Infrared In The Field

Here is an example of moisture on the underside of a roof not visible with the naked eye.

Infrared cameras or thermal imaging cameras (colloquially known as a TIC) render infrared radiation as visible light. Best Choice Home Inspections puts this technology to use for you with dramatic MSX thermal images that clearly reveal problems such as sources of energy loss, moisture intrusion, structural issues and overheating electrical components.

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Ohio Department of Agriculture will quarantine hemlock materials

Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Adelges tsugae

Officials discover an invasive pest in hemlocks in Geauga and Athens counties Ohio Department of Agriculture will quarantine invasive pest hemlock materials

COLUMBUS, Jan. 10, 2018 – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) today announced the discovery of an invasive hemlock-killing pest in Lake, Geauga and Athens counties. The invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a small, aphid-like insect native to Asia, which threatens the health and sustainability of two hemlock tree species native to the eastern United States.

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Invasive Plants – New rules have been established effective January 7, 2018

Japanese Knotweed

Among Top Invasive plants
Lythrum virgatum, European wand loosestrife
In September of 2014, the Ohio General Assembly granted the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) the exclusive authority to regulate invasive plants species. Under the law invasive plants are defined as plant species that are not native to Ohio whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm, or harm to human health as determined by scientific studies. After nearly two years of stakeholder outreach, new rules have been established and are effective as of January 7, 2018.

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