Thanks for your replies, here is what i have done and what i have found. I removed the part of code in setup that set the variables to zero, I commented out the if statement at the end that stopped the servos and ran the program with no objects within four feet of the ping sensors. Below are the following serial monitor results for about fifteen seconds. The results that are zero are the result of the ping sensors not pinging (light did not flash on either sensor). The servos are powered by a separate 4AA battery pack.

22 inRight, 58 cmRight

23 inLeft, 60 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=58 leftDistance=60

23 inRight, 59 cmRight

24 inLeft, 61 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=59 leftDistance=61

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

52 inLeft, 133 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=133

8 inRight, 22 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=22 leftDistance=0

81 inRight, 208 cmRight

28 inLeft, 72 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=208 leftDistance=72

81 inRight, 207 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=207 leftDistance=0

64 inRight, 165 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=165 leftDistance=0

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0

5 inRight, 13 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=13 leftDistance=0

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0

1 inRight, 3 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=3 leftDistance=0

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0

6 inRight, 16 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=16 leftDistance=0

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0

When only using the first if statement used to run the servos and adding a 100ms delay between pings, i get the following results with nothing within 4 feet of the sensors.

12 inRight, 32 cmRight

53 inLeft, 135 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=32 leftDistance=135

77 inRight, 197 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=197 leftDistance=0

81 inRight, 208 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=208 leftDistance=0

82 inRight, 209 cmRight

25 inLeft, 64 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=209 leftDistance=64

82 inRight, 209 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=209 leftDistance=0

81 inRight, 208 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=208 leftDistance=0

33 inRight, 85 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=85 leftDistance=0

44 inRight, 113 cmRight

53 inLeft, 135 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=113 leftDistance=135

63 inRight, 162 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=162 leftDistance=0

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0

82 inRight, 210 cmRight

19 inLeft, 48 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=210 leftDistance=48

2 inRight, 5 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=5 leftDistance=0

20 inRight, 53 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=53 leftDistance=0

82 inRight, 209 cmRight

1 inLeft, 4 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=209 leftDistance=4

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

52 inLeft, 133 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=133

114 inRight, 291 cmRight

52 inLeft, 134 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=291 leftDistance=134

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0

0 inRight, 0 cmRight

0 inLeft, 0 cmLeft

dangerThresh=10 rightDistance=0 leftDistance=0