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11
Jan
2023

How We Can Learn From New York’s New Rodent Legislation

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New York City has frequented the news cycle for its efforts in the war on rats. These efforts include new rodent legislation and the search for a new “Chief Rat Killer” in the city. The problem is only getting worse, with rat sightings reportedly up 70% from the same time two years ago.This new legislation put in place by Mayor…

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30
Dec
2022

Interesting Ways That Pests Survive The Winter

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When the winter rolls around and the temperatures decrease we tend to see a drop-off in the number of pesky insects looking to invade our homes. But where do these pests go during the harsh New England winter? Do they die off? Do they hibernate? Some pests will remain active throughout the colder months and can continue to cause issues…

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14
Nov
2022

How To Get Mice Out Of Your Home Effectively

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We receive calls year-round about rodents making their way into your homes and businesses. Across Connecticut commercial and residential properties alike are dealing with these unwelcome visitors more than ever. In fact, this year Hartford made it into the top 20 “rattiest cities” in the U.S., ranking #19 out of 50 different cities. Rodent populations across the state have seen…

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26
Oct
2022

Stay On The Lookout For Spooky Pests This Halloween

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Every autumn as the temperature drops and the leaves fall, we prepare for the ghosts, ghouls, mummies and clowns of Halloween. All this happens while some real frightening pests can go unnoticed. In the dead of the night, rats, spiders, bed bugs, and more could be creeping their way into your home to find shelter. We’ll walk you through what…

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29
Sep
2022

Focus on Pesticide Safety for National Pet Safety Month

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October is National Pet Safety and Protection Month. It can sometimes feel like an uphill battle to keep your pets safe from potentially dangerous things they encounter in their daily lives. When working with a pest control company it can seem even more difficult to protect your family members from harmful chemicals. We put together this guide that includes some…

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06
Sep
2022

Is Subscription-Based DIY Pest Control as Good As it Sounds?

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So you’re thinking about doing your own pest control? Whether it’s to save money, to do your part to help the environment, or just because you’re tired of dealing with pushy salespeople, there are many reasons that you might look to DIY pest control methods. We talk to a lot of people who have attempted their own pest control, and…

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25
Aug
2022

How to Protect Your Home From Pests This Fall

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As summer comes to an end and the leaves begin to drop, you might think the need for pest control will decrease along with the temperature. In reality, the drop in temperature will likely force these pests to seek food and shelter within your home.  When preparing for the fall it’s important to get ahead of the problem before it…

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26
Jul
2022

What Types of Wasps Have You Seen In Your Yard?

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Are you hearing a buzzing sound in your wall or noticing wasp activity around the outside of your home? You may be dealing with some unwelcome insects. There are many types of wasps that could be causing you issues. In this post, we will explain how to identify some of the most common varieties found in Connecticut. Paper Wasps One…

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13
Jul
2022

The Natural Pest Control Method that Actually Works

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Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a natural pest control method that's at the heart of all pest management. Good pest control programs will include IPM recommendations. These suggestions will include things that you can change around your home to make it less hospitable to pests such as ants, centipedes, spiders and even mice. And the best part? You can…

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29
Jun
2022

How To Tell If Your Home Has Carpenter Ants

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Seeing ant activity in your home or noticing sawdust-like debris below your windows or baseboards? You may be dealing with carpenter ants. Carpenter ants are known to chew and tunnel their way into any moist or rotting wood. In this post, we will outline several tell-tale signs that will help you determine if you are dealing with carpenter ants in…

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