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May
2018

Tick Talk: What You Need to Know About Ticks in the Winter

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Many of us, especially pet owners and parents, breathe a sigh of relief when winter rolls around, knowing we don’t have to deal with the constant worry of checking for ticks after a stroll outside. However, that is not necessarily the case. Certain species of ticks, including the western blacklegged (deer) tick, Ixodes pacificus, stay active even when the temperatures…

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01
May
2018

You (Yes, You) Can Help Combat the Emerald Ash Borer

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What Is the Emerald Ash Borer? The emerald ash borer, commonly referred to as simply EAB, is a metallic-green beetle that was first discovered in Michigan in 2002. While they are harmless to humans, they feed on the inside bark of ash trees, which ultimately leads to them dying. Native from Asia, is it proposed that EABs made their way…

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24
Apr
2018

What Is Pest Exclusion and Why Is It Important?

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While our Connecticut pest control company is always available to treat an infestation, being proactive and preventing one is equally important. Enter pest exclusion: the important first step for any of our pest control services for both residential and commercial properties. What Is Pest Exclusion? Pest exclusion is essentially a technique in which we strategically seal up any potential entry…

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23
Mar
2018

So You Took Care of Your Rodent Problem…Now What?

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Once you have a rodent problem, you are past the point of no return, and reactive measures must be taken. But once that problem is under control, or before you have any issue at all, it is time to think about preventative measures to keep those rodents out for good. Exclusion, the process of finding and eliminating openings for rodents…

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15
Mar
2018

Useful Tips for Getting Rid of Fleas in Your Lawn

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Source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Beagle_puppy_sitting_on_grass.jpg Harmful fleas and ticks are not a new problem, nevertheless, not all homeowners know the best ways to be rid of them. Of all the areas in your home, your lawn may host the most fleas, and if you don’t treat the problem in the right way, your whole house can become infested as well. We have a…

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28
Feb
2018

Are There More Mice Infestations in Winter?

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Do you like to stay warm and cozy when it’s cold outside? You are not alone. The mice in Connecticut are also seeking the heat and shelter that your home provides. Not only that, but they are hungry. In the winter, it is not as easy to find food outside, so they find themselves indoors in the hunt for food.…

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20
Nov
2017

Five Pest Control Tips for Detached Storage Units

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It can be really frustrating when you realize you have pests in your storage unit. You may be asking yourself where they’re coming from or why they thought it necessary to bed down at your place. But don’t panic, because we hear you and you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve put together a list of five pest control tips for…

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31
Oct
2017

Tips to Prevent Bed Bugs from Infesting Your Home After Traveling

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When you are traveling, it is easier than you may think to pick up bed bugs. The small creatures are masters at not being found, so don’t feel bad if you discover an infestation after you have been in a hotel room. However, even if you vacate the hotel room as soon as you notice the bed bugs, and you…

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24
Oct
2017

How to Detect Beg Bugs in Connecticut Hotels

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It’s no secret that with hotels, you usually get what you pay for. However, there is one thing no hotel is immune to, and that is bed bugs. Even if you are staying at a five-star resort, there is still a possibility of bed bugs in CT. That being said, as long as you know what you are looking for,…

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27
Sep
2017

Connecticut’s Most Aggressive Wasps

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Before we get into what the most aggressive wasps in Connecticut are, we need to clear up a common misconception we hear quite often: bees and wasps are not the same thing. Even though they both fly and sting, they are two very different species. Bees produce honey, while wasps do not. Bees can only sting you once, while wasps…

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