The right tree service in Scranton

What is up internet!

Taz here, I am back and today reviewing a Tree service company in the Scranton area. Why? because we recently dealt with one…. AND I like writing. Is that ok? Good. So. When looking for the right tree service it is very important to understand the difference between Joe Shmo tree service and an actual arborist. What is an arborist you say.. An arborist actually studies plant and tree life. They are the top of the top tree experts and know very much about the trees in your back yard, I guarantee it. You should look up and analyze the tree services in your area and determine which ones are legit, and which ones you should pass on. Many companies will tell you that they are the best around, but simply ask them if they are arborists, and you’ll soon find out that not everyone is who they say they are.

Consider dealing with tree services who are insured and have been around for some time. Make sure they’re arborists, even though you may be paying a little more for the service. Have them show you their credentials if you’re hesitant.

Get more than one quote for tree removal or services you need. You don’t have to pick the first guy you come in contact with! People get 5 quotes to buy a toaster! if you’re spending the money, take the time and find a GREAT tree service!…

That Skin Rash.


What is that? a mollusk? noooo…its a rash. Wait what?

Molluscum Contagiosum is a benign superficial skin disease caused by the Molluscum contagiosum virus, which is a large double stranded DNA virus in the poxvirus family. The poxvirus replicates in the cytoplasm of host keratinocytes producing discrete, small (2-5mm), pearly flesh colored or pink dome shaped papules with a central umbilication or depression. The core of these lesions can occasionally be expressed and consists of a white cheesy material. The lesions are generally painless, but may become inflamed, red, scaly and swollen secondary to scratching or a hypersensitivity reaction. They most commonly occur in the intertriginous regions such as the axillae, groin and neck. They rarely occur on the face or periocular region, but can occur anywhere on the body except the palms and soles. In adults, they are most common in the pubic and genital areas, whereas genital manifestations in children could be an indication of abuse.

The infection is found worldwide, but is more common in developing countries. It has also mainly been considered a pediatric disease, typically occurring in toddlers or younger children over 1 year of age.

The virus is spread by direct contact with an infected individual or by contact with infected fomites, but the virus does not develop latency like the herpes virus. It is unclear as to whether the disease may be spread by simple contact with intact lesions or if breaking the lesion and the subsequent transfer of the lesion’s core material is necessary for transmission. Secondary spread of lesions may occur by autoinoculation by excoriation (especially in patients with atopic dermatitis) as well as by shaving and electrolysis. Swimming pools, steam baths, saunas, and communal spray baths have also been considered as modes of transmission likely because the warm and wet environment facilitates the spread of the virus by fomites. Vaccination against smallpox in infancy had not been found to be protective. The virus is completely contained in this protective sac allowing it to avoid triggering the host immune response. The incubation period of the virus has been estimated to be between 2 weeks and 6 months, with the lesions usually resolving spontaneously in 6-12 months; however some can take up to 4 years to resolve. Atopic dermatitis may be a risk factor for contracting the molluscum contagiosum virus due to barrier breaks and immune cell dysfunction in atopic skin. Patients with atopic dermatitis are also more likely to autoinoculate because of the underlying pruritis from their atopic dermatitis. Immunocompromised patients often have larger (over 15 mm) and more widespread lesions that could be disfiguring and are more resistant to standard therapy.

Diagnosis is generally made merely by appearance of the lesions. Skin biopsy may be necessary in immunocompromised individuals to rule out malignancy or fungal infections. Skin biopsy will reveal “molluscum bodies” which are large, eosinophilic, round, intracytoplasmic inclusions in the epidermis. A microscopic evaluation of a potassium chloride preparation of the soft material obtained from the umbilicated part …

The new house and the leaky roof.

Whats up everyone! Taz here. I’ve taken a few days off and I will dedicate this blog to what has been going on for the past couple of days. As you know (or don’t know) My wife and I have recently bought a new house. I shouldn’t say new. I should say new for us. But its an oldie. Anyway, We had a hell of a storm here this past weekend and when we took a gander upstairs, we noticed that there were some wet spots on the rugs. UGH! We were sorta ticked off considering we went through a thorough inspection and apparently they missed the leaky roof. Needless to say, we had to search for a good roofer in our area. Now, some contractors are not well trusted, luckily I did my due diligence and went with Bill Ritter ( He was quick and gave me a price that my wife and I were happy with and even offered a payment plan. He will be getting started within the week. In either case, when looking for a good roofer, I would consider the following:

  • Good Insurance
  • Good online reviews
  • Good BBB ranking
  • Warranty, warranty, warranty.
  • Friendly and knowledgable


So there you have it. I know that I am really narrowing down the people who actually will visit the site and need a roofer, but I just figured I would save some the time and effort and drop a line about Bill. He is great to work with.



Thanks for checking in!

Howdy! Taz here. thank you for sharing my blog experience with me. I saved this blog to discuss anything and everything. You’ll never know what you’re going to get so come on back! theres plenty to go around.…