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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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23
Sep
2021

Should I Worry About Secondary Poisoning In Household Pets?

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HIGHLIGHTS: Rodenticides are regulated by both the EPA and the DEEP, restricting the use of high toxicity baits for consumer use in order to help prevent secondary poisoning Higher potency rodenticides are only available to purchase by those with a valid commercial supervisory certificate  Licensing requires rigorous training and exams that test the knowledge of pesticide use, placements, safety, and environmental implications Your pet would…

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10
Feb
2021

COVID-19 Update – February 2021

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Although we could not have predicted what 2020 would bring, we never doubted that with our dedicated employees, unwavering leadership team, and dependable customers, we could pull through whatever was thrown at us. We cannot express enough gratitude for your loyalty and  patronage during these unprecedented times, and we continue to thank you for your cooperation in helping us keep…

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29
Dec
2020

Does Cold Weather Kill Pesky Insects?

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Whether or not winter is your favorite season, I’m sure most of us can agree that one benefit to the frigid New England temperatures is the reduction in some of our dreaded warm weather insects. But just how many insects are affected by the drop in temperature, and do they actually die off, or do they just go into hibernation?…

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19
Aug
2020

D-I-Why Not? – Common Mistakes for Wasp Treatment

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When it comes to handling a wasp or hornet nest on your property, your first instinct may be to grab a can of over-the-counter pesticide and attempt to “take care of it” yourself. There are a number of reasons we recommend leaving this to the professionals, and no - it’s not so we can take your money! Read on to…

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21
Jul
2020

Rodents on the Rise: A West Hartford Invasion

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Were they always here? How can we stop them from spreading? What keeps them out of our homes? Why are they invading our clean neighborhoods? There are many questions rising from the West Hartford homeowners who are experiencing a rise in rodent activity in their suburban neighborhoods. Rats may be known best for their escapades in the city, but they…

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