Methods of Exterminating Bed Bugs

For many decades now bed bugs have been a serious nuisance in people’s lives. Home owners, businesses owners and even property owners can attest to the destructive nature of these small creatures. This is one of the reasons as to why there has been a push to perfect the control methods. Thankfully, pest control experts have devised basic best practices for how to deal with them. A few of these methods are stated below. 

Hepa Filter Vacuum 

In a number of cases, especially when the bed bugs are contained in a single area, something as simple as heap filter vacuum will do the trick. These filters will prevent the pests, their eggs and even the allergens they carry with them from becoming airborne and being spread to other areas. This means that they can be removed by site. The infestation can be completely removed especially with a thorough job. This method is an amazing solution especially for those who do not like the use of chemicals. 

Laundering and Encasements 

If the bed bugs have already made it onto clothes and curtains, the infestation is probably at its peak. While removing the entire colony might require the work of a professional, there are simple measures that can be done to keep them at bay. These include washing and drying laundry at the highest heat possible. 

The high-heat will kill all bed bugs and their eggs. After cleaning the linen, encasements are highly advisable in order to effectively avoid re-infestation.  

Steam and Thermal Treatment 

Heat kills bed bugs. But it may not be enough since there is always the possibility of re-infestation. This is the reason as to why many pest control specialists are turning to heat and steam treatment, a method that is both effective and easy. By raising the temperature to the right degree of approximately 135 degrees for at least 90 minutes all bed bugs will effectively meet their death. This method is natural and it is highly effective at completely eradicating them. 

Chemical Treatment 

When other methods have failed, then this is the way to go. There are various chemical brands well known for effective bed bug control. These products are tested and are fully approved for use around humans. If the infestation is out of hand, then chemical treatment might be the only remaining option. 

Visual Inspections 

While this might not be the most effective method, it goes a long way in helping identify how thorough the infestation is. This will also help identify the most suitable method of dealing with the pests. It will also educate a business owner or even a building on how extensive the problem may be. 

Lastly, either of these methods are effective ways of exterminating these pests. All that is required is to find the method best suited for the level of infestation being faced.      

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Renovation History

In 1987 Albert Obrist, a Swiss Industrialist well known for his restorations of Ferraris, finished the ground breaking restoration of the Fife designed and built classic yacht Altair (1931). This restoration was carried out by his handpicked team together with Southampton Yacht Services.

Mr Obrist so enjoyed the classic yacht restoration process that he asked Duncan Walker, the number 2 under Paul Goss on the ‘Altair’ project, to find a suitable historic yacht to restore, stating that the time was right to set up the first specialist restoration yard for classic and historic sailing yachts..

In late 1989 Duncan saw a simple advertisement for a restoration candidate in Yachting World. This yacht proved to be ‘Tuiga’ the first of the 15M IRC class to re-appear for some years. After a visit to Cyprus, ‘Tuiga’ was inspected and then purchased. After over wintering in Palma, Duncan sailed the yacht up to Hamble under a reduced 12m Bermudan rig. Fairlie Restorations was subsequently born in May 2000 with the renting of 120 sq metres of covered space from Hamble Yacht Services.

The original plans of ‘Tuiga’ were obtained from the last Manager of the Fairlie Slip Company, as the yard became after the death of William Fife in 1944. Archie Macmillan, then aged around 90 years and Duncan became firm friends, as it was discovered that Archie and Duncan’s grandfather must have gone to the same village school in Salcoats, Ayrshire, so creating a special link.

The return of ‘Altair’ to the village of Fairlie to celebrate her 60 birthday in 1991 gave Archie the thrill of sailing Fife’s yachts again. Shortly after the celebration Archie offered the Fife Archive of some 600 rare original drawings and lofting calculations to Fairlie Restorations, in exchange of course for a suitable sum of money.

Following the completion of the 15m class ‘Tuiga’ in 1993, Mr. Obrist introduced one of his friends to Duncan, looking for a large ketch to restore and sail around the world. Coincidentally, details about a large yacht about to be auctioned by the legal authorities came to light and Fairlie secured the yacht for their client. An extensive structural restoration followed and after a few years cruising in the Mediterranean, ‘Kentra’ set off on her circumvention which was completed in the Summer of 2003.

The yacht ‘Mariquita’, the last known survivor of the 19 metre class, was purchased in 1991, salvaged from her mud berth in Pin Mill, near Ipswich, UK, and brought to Hamble where she lay for ten years before a client came forward and invested in her restoration. This restoration completed in 2004 is the largest project undertaken to date.  Special thanks to Costa Rica Sportfishing for help on the research.

Throughout the nineties various smaller projects were undertaken, three yachts from eight metre class; ‘Fulmar’; ‘Carron II’ and the Morgan Giles designed ‘Siris’.

‘Madrigal M’ originally built in 1938 and then rebuilt by Archie Macmillan in 1952 was completed in 1997, the first small cruising yacht undertaken by the yard. The Owner, a Spanish Architect, managed to sympathetically modernise the interior whilst keeping the yacht original on deck.

‘Madrigal’ was quickly followed by ‘The Lady Anne’ another member of the 15 metre class. The completion of this yacht in 1999 saw the first race, together with ‘Tuiga’, between members of the 15 metre Class since the late twenties.

The restoration of ‘Jap’ (1897), a Cork Harbour One Design, is the oldest yacht restored by the yard. This project carried out for a very experienced yacht owner, produced a new concept in regatta sailing. ‘Jap’, on her trolley, and rigged with her bowsprit fits neatly into a large shipping container, with all her gear. Hence the movement of the yacht between regattas can be carried out quickly and safely.

2003 saw the birth of a fusion yacht, this yacht designed by in-house Naval Architect Paul Spooner combines the traditional sea keeping qualities of a long keel yacht, fitted out with superb joinery fused with a 21st century rig in the form of a carbon mast with in-boom furling.

In addition to these various restoration projects the yard has built up a reputation for building high class exterior deck joinery. Much investment in the last few years has equipped the yard with all the plant and machinery likely to be required to make the yard more efficient. The investments in 2006 included a substantial spray booth to significantly reduce the costs of varnishing and painting.

2006 saw the first French owned yacht into the yard. ‘Moonbeam’ of Fife came to Hamble and the yard carried out considerable structural and detailing work.

Yacht Restoration

Restorations, classic yacht replicas, traditionally built new yachts.

“There are the hanging arts, decorative arts, sculpture, ballet ……….But there is a superb tradition of functional arts…objects that are cherished and more importantly used. The classic yacht is the choice of a growing number of people who have the double pleasure to cherish and use a piece of history”
Lance Lee, USA.

‘Fairlie’ is the name of the famous shipyard and spiritual home of the classic yachts designed by William Fife and is the adopted name for the Fairlie restoration programme. These magnificent restored examples of ‘functional art’ travel the world to compete in the most spectacular classic sailing regattas bringing together a special breed of owners who cherish these fine classic sailboats. Many owners extend their passion for restoration to many other areas of functional arts, including classic cars and collectable aircraft.