Abbotsford|Lifestyle|Pest Control

Experience Abbotsford

Abbotsford’s unique urban setting framed by the Fraser Valley and massive land areas dedicated to farming provides visitors with a diverse array of outdoor adventures and city experiences. You might choose to spend the day exploring Matsqui Regional Park which offers opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing and camping, or you could take to the skies to experience a tandem parachute jump offering a birds-eye view of the entire Fraser Valley.   For a cultural experience we invite you to share an evening of classical music or the performing arts with many local amateur and professional performers. Abbotsford is home to a number of unique performance venues who open their doors to a wide variety of entertainment.    Many homes in Abbotsford experience problems with pests and need assistance with pest control and termite control. If you have any experience with pests spread all over your property, you might already know how annoying that can be. And apart from being, it can also result in severe health problems as many different types of pests carry a variety of diseases. No matter what kind of product or home remedy you use, if the infestation is severe, you will hardly get any fruitful results. And even when you do, the joy will be short lived as the pests will generally get back on your property within a short span of time.  

Heat|Lifestyle|Pest Control|Scottsdale

Temperatures rising in Scottsdale

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch between Tuesday and Thursday for lower elevations in the Scottsdale area. Wednesday is expected to be the hottest day, weather officials said.  The weather service has high confidence that temperatures will reach highs between 110 and 115 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday. They said they had slightly lower confidence that temperatures would reach above 110 degrees on Tuesday. “Our confidence continues to grow that we will have high heat risk temperatures developing across the area, and the reason is the models are showing strong high pressure expanding across the area,” meteorologist James Sawtelle said. “That’s a well known signature for excessive heat.”  Staying safe Weather officials recommended actions people can take to prepare for the potential of extreme heat.  “You want to limit your midday exposure and your activities,” Sawtelle said. “Seek air-conditioned shelters and interiors, limit your time outdoors, try to schedule your more vigorous outdoor activities for the early morning hours, and you should really stay hydrated and keep covered up.”  If you have to be outside, wear clothing that protects you from the sun, such as a hat, sunglasses, and loose-fitting, light-colored pants and a long-sleeve shirt.  Elderly people and young children are at risk of being heavily affected by the heat, according to Sawtelle. However, everyone should take precautions. “Everyone is at risk when the heat becomes excessive and the heat risk exceeds dangerous levels,” Sawtelle said.   Natural Pest Solutions 3639 N Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-525-5359

Lifestyle|Salmon Arm

Best of Salmon Arm

Welcome to Salmon Arm! We are located in the beautiful Shuswap area of British Columbia. Located midway between Vancouver to the West and Calgary, AB to the East on the Trans-Canada Highway.  Salmon Arm serves as the economic and commercial center of this picturesque area. Salmon Arm’s pride in its past is evident in the careful restoration of heritage buildings located at the RJ Haney Heritage Park. The Salmon Arm Fall Fair has been an annual event since 1897. The Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Area provides a wonderful ecological opportunity for wildlife viewing. Cultural activities in Salmon Arm are numerous and varied. Throughout the year, there are live theatre presentations, art shows and music performances from symphony to folk, much of which is provided by our very talented residents.   As the main regional service and trade centre for the Shuswap, Salmon Arm’s facilities meet the needs of any industry. You can benefit from our major transportation connections, skilled workforce, educational facilities and fully serviced industrial park. Salmon Arm has strong roots in agriculture and forestry, with both industries continuing to play a large part in our community. Our location on Shuswap Lake provides numerous tourism opportunities.   Community Amenities Salmon Arm provides excellent health care services, municipal water and sewer service, four fully equipped fire stations and an Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) station with approximately 40 officers and support staff. We have a door-to-door and fixed-route public transit system. Salmon Arm itself has five elementary schools, one middle school and a senior secondary school with two campuses.   The Salmon Arm Campus of Okanagan College provides university transfers as well as continuing education and vocational courses. Churches of several denominations are in the immediate area.   Shuswap LakeNestled on the shore of the Salmon Arm Bay of Shuswap Lake and surrounded by rolling hillsides, Salmon Arm offers shops, services and facilities to meet every need. Stroll through the charming downtown area and browse through the many restored shops brimming with local art and crafts. After relaxing at one of the numerous local coffee shops, take a walk in the Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Area.   Major Industries and Commerce Agriculture – Fruit, dairy, beef, hog, poultry, sheep, vegetables and forage Forestry – Logging, milling and plywood Secondary manufacturing – Lumber processing, machinery, sporting goods, food products, transportation equipment, building products, printing and publishing Tourism – Accommodations, auto services, boating services, restaurants, conferences, golfing, resorts, houseboating, tourist attractions, etc. Population and Location Salmon Arm is the largest community on Shuswap Lake and the business centre of the area. Our population is approximately 17,100, and we are centrally located on the Trans Canada Highway between Calgary and Vancouver. Salmon Arm’s location makes it an ideal destination for day trips to the mountains for skiing, hiking and biking, or the lake for a day of boating or relaxing on the beach.   Salmon Arm – Shuswap is well known for its beautiful, lush setting amidst mountains, lakes and valleys,…

Lifestyle|West Kelowna

Experience Summer in West Kelowna

The Westside (as the locals like to call it) has always been appreciated for its quiet beaches, rolling hills of orchards, and fantastic outdoor activities. The people here are proud of their rich history in agriculture, of the feisty Fur Brigade Traders and of their relationship with the Okanagan People. The small sleepy town that once was, has grown into a thriving independent city that has a ‘rural sophistication’ feel to it with vineyards, wineries, summer concerts, trails, agricultural pursuits, along with shops that offer the familiar comforts of home.  Are your teens looking for activities to do this summer and fall? Here are some ideas of things that they can do with their days, giving you the opportunity to enjoy some free time.   For some time in the sun, your teens can head down to the CNR Wharf, located in Gellatly Bay Park. The CNR Wharf features a zipline going off the dock into the water, and a platform to jump off into the lake. If your kids plan on taking the bus down, they can use the new 31 Gellatly bus route on weekends, which originates from the Westbank exchange and continues down along Gellatly Rd. Safari Ridge Adventure Park: 2216 Horizon Dr. If your teens would like an adrenaline-filled afternoon, they can check out Safari Ridge. This adventure park features paintball, outdoor laser tag and archery games. Be sure that they book their games ahead of time for archery and laser tag, while the paintball is drop in during Safari Ridge’s regular hours. 19 Greens: 2050 Campbell Rd. Who doesn’t love mini golf? 19 Greens combine a fun pass time with a gorgeous lake view. Evening golfing is available, as both the natural grass and carpet courses have lighting. This is a great activity for after the sun goes down! Hiking and Biking Trails: With a variety of hiking and biking trails all over West Kelowna, there’s something for everyone! Drop your teens off at Glen Canyon Regional Park to check out the bridges and waterfalls, or give them a chance to do the infamous Boucherie Rush Trail. On a hot summer’s day, bring the family out to Fintry Falls hiking trail in Fintry Provincial Park to cool off in the mist that drifts off the falls. West Kelowna Skate Park: 3737 Old Okanagan Hwy.skateboard park things for teens to do If you would like to give your teens something to do while you work out or have a hot tub at Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre, the West Kelowna Skate Park is a great choice! Located directly behind the pool, the West Kelowna Skate Park is a great place to drop your teens off for some fun and exercise. Make sure they don’t forget a helmet! Landmark Cinemas: 3645 Gosset Rd/525 Hwy. 97 South For a cheap evening activity, kids can check out what’s playing at Landmark Cinemas! Regular-priced tickets are $4.99, or only $2.50 on Toonie Tuesdays. With a variety of movies from action…

Gainesville|Lifestyle

Gainesville through the Eyes of Its Residents

The City of Gainesville, the county seat of Hall County, is located in Northeast Georgia, approximately 50 miles northeast of Atlanta and 100 miles southwest of Greenville, South Carolina. Gainesville is the largest of six cities in Hall County with a population of more than 35,000. As the business hub for Northeast Georgia, Gainesville’s daytime population is estimated more than 100,000.   The City of Gainesville remains financially sound operating on a fiscal year budget. In cooperation with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and other community organizations, the City actively recruits new industry to the area while working with existing industry to encourage expansion, growth, and diversification.   The assessed value of taxable property in Gainesville as of January 2017 was $5.8 billion. That’s an 8.25 % increase from the previous year. Did You Know?   When it comes to location, Gainesville is second to none. Located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the 19th largest city in the state is surrounded on three sides by Lake Sidney Lanier. Gainesville is small enough to know your neighbor, yet large enough to offer the services and cultural experiences of a much larger city. Gainesville will be 197 years old on Nov. 30.  

Lifestyle|Surrey

Living in Surrey

The Future Lives Here The City of Surrey is one of 21 municipalities in Metro Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. We are located on the Lower Mainland on the south side of the Fraser River and share a border with the United States of America. Within Metro Vancouver, Surrey is the largest city in land area and second-most populous city with a population of more than 517,000. Learn more about the city in the Surrey census data profile. Surrey is comprised of urban areas as well as significant agricultural and rural areas. The City is also one of the fastest-growing, culturally diverse cities in Canada. We are a forward-thinking, globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation. Our Growing Economy The City of Surrey is committed to developing a complete community that balances a high-quality living environment with a diverse, vibrant and sustainable local economy. Our strong economy generates a wide range of stable jobs for Surrey residents, supports a robust and stable tax base to fund essential community services, and provides wide access to consumer goods, services, and business investment opportunities. Surrey enjoys many advantages that will enhance its economic position within the region, including excellent transportation links, the emergence of City Centre as the metropolitan centre of the South of Fraser area, a large skilled labour force, abundant agricultural lands, a growing University District and Metro Vancouver’s largest vacant industrial land inventory. These factors attract both local and international businesses to join the ranks of the fastest-growing economy in the G7 countries. Our state-of-the-art infrastructure, low business taxes, qualified talent, and ever-expanding innovation ecosystem gives businesses the optimal environment for success.   Natural Pest Solutions With incredible climate and lifestyle opportunities, Surrey has seen a recent increase in the number of people moving to the area. As a result, the number of residences has grown over the past few years. This growth has created a demand for different residential services that cater to their needs, offering solutions for both residential and commercial properties.  One business example is this quality Surrey Pest Control Company that provides great services for all of Surrey residents.  Natural Pest Solutions offers effective and environmentally friendly pest control in Surrey for several years. Their professionals are experienced and dedicated to offering quality, affordable pest control services that are fast and most importantly, safe for your pets and family. They are extensively trained and experienced in the effective and safe removal of a wide range of household and commercial pests. Whether you have an infestation of bed bugs, spiders, mice or have recently noticed a problematic colony of ants, they are your trusted experts. Natural Pest Solutions 8260 153A Street Surrey, BC. V3S 8P9 604-262-2823

Calgary|Lifestyle

CALGARY RANKED FOURTH ON 2018 MOST LIVABLE CITIES LIST

Calgary has finished in fourth place in an annual ranking of the world’s most livable cities. The 2018 index of global livability compiled by The Economist Intelligence Unit has the Alberta city ranked behind the Austrian city of Vienna, Melbourne in Australia, and Osaka, Japan. The placement is slightly improved from last year’s report, when Calgary ranked fifth. The rankings of 140 cities are determined based on 30 factors across five categories. This year, Calgary scored 97.5 out of 100, earning top marks in stability, health care, education and infrastructure, while it lost points in culture and environment. “This is a very big deal,” Mayor Naheed Nenshi posted on Twitter. “Let’s shout that from the rooftops!” Other Canadian cities included in the top 10 are Vancouver, in sixth place with a score of 97.3, and Toronto in seventh at 97.2. The two cities each dropped three spots even though their points rankings were unchanged. Both lost marks for infrastructure, while Vancouver was also docked points on stability, and Toronto on culture and environment. According to the Economist, the centres that score best tend to be mid-sized cities in wealthier countries. Many in the top 10 also have relatively low population density. The least livable cities cited in the publication include Dakar, Senegal, Algiers, Algeria, and Douala, Cameroon. The Economist said the lowest-scoring cities are connected to conflict and unavailability of adequate infrastructure. Melbourne dropped to second place after a seven-year run as the world’s most livable city.   Natural Pest Solutions With incredible climate and lifestyle opportunities, Calgary has seen a recent increase in the number of people moving to the area. As a result, the number of residences has grown over the past few years. This growth has created a demand for different residential services that cater to their needs, offering solutions for both residential and commercial properties.  One business example is this quality Calgary Pest Control Company that provides great services for all of Calgary residence.  Your Calgary Pest Control Specialists that helps you remove unwanted pests of all kinds from your home and business. They feature natural organic pest control treatments that will not harm the environment or animals or children. We deal with all kinds of insect control such as ants, spiders, earwigs, and Rodents such as Rats, Mice, and Squirrels. As well as Birds, Bats, and Pigeons. Wasps and Bees nest removal. If you need an exterminator we are your go-to people for all types of pests. Natural Pest Solutions 995 Madeira way NE. Calgary, AB. T2A-5T4 587-318-0435

Lifestyle|Outdoor Surrey BC|Surrey

Explore Surrey

Surrey, BC is a haven for outdoor adventurers and city slickers alike, known for its spectacular natural scenery, wealth of green spaces and quirky mix of urban and rural. Maybe your vision of becoming one with nature includes navigating the Pacific Ocean’s choppy waters in a kayak or testing your limits on a rugged mountain bike trail. Maybe you’d rather relax on a park bench and get lost in a book or spy the region’s local birds during a meditative stroll. Either way, there’s an abundance of activities to discover for every kind of explorer. Surrey, BC is a haven for outdoor adventurers and city slickers alike, known for its spectacular natural scenery, wealth of green spaces and quirky mix of urban and rural. Maybe your vision of becoming one with nature includes navigating the Pacific Ocean’s choppy waters in a kayak or testing your limits on a rugged mountain bike trail. Maybe you’d rather relax on a park bench and get lost in a book or spy the region’s local birds during a meditative stroll. Either way, there’s an abundance of activities to discover for every kind of explorer.   Natural Pest Solutions With incredible climate and lifestyle opportunities, Surrey has seen a recent increase in the number of people moving to the area. As a result, the number of residences has grown over the past few years. This growth has created a demand for different residential services that cater to their needs, offering solutions for both residential and commercial properties.  One business example is this quality Surrey Pest Control Company that provides great services for all of Surrey residents.  Natural Pest Solutions offers effective and environmentally friendly pest control in Surrey for several years. Their professionals are experienced and dedicated to offering quality, affordable pest control services that are fast and most importantly, safe for your pets and family. They are extensively trained and experienced in the effective and safe removal of a wide range of household and commercial pests. Whether you have an infestation of bed bugs, spiders, mice or have recently noticed a problematic colony of ants, they are your trusted experts. Natural Pest Solutions 8260 153A Street Surrey, BC. V3S 8P9 604-262-2823