watching all the renovation and makeover TV programs, and
looking at our logo, stationery and whole company image, we
decided that we were in bad need of a makeover.
Sandy was fortunate enough to meet a very clever lady - Debbie
OConnor, the owner of a business called White River
Design at a meeting in Penrith.Whilst Sandy has a great eye
for detail, logo designing is a specialised talent, so we
enlisted Debbies fantastic help, and after a brief on
what we required, we now have a great new look.
First of all, many of you may have seen our vehicle out and
about lately, sporting its new signage.We now have a great
new uniform complete with our logo; plus all of our stationery,
fridge magnets and our yellow pages advertisement; all carry
the same appearance. We felt that this would help you, our
valued customer, recognise that we are serious about our job.
In an industry where professionalism is the exception rather
than the rule, we wanted to stand out as someone you can rely
on to be professional and deliver first class service.
you think that your business could use a fresh new look as
ours did, then why not give Debbie OConnor a call. She
has a very professional approach, and also if you are stuck
for ideas, can make some valuable suggestions. Debbie is a
Home Based Business and has recently been given the privilege
of revamping the logo for Penrith City Council.
some classy new business cards are all you require, then Debbie
can design and have these printed as well. Glenn loves our
new cards - as he often remarks how they dont end up
dog-eared like our old ones did.
will also search indoors for water during dry periods. When
desirable items are found many species will recruit fellow nest
mates to help gather the food and return it to the nest. This
can result in large numbers of ants appearing over a short period
can be a nuisance when attempts are made to establish plants
through direct seeding. Workers will forage for the newly
planted seeds, removing them to their nests and causing reduced
germination. Some ants build nests in walls and foundations,
or indoors in potted plants, enclosed areas, and even in cavities
in toilets and sinks.
almost all cases nests are limited to pre-existing cavities
or spaces between objects or in rotten wood and seldom will
ants attack solid structures. Thus they generally will not
cause structural damage to buildings but will take advantage
of existing deterioration. Outdoors, nesting activity can
result in excavated soil being deposited in gardens and on
brickwork. In most cases this causes little property damage
but some species, especially species of Aphaenogaster, can
form large numbers of chambers close to the surface. These
chambers can cause soil to become soft and uneven, causing
serious problems when found in golf courses or some types
of pastures or crops. A few species will occasionally attack
electrical wiring, apparently being attracted to either the
insulation or the magnetic fields produced by the wires. In
these situations extensive damage has occurred.
often move nest sites when disturbed, or with a change in
food supply. This can make control and remove of ants difficult.
They may leave for short periods only to return later when
a new food source is located and they can recolonise from
nearby nests very quickly.
species of ants pose serious health threats to people who
are sensitive to their stings. These include species of Myrmecia
in southern regions and Odontomachus in northern areas. In
extreme cases hospitalisation may be required. Other species
are known to carry diseases and can pose a threat in hospitals
and veterinary clinics (some introduced species of Monomorium
and the Argentine ant, Linepthema humile). Fortunately these
cases are uncommon in Australia and in general ants are mainly
a nuisance pest rather than a health problem. (Info
courtesy of the CSIRO website)