnace checked out and I can tell you that I’ve been nice and cozy all winter (while I was at it I made sure to get my oil changed). I’ve worn jackets in the house before but never again.

So take it from me, a reformed procrastinator. If you’re a homeowner, save yourself some money, save yourself some grief, and save yourself a potentially uncomfortable situation. Planning ahead takes a little bit of extra time in the present but in the long run it’ll save you a lot of time, effort, and stress in the future. If there’s one place I demand to be comfortable in, it’s my own house. After all, we live in a time where we can reside in the perfect temperature no matter what climate it is, so let’s take advantage of it!
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