February 18, 2011
The online purchase of 500 illegal exotic roaches, coveted as gourmet reptile food because of their soft shells and high protein content, sent an Orlando man to jail on felony charges.
Agents with the Floirda Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Derek Alan Rader forged a permit to make it appear as if he could legally purchase the creepy crawlers, known as Blaptica dubia, a native of South and Central America.
While the roaches are a tasty and nutritious treat for many reptile pets, state entomologists consider them an invasive insect in Florida.
Entomologists said the state already has the largest number of roach species in the United States and one-third of them were introduced into the state by humans.
Read the entire story over at SunSentinel.com
February 08, 2011
An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrilation & ventricular tachycardia in a patient. CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is an emergency procedure which is attempted in an effort to return life to a person in cardiac arrest.
The entire technician staff of Falcon Termite & Pest Control was certified for both CPR & AED on January 17th, 2010 by the American Red Cross. Good job everyone!