Oct
16

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Bird Droppings on Trash Can Lids Are a Health HazardPeople who would never tolerate a colony of rats living around their trash cans will turn a blind eye towards bird droppings on the can’s lid. When homeowners think of pest management, they automatically think of controlling termites, spiders, ants, and rodents. Birds usually are not considered major pests, but they can and do cause serious problems for people. The general public’s affection toward birds translates into a serious underestimation of the health risks associated with birds. Birds
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Sep
27

2


Biodegradable Does Not Mean Environmentally FriendlyThere is a misconception about biodegradable soap. Many people with good intentions use biodegradable soap to clean their garbage cans and thinking that it is environmentally friendly, will allow the waste water to flow freely down the gutter. Biodegradable soaps should be used over other soaps; but they still need to be used at least 200 feet from any water source, including our storm drains. Using a biodegradable soap doesn’t reduce its immediate environmental impact, it just means that the
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Sep
6

0


Help Save California’s Water NowCalifornia, it’s time to adopt a new habit.  One of our most important resources is in trouble, and we need to do everything we can to protect it today and into the future. Our state is facing severe water challenges, and many communities and ecosystems are suffering as a result. Environmental problems, the pressures of a growing population and the effects of climate change are making it extremely difficult to keep water flowing reliably to our economy, our environment,
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Nov
13

3


TRASH BINS: IMPACTING OUR ENVIRONMENTWe Americans put everything in our trash bins, from food waste to fecal contaminated matter. The introduction of the trash bin has definitely made trash storage and disposal easier, but it has become the most unhygienic item in the home and workplace. Even after the trash bin is emptied, harmful bacteria, viruses and food related molds are left behind. In addition to an offensive odor, a dirty bin attracts unwanted pests and is a breeding ground for insects such as
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