Financial Emergency situation? Here Are 5 Legit Suggestions to Raise Cash in a Rush

sometimes life takes place.

CreditPractically all of us have actually remained in a financial emergency situation at one point or another. The car breaks down. The checking account is overdrawn. You lag on lease. And so on

. Whatever the scenario may be, we’ve created a list of 10 methods to help you raise some cash in a rush …

1. Borrow Cash

This can be a fast way to raise cash, but there is an apparent problem here. You have to pay back the money at some point. With that in mind, you may want to borrow only what you really need. A good source that can get you the cash you need in a rush is a vehicle title loan. These are loans based upon the value of your vehicle so you can usually receive them even if you have a problem with your credit.

2. Offer Your Gold and Silver

Small coin shops, specifically those that also offer collectible items, will usually purchase anything with gold or silver in it. If you’re not sure if the old serving platter you acquired is silver or if that locket in the cabinet is gold, they’ll test it for you. Inspect your house for anything that may contain gold or silver.

Local coin shops will usually use you substantially more than the locations that invest big money putting “We Buy Gold” ads everywhere. However the metals still have to be drawn out from whatever things they are in, so you will not get leading dollar. Take a look at the present area price for silver and gold anyhow, so you have some idea of what you ought to get. Expect to be paid 30% to 40% less than the area price for the silver contained in jewelry and a minimum of 10% less for gold. Continue reading →

EARWIGS

EarwigsTHERE IS A SUPERSTITION THAT EARWIGS BURROW INTO THE EARS OF PEOPLE WHILE THEY SLEEP. THIS IS A MYTH AND WITHOUT ANY SCIENTIFIC BASIS.

Earwigs seem intimidating because of the pincers on the back of their abdomens. Earwigs use these pincers for defense and for sparring with rival earwigs. There are more than 20 species of earwigs in the United States. Depending on the species, adults range in size from 5 to 25 mm. They are slender insects with two pair of wings. Some species produce a foul-smelling liquid that they use for defense. Immature earwigs resemble the adults except they do not have wings.

Females typically lay between 30 and 50 eggs, but actual numbers depend on the species. After hatching, the nymphs undergo four to five molts until they become adults. Continue reading →

YELLOW JACKETS-WHO WE ARE

Yellow jackets like all wasps and bees are typically beneficial

Yellow Jackets

However, when they nest close to or in a structure they can become a problem for people and/or pets. They can be very aggressive if you come near their nests and they will attack.

Their diet consists of mainly insects but they are also attracted to human food, especially sweets and meat. A Yellow Jacket colony will remain active for only one summer and after that the fertilized queens will leave the colony to start more colonies. The remaining workers will die at the end of the summer and the nests will be abandoned after this point. Continue reading →

It’s Time To Get Rid Of The Cable and Home Phone

Cable is Ridiculous

What’s the number of channels do you have with your premium cable plan? Do you even know? Do you know exactly what’s being played on channel 766 at 8 pm on Tuesday? You ought to. You’re spending for all that goodies on the QVC channel that you never enjoy and for the whole channel dedicated to paid announcements that gives more TV time to Chuck Norris to hock the “total gym” than he ever saw with Walker: Texas Ranger. You are spending for numerous channels you will never ever enjoy playing crappy shows that no one should ever lay eyes on.

Enter: The web.

Invented by Al Gore at some point in the 90’s (joking), the web has grown exponentially. They have even put TV shows and films on somebody else’s servers so you can stream them to your computer system. Not just that, however a lot of your preferred shows can be seen Free Of Charge using the program’s network site or by simply looking it up on HULU.com. If you desire a more premium service, Netflix, and HULU Plus both off a paid-for service that enables you to enjoy entire seasons of your preferred shows and a lot of films from the convenience of your home computer (still MUCH cheaper than cable). Heck, they have actually even built in those applications into TV’s, digital media receivers, and even video game consoles like the Xbox and Nintendo Wii. Continue reading →

WOLF SPIDERS

WHO WE ARE
Wolf SpiderWolf Spiders a common household pest especially in the fall, as the temperature outside drops, they may invade your home in search of warmth. Commonly found around windows, house plants, basements and garages, these spiders do not spin webs but rather roam at night hunting for food.

They range in size from one half inch to two inches in length, are hairy and brownish gray in color. These spiders have four large eyes, with the two rear eyes facing sideways and the two adjacent eyes facing forward. They also have four small eyes giving them excellent eyesight for hunting. Females will carry their offspring on their backs in an egg sac and when the spiderlings hatch she will continue to carry them on her back. Continue reading →

POWDERPOST BEETLES

Powderpost Beetles are second only to termites as destroyers of wood inside homes.

Powder Post BeetleThere are four species: Lyctidae, Cerambycidae, Anobiidae, and Bostrichidae. While these look different, they damage wood in a similar fashion.

These beetles bore under the wood and lay eggs in the wood pores. The eggs hatch into tiny grubs which feed on the wood for months until emerging from the wood leaving behind a hole (the size of pencil lead) as well as a flour like powder. This cycle continues each year causing increased damage to wood in your home.

BELOW ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF COMMON POWDERPOST BEETLES THAT MAY BE IN YOUR AREA.

Lytcid Beetles (Lyctidae) are the most common and are known as true powderpost beetles. They rarely infest wood older than 5 years. Infestations are often the result of eggs or larvae in the wood at the time it was placed into the home. This is usually the result of improper storage or care of the lumber at the lumber yard. They can also enter your home hidden in wooden furniture, so therefore it is important to keep this in mind when purchasing new wooden items. It is recommended to inspect the items carefully at the time of purchase.

Deathwatch Beetles (Anobiidae) are 1/8″ to 1/4″ (3-7mm) long at adulthood and a brownish-red color. Mature larvae are up to about 1/2″ (11mm) and are long and white. They get their name from their mating call, a tapping sound made by its head against the tunnel wall. These sounds were once heard commonly in quiet rooms during funerals, and there were also superstitions that if they were heard in the night while you were watching over someone that was ill, that this person would soon pass. The Deathwatch Beetle prefers older wood (9 to 10 years or older).

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AMERICAN COCKROACHES

CockroachThe American Cockroach is famous for also being called the waterbug or the Palmetto bug. Adults are usually 1-2 inches in length (34-50mm) and a reddish brown color. Both the Male and female American Cockroach are fully winged and are moderately good fliers but prefer to run when disturbed. Male and female American Cockroaches are about the same size and look very similar.

The American cockroach egg capsules are mahogany brown and about 1/3 inch long. American Cockroaches generally live outdoors but have but can also move indoors and live in human structures. American Cockroaches are commonly found in moist, humid environments, but can survive in dry areas if they have access to water. Indoor populations tend to forage outdoors during warm weather.

Likewise, during the winter months, populations established outdoors will venture inside seeking moisture and warmth. Continue reading →

FUNGUS AND MOLD

Each year decay fungi cause just as much damage to homes and businesses as termites.

Mold and FungusMold and fungi are living organisms and need air, food and water to survive. These wood destroying organisms food source if often times the wood in our homes. However to inhibit the growth of the mold and mildew we can eliminate the moisture on which they thrive. As long as they have water, no amount of fungicides will rid the wood of infection. If the moisture can not be removed, the wood should be replaced with dry lumber. If the wood is in an area where it is subjected to moist conditions then pressure treated wood should be used. Taking care to carefully inspect and assess any possible damage is imperative, as the wood that these organisms infest may be greatly weakened even before the decay can be seen. Continue reading →

MICE & RODENT REMOVAL

House MiceHouse mice usually invade your home during the fall months because as fall approaches their food supply of plants and seeds are gone. Mice venture inside in search of food, building nesting areas nearby in debris like piles of leaves or stacked firewood. Keeping this debris from accumulating around your home and using thick weather striping on the bottoms of doors and garage doors will reduce the risk of infestation.

They consume food meant for humans or pets and contaminate food-preparation surfaces with their feces, which can contain the bacterium that causes food poisoning (salmonellosis). Their constant gnawing causes damage to structures and property.

RECOGNIZING MOUSE INFESTATIONS

Droppings, fresh gnawing and tracks indicate areas where mice are active. Mice nests, made from fine shredded paper or other fibrous material, are often found in sheltered locations. House mice have a characteristic musky odor that identifies their presence, and being nocturnal creatures are only occasionally seen during daylight hours. Saving debris and recording where you see activity are helpful to our licensed pest control experts when being called in for Mice & Rodent Removal. Continue reading →

TERMITES In Your Home

TermitesTermites are probably the most feared of structural infesting insects and have developed very effective ways to get to and to attack the wood in your home. They live in colonies which are usually underground, sometimes they will live within your home itself. From their colonies in the ground, these subterranean termites will build earth tubes between the soil and the infested wooden structure. These earth tubes can travel up the side of a foundation wall, along your plumbing or just directly to the wood. They are a sure sign of infestation. Within the colony of termites there is a miniature society with kings, queens, workers and soldiers.

The king and the queen have really one job within this society and that is to reproduce new termites, focusing on the production of eggs.

Soldier Termites protect the the colony, the king, the queen and the eggs from other insects. These termites have a long armored head with mandibles which are capable of cutting an invader in half. When the colony is invaded, the soldiers will sound an alarm by banging their heads against the side of a tunnel, which will draw the workers deeper within the colonies and the other soldiers out to fight off the predators. Continue reading →