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Hello all,

Most people I run into want to know how do they protect themselves from Bed Bugs?  I would wanna know that to, if I didn't already know it!

I wrote a best selling book 2 years ago and it sells on Amazon. I am not getting ready to write my 2nd book and I decided to give away copies of my 1st book practically.

I really want to help as many people as I can stay free and clear of Bed Bugs so here is my offer You can purchase my book directly on Amazon for $14.95 + shipping.

I decided to sell my remaining copies for $5.95, You pay ONLY the price of shipping!

Now I know what you MUST be saying to yourself HOLY FUDGE! Am I right?

I only have 30 left in my personal stock and once they sell out, its goneeeeeeeee and you miss out.

I don't want you to miss out, I want you to live Bed Bug free.

To purchase my book, here is what you need to do:

Contact me with your email and I will send you a paypal link, once you pay, I'll ship it out within 12hrs.

The book comes with some goodies and specials. Listen lunch cost you more than $5.95 and at least with this book you will save yourself hours and hours of grief. I discuss investment properties, using K-9's, heat freezing, chemicals.

Let's go, don't miss out!!!

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Termites in Feb- A MUST READ

Termites are starting to emerge. With the moisture and mild winter I expect increased activity this Season.

I receive many calls from people wanting to know what can be done to protect their home from termites -- or if a certain practice or condition is likely to cause termite problems. So I put this information together based on the infestations I have found over the past 27 years.


Homeowners can reduce the risk of termite attack by following the suggestions listed below.


Eliminate wood contact with the ground. Many termite infestations result from structural wood being in direct contact with the soil. Earth-to-wood contact provides termites with easy access to food, moisture, and shelter, as well as direct, hidden entry into the building. Wood siding, latticework, door and window frames and similar wood items should be at least six inches above ground level.  Eliminating wood-to-soil contact may require regrading or pulling soil or mulch back from the foundation, cutting the bottom off of wood latticework, or supporting steps or posts on a concrete base. Posts or stairs that are embedded in concrete are also vulnerable to termites since they usually extend all the way through the concrete to the soil. Contrary to popular belief, wood which has been pressure treated is not immune to termite attack; termites will enter pressure-treated wood through cut ends and cracks, and will also build tunnels over the surface.

  1. Don't let moisture  accumulate near the foundation. Termites are attracted to moisture and are more likely to "zero in" on a structure if the soil next to the foundation is consistently moist. Water should be diverted away from the foundation with properly functioning gutters, downspouts and splash blocks. Leaking faucets, water pipes and air conditioning units should be repaired, and the ground next to the foundation should be graded (sloped) so that surface water drains away from the building. Homes with poor drainage may need to have tiles or drains installed. Lawn sprinklers and irrigation systems should be adjusted to minimize water puddling near the foundation.
  2. Reduce humidity in crawl spaces. Most building codes call for 1 square foot of vent opening per 150 square feet of crawlspace area. For crawlspaces equipped with a polyethylene vapor barrier (see below), the total vent area often can be reduced to 1 square foot per 300 to 500 square feet of crawlspace area. One vent should be within 3 feet of each exterior corner of the building. Vents should be kept free of leaves, dirt, and debris, and should not be obstructed by vegetation. Moisture and humidity in crawl spaces can further be reduced by installing 4-6 ml polyethylene sheeting over about 75 percent of the soil surface. The soil cover will act as a vapor barrier to reduce evaporation from the soil and condensation of moisture on joists and subflooring. Vents and vapor barriers are installed by our company.
  3. Never store firewood, lumber or other wood debris against the foundation or inside the crawl space. Firewood, lumber, cardboard boxes, newspapers, and other cellulose materials attract termites and provide a source of food. When stacked against the foundation they offer a hidden path of entry into the structure and allow termites to bypass any termiticide soil barrier which is present. Vines, ivy, and other dense plant material touching the house should also be avoided. Where practical, dead stumps and tree roots around and beneath the building should be removed, along with old form boards and grade stakes left in place after the building was constructed.
  4. Use mulch sparingly, especially if you already have termites or other conducive conditions. Many people use landscape mulch for its aesthetic and plant health benefits. Excessive or improper usage, however, can contribute to termite problems. Termites are attracted to mulch primarily because of its moisture-retaining properties, and the insulation it affords against temperature extremes. The mulch itself is of poor nutritional quality to termites and a non-preferred source of food. Since the moisture retaining properties of mulch are more of an attractant than the wood itself, it makes little difference what type of mulch is used (cypress, pine bark, eucalyptus, etc.). Contrary to popular belief, crushed stone or pea gravel are comparable to wood mulch in terms of attraction, since they also retain moisture in the underlying soil. Where mulch is used, it should be applied sparingly (2-3 inches is usually adequate), and should never be allowed to contact wood siding or framing of doors or windows.
  5. Consider having the structure treated by a professional pest control firm. Buildings have many natural openings through which termites can enter, most of which are hidden. While the above measures will help make the house less attractive to termites, the best way to prevent infestation is to protect it with a termiticide.

Preventively treating a home for termites is a reasonable investment, especially if the structure has had no prior history of treatment. If the building was previously treated by a pest control firm, it's a good idea to maintain the warranty by paying the annual renewal fee. Should termites reinfest the building, our company will return and retreat the affected area at no additional charge.


Whether or not a person chooses to have their home treated, they should know the signs of termite infestation:


  • Pencil-wide mud foraging tubes on foundation walls, piers, sills, joists, etc.
  • Winged "swarmer" termites, or their shed wings, on window sills and along the edges of floors

Our goal is to keep you informed and let you know something can be done about it!

Give us a call, I'm always happy to assist.

Scott Linde, Pest Expert

P 732-777-6857 Ext 1

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TRISTATE MIXER Looking For Vendors

TRISTATE MIXER is currently looking for new committed vendors in our 3 locations. If you have any contacts looking for new business please have them contact me at

Some of our categories include:






-Mold Remediation

-Clean outs




Best thing is, no competition as only one category may be represented at any one location.

Any referrals you have that turn into a vendor will give you a $50.00 credit in your account to apply for any upcoming meetings and/or workshops. Please have your contact contact me directly at:

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