Pests

Pests

Since the dawn of man there has been an attempt to keep mosquitoes, ants, spiders and other pests at bay. The evolution of pest control from invoking chants to the modern methods employed by the professionals at Baron Services is an interesting story. In the beginning...

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More Than Pest Control

More Than Pest Control

Here in the Colorado River Valley we deal with the usual critters such as cockroaches, beetles, termites, spiders, and ants. Plus we have to deal with those unique to the desert southwest such as scorpions and tarantulas. None of these really pose a problem as the...

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Alarming

Alarming

Here is a bit of trivia. Did you know that on June 21, 1853, Augustus Russell Pope of Sommerville, Massachusetts received a patent for the first electro-magnetic alarm system? Here is another interesting bit of alarm system trivia. In 18th century Colonial America, in...

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Building An Urban Oasis

Building An Urban Oasis

With few exceptions cities in the United States sprang from the wilderness as rustic frontier villages. In the years that followed they evolved with a sort of loosely controlled chaos, especially in the west with cycles of boom or bust. And with the dawning of the...

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Swimming Pool Care & Maintenance

Swimming Pool Care & Maintenance

It may still seem like summer along the Colorado River. But fall is fast approaching. Come October temperatures can change quickly. Will your swimming pool be ready for winter? The first step is the cleaning of the pool. Of course this will be made easier if your are...

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Creatures Large and Small

For those newly arrived to the Bullhead City area in the Colorado River Valley, the creatures large and small that inhabit the desert can be a little unnerving. This is especially true for folk that have migrated from the north country. But in comparison, these...

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The Fabulous Vanderbilt’s

The Fabulous Vanderbilt’s

In the years bracketing the dawn of the 20th century, the Vanderbilt family had wealth beyond imagination. All along the east coast they built palatial estates. Many featured swimming pools that were reminiscent those build for the classic Roman emperors. Cornelius...

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A Personal Paradise

A Personal Paradise

From the dawning of civilization people have manipulated nature to create a personal paradise. Ancient Greek and Roman texts, murals and mosaics portrayed the mythic Hanging Gardens of Babylon. This marvel was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. According...

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Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

We wisely study, evaluate, and invest in mutual funds, stocks, cars, and precious minerals. We exercise, work to eat right and get annual physicals. All of these endeavors provide peace of mind. There is another investment that we can make to ensure peace of mind. And...

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Few things cause an involuntary shiver as much as the sight of a cockroach scurrying across the kitchen floor. When it comes to the cockroach there is an almost ingrained sense of revulsion and disgust. However, as with many creatures we deem to be pests, these...

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