Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pressurized Tank Sprayers

Are you a homeowner needing to do cleaning or maintenance duties around the house? Are you a landscaper needing to use weed killer, or fertilizer? Do you use a pressurized tank sprayer or spray bottles when completing pest management services? The Premier Pressurized Tank Sprayer by Chapin is the portable solution to apply liquids. It will apply liquids in the form of a rough stream, and adjust all the way to a fine mist. You build up the pressure by pumping with the top handle, then apply the liquid by using the lever on the nozzle. You achieve a continuous spray of liquid. When the pressure has run out, you simply re-pump to build it up again. The Chapin Premier Pressurized Tank Sprayer has an anti-clog filter, an auto/manual high pressure relief valve, a 3 gallon translucent bottle, and a shoulder strap to make it easier to carry while spraying. You will find lots of uses for a Premier Pressurized Tank Sprayer. It can be used to apply a cleaner/degreaser to surfaces before using a motorized power sprayer. The sprayer is very handy in applying pesticides, both inside, outside, and on fruit trees. Also, broadcast fertilizers, or weed killers can be applied with the Chapin sprayer. Caution should be used to not mix different chemicals to avoid an adverse reaction, or getting the wrong chemical on a surface. The tank should be thoroughly cleaned before using a different chemical. To make it easier to avoid any cross contamination you should purchase separate sprayers and label the tank for each type of use.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Butcher Paper Has Many Uses

In the past, the name that it carries, butcher paper, was describing its main use. It was used for all types of cuts of meat, and deli meats and cheeses. At the present it is sometimes still used in specialty butcher shops, but has largely been replaced by plastic bags and wraps. However, there are many other uses of these white paper rolls. Did you give an art desk or easel to someone for Christmas? Most likely it came with a starter roll of paper to draw and paint on. But it doesn’t last long with the little Picassos. The art store product source may even give a way to order refills, but they are small and expensive. Order a large roll of white butcher paper for their artwork and you will never run out. Childcare centers love to roll out long sheets of paper for their students to draw and paint on. It comes in a variety of widths, and sometimes 1,000 ft. long. Need to make banners for school spirit or event announcements? Use a roll of butcher paper for your source of banner material. Many family restaurants use kraft paper as a covering, and supply the crayons for anyone in the family to draw and doodle on during dinner. Or maybe you will want to practice your name upside down, like the servers in one popular restaurant write. Do you provide art activities at a school, or after school program? Just roll out the paper roll, and see how much fun can occupy their time. Buy some at Food Service Firesale and save.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Butcher Paper is versatile

There was a time when butcher paper was used largely by butchers and meat vendors. They were used for wrapping all categories of meat including the deli meats. However, their uses were not confined to wrapping meat alone. They were also used to wrap materials like cheese and fishes.

Arrival of plastic bags and paper wraps has relegated such use of the butcher paper to background. Of course the item is still used in the specialty butcher shops but their uses are fewer in comparison to alternates like paper and plastic.

You have no reason to discard butcher paper as something no longer necessary. In fact it still has got several uses. In addition, its other forms like the butcher kraft paper are used for specific purposes like covering tables in the family restaurants. This category of paper is also used to supply crayons for drawing and doodling.

In reality the kraft paper could be big fun for many who use it. School students can use them for making banners while daycares can roll them out for hours of drawing and coloring fun.

Have you ever considered the use of butcher kraft paper for the festive occasions like the Christmas and the New Year? Just order one of the large rolls of the white colored butcher paper for the purpose. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Some of the rolls could even be as long as one thousand feet. And they are extremely useful for art works. The sturdy material is also used to manufacture paper utensils.

Forget meet and cheese wrapping therefore and go on to make banners and hoardings using butcher kraft paper or the traditional category of the paper. The sturdy characteristics of the paper make it an ideal material for the crafters. That is why you will find rolls of such paper in art and craft schools all around.

Common practice is to oil or wax the traditional butcher paper to make them leak proof. However, the butcher kraft paper used for art and craft are normally left untouched as waxing or oiling would make them resistant to painting, drawing, or most important of all, making utensils out of them.

Monday, December 1, 2014

An Appeal to Insect-Americans: Unite or Die

Transcript of speech delivered by Dr. A. Noying Crawley to the National Association of Insect-Americans (NAIA), September 3, 2009.

Thank you, Madam Chairperson, for that gracious introduction. Esteemed crawlers, respected chirpers, and decorated buzzers, it is a tremendous honor to be able to address you at this, the fifteenth annual meeting of the NAIA. I come before you today, not as a cockroach or even as a predominantly indoor insect, but rather as a brother. For far too long, we insect-Americans have allowed our differences to divide us. Flyers, crawlers, stingers, stinkers, indoor, outdoor… these are merely labels. They divide us rather than unite us. But, brothers and sisters, I am here today to call us to cast aside these false categories. We are one thing and one thing only: we are insect-Americans!

We are being collectively exterminated by insecticides and pest control products. Human beings do not differentiate between a cockroach and a cricket when they plot to destroy us. We cannot remain divided and hope to survive. For too long we have judged and looked down on one another. We have remained divided while our true enemy—human beings—continually squash, torture, and demonize us as if we were some lower species. We must stop judging one another. Except for flies. Flies will actually lay their eggs in dog crap. I think that most of us here would acknowledge that that is freakin’ disgusting. So I’m not necessarily including them. As for the rest of us, however, we must unite or die!

(speech interrupted by thunderous, buzzing, chirping, and wing clapping)

I contend that…

Hey! You! Yes, you; the praying mantis about ten rows back. Put down that beetle. What the heck is the matter with you? I’m up here preaching unity, and you’re out there in the crowd snatching up fellow delegates and eating them in front of everyone. Do you have any idea how distracting that must be for the insects sitting around you? Cut it out. Show some self-control or leave!

(buzzes and chirps of agreement fill the hall. Praying mantis drops half eaten beetle and sits. Obviously embarrassed. Dr. Crawley returns to his speech)

Very good. My apologies. But I think it is important that we don’t eat one another while someone is speaking. Not only is it rudely inappropriate, but it tends to swim against the tide of solidarity that I am talking about. As I was saying, I contend that it is we, the insect-American, not the human being, that is superior. Show me a human being who can lift twenty times his own body weight. Where is the man or woman who can get stepped on by something a hundred times its own size and yet still keep scrambling or, at least, wiggling while his or her guts lie baking in the midday sun. Let’s see Mr. or Mrs. “Ooh, look at me, I have two legs and an internal skeleton,” come crawling out of a hole unscathed after a nuclear holocaust!

My brothers and sisters, today we are claiming our rights as insect-Americans. Today, we sign an insect manifesto calling for the banning of all insecticides, pesticides, and other forms of pest control. Human beings spray their homes with poisons that are designed to kill us. Many even hire professional executioners who proudly display their diabolical profession on the sides of their vehicles and on their clothes. All the while, these same humans see no hypocrisy in trampling through grass and woods that serve as our homes. Unite my winged, crawling, and leaping brethren! Rise up and claim your rightful place of honor in the animal kingdom! We are insect-Americans. We’re small, but we stand tall. We will overcome. We will persevere until that great day when human beings finally come to realize the evil of their ways, put away the insecticide cans, and embrace us as their tiny, germ-carrying friends!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Inspiring Service Cart

Few inanimate objects inspire me like service carts. I mean, think about it: They’re service carts. Their purpose is to serve. They’re like Mother Teresa with wheels and a handle. Only they’re not Catholic. Every time I’m at work and I see someone from the mail room or the janitorial staff walk by pushing their flat shelf utility cart or a janitor cart with a zippered yellow bag, I have to take a moment, sit back in my chair, and ask myself, “Doggone it, Jim; what impact are you having in life? Who are you serving? How is humanity better because of you?” Then I shake it off, gulp my cup of coffee, and finish filling out my line up for the next Sunday’s Fantasy Football match-ups.

I wish I was a service cart. Then I’d have a purpose. I think I’d like to be an economy 3-shelf utility cart, or maybe a white utility cart with swivel casters and brushed aluminum uprights. I’m not even sure what all that means, but I saw a couple of service carts like that on Foodservice Firesale and, as service carts go, they were bitchin’. I mean, how awesome would it be just to serve. That would be so fulfilling. People would breathe a sigh of relief every time they heard my faithful wheels rolling down the hall. Plus, service carts aren’t human. They can’t feel pain. They don’t know the heartache of being told that you’re fat, or that you didn’t make the baseball team, or that you have to be a girl to get the lead role in the high school production of Hello, Dolly. No, a service cart never got dumped by a girl because he still had to wear a retainer at age nineteen. But I digress. The point is, service carts serve humanity. They make people’s lives better. They’re like a fireman, or a teacher, or Ryan Seacrest on American Idol. You know—someone really important.

No, I’ll never be a service cart. But that doesn’t mean I can’t learn to serve. When I get home today, I’m going to think about what I can do to make the world a better place. Right now, I have to get back to work. But I see you over there in the corner, mister service cart. And yes, you better believe it, I’m inspired.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Keep your hands germ free with hand sanitization

Wherever soap and water are not found, hand sanitizers are the ideal choice. Hand sanitizers are a very effective way to wash your hands in non washable circumstances. Hand sanitization works by stripping away the outer oily layer of the skin and therefore prevent bacteria from coming to the surface of the hand. Waterless hand sanitizers kill 99.9 % of germs and also leave your hands non sticky and clean.

In order to be effective hand sanitizers should contain at least 60% alcohol. Also for the use of hand sanitizer to be effective certain directions should be followed. First apply an ample amount of sanitizer on your hands, then rub your hands together repetitively. Work the sanitizer between your fingers, on the backs of your hands, fingertips and under the nails. Finally just rub your hands dry and your set.

Hand sanitization can help stop the spread of germs the more widely it's used. Make sure to use it after you sneeze, cough or blow your nose and after you use the restroom or change diapers. Also use it after you tie your garbage bags or handle garbage in any way. To keep yourself and your family healthy use hand sanitizers before and after you prepare or eat food in addition to before and after touching a cut or open sore. Vigorously washing your hands for 20 seconds is a truly effective method but alcohol based hand sanitizers are considered a convenient alternative but is very useful specially when you're on the go. Hand sanitizers are very useful as well after you have used public transportation, touched an animal or a grocery cart for all that matters.
Hand sanitization can be done through hand sanitizing wipes or alcohol based wipes whichever is more convenient for you. Your children's health is precious and needs lots of protection. In order to be more self assured about your child's health at school, always supply them with enough hand sanitizers at school and show them how to use it. Telling your children to use it without understanding could lead to their neglect but telling and showing them how important hand sanitization is and how it protects them could get much better results. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are also used extensively in hospital environment as an alternative to antiseptic hand soaps as they provide better skin tolerance due to their moisturizing and skin softening effects. In hospital environments hand sanitizers are either used for hygienic hand rubbing or surgical hand disinfection. From the most famous brands of hand sanitizers is Purell, the number one doctor recommended hand sanitizer. Wether portable or used in dispensers Purell hand sanitizers are for multi-purpose use; at work, at school, when travelling, commuting or even at your work out place. Use it anytime, anyplace, without water or towels leaving your hands feeling fresh with no residue.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Food Bags Prevent Spoilage

Before we start our talk on how to prevent Food spoilage it is important to define what food spoilage exactly is. It is the deterioration in canned or preserved food that makes your food unsafe for eating. Mold, yeast, bacteria, and enzymes are the spoilers. Ingesting spoiled food can cause a wide range of ailments, depending on the type of spoilage and the amount of food consumed. Symptoms vary from mild, flu like aches and pains to more-serious illnesses or even death. Bacteria are part of our environment. Where there is food there may be bacteria, the best ways to prevent food borne illness is proper food handling. However the idea of keeping food fresh is always a challenge, but there are certain things that people do in order to keep different types of food fresh.

Ordinary Sandwich Bags are ideal for packing favorite lunch sandwiches and snacks, or storing small amounts of leftovers in the fridge, but there some types of food that needs a special storage way like, fruits, vegetables and meat. If these previously mentioned food items you purchased are not stored properly, they can get damaged easily. Instead, if you wrap them safely in proper sandwich bags or covers, you can store them securely for a longer time. These high quality lock bags bring lesser waste and they are also great choices to keep your food dust free.

The most important feature of proper food bags is being a 100% of high clarity polyethylene. These bags made of polyethylene feature excellent seals and reliable zipper closures. They are premium, heat sealable poly bags. These bags are very strong and also offer an excellent barrier to humidity, thus improving on product shelf life.

Plastic bags made of polyethylene are not only useful for home usage but also plays an important role in many other places. For instance, the 100% virgin resin used to manufacture these bags offers strength and clarity that stand at an excellent rate for storage and for keeping your items clean and protected from moisture during shipping at navigation companies and freight firms.

Super market owners also should pay much attention for the idea that their supermarkets maintains rigid quality assurance and sanitation standards to ensure that people always receive fresh, wholesome products. This is important, especially for these perishable foods, because a large number of food borne illnesses are caused by improper handling of foods in the store. This can easily be achieved by the proper usage of polyethylene products for food storage such as plastic bags, plastic rolls, lock top plastic covers or sandwich bags.

Buy some sandwich bags at Roundeye Supply.