31
Aug
2018

Mice Control Matters: Potentially Deadly Virus Found in Mice in U.S.

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Most people know that mice are prone to carrying diseases, and so they try to stay on top of their mice control. However, recent news out of San Diego brings a rodent infestation to another level. A California deer mouse—a very common mouse in the area—tested positive for hantavirus. This is especially concerning because there is no vaccine available for…

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25
Jul
2018

The Most Popular Rodents in Connecticut

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The rodents in Connecticut play an important role in the ecosystem. They help disperse seeds, they construct burrows that serve as homes for several other animals, and they serve as a food source for many predators. However, that doesn’t mean you want them on your property. Here is a look at the most popular rodents in Connecticut, including what they…

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19
Jun
2018

Protect Yourself This Tick Season in CT

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Last year was one of the most active tick seasons Connecticut has seen, and while this year isn’t expected to be as bad, there is still a large tick population in Connecticut. Here is what you need to know about this year’s tick season, as well as what you can do to keep you and your loved ones safe. Why…

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19
Jun
2018

New Species of Self-Exploding Ant Discovered in Borneo

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You know all about carpenter ants and sugar ants, but chances are you haven’t heard about Super Ants until now. This new species of ants was recently discovered in the rainforests of Malaysia, Thailand, and Borneo, and it is easily one of the most intriguing discoveries we have ever read about. About Colobopsis Explodens The Colobopsis explodens is a new species…

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29
May
2018

Bug Bombs: Bad News for Bugs, and You

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‘Bug bomb’ foggers can be tempting. Clear everyone out of an infested building for the day, and after the mist has subsided, boom, your issues are gone. Temporarily, that is. Sure, they are a cheap fix, but they do not do the job well, as the mist will only kill what it lands on, missing the more important cracks and…

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29
May
2018

A Parisian Rat Invasion

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Paris, France, experienced its worst flooding in a century this past January and has suffered the consequences. Besides cosmetic changes and general safety hazards, the city is dealing with several unusual matters as well. Museums throughout the cities have temporarily shut down, and the Louvre has even been forced to empty their cellars of artwork for the first time since…

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29
May
2018

Why We Need the Fruit Fly

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The thought of a fruit fly is not a pleasant one. They plague ripened fruits, trash barrels, and drains, and cause quite the headache for the home or restaurant owner. If you find them in their early stages, they are in the form of nauseating maggots. But did you know the use of the fruit fly in scientific research has…

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01
May
2018

Is Your Commercial Dumpster Clean?

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Wait, what? It turns out, dumpsters are major magnets for pests in commercial food-serving establishments, but for different reasons than you may think. Of course, there is plenty of food available in a dumpster for a rat to have a heyday, but that is not the only draw. Why Rodents Love Dumpsters Besides the scent of food molecules leading all…

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01
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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