Oct 27

Hiring a Bed Bug Exterminator Toronto – Essential Tips

Bed bug global infestation is not news anymore, some find it shocking but over the years it has created several jobs globally. These little critters have an appetite for human blood and there is no doubt about their tenacity. Upon contact, they easily spread among individuals. If perchance you spent the night sleeping or you sit near where they are concentrated, you’ll get bitten in a very horrible manner. There is no doubt about making bed bug extermination your number one priority on the realization that your home is infested by these pests. The problem with the war against bed bugs is that a number of people hopped onto the ‘do-it-yourself’ bandwagon, and it’s only when you hire the services of a professional bed bug exterminator Toronto from https://www.merkem.ca/ that you will be sure on being a victor in this war, thus getting your desired result of a bed bug free home.

You will find that a reliable pest extermination company employs the proper methodology in identifying the number of pests infesting your home. When hiring a pest exterminator it’s best you hire one with years of experience, just so that you are sure that the right methods and right tools are used in getting these pests out of your home. If you want this to be a DIY project by employing pesticides, there is every chance that you won’t find this easy, most especially if you have kids under your roof.

  1. When your house is examined in a detailed manner, all the bugs present will be uncovered. You will discover that they reside in clothes, mattresses, furniture and cracked walls. If perchance the exterminator you hired is doing a cursory examination of your house, there is every chance that many bugs will be left behind when he is done.
  2. Another means with which you can be sure you have a good exterminator is that he/she will come with a dog, a sniffer dog specifically trained to uncover these bugs without leaving any stone unturned.
  3. There is no doubt about controlling pest infestation with chemicals, steam or heat, whatever means you’ll be using depends on the location of these little critters. It is important you have in mind that some bugs don’t react to insecticides. The reason why things like this happen is that some people are in a haste, they are not patient for the proper treatment before using chemicals to fight these bugs. Thus, it will result in the bugs developing some form of resistance to the chemicals.
  4. If you want total extermination of these bugs from your house, you need to consider repeating treatment. It is important you have in mind that controlling pest infestation using chemicals does not guarantee excellent results but it can assist in terminating the eggs, while continuous treatment will deal with the eggs that hatched along the way.
  5. A professional pest exterminator will guarantee that these bugs will be prevented from moving around your house. For example, there are products formulated to prevent these bugs from colonizing a new location and moving around your bed.

Whenever you notice these bugs in your home, the first thing that should come to your mind is hiring the services of a bed bug exterminator Toronto. They are the only ones that can help the situation at hand. It is important that you hire a reliable and experienced company.

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Oct 27

Best Truck Tool Boxes Review

Trucks are renowned vehicles that are useful for carrying tools and equipment. As convenient as the bed of the truck may seem, it is not pleasing driving around with tools rolling around the truck bed. A solution to this problem of tool and equipment disorganization is getting a truck bed toolbox, as it will keep your tools in a secured place. This will further be of assistance to the truck, just so that it does not scratch the bed of the truck with the tools that are bumping around. Visit the damn tools blog for tips and tricks on how you choose the best truck toolbox.

It is important you are aware of the fact that there are different truck bed toolboxes that you can choose from. One tough challenge that you are bound to encounter is that you are not sure on which one to settle with when we know to so much about tool boxes. This guide will help you in understanding the differences between the different toolboxes, just so that you can get rid of the ones that do not suit your needs and requirements.

UWS – Best Overall Truck Bed Tool Box

USW offers this black aluminum truck bed toolbox to truck owners for the storage of all their tools.

The lid creates a barrier between the outside layers of aluminum that prevents this lid from bending or warping. The lid is fully foamed.

It is important you are aware of the fact that the locking handles are fabricated from stainless steel and they provide much strength and security. This toolbox features 3 compartment sliding trays for storing small items. These compartments are rust free and the tools can easily be retrieved whenever they are needed.

The one-piece tub has sufficient strength and room to support heavy loads and it will not leak.

There is an easy pull that automatically closes the self-closing struts. So when your hands are full, this toolbox can secure all the tools in it.

There screwdrivers holder and trays built-in to give additional strength to this toolbox. The lid opens for a full 90 degrees, so there is no problem with loading and unloading the screws.


There is no doubt that this is the perfect truck bed toolbox to have on your work truck.

This full sized, single lid deep truck toolbox has lots of features that make it a popular demand among truck owners.

This truck bed tool box features a dual gear-lock self-adjusting rotary lock. It secured the content of the toolbox from damage and theft. There is a self-aligning latch pin that pivots sideways, back and forth and locks tight, thus providing more security for the toolbox contents. In addition, you will find end mounted push buttons that make it convenient and easy to access the toolbox.

The gear lock system of this truck bed toolbox requires no adjustment of any kind. The compartments sliding tray hold more items and it is very convenient. Each end of the toolbox has built-in storage bin and an RSL laminated lid bolster strengthens the lid and more strength to it.

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Oct 27

Red Vein Bali – A Comprehensive Guide

It is important you are aware of the fact that the Red Bali Kratom is one of the popular strains of Kratom. In addition, it is renowned for its stimulatory abilities, thus making a market for itself globally. The leaves of the Red Bali Kratom are full and larger than other Kratom strains. This is one of the reasons that the Kratom Crazy red vein Bali leaves are different from other Kratom strains. The interesting fact about these leaves is that they are native to Bali, as it is very difficult for them to be seen elsewhere.

What is Red Bali’s origin?

Red Bali as a name indicates the origin of this kratom strain. Bali is one of the islands in Indonesia. Indonesia on the other is one of the countries with the largest growth of Kratoms. The title of this strain was taken from the island that it was first built. Over the years, Indonesia has become a source of revenue for Indonesia as a country. The high-quality Indonesian strains, together with red vein Bali are sought globally.

In contrast to popular beliefs, the red Bali is now one of the species of Kratom that occurs naturally. It is more like a cross-species between two different strains of Kratom: Sumatra and Borneo. There are certain people that believe that the red vein Bali grows only in Bali where it gets its name from. The frequently asked question by most Kratom users is –  Why is this kratom referred to as Bali Kratom? However, the mystery attached to its origin does not in any way have effects on the benefits it offers.

Why is it called “Red” Bali Kratom?

Red Bali Kratom is named from the color that is found on its leaves. It is not actually the leaves but more of the veins that are on the leaves, being bright red in color. This is what gives the Bali leaves its signature red appearance. This is more reason why it is referred to as the Red Bali Kratom or the Red Vein Bali.

Which alkaloids make Red leaves so powerful?

It is important you are aware of the fact that red vein leaves have about 20 different alkaloids. In some strains, you will discover that the number of alkaloids is more than 20. Though no detailed study has been carried out on Red Bali strain, there is every possibility that over 30 alkaloids are found in them. There are some alkaloids that similar in all strains of kratom. The factor that makes this kratom strains different is their quantity and percentage.

The Red Bali has a higher number of alkaloids among all the red vein kratoms. 7-hydroxymitragynine is an analgesic agent that is found in the highest prevalent alkaloids. In addition, you will find Kratom alkaloids like Mitraphyline, 9-Hydroxycorynantheidine, and Speciogynine acts as a muscle relaxant, stress release and additional support.

Benefits of using Bali’s Red leaves

There is no doubt that there are different benefits that the leaves of the red Bali offer. This full-fledged spectrum is among the reason why it is one of the most sought-after Kratom strains. Some of the outstanding effects of the Red Bali include:

  • It enhances mood
  • It reliefs pain
  • It reduces the stress levels
  • It helps in opiate withdrawal
  • It makes a person relax
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Aug 24

What is the Future of Electronica?

I remember the first time we saw the classic silent movie Metropolis by Fritz Lang. If you haven’t heard of Metropolis or if you haven’t seen any outtakes from that movie, please, by all means, go to YouTube and load a full version of the movie. It’s a silent movie but, believe me, the fact that it is silent makes it all the more powerful.

The reason why I raise the issue of Metropolis and its kind of schizophrenic depiction of the future is that a lot of the internal issues raised by that movie regarding artistry, authenticity, emotional honesty and electronic expression haven’t really been fully resolved. There is just something about the industrial process that throws too many academics and artists off. They think machines and industry have to be anti-people or at least somewhat anti-natural. This really is too bad because the future is a symbiosis-a partnership if you will between man and machine. Instead of machines replacing people, they exist to enhance people. Nothing wrong with that.

For the longest time, there is an ongoing philosophy in many circles in the United States and Western Europe that real art has to be manual. That’s right. A real artist has to roll up his or her sleeves and work up a sweat for the work product that artist comes up with to be considered art. That was the party line for a long time. That was the conventional wisdom.

Well, no other than Mr. Andy Warhol himself turned that model on its head. He had his assistant silkscreen Marilyn Monroe on wood blocks and others surfaces and, guess what, people are paying millions of dollars for stuff that Mr. Andy Warhol himself did not personally produce. In other words, Andy Warhol destroyed the legacy of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and all the great masters.

The whole idea here is not so much plagiarism or mass-produced art, but the power of ideas. In other words, as long as the master or the artist, the named entity comes up with the idea, it doesn’t really matter who actually carries it out.

This is the heart of the interplay and the anxiety between music and technology that first saw its disturbing glimmers and manifestations in the movie Metropolis, and it continues to haunt electronic dance music today.

Is the fact that the DJ is not playing guitars or banging around drums or singing make electronic dance music less of an art form? This may seem very juvenile and superficial at some level, and it is. It really is quite sad that the musical criticism surrounding Electronica really hasn’t matured past that stage.

Let’s hope it breaks through sooner rather than later. At the very least, at least catch up with the state of art criticism and the intelligentsia surrounding and informing the representational art world. It’s a matter of time.

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Aug 24

What Makes EDM so Sublime?

You’re probably rolling your eyes at the title of this blog post. After all, the word “sublime” is not usually mentioned in the same breath or even the same sentence as electronic dance music. While electronic dance music is very bouncy and it does get your emotional side going, it is quite a stretch in the minds of too many musical critics to use the word “sublime” for electronic dance music.

Usually, they reserve that adjective for music that supposedly transports your soul. This is music that is supposed to get you in contact or in the same space psychologically and emotionally as your better angels.

In the other words, sublime music is supposed to be everything that is transcendent about the human condition. It’s about everything that dissolves walls and reaches for something higher, better and more long-lasting.

Well, that is the fantasy. You have to understand that people talk a big game when it comes to artistic theory but, at the end of the day, the real art is the one that people live out. If that is going to be the critical parameters that we’re going to use when we’re trying to slice and dice all sorts of artistic expressions and musical movements, electronic dance music more than qualifies for being sublime.

Let’s get real here. Let’s get honest. If you are in any way, shape or form addressing this issue with even the most modest amount of honesty and authenticity, you would have to agree because when people make electronic dance music, it’s not like they’re just using some sort of template. It’s not like they’re using some sort of a musical version of a cookie cutter and just cranking out one all-too-forgettable piece of music after another.

It doesn’t work that way. Although it’s caricatured that way by a lot of critics like Henry Rollins, there’s a lot Mr. Rollins fails to see. In fact, in many cases, he engages in straw man arguments because he would create this cartoon version of an electronic dance music that is a far cry from its actual reality and proceed to ridicule it, dismiss it, marginalize it and otherwise bash it down. Great job knocking down the straw man, but you haven’t touched the reality of electronic dance music.

There’s a reason why so many people from all walks of life and from all four corners of the globe are so musically and emotionally invested in electronic dance music. This is the essence of being sublime because if something is able to connect with you on a raw spiritual level, you can’t help but sit up and pay attention.

You can’t help but conclude that somehow, some way that thing is real, that deserves respect, that deserves attention, that deserves critical space. It cannot be dismissed. It cannot be intimidated so as to go away. It has its own agenda, and it will not be denied.

That’s what makes it so sublime. It just gets at you from a raw, emotional level, which transcends time because if you look at classic electronic dance music from the 1970s like Giorgio Moroder’s work for the movie The Chase. It really is mind-blowing because it’s like you’re listening to music that just got composed yesterday.

There is a sublime factor in electronic dance music that really gets into our emotional DNA. It’s a guilty pleasure because it really cannot be sliced and diced in a rational and logical way, but it’s there and that’s what’s so comforting about it.

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Aug 01

Is There Life for Electronic Music Outside of Dance?

For the longest time a lot of critics are saying that electronic dance music doesn’t really rise to the level of artistic music. While you’re probably not going to come across some serious critic who is convinced that electronic dance music is not music, it’s also quite rare to find a critic who can be convinced that electronic music is serious.

There’s a kind of dichotomy here. On the one hand, critics are quick to conclude that electronic dance music is music. It does deserve respect to be studied as music.

However, the problem is that’s not enough. We are looking for something more. We are looking for this genre of music to be given the respect that it’s due. In other words, electronic dance music, for all its baggage and historical trappings and cultural adornment, is an art form, and it deserves to be treated as such.

This is where a lot of the debates come in because a lot of critics would say that it really doesn’t have much of a life outside of the dance floor. They point to the fact that regardless of which electronic music band or act you care to analyze, a lot of their older work simply falls flat when you compare it to today’s music. In fact, even heavyweights like Yaz are often made examples of how electronic dance music is historically flat, shallow and ultimately doesn’t really would stand the test of time.

While it is true that Depeche Mode and Yaz do have very bouncy and catchy rhythms and beats from the past, there’s quite a bit of a debate whether that is good enough. There is quite a bit of a disagreement whether that arises to the level of hardcore, pure art.

I think this really boils down to snobbishness. That’s really what it all boils down to. Just because people are dancing doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re not enjoying art. Just because people take drugs on the dance floor so they can dance longer and have a great time doesn’t necessarily mean that what they’re engaged in is in any way less deserving of respect and critical analysis than higher forms of art like opera and going to the museum.

This really is a form of discrimination in terms of high art and low culture. We thought that a lot of this discrimination has been done away with. In large measure, we’re making great progress.

However, there are still pockets of resistance there and, believe me, electronic dance music and the critical snobbishness that it often encounters is one such example. It really is a reminder not all the walls separating, dissecting, slicing and dicing our culture have truly come down. There’s still quite a bit of work to do.

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Jul 30

What is Kraftwerk’s Influence on Electronic Dance Music?

Usually, when people think about electronic dance music or electronica, very few people think about nostalgia. People normally don’t look back. If anything, they always look towards the future. It’s easy to see why this is the case because among all the different musical forms out there, electronica is probably the most future-oriented. It’s always looking for bigger, newer and more groundbreaking sounds.

However, as the old saying goes, if you don’t look to where you’ve been, you probably will not get to where you want to go. It always is a good idea to look at the past to see patterns and connect the dots so you can be inspired to go where you need to go as far as musical innovation is concerned. Seemed like a good idea then and it’s a good idea now.

None of this means that we should look to the past and just get all nostalgic and say that great music was only restricted to a certain historical period. That’s the kind of sentiment you get when you read YouTube video comments. There are tons of those comments, whether they’re talking about The Godfather I or a great movie from the past or, in this case, great music.

Sure, there was a great art from the past, but the awesome thing about art is that it’s timeless. It’s meant to be stepped on. In other words, it’s meant to support newer and better things. It pushes people to live up to their fullest potential, and this means reinventing the past, coming up with something new and imagining a better future.

We would really be doing the past and the innovators of the past a really big disservice if we think that our best days are behind us. No, they’re not. They’re always in the future, and this is the reality that we really have to wrap our minds around when it comes to the influential work of Kraftwerk.

Don’t get me wrong. There are tons of friends who are convinced that Kraftwerk is the best electronica group ever. They are saying that none will exceed their work. This may well be true when it comes to innovation and inspiration, but this is doesn’t mean that we should just stop innovating. This doesn’t mean that we should just close off our creative borders and call it a day.

If anything, the founding members of Kraftwerk would be the first ones to push us forward and upward regarding the upper limits of electronic music creativity. They may have laid a foundation, but that’s all it is. It’s a foundation, and just like any foundation, it can be expanded, it can be taken up and it can reach out to new territory. That’s what we should focus on.

Kraftwerk is very influential. They laid the groundwork but, most importantly, they gave us a hunger for anything and everything related to pushing boundaries. That is their greatest legacy. Let’s not drop the ball and get all nostalgic.

The worst thing that we can do to Kraftwerk legacy, as far as electronica is concerned, is to idolize are somehow restrict our creative explorations within the historical boundaries that Kraftwerk has pioneered. They really took our type of music to a certain extent, and it’s our job to grab that baton as it’s passed to us and take it to a whole other level and pass it to other DJs and musical impresarios that we meet along the way.

That’s how progress is made. That is how music expands and goes on living.

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