Controlling the pest in your home

Many homeowners do not really give much attention to pests like ants or cockroaches in their home because they cannot really do much physical damage. Rats, on the other hand, are one pest that can do a lot of damage within a very short period of time.

The following article by big-time pest control discusses the prevention, control as well as the benefits of rodent pest control.

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The benefits of rodent pest control and prevention

When a homeowner discovers they have a rodent problem, they may be initially unsure of what to do. Whether it’s a mouse or a rat, these pests can prove to be both a nuisance and a safety hazard. In addition to causing a home’s residents to feel tense if they’re afraid of these types of pests, mice and rats also spread diseases which can put everyone in a home at risk. We know you want to keep your home free of rodents, and we’re prepared to help. Read more here.

You probably now know how to prevent and control rodent in your home. But the truth is that controlling the pest in your home is going to cost you a lot of money and time. At this point, you probably might be wondering the importance of controlling the pest in your home.

The following article by contractil discusses in depth the importance of pest control.

Importance of pest control

We all know that pests are everywhere and we do not enjoy their presence since they cause unwanted health issues. In order for us to get rid of pests, we need to clean our surroundings thoroughly and make use of pest control methods.

Pest control is actually a very important duty in almost all places in the world. It can protect us from the health risks and any other unfortunate cases pests could provide us. When we talk about pest control, most individuals basically think that it would just get rid of those pests. But the truth is, pest control also deals with our health through food safety. Read more here

Now that you now know the importance of pest control, you definitely want to eradicate all the pest in your home or office. Of course, you know that you don’t have the expertise to completely remove pests from your home. So you are going to need the help the professionals in the pest control industry.

The following article by edenpest discusses some ten benefits of hiring a professional pest control company.

10 benefits of hiring a professional pest control company

The obvious benefit of hiring a local pest control company is getting rid of the unwanted rodent or insect visitors in your home. What you may not realize, however, is that there are several additional benefits of hiring a good pest control service. Read more here

To conclude, controlling rodent and other pest is very important because of the damages they cause. Trying to eliminate these pests on your own might not yield any results. Employing the help of a professional pest control company is the best option.

What is paper pulping?

Paper is a thin material used for printing, writing, converting into books, magazines etc. Paper is derived from wood by the process of pulping. Pulping equipment is used for the process of pulping. After pulping, the cellulose fibers are washed and dried on planes to form rolls of paper. These then undergo a process called paper conversion and then are sent to markets.

You should check out Paper pulping trade show.

There are many methods which can be employed for pulping. Some of them are mechanical pulping, thermomechanical pulping, chemithermomechanical pulping, chemical pulping, recycled pulping, organosolv pulping etc.

Stone pulp is made by grinding wood called bolts using grindstones which are embedded with silicon carbide or aluminum oxide. Before grinding if the wood is steamed, it is called pressure ground wood pulp. Refiner plates are used recently for grinding rather than grindstones. If these refiner plates are used for grinding, they are called refined mechanical pulp and if the wood chippings are steamed while refining process, the pulp is called thermomechanical pulp.

Thermomechanical pulp uses two stages for processing. The first stage involves removing the bark from the tree wood collected, cut into wood chippings. These are hen crushed using grinders and subjected to heat which produces water vapor due to the moisture content inside it. This process separates out the fibers. If there are any clumps, it is reprocessed.

In chemithermomechanical pulping, chemicals like sodium carbonate, sodium hydroxide and sodium sulphite are penetrated into the wood chippings. The equipment used for this process is similar to the equipment used for mechanical pulping. The other conditions, such as heat applied is lower as compared to the conditions in chemical pulping.

In chemical pulping, vessels called digesters are used where chemicals and wood is combined and heated to break down the lignin. By doing this, the cellulose fibers will separate out. Recycled pulp is the pulp obtained from recycled pulping. This is alternately called deinked pulping. Recycled paper is used for pulping in this method. The recycled paper is processed using chemicals to remove the ink and other contaminants. Newsprint, toilet paper and facial tissues contain deinked pulp.

In organosolv pulping, organic solvents are used above temperatures of 140 degree Celsius for breaking down lignin and hemicellulose to soluble materials. The substance used for pulping can be recovered from distillation. The organic solvent is used, primarily to make the lignin soluble. Commonly used organic solvents are ethanol, formic acid, methanol, acetic acid etc.

Changes in the Pulp and Paper Industry

Have you ever wondered how paper is made? Or have you ever wondered what papers are made of? There are actually factories which use big machines for making papers. These factories are called paper mills. As for the materials used, raw materials such as wood pulp and plant fibers are one of them. So basically, the paper that we are using right now actually comes from nature. The pulp and paper industry does not only help produce paper for our daily use in different purposes, but it actually also contributes to the economy of a country.

Exhibition at Tissue World Miami

Come March 21-23, 2018, there will be a tissue industry trade show and conference in Miami, USA, where over 200 exhibiting companies and 2500 visitors are expected to attend. This trade show at Tissue World Miami is expected to attract numerous industry experts, and if you are concerned about the future of the industry you should attend. You can visit their site here:


Next, National Academies will tell us more the pulp and paper industry. Let us read about it below.

The Pulp and Paper Industry


The U.S. paper industry leads the world with over 24 percent of global paper production capacity (American Forest and Paper Association, 1998a). It produces 9 million tons of pulp each year (United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1997a). The pulp and paper industry is the most capital intensive in the United States, spending approximately $130,000 per employee each year in plant and equipment. Economies of scale thus are critical to profitability. Pulp and paper mills produce up to 5,000 tons of paper per day to satisfy a national consumption rate of 700 pounds per American per year, double the consumption in 19601 (Blum et al., 1997).

Paper and paperboard products are made from pulp. Pulp is made predominately from wood, but in many cases it is made from other plant fibers such as cotton, linen, and hemp and grasses such as straw, wheat, and kenaf. More recently, recycled paper has become a common material input. In 1996, American paper mills recovered 44.8 percent of postconsumer U.S. paper, and the industry has set a 50 percent paper recovery goal by the year 2000 (American Forest and Paper Association, 1998b).

The industry is relatively well integrated, with some companies managing almost every aspect of the paper cycle: fiber production in forests, pulping, and paper. Read more here.

That was a whole lot of information about the pulp and paper industry. We were able to know about the pulp and paper production, paper cycle, paper production recycling, and many others.

McKinsey & Company

Sustainability: Value creation in the pulp and paper industry through sustainability transformation

Frequently changing regulations have thus shaped the pulp and paper industry for decades and are continuing to shape it worldwide, resulting in many innovations. Read more here.

Paper is made from raw materials like trees and other plants and it has already raised a concern from the NGOs and other people. I hope that the issue will be resolved and that the companies operating the pulp and paper industry would think of a possible solution to this. In relation to this, let us read an article by Rachel Neoh which is about another material used to make paper.

Magna disrupts paper industry with ‘mineral stone paper’

FOR most of us, paper comes from trees. But for chemical research and development firm Magna International, paper can also be a combination of natural chemical compounds.

Known officially as the Vappro 830 Vapor Corrosion Inhibiting (VCI) Mineral Stone Paper, the paper is made of chemicals such as calcium carbonate and silica powder, materials that are in abundance in the natural environment.

Though stone paper is nothing new, Magna’s innovation takes the paper a level higher. The infusion of vapor corrosion-inhibiting chemicals increases the paper’s durability and shelf life, ultimately saving the environment.

Magna founder and chief executive Nelson Cheng labels the new innovation as “disruptive technology”, as he believes that in the next two to three years, it will change the way paper is conventionally manufactured. Magna has already patented the product in Singapore and in some other countries, including Sweden. Read more here.

As we have mentioned earlier, paper is made from raw materials such as trees and other plants. However, experts have found another material, a chemical rather, which could be used in making paper. Some of these are calcium carbonate and silica powder. These chemicals could be a possible substitute for trees and plants. However, experts should also make sure that these chemicals are harmless and safe. In the pulp and paper industry, we should think of conserving the nature and keeping the humans safe as well.


As the area’s first EcoBroker® and Earth Advantage trained real estate agent, my passion for quality, high-performance homes in new construction and remodeling has led to special expertise in helping individual home buyers and communities focus on developing sustainable design and living on local and regional levels. John L. Scott, Medford, OR.