The Magazine of Santa Clarita April 2015 : Page 154
d oor -t o -d oor p est c ontrol H OM E & GAR D E N Be careful what you sign up for! by Tyler Anderson It’s that time again… the summer sales kids will be a knock’en. These kids who do this work are motivated by one thing only – a fast buck. They are flung into this work, having no prior fieldwork exposure. They have been revved up by the pros-pect of making lots of money over the summer and do not have the customer’s interest at heart. They are very imaginative kids who knock the competition, whether true or false. The customer loses when they find that what the summer pest control salesman offered reflects the price, but not the level of service hoped for. Eventually, they often realize that the relationship with the new pest control company is fundamentally different. The companies employing these kids are in a cut-throat commodity game. They play on the sympathies of consumers for an honest looking, clean cut scholar that slashes prices to a level that will earn the commission, if successful, while creating new accounts that are at best border-line profitable. Infamous for their tall tales and the trail of pest control accounts that quickly disappear when the pest control company cant meet the demands of fast growth and low margins pro-duced by these cut-rate accounts. In this economy, the pest control company that attempts to grow through such door-to-door sales will eventually suffer and who pays the price? You do. At the end the owners of these companies only sell out to big firms (whom we’ll not mention), making millions and leaving the consumer back where they started…looking for us! No Bugs is family owned and locally operated. To learn more, please call Tyler at 661-294-0206. Hearing Loss continued from page 135 Heavy machinery, firearms and explosives are always dangerous and hearing protection should always be utilized. • Hearing protection should fit securely. The headband on earmuffs should be se-cure and the muffs should cover the ears without gaps. Earplugs should also fit securely and be kept clean to avoid ear infections. Look for the noise reduction rating on both ear-plugs and earmuffs. Cotton balls and bullet casings are not effective hearing protection! Consider custom hearing protection if you are frequently involved in noisy activities. • Limit the volume and use of personal headsets. It is recommended to limit ex-posure to 60 percent volume for no longer than 60 minutes a day. The residents of the Santa Clarita Valley have entrusted their health to us for over a decade. At Santa Clarita ENT we are thankful for that privilege and we look forward to providing excellent care for many years to come. Please contact us at 661-259-2500; 27879 Smyth Drive in Valencia; ENTanswers.com ABeautifulLook.com. Varicose Veins continued from page 139 skin. The tiny catheter, powered by radio-frequency energy, delivers heat to the vein wall. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein wall shrinks and the vein is sealed. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins. Recovery time is 24 to 48 hours. Dr. Malekmehr has performed many vein procedures since 1996 and also uses ablation therapy that uses radio frequency to destroy diseased veins. “In normal veins, valves keep blood moving forward toward the heart, “ Dr. Male-kmehr said. “But with varicose veins, malfunctioning valves allow blood to remain in the vein, causing it to enlarge and turn a distinctive bluish-purple color. Mary’s veins had grown 7 millimeters in diameter, three times the size of normal veins. In addition to being safer and less invasive these quick procedures address a serious medical condition and are not considered cosmetic surgery, so Medicare and most health insurance cover them. If you are concerned about your varicose veins stop waiting and start living, call the 5 Star Vein Clinic at 661-799-7459 for a risk free evaluation. Soundproofing continued from page 148 can help to amplify or resonate sound. Soft furnishings such as cushions, throws and heavy curtainscan help to deaden sound further. Consider placing thick wooden book-shelves against walls as they are very effective in helping to reduce noise, and other thick wooden furniture such as a desk, a dining table, and a heavy wood coffee table. Note: Always use a professional soundproofing company to carry out the sound-proofing in your home. Make sure that they are experienced and find out what sound-proofing materials they use. It is always a good idea to approach several companies to ask for a quote, but always check up on references and any feedback they may have received before making a decision. Soundproofing companies can be sourced online or via your local directory. 154 The Magazine of Santa Clarita 661-294-4444
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