Viral Housekeeping

If social media wasn’t already consuming our day-to-day lives, social distancing has made it all the more integral. Despite the negative side effects of social media consumption, certain types of content have become quite popular on the internet for having a positive effect on viewers. 

Silent vlogs have become especially popular in recent years—a stark contrast to the flavor of content that is usually quick to gain traction. For decades, media companies and content creators have known that shock value sells. Audiences and algorithms seem to reward the formula of catching people’s attention with clickbait and then retaining viewer retention throughout the video with outlandish antics and flashy editing. 

But now, it seems like people are tired of being bombarded with loud and fast-paced content. Instead, people want to be soothed. The current state of the world and its constant change provide us with enough shock value as it is.

A specific type of silent vlog, the cleaning vlog, has helped viewers around the world feel calmer, less alone, and less worried. “Cleanfluencer” and homemaking videos document the household chores that many of us try to avoid. But instead of watching these videos to procrastinate, many viewers watch homemaking vlogs to feel motivated to get their tidying done. Cleaning vlogs highlight the very fact that there is beauty in the mundane and solace in the repetitive. It’s also no surprise that most of the creators in this genre are women, illustrating that unseen and unpaid domestic labor is still often performed by women.

According to Oxfam, if women around the world made minimum wage for all the unpaid hours of care work they performed in 2019, they would have earned $10.8 trillion. In America alone, they would have earned $1.5 trillion, according to an analysis by The New York Times.

The Devaluation of Care Work Is by Design, The Atlantic

Washing, sweeping, vacuuming, and cooking are among the most common types of activities filmed for cleaning vlogs. 

Some videos have even gone viral, proving that this genre of content is as satisfying to watch as any other popular genre. 

Pest control isn’t usually shown in housekeeping vlogs—but certain pests are so widespread that they may as well be considered “viral”. Termites cause billions of dollars of damage each year across the United States alone. Termite infestations can more often than not be detected through inspections, which can save homeowners a significant amount of time and money in extermination and repair. 

Pest control is as important as any other aspect of housekeeping to ensure the cleanliness of your home. As cleaning vlogs have shown, sometimes it’s better to look at the issue rather than look away. Booking an appointment for a free termite inspection in Garden Grove is as easy as picking up the phone. Since termites can destroy homes while hiding in plain sight, inspections require the expertise and eye of a professional.

You can give Natural Science Exterminating a call to book your inspection today.

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

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The Multipurpose American Home

For a long while, most would imagine those with powerful and glamorous careers as people who would wake up, get dressed in expensive clothes, order an expensive coffee, and drive to work in an expensive car before finally arriving at a luxurious high-rise office building located in the core of a fast-paced city.

But today, people are seeking different kinds of career luxuries. Instead of status symbols and paycheques, people want freedom and flexibility in their professional lives. Commuting is out and working from home is in. Money can certainly buy you fancy clothes, coffees, and cars, but it can’t always buy you the comfort of working in your pajamas or spending more time with your friends and family.

Woman in White Sweater Sitting on Bed

Over the last few years, cultural shifts and historic events have changed the desires and values of the average American office worker. Life is short, and people have decided that vanity and consumerism don’t contribute much to one’s ability to live a good life. 

The home is now the office, gym, bar, and mall. We can work at home, work out from home, party at home, and shop at home. People first began spending more time at home because we had to social distance, and now we spend most of our day at home because we want to. Why go outside and mingle when you can stay inside and isolate?

In many ways, we are returning to our roots. People are realizing that their homes have so much more functional utility than they had ever considered before. In addition to being convenient, doing everything from home can save a significant amount of time and money. Remote work has literally redefined what work-life balance means to us.

It’s easy to ignore your chores when you are constantly on the go. But now, even though our lives haven’t gotten any less busy, it’s much harder to ignore the dishes piling up in the sink or the sound of creaking floors when you spend most of your day actually inside your home rather than running out of it.

Environment shapes our daily routines and habits. Every human has a finite amount of willpower, which is why we need to create spaces that are conducive to our productivity and happiness. If you love to work and play at home, then it’s in your best interest to have a regular home maintenance plan. 

In many parts of the United States, pests are a recurring problem throughout the year. Hiring a termite exterminator is especially important in Glendora because of the density of colonies in the area. Moreover, termites are especially problematic for homeowners who work from home, because they do more than just give you creepy-crawly goosebumps—they can literally devour your floors and walls.

We recommend that homeowners protect their homes with annual pest inspections. Moreover, if you have an infestation, professional extermination is usually the safest and most effective treatment. Skipping inspections or attempting DIY treatments can allow the pests to continue damaging the home, which will only cost more money and cause more headaches in the long term.

Exterminators Going Green

The pest extermination and control process has been evolving for thousands of years as we find new and more effective means of destroying harmful bugs and rodents. As with most industries, this evolution has rapidly increased since the beginning of the industrial revolution with the introduction of more complex chemicals and dispersants that allow for much greater numbers of pests being exterminated at a time.

Unfortunately, pests are not the only creatures affected by the new chemicals – other, harmless animals and even humans have had disastrous health consequences with the rapid introduction of new pesticides and treatments. This has had the secondary effect of attaching an element of fear or nervousness to getting homes treated for pests, as clients worry that common pesticides may leave residue that causes harm to them or their families.

Luckily for the more health-conscious among us, companies such as Natural Science Exterminating are turning to chemical compounds and methods found in nature to deter and destroy pest infestations. Utilizing compounds produced by plants as a natural defense against the same pests that we deal with on a daily basis, the company leaves your house both pest-free and free from any potentially harmful residues.

They also are known for their quality customer service and thoroughness in the jobs they do, as evidenced by the long list of testimonials left on their social media pages:

“I didn’t know how relentless ants could be until our house became attacked by them!  Our house is always pretty clean and there was no food out for them to get but they wanted to march right through anyways.  I tried everything to get rid of them but they seemed like they were coming from inside the walls!!!  Natural Science Exterminating came out, and I must say, I was skeptical that they would be able to do anything since I had tried everything.  The first time they were out, the ants were back the next day… But fortunately they gave a guarantee and came back and the next time they tried something different and it worked!!  Thank goodness.  It’s now been a year later and we still have no ants.  I don’t know what I would have done without them!  Very knowledgeable and professional.  Pet and kid friendly.  I will use them again if I need to.”

(Alicen B., Yelp Review)
Read colleen m.‘s review of Natural Science Exterminating on Yelp

“I have had problems with ants at my new house and called to see if there was something that could be done to rid me of this problem without creating an unsafe environment for my two small children who are all over the floor all the time. I had someone come out that day, arrive on time, and had two different treatments done that day. Problem solved, very knowledgeable technician, and was very impressed with the attention to detail. It disheartens me to see such a negative review on such a great company. I know of the problems that were present within the time frame that this Pepper person is referring to and after a revamp of employees, this company deserves a much better review.”

(Alaina L., Yelp Review)

For Orange County readers that are looking to get an inspection but are not sure about which company to go with, Natural Science is offering free termite inspections in Garden Grove and beyond, so you can meet with the guys performing the treatment and determine if they are right for you. Give them a call at:

Natural Science Exterminating

+18002467378

11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841

A Growing Exterminator Fighting the Growing Swarm

We here in Southern California have all heard of them before. The big bad termite. They are potentially around every corner, behind every wall, and or under your house. Like earthquakes, many Californians have come to accept the presence of these little critters as something you have to deal with while living here. Unfortunately, many people’s level of acceptance leads them down a path of neglect and general disregard for the ramifications of letting a possible termite infestation go untreated. Termites can swarm quickly and devour much of the infrastructure of your house long before you even consider picking up the phone and calling. Did you know that there are actually 3 kinds of termites in California? Check this info our from pestboard.ca.gov:

“Sometimes there will be no sign the home
is infested. Termite infestations can go
undetected for years, hidden behind walls,
floor coverings or insulation. Termite feeding
and damage can even progress undetected
in wood that is exposed because the outer
surface is usually left intact.
If you think you have termites, usually it
is advisable to hire a professional pest
control company to carry out the inspection
and control program. Before making an
appointment, make sure the company is
registered and in good standing by
calling the Structural Pest Control Board.”

Luckily for the people reading this post, we only report on businesses in good standing with the respective agencies in their fields. This business is located in Garden Grove but serves all of Orange County. They are a fast growing business because they decided to take a different approach to the termite extermination business. They are a natural termite exterminator? What does that mean exactly? They use natural methods and chemicals to rid houses and businesses of the termite scourge! It turns out that a lot of people in Southern California don’t like the idea of deadly poison in the their home regardless of the pest. These guys came up with a remedy. They are Natural Science Exterminating the natural termite extermination company. They are fighting the good fight to keep the swarms from devouring all our homes! Okay yes its not that dramatic but it is still serious. Millions of dollars of damage is done to California homes every year because these termites swarm and people who think they may have an issue wait too long until they call to get an exterminator to investigate. Don’t hesitate to call an exterminator to come out for an inspection! Many of them offer a free one including out boys mentioned above.

Want to know where to find them or how they are reviewed? Sure! Check it out:

These guys are the real deal and growing fast. Give them a try! Use their all natural stuff to see the results for yourself. Others have, myself included and so far no one has been disappointed. Until the next post, keep supporting the local business around you that deserve it. Keep the American dream alive!