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04
Nov
2019

Do Ants Carry Diseases?

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Whether you're dealing with tiny sugar ants or large, aggressive carpenter ants on your property, you may be wondering how these creatures could impact your health. While it's true that ants don't carry or spread "disease" in the same way as other pests (like fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes), ants can transport several different food-borne illnesses, including some as serious as…

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29
Oct
2019

Creepy Crawlers: The Pests of Halloween

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Halloween is a time for spooky, creepy and scary fun. There are a few pests who specialize in giving people the heebie-jeebies, including rats, cockroaches and spiders. Read on to find out a little more about the history of these pests, and why they have become such staples in Halloween decor. Rats There are a few reasons rats are considered…

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22
Oct
2019

Protect Your Home from Pests This Fall

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Autumn weather is here, and that means many pests will begin to search for warmth and shelter to wait out the cold winter months. With a little bit of time and some elbow grease, you can prepare your home for fall and protect against these seasonal invaders. One of the key approaches to pest management is prevention, which means stopping…

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15
Oct
2019

Stink, Stank, Stunk. The Annual Invasion of the Stink Bugs.

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If there’s one indication you can count on that fall is here, it’s the hordes of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs that begin to invade homes and businesses alike. They are an invasive species that is native to East Asia, first introduced to North America in the late 1990’s. If you’ve ever wondered why they choose to invade your home this…

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08
Oct
2019

5 Pest Control Myths: Busted!

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Most of us have fallen victim to a popular urban myth once or twice, like that lightning never strikes in the same place twice, or that humans only use 10% of their brains. It’s common to believe what you hear, especially if you think it’s coming from a reputable source. So we decided to debunk several popular myths about pest control that…

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01
Oct
2019

The White Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar

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This Canadian native can be found throughout New England and as far south as the Carolinas. Although it may look cute and harmless, the fuzzy hairs on this caterpillar contain venom and can cause an itchy rash if touched. The White Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar is fuzzy and mostly white, with a black stripe down their spine and two longer…

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24
Sep
2019

Protect Your Pets From Pesticides

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Animals are naturally curious so anytime pesticides are applied around your home, they may want to go check it out. Due to cats grooming habits, they are more likely to ingest pesticides that they have walked through. And because dogs use their nose to check out their surroundings, they may absorb chemicals through their nose. There are several ways to…

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17
Sep
2019

DIY Natural Pest Control

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There are many methods of pest control, some of which focus on preventing pests, some on repelling them, and some on eliminating them. Prevention is always key to maintaining a pest free home - but if they do manage to get by your defenses, check out these DIY natural remedies for tackling the tiny critters.  Homemade Mosquito RepellentMosquitoes are known…

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09
Sep
2019

What is Integrated Pest Management?

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a way of thinking that combines common sense with scientific knowledge. The basic idea is to use natural and chemical-free solutions when possible in order to limit the use of pesticides. Experts in IPM will use their knowledge of the pests feeding habits, life cycle and needs to determine the most appropriate methods of pest management starting…

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03
Sep
2019

Is There a Mouse in Your House?

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As autumn approaches and brings cooler nights and frosty mornings, mice will begin looking for a warm dry place to spend the winter. Although you can find rodents in your home at any time of year, many people notice an increase in indoor activity in the cooler months. The key to rodent control is early detection. Because their reproductive rates are so high, a small…

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