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LIFE IS GOOD IN BERMUDA DUNES
BDSA EMERGENCY PLAN
Meets the 2nd Thursday
every other month
Supervisor PEREZ office
760 863 8211
Lt. Mike Manning
760 863 8784
760 540 1878
760 393 3344
Bermuda Dunes Community
Dunes Community Center
45-305 Oasis Street Indio,
CA 92201 (760) 347-3484
Bermuda Dunes Airport
Robert Berriman, Mgr.
PH: 760 345 2558
Myoma Water Co
Myoma Dunes Water
79050 Avenue 42
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
1 951 955 3333
1 866 732 1444
760 320 1048
1 393 3344
Dept of Animal Services
760 343 3644
ABOUT BDSA AND
Bermuda Dunes Security
Glen Smith-- President
(currently on leave of absence)
Jerry Lugo-- Acting President
Robert Nelson-- Treasurer
Phillip Bettencourt-- Secretary
Bill McMurtrey-- Director
John Thiele-- Director
Michael Tanner-- Director
Robert Nagles-- Director
Charles Bishop-- Director
John Walters-Clark-- Community
Manager with Associa
4th Thurs. of every
Bermuda Dunes Security
Association (BDSA) is
responsible for streets
(potholes, cracks, street
drainage and dry wells),
Security entry/exit, patrol
vehicles, cable TV
agreement, fee collection
& payment, gates & gate
lights, medians, walls,
guardhouses and all
BDSA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
760 346 1161
The Admin Office is open
Monday thru Friday for
questions and concerns.
Admin staff can also assist
with access to the
Resident Login System
Admin hours are as follows:
If this is urgent, please
contact Security at:
Main Gate: 760-360-1322
Glass Gate: 760-772-3137
Third Tuesday at
6:00 p.m. each month
Ron Rowell-- President
Edward Testo-- Vice President
Mike Soran-- Treasurer
Janet McMurtrey-- Secretary
Danae Delaney-- Director
Greg Gamboa-- Community
Manager with Management Trust
Bermuda Dunes Community
Here is what
(BDCA) is responsible for
most problems relating to
property owner's home
and lot, dogs,
draining, trash cans,
fountains and landscaping
at the main gate.
Committee reports to the
Dues are $100 per year
and are payable in
January in lump sum
New Manager is
Greg Gamboa, Phone:
760-776-5100 ext 6309
The Management Co.
39755 Berkey Drive, Suite A •
Palm Desert, CA 92211
P: (760) 776-5100 x6343
F: (760) 776-5111
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|SUMMARY OF ATTEMPT TO CONTINUE A “BULK” CABLE/INTERNET CONTRACT IN BERMUDA DUNES CC ESTATES
SUMMARY OF ATTEMPT TO CONTINUE A “BULK” CABLE/INTERNET CONTRACT IN BERMUDA DUNES CC ESTATES
· THE TERM OF THE TIME-WARNER-CABLE (TWC) CONTRACT ENDS AS OF 10/31/2017
· SPECTRUM (FORMERLY TWC) ALLOWED US AN EXTENSION TO 12/31/2017 WHILE WE ATTEMPT TO AMEND OUR CC&Rs
& BYLAWS TO OBTAIN A NEW “BULK” CONTRACT
· WE WILL NEED TO AMEND OUR CC&Rs & BYLAWS SPECIFIC TO A “BULK” CONTRACT FOR TV & INTERNET SERVICES
· AMENDED CC&Rs & BYLAWS MUST BE APPROVED BY MORE THAN 50% OF HOMEOWNERS IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT.
OUR GOAL IS TO SUBMIT BALLOTS SOMETIME IN LATE JULY OR EARLY AUGUST. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND EVERY BALLOT
NOT RETURNED IS EQUAL TO A NO VOTE.
· CONCURRENT WITH AMENDING OUR CC&Rs & BYLAWS WE HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATING WITH TV/INTERNET PROVIDERS
(FRONTIER, AT&T, DISH & SPECTRUM)
· TO DATE, SPECTRUM HAS EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS WITH THEIR PROPOSAL:
EQUAL TV PROGRAMMING TO CURRENT TWC CONTRACT+ INTERNET (100/10 Mbps) + COMPARIBLE CABLE BOXES +
MODEM ++++ A COMMUNITY REBATE OF $264,400
· SPECTRUMS’ “BULK” RATE PROPOSAL FOR BOTH TV & INTERNET IS: $42.00/MONTH + TAXES & FEES
· SPECTRUMS’ NON-BULK RATE FOR PROPOSED OFFERING IS $216.95/MONTH
· CURRENT CONTRACT WITH TWC WITHOUT INTERNET IS $41.00 INCLUDING TAXES & FEES
· SPECTRUMS’ REQUIREMENTS: 100% COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION or $55,524/MONTH FOR A 3-YEAR TERM + BDSA WILL
PROVIDE AN OPT-OUT OPTION, HOWEVER, IT MAY NOT EXCEED 15% OF MEMBERSHIP (APPROXIMATELY 200). THIS LIMIT
IS SPECTRUMS’, AND IF EXCEEDED, THEY MAY WITHDRAW THEIR OFFER.
· BDSAs OPT-OUT SOLUTION IS AS FOLLOWS: WE WILL USE THE $264,400 REBATE TO COVER OPT-OUTs (UP TO 175).
AFTER 175 OPT-OUTs THERE WILL BE A MONTHLY INCREASE FOR EACH OPT-IN OF APPROXIMATELY $.04 EACH.
EXAMPLE: IF 200 HOMEOWNERS WERE TO OPT-OUT, MONTHLY FEE WOULD BE $43.00 + TAXES & FEES.
· BDSAs PROVISIONS FOR OPTING OUT:
1. MEMBER MUST OPT-OUT WITHIN 30-DAYS OF THE OP-OUT NOTICE BEING SENT TO THE MEMBERSHIP
2. ONCE YOU HAVE OPTED-OUT, THIS ADDRESS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO OPT-IN DURING THE TERM OF EXISTING
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TO THEIR HOME PAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS. ALSO, IF YOU WISH TO CHIME IN ON THIS MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE, PLEASE
GO TO OUR CABLE COMMITTEE EMAIL ADDRESS email@example.com
SUBMITTED BY: BDSA AD-HOC CABLE COMMITTEE
DATE: July 10, 2017
Members a friendly reminder to please make a complete STOP at all STOP
signs within the Club. It is important to look both ways as a precaution before
continuing your journey.
We thank you in advance for helping to keep Bermuda Dunes Country Club roads
safe and sound!
|BOCCE BALL COURTS ARE OPEN
THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER
Bring your own set of bocce balls and play away.
You may need to clean up the courts yourself, but that
goes with the responsibility of keeping our courts
Playing in the early morning or late afternoon is the
|BERMUDA DUNES VINTAGE
AUTO AND AIR SHOW
BERMUDA DUNES AIRPORT
This is an event you won't want to miss!
If you would like to participate contact:
We can also use VOLUNTEERS!
|We need volunteers:
Email to Ramina Arce in the Education Department
at Rarce@livingdesert.org. Thank you!
|CHECK OUT ITEMS FOR SALE ON THE
You should be very critical of unsolicited telephone calls from
phony businesses, banking institutions, foreign countries, or
government agencies where promises or threats are made.
Numerous fraud schemes involving mortgage assistance,
outstanding tax collection, foreign government assistance,
and even to companies promising to return money lost are
impacting citizens throughout the county. These scams almost
always request money be paid up front for services, or the
threat of arrest, eviction or property seizure is made.
Jury Duty: Impersonating Law Enforcement/Courts
Overdue Bills: Impersonating Utility or Service Providers
Counterfeit Check Cashing
IRS Scammers are targeting citizens with threats of arrest or
liens against property for failing to pay past tax debts. The
scammers then obtain credit card information or instruct the
citizen to obtain a Green Dot card for the “outstanding tax
debt.” Once this information is given to the scammer, the
funds are immediately withdrawn.
The IRS usually first contacts people by mail – not by phone –
about unpaid taxes. And the IRS won’t ask for payment using
a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. The IRS also won’t ask
for a credit card number over the phone.
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
(TIGTA) website recommends this: If you get a call from
someone claiming to be with the IRS asking for a payment,
here’s what to do:
If you owe Federal taxes, or think you might owe taxes, hang
up and call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help
you with your payment questions.
If you don’t owe taxes, fill out the IRS Impersonation scam
form on TIGTA’s website, www.treasury.gov/tigta or call
TIGTA at 800-366-4484.
You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade
Commission at www.FTC.gov. Add “IRS Telephone Scam" to
the comments in your complaint.
TIGTA and the IRS encourage taxpayers to be alert for
phone and e-mail scams that use the IRS name. The IRS will
never request personal or financial information by e-mail,
texting or any social media. You should forward scam e-mails
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t open any attachments or click on
any links in those e-mails.
Jury Duty: Impersonating Law Enforcement or Court Systems
In the one type of scheme, the caller claims to be a member of
law enforcement, or the court system. The victim is told he or
she has a warrant for failing to appear for jury duty. The
caller demands payment for the warrant via credit card
information, or a Green Dot card. The suspect typically
remains on the phone with the victim while he or she travels to
the store to obtain the Green Dot card. The suspect further
instructs the victim not to tell anyone who they are talking
with. After obtaining the serial numbers to the Green Dot
cards, the money deposited to the card is immediately
removed by the suspect.
No Riverside County Court or Sheriff’s Department employee
will ever contact the public and ask for financial information or
payment in lieu of attending court proceedings, or to make up
for failure to appear for jury duty.
Overdue Bill: Impersonating Utility or Service Provider
In another scheme, the caller claims to be from a utility, or a
service provider-type company. The victim is told their bill is
overdue, or a meter needs to be replaced at the victim’s
expense. The caller demands immediate payment for the
overdue bill, or installation of a new meter. If payment is not
received, the victim’s service will be shut off. The caller
demands credit card information or a Green Dot card as
described in the first scheme.
This is also a fraudulent call. The caller is not connected with
any utility or service providers. Victims are encouraged to
advise the caller they will call the utility company directly, and
end the phone call. You should then contact the utility
company through legitimate and verified numbers.
Seniors are Targeted
Community members have reported receiving suspicious
telephone calls from young people claiming to be their
grandchildren. These scammers asked for money for medical
expenses, to avoid arrest, post bail or to purchase food. You
are strongly encouraged to contact your local law
enforcement agency, or an allied government agency, before
providing these scammers any money or personal information.
Older community members are most often targeted and
victimized in these cases. Riverside County residents who are
65 years or older, or dependent adults (18 to 64 years old)
can contact the Department of Public Social Services Adult
Services Division CARE (Curtailing Abuse Related to the
Elderly) Program at any time for assistance. CARE provides
education to seniors and dependent adults, and one-on-one
advocacy to those who need assistance filing complaints with
regulatory or investigating agencies.
Curtailing Abuse Related to the Elderly (CARE) Program
California Department of Consumer Affairs
Federal Trade Commission
State of California Department of Justice - Office of the
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Tips for avoiding common fraud schemes can be located on
the following Federal Bureau of Investigation website: www.
Counterfeit Check Scams
The scammer offers to buy an item for several hundred dollars
(or more), but use a counterfeit check. Once the check is
delivered, the check scammer claims they mistakenly overpaid
the agreed-upon amount. The scammer then simply requests
the recipient/victim cash or deposit the check and return the
difference of overpayment via a money order or cash. When
the check is processed, the victim receives a call or email
from the bank, informing the victim that the counterfeit check
deposited did not clear, causing the account to become
Curb painting service notices have been found on residents'
doorsteps. The notice asks residents for a voluntary donation
to repaint address numbers on the curb. Some flyers claim to
be using the funds to help disabled people and needy
children. These alleged charitable companies can be scams.
Residents are not required to have home address numbers
painted on the curb. If you observe an unauthorized paint
crew operating in your neighborhood or if you are harassed
by an individual asking for payment for curb painting services,
please report the activity to your local law enforcement
agency or call (800) 950-2444.
Residents are under no obligation to pay for any services
rendered. Residents should verify the authenticity of any
charitable institution prior to donating money or property.
Recognized charitable institutions can be verified on the IRS
Here are tips to avoid check scams:
Confirm before you withdraw cash:
A check can take several days to clear, and, until then, you
are responsible for any funds withdrawn against it. To make
sure the check cleared, call your bank.
Be wary of checks received from unknown individuals:
When selling to someone you don't know, it is safer to accept
PayPal, cash or credit card payments.
Do not accept overpayments:
When selling on Craigslist.org or similar sites, don't take more
than the sales price, no matter what convincing story the
buyer tells you.
Check your online bank statements frequently.
|SAVE THE DATE
THURSDAY, JULY 27TH
BDSA BOARD MEETING
|"MY THREE PUPS"
My 1st dog, I ever had
Was a poodle pup named Bim
A little dog we all adored
Our precious family gem.
When Bim died, I chose to close
My heart, to EVERY dog ...
Was asked to share my story
On our local community blog.
Twenty five years later
I got my 2nd one
When Romy'O died last Christmas
It was like I lost my son.
I still miss him very much
But, knew just what to do
That's when I got my 3rd one
My happy, cute Bamboo.
My childhood dog, Bim
was gentle and so sweet
He loved our family vacations
And was adored by all he did meet.
Romy'O was super obedient
Most mellow dog there could be
Very protective and so devoted
Intensely bonded to me.
Bamboo is full of spunk
He loves to play and have fun
Quite strong willed, sometimes a pill
But, the most loving, affectionate one.
You see, every pup is different
Bringing joy all of it's own
Each little dog is special
Yet, there will never be a clone.
I have such precious memories
And cherish each pup I had
So, If you ever lose your pet
Don't close your heart, when you're sad.
Because a special gift awaits you
Those who belief that it's true
A pet will always enhance your life
And give so much to you.
The name Bamboo:
I pulled up ALL
The meanings of names that meant:
And figured I'd get a selection of names to choose.
Only got one;
Bamboo meant all the above
.. so that's how he got his first name.
(Bamboo Printz Jagz)
Chose Jagz because he looked identical to my bronze jag
sculpture on my mantel.
Printz because he runs so fast and jaguars run fast ...
Leaving strong sturdy
July 15th 2017
|This email was prompted because of the Walgreens article.
When we exit the main gate Myoma Water Company's
landscaping leaves a lot to be desired.
So I stopped by Myoma and asked if they would consider
desert landscaping on their corner lot.
Their answer was they would consider accepting bids and
they were a non-profit corporation.
Thanks for taking care of business.
Brenda Hannah and I have been working with them
also. What a team we all make.
Referencing the non-profit corporation comment -
Hmmm, don't know how to respond to that. I will check
it out and get back with you.
|Now that spring has faded into summer, vacations begin to beckon us
away from our routines for days filled with fun. But leaving for even a
few days can make your property a prime target for break-ins, theft
and vandalism, which is why we’re offering our best tips to help you
mitigate the risks. Include these tasks as part of your pre-trip planning,
and you’ll be able to get away – and come back – with more peace of
1. Ask for Help
Call in a favor with a friend or neighbor and ask them to collect your
mail and generally keep an eye on your home. You’ll be more inclined
to relax knowing that anything unusual won’t go unnoticed, and while
you can submit a request for the post office to stop delivering your
mail for a specific time, it also alerts postal workers that nobody’s
home. Be sure to leave a house key and a copy of your itinerary in
case you need to be contacted.
2. Install Timers for Electronics
Another tried-and-true way to create the illusion that your home is
occupied is to install electronics timers to turn your lights on and off at
specific times of day and night. This is much more effective than
leaving all your lights off or on, plus the latter can lead to a painfully
high energy bill.
3. Lock Up Everything
It might sound like common sense, but it’s easy to overlook some
locks that you don’t normally use. Even if you have an automatic
garage door, lock it anyways or install a simple deadbolt. If you
normally keep a spare key near the front door, put it inside. And if you
have jewelry or other valuables you couldn’t stand to part with, invest
in a safe and stash them there while you’re enjoying your trip. Taking
these steps now will make your home less tempting for anyone looking
for a home to burglarize.
4. Post on Social Media After Coming Home
In our constantly connected world it’s tough to resist the temptation to
check in at the airport or post photos of popular landmarks and
beautiful landscapes during a trip. In addition to letting your friends
and family know you’re having fun, these posts also alert would-be
burglars to the fact that you’re far away, giving them an invitation to
come by your home unannounced with little risk of getting caught.
5. Shut Off Your Water
Coming home to a plumbing emergency quickly reverses any
relaxation you felt on your trip. Take a moment before your leave to
shut your water off so that a burst pipe doesn’t dampen your vacation
While there’s no way to guarantee an emergency won’t happen,
applying the tips in this list will keep you from worrying while you’re
away so that you can fully focus on your well-earned vacation.
|Bermuda Dunes Residents
Ryan was hit by a drunk driver!!!!! Awful
My thoughts regarding the cross for Ryan and other crosses on
Country Club Dr:
How about putting plaques in honor at our Bermuda Dunes
Community Center, with age appropriate information about MADD.
There are lots of children who enjoy the center, let’s open
communication about drunk driving.
One boy years and years ago riding off road on Country Club drive (off
road vehicle of some sort and went onto Country Club Drive and was
hit. The others I do not know about.
I am OK with a street side Memorial for a few months and then the
families need to take it down.
This has been brought to the Community Council before.
Let’s all get together and come up with a plan!
That is a wonderful idea. I will put it on our next Community
|Hello Mrs. B
I was reading your latest blog and I see that someone posted
a letter about Ryan and his cross. My two daughters and my
nephew all new Ryan and saw him that evening with his sister
it really shook them up and that is why I still like seeing the
cross. I understand that some people might see it a just a
shrine and that it must go however, my family see’s it as a
reminder that life is precious and also to not drink and drive!
Ryan’s mom has always maintained the cross and has never
let it get overdone with bright colors etc. I am for keeping
Ryan’s cross and now that all of your readers know why it is
there maybe it will be a reminder of what can happen if you
drink and drive and save a life.
I agree, but take a look at the comments next to yours
this is also a great idea.
Perhaps, we can take up this matter at our next Council
|Bob's Lobster Bisque
Attempted by many, perfected by one, Texas-based Bob’s Steak &
Chop House Executive Chef Sean Merchant has mastered the art of a
true lobster bisque. This steakhouse classic has graced the menu
since Bob’s first opened its doors in 1993. Stewed for three hours with
a little T.L.C., heavy cream, sherry, brandy, nutmeg and lobster – the
delectable delight pairs perfectly with a buttery Chardonnay or an
earthy Cabernet Sauvignon and can be devoured year-round by way
of spoon or a classic, hot piece of sourdough bread.
For the lobster stock
1 pound Lobster Stock
1/3 cup Tomato Paste
1 Yellow Onion
2 Celery, raw
1 pound Carrots
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Splash of Brandy
For The Bisque
8 cups Water
1.5 teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
1.5 tablespoons Spices, paprika
5 ounces Brandy
1.5 ounces Sherry
1/4 teaspoon Spices, nutmeg, ground
3 cups Heavy Cream
For the lobster stock
Rub lobster shells with tomato paste, and roast with carrots, celery,
onion and garlic in a roasting pan at 375F for 40 minutes. Pull from
oven and deglaze pan with a splash of brandy and transfer to a Dutch
oven or large soup pot. Add all ingredients below (except the heavy
cream) and simmer for 2 hours.
For The Bisque
Once simmered for 2 hours, remove lobster shells, then blend and
strain. Add heavy cream and thicken with cornstarch slurry (2 parts
cold water, 1 part cornstarch). Season to taste with salt, pepper and
sherry. Serve with lobster claw, lobster knuckle meat, and green onion.
That Green Stuff Inside a Lobster? We Bet You Have No Idea What It I
If you should ever have the distinct pleasure of getting a whole lobster
all to yourself — perhaps with a little cup of drawn butter and a plastic
bib — it can be tricky to know exactly where to start. Most people will
tell you that the first thing you should do is grab hold of the thing and
twist it in half, separating the body from the tail (it’s not for the
squeamish, but it really is the best way to get going). Take a peek
inside the body and you’ll notice that there’s probably quite a bit of
green stuff in there. What is that, exactly?
That green gloopy stuff is called the tomalley (or sometimes the
mustard), and it’s actually a pretty useful ingredient in lobster-based
foods because it has a seriously concentrated lobster flavor. It’s mixed
into sauces, stuffings, and compound butters to boost the flavor, and
some people just like to eat it straight (the equivalent of “sucking the
head” of a crawfish or shrimp). It’s also a major flavor component of
lobster bisque and stock.
Even though some people think of the tomalley as the “guts” or roe of
the lobster, in reality it’s actually a specialized organ called the
hepatopancreas, the same thing that’s sucked out of crawfish and
shrimp for its flavor. The hepatopancreas provides the functions of
both the liver and pancreas; namely absorption of digested food and
production of digestive enzymes. In reality, it’s probably best if you
don’t think about it; just know that it tastes good.
|NOTE FROM MRS. B
I hope the Ryan Smith article explained to everyone why the cross has been in its location for many years. I, for one, fully
understand the reason to have it stay in its present location.
This is one of the easiest decisions the community has to make. Vote YES to amend CC&Rs.
The hardest issue we face is reminding everyone to VOTE! We need 50% + 1 to pass this. Anyone who does not vote -
makes it a NO vote. So please, get your email addresses into Associa so that you can be sent all materials. Remind your
neighbors - a ballot left on a kitchen table, lost or whatever dastardly thing could happen - turns it into a NO VOTE.
Please contact Desert Resort Management with any additional questions you may have at (760) 346-1161. Or if you did not get your ballot
Community Association Manager
The ballots have not been sent out yet, so you have time to act. Do it Now.
For any of you that are considering a NO VOTE in reference to amending our CC&Rs/Bylaws to allow your BDSA board to
enter into a 3-year contract for TV & Internet services, please consider your neighbors that want the benefit of substantial
cost savings for these services over the next 3-years.
A YES VOTE will allow passage of the amendments and will allow you the option of Opting Out. This is what we call a
Whatever you decide, PLEASE VOTE.
|COMMENTS FROM FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
|Bermuda Dunes Security Association
Executive Session Meeting Agenda
Thursday, July 27, 2017 (Closed) Executive Session
at 1:30 p.m.
BDSA Admin Building, 79-021 Ave 42, Bermuda Dunes, CA
I. CALL TO ORDER
IV. THIRD PARTY CONTRACTS
Bermuda Dunes Security Association Board of Directors
Thursday, July 27, 2017 (Open) Regular Session
at 3:00 p.m.
Bermuda Dunes Country Club, 42-765 Adams St., Bermuda
Dunes, CA 92203
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. MEETING MINUTES
III. TREASURER’S REPORT/FINANCIALS
IV. DIRECTOR OF SECURITY REPORTS
V. MANAGEMENT REPORTS
VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
a. Security Committee
b. Joint Committee
c. Street Committee
d. Landscaping Committee
e. Emergency Preparedness Committee
f. Social/Communications Committee
g. Ad Hoc Cable Committee
h. Ad Hoc Governing Docs Committee
VII. LEIN AUTHORIZATIONS
130-8154, 130-6088, 130-2736, 131-6023, 131-0236, 131-
1756, 131-4960, 144-8409, 130-5652,
130-3777, 145-2262, 150-5892, 131-5626, 131-2768, 131-
VIII. CONTINUED BUSINESS
a. Dissemination of Bulk Cable Ballot
b. Appoint DRM as Inspector of Elections
c. Authorize Funds for Ballot Initiative
d. Rachel Ct. Approval
IX. NEW BUSINESS
a. Call Box/Options for Chapelton
b. Approve Emergency Preparedness Town Hall/Funds
c. Approval of Reserve Study Proposal
X. HOMEOWNER OPEN FORUM
XI. NEXT MEETING
The Next BDSA Board of Directors Meeting will be held on
September 28, 2017 @ 3PM. Time
and place to be determined.
|" The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less
binding moral responsibilities than the friendship of a human
being. The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this
earth can ever be."
By: Konrad Lorenz
Many people are alive only because
it's illegal to shoot them
|CONGRATULATIONS PAUL...Wish you were here tp buy drinks for
Donna and Bob
|Black Widow Spiders
The female black widow spider is considered the most venomous
spider in North America. The venom of the black widow spider is 15
times as toxic as the venom of the prairie rattlesnake.
Only the female black widow is dangerous to humans; males and
juveniles are harmless. The female black widow will, on occasion, kill
and eat the male after mating. More than 35,000 species of spiders
occur worldwide. About 3,400 species of spiders in 64 families are
found in North America.
Female black widow spiders are about .5 inch long, to about 1.5 inches
long when the legs are spread.
Males are about half the female's size, with smaller bodies and longer
Both females and males have shiny, globular abdomens and are mostly
black, and sometimes brown.
Females usually have a reddish hourglass shape on the underside of
their abdomens. In some species the females have a series of red
spots and two crosswise bars on the underbelly.
Male black widows frequently have yellow and red bands and spots
over their backs, as do both sexes of black widows in their immature
Newly hatched spiderlings are predominately white or yellowish-white,
gradually acquiring more black and varying amounts of red and white
with each molt.
Juveniles of both sexes resemble the male and are harmless to
How dangerous are black widow spider bites?
If a black widow spider bites a person, do not panic! No one in the
United States has died from a black widow spider bite in over ten
years. Very often the black widow will not inject any venom into the bite
and no serious symptoms develop. Wash the wound well with soap
and water to help prevent infection.
If muscle cramps develop, take the patient to the nearest hospital.
Some victims, especially young children, may be admitted overnight for
observation and treatment.
Treatments are available for the symptoms caused by a black widow
spider bite. Various medications are used to treat the muscle cramps,
spasms and pain caused by a bite. Black widow spider antivenin is
Ways to Control Spiders in Your Home and Workplace
Remove or reduce trash and rubbish from your home or workplace (eg.
woodpiles, boxes, plywood, tires, empty containers, etc.)
Keep the outside perimeter of the house free from tall grass, weeds or
shrubs especially near the foundation.
Wear protective clothing, including gloves and covered shoes, when
Always check items that have been stored in the garage or in a shed or
outdoors for spiders, webs or sacks before bringing item indoors. Keep
items like gloves or shoes in zip lock bags or sealed containers.
Keep beds away from the walls.
Don't store boxes or any items under your bed.
Keep dust ruffles or bed skirts from touching the floor.
Don't store shoes on the floor or any clothes, towels or other linens
(always shake out shoes and clothes before using).
Store sports equipment like roller-skates, gardening clothes, gloves, ski
boots in plastic bags that are tightly sealed with no holes.
Vacuum under furniture, closets, under heaters, around all baseboards
and other areas of the house to eliminate habitat.
Keep screens on windows and fix or replace screens with holes or that
don't fit snuggly.
Seal doors with weather stripping and door sweeps.
Seal cracks and access holes for electrical conduits or plumbing.
Remove spider webs and egg sags when found.
Black Widow Spider Bites
The female black widow spider, though it is the most venomous spider
in North America, seldom causes death as it injects a very small
amount of poison when it bites. Reports indicate human mortality at
well less than 1% from black widow spider bites.
Symptoms of a Black Widow Spider Bite
If you are bitten by a black widow spider you may experience one or
more of the symptoms listed below. Poison injected by the spider at the
time of the bite causes the symptoms, not the bite itself.
Small children and the elderly are often more symptomatic and can
have a more severe reaction to the venom of the black widow spider.
If you are not sure if you were bitten by a black widow spider, you
should know that the following symptoms can be caused by or
resemble other medical conditions. Always consult a physician for a
Symptoms may vary for each individual.
Local pain, redness, burning and swelling at bite site (Some may have
minimal pain from the bite itself)
Abdominal pain (pain can be similar to appendicitis) and localized or
generalized muscle cramps (stomach, shoulders and back)
Rash and itching
Salivation, tearing of the eyes
Weakness, tremors or paralysis (especially in the legs)
Nausea and/or vomiting
Dizziness and/or fainting
Chest pain (similar to a heart attack)
Respiratory difficulties may follow
High blood pressure
Depending on your reaction to the bite you may have mild or severe
symptoms. If you, or the person bitten, is experiencing more than mild
pain or symptoms throughout your body seek treatment at the
emergency department of a hospital. If symptoms are severe, or the
person has trouble breathing, convulsions or cannot wake up, call 911
for immediate medical assistance and transportation to hospital. Early
treatment is important, especially for young children and elderly people.
A physician can evaluate the severity of the bite and give specific
antivenin or treatment to relieve pain or respiratory problems if
necessary. Persons with heart conditions or other health problems may
require a hospital stay if bitten by a black widow spider.
First aid measures:
Wash the bite site with soap and water
Apply an ice pack wrapped in a cloth over the bite location
To help prevent an infection apply an antibiotic lotion or cream to the
Elevate if the bite is on a limb (arm or leg) to prevent swelling
Seek immediate emergency care
Try to collect the spider specimen in a small jar or plastic bag for
examination by a spider expert, even if you have crushed it.
Treatment in a medical facility may be necessary.
Call the Poison Center for additional information or if you are confused
about what to do:
Poison Centers across the country now have a new national
emergency phone number - 1-800-222-1222
Or visit their web site: http://www.calpoison.org
Black Widow is considered the most venomous spider in North America.
The venom of the black widow spider is 15 times as toxic as the venom
of the prairie rattlesnake.
Only the female Black Widow is dangerous to humans; males and
juveniles are harmless.
The female Black Widow will, on occasion, kill and eat the male after
More than 35,000 spider species of spiders occur in the World.
About 3,400 species in 64 families are found in North America.