Monthly Archives: May 2011

What do Red Poppies have to do with Memorial Day?

Have you ever seen ladies wearing red poppies on Memorial Day or an increase in red poppies on graves at certain times of the year? If you have, that may be because red poppies are a symbol for our soldiers, particularly on Memorial Day.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day for Americans to honor our fallen soldiers. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 and first observed May 30, 1868. It is always observed on the last Monday in May each year.

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Chocolate Chirpie Chip Cookies

Looking for a recipe to take to this weekend’s Memorial Day BBQ? Look no further!! We’ve got the perfect recipe for you! We can assure that you’ll be the only one at the BBQ with these treats! Chocolate Chirpie Chip Cookies Ingredients:
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 12-ounce chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup dry-roasted crickets

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You Asked, We Answered

Hi, Thank you for the question. It’s important to be cautious about materials being used inside especially when a person claims “Green” practices. The products used in our industry have 2 different components: an active ingredient and an inert. The inerts often are propellants, or materials used as carrying agents for the active ingredient.

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Armed Forces Day

Tomorrow we celebrate Armed Forces Day in the United States. Armed Forces Day is celebrated each year on the third Saturday of May. The day was created as a way to thank our nation’s military forces. President Harry Truman proclaimed the first Armed Forces Day on May 20, 1950.

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What Our Customers are Saying About Us?

As you may know, each week, Northwest Exterminating sends out a Customer Satisfaction Survey to our customers who have recently received a new service. This feedback enables us to pursue our goal of Customers for Life!

Below are just some of the comments we received in the month of April. For additional comments, please contact us HERE.

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Kudzu Bugs

Kudzu bugs look like brown lady bugs and eat what other than…kudzu. But kudzu isn’t all that these bugs are feeding on. Kudzu bugs also eat soybean plants. More research is being done to find out if kudzu bugs will eat our Georgia crops as well.

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Smyrna's 1st Annual Standing Together Car & Motorcycle Show

Smyrna’s 1st Annual Standing Together Car & Motorcycle Show
Saturday May 14, 2011
Registration Begins at 9:00 am
Ride Departs at 10:00 am

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Ticks in the Southeast

From June 1995 through January 1998, 677 tick specimens were submitted by 521 humans from 14 states. Analysis was limited to specimens originating in Georgia and South Carolina, representing 87.3% of total submissions. Attachment sites were specified in 367 specimens (62.3%).

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Bet you Didn't Know…

There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings on the entire earth.
More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.
Each year, insects eat 1/3 of the Earth’s food crop.
Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms like fried bacon.
In a survey conducted on mosquitoes, it was noticed that mosquitoes prefer children to adults and blondes to brunettes.

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