Monthly Archives: November 2019

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News Alert: Sanborn County Named 1st In Nation For Non-Fatal Accidents

Big news, readers! Our little community has made it into the papers!

Now, I know what you must be thinking: “Wait, that doesn’t sound like something we should be proud of.” Well, dear reader, I’m here to tell you that you may just not love our county enough if you don’t think that being ranked first in anything is an amazing event for us.

To give a small history lesson for all of you nonbelievers and naysayers out there, since the inception of our sleepy little piece of heaven, there’s only two other years that we’ve been nationally ranked in anything!

The first time all the way back in 1968 was when we were ranked #2 in number of hikers disappearing in our beautiful local hills. Ask any old timer and they’ll get a misty sheen in their eyes as they regale you about the media bonanza covering the manhunts as they fruitlessly scoured the countryside.

The second was in 1996 when farmer John found that pit full of human skeletons. His signature giant cucumber also won third place in the state fair! You can still visit his farm to see where the magic is made, but don’t expect him to reveal his secret gardening methods. He doesn’t talk much anymore.

Regardless, it’s undoubtedly a great thing to see the great Sanborn name in the news again. What may be somewhat less great is being part of the statistics that put us there in the first place!

If you’ve been injured in the workplace or due to negligence of another party, you may not be quite as upbeat about our new ranking as I am. That’s why we’ve decided to spotlight a new addition to our local litigation scene, Villasenor Law Offices.

Villasenor Law Offices got their start as the premier accident attorney in Carmel Mountain Ranch before opening a local branch in our neck of the woods. Chris Villasenor, the owner of the firm, has been operating in the field for over 25 years and has delivered some truly incredible results for his clients over the years.

Chris and his team have handled almost every type of personal injury case, including car, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents, so if you’ve gotten in a crash on the road and found yourself injured, this is the man that will get you taken care of. This is especially true if insurance companies are refusing to pay out claims, as he has spent much of his professional career dealing with the ins and outs of the insurance claimant system.

In closing, if you find yourself added to the list of injuries and contributing to our newfound national recognition, find some consolation in the fact that that same statistic has drawn some really powerful help to our community. There’s a personal injury attorney in Poway (and Sanborn County!) that can help you get the legal counsel you need to secure financial restitution.

If you’re interested in our featured business, please check them out and give them a call:

Villasenor Law Offices

(858) 707-7771

12396 World Trade Dr Ste 211, San Diego, CA 92128


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Beware of These Tiny Villains

Termites are incredibly fascinating creatures. They are a critical part of our ecology, breaking down materials into nutrients for our soil. However, these critters, despite their tiny size, can cause enormous damage to your home. These pests can crawl through all different types of materials, undetected. They can silently chew through walls, flooring, and wood. Not only can they eat surfaces and exteriors of your home, they can also destroy the structure of your home, putting your safety and hygiene at risk. The severe damage caused by their invasion can result in the need to pay for costly repairs.

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There are different types of termites, each with different patterns and habitats.

Drywood termites form colonies through wood and small holes. Infestation can be prevented by storing firewood and scraps outside and away from the home.

Subterranean termites build “mud tubes” to crawl through. Infestation can be prevented by regularly clearing out water so that it does not gather at the foundation of the house. Be sure to manage humidity levels with properly ventilated attics and basements.

Dampwood termites tend to inhabit stumps, old trees, and fences. To avoid infestation, avoid moisture accumulation. Repair faucets, water pipes, and air conditioning units as soon as you notice any leakage.

You can follow the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) for its bi-annual Bug Barometer®, a seasonal forecast of the pest pressure and activity. They analyze weather and behavioural patterns to determine long-term predictions for each region of the United States. In spring 2019, NPMA found there to be excessive moisture across the country, warning homeowners to expect early pest activity.

Termites can become every homeowner’s greatest nightmare, wet or dry. You can never exclude any environment from the possibility of a home invasion.

Termites cause more than $5 billion annually in property damage. These costs aren’t covered by insurance for homeowners. You can try to look out for termite infestation by keeping an eye out for what appears to be water damage or maze-like patterns. The smell will be similar to mold or mildew. However, without regular inspection, termites are usually not noticeable until the infestation has gotten severe. Termite inspections can proactively save you thousands of dollars in repairing damage.

If you suspect your home has been infested, it is highly recommended that you contact a termite exterminator immediately. A professional exterminator will first conduct an inspection to see how much of your home has been affected.

We discovered Natural Science Exterminating, a termite extermination company based in Anaheim, servicing Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside for over 25 years. They offer a 4 step process for termite control, including inspection, treatment, repair, and prevention.

The company will leave tent fumigation as the last resort for severe infestations. They specialize in organic termite control. If your property has been damaged with dry rot, the company can also provide in-house carpentry repair. They are licensed and bonded, and guarantee all of the work they perform.

Natural Science Exterminating specializes in environmentally conscious termite extermination. You can give them a call to receive a free consultation.

Natural Science Exterminating
11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841, United States