The Attack of Termites

termitesSouthern California is under attack and your neighborhood could be next. Millions of termites have been discovered in this unassuming subdivision. At first neighbors saw a truck from Kilter termite and pest control and assumed it was bad luck for that one family. Unfortunately, termite infestations can spread very easily. In the right conditions, a colony can spread up to a quarter mile according to the experts at Kilter termite and pest control. They went on to say that termites are known to adjust their diet based on what is available. Soft wet wood is preferred but they can even attack metal, sheetrock, and your pantry’s food!

Once a colon reaches a size and number too large to support based on its current food supply, they will split in 2 and look for a new source. This is most likely to occur in the spring and fall according to Kilter termite and pest control. If you have not had a home or neighborhood inspection lately, make sure you are aware of the possible warning signs which include discarded wings and mud tubes.

How Ultrasound Technicians support Breast Cancer Awareness

Ultrasound-TechnicianOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness month so today let’s discuss the career opportunities for the people that perform many of the critical functions in our medical system beyond the classic doctor and nurses. Quality health care requires many people performing many specialized tasks.

Today here is a short description of an ultrasound technicians role in breast cancer screening courteous of Joan K. from a local Chicago hospital.

An ultrasound technician typically spends 10 to 15 minutes per mammogram screening if they patient is calm and no irregular findings are found. If there is a possible positive cancer finding the examination may last closer to an hour and involves a physician if they are available. In 2013, an ultrasound technician salary was $42,500 in America according


Blood Moon Rising

The Earth will position itself between the sun and the moon, creating a full lunar eclipse with a majestic red hue.

Clear skies are ideal for viewing the blood moon, which can be seen with the naked eye. The best view is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, however if you aren’t near a Hawaiian beach — don’t fret.

The total lunar eclipse will be visible at moonset for most of North America. The glowing orb will be 5.3 percent larger than the last total lunar eclipse, which occurred on April 15, according to NASA.

The eclipse is the second in a rare series known as the tetrad, in which the moon is completely covered by the Earth’s umbral shadow for four eclipses in a row, as opposed to only partial eclipses that fall in the outer penumbra.

If you press snooze on your alarm, you’ll have two more chances to catch a blood moon next year. The next total lunar eclipse will be on April 4, 2015, according to NASA.