07
Jul
2020

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Carpenter Bees

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One of the surest signs of warm weather is the arrival of carpenter bees. Each year, the adults will over-winter in abandoned nests, emerging in the spring to feed on nectar. We get a lot of phone calls about these particular pests, and for good reason! They can become not only a serious nuisance, but can pose a threat to…

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10
Jun
2020

Beneficial Garden “Pests”

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It is contradictory to think of a “pest” being anything other than a nuisance, but in reality, there are many that will help your garden flourish naturally. Take a look at the list below to learn which critters should stay and which should go.  1. Garter Snakes - For some people, the idea of a snake living in their garden…

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28
May
2020

Make a Pollinator Garden

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Richland Pest & Bee has completed the Pollinator Awareness certification through the National Pest Management Association. Chemicals applied professionally by Richland Pest & Bee are aligned with preserving pollinator habitats. Whenever possible, we try to focus on repelling and preventing bees as opposed to eliminating them.  Creating a garden out of native plants is a great way to provide a…

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18
May
2020

Swarming Season Across CT

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Spring brings warmer weather, new buds on the trees, and with that, the swarming of bees. The first thing to keep in mind if you come across a bee swarm on your property, is that they aren’t there to hurt you. A bee swarm is essentially a group of homeless bees. They are in the process of looking for a…

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04
May
2020

Asian Giant Hornets Invade Washington State

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In a year already full of uncertainty due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, we are now faced with a new challenge; the invasive Asian Giant Hornet. First spotted in Washington state last December , no one is certain how these terrifyingly large hornets have made their way to the states. It’s possible that they migrated from a colony…

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14
Apr
2020

COVID-19 | Why is Pest Control Essential?

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Pest control has always been considered an essential service because it provides necessary management of rodents and insects that carry and spread harmful diseases throughout the community. When left unchecked, these pests can quickly spread to your homes, infect your kitchens and bathrooms, and take up residence in your yard or garage.The foremost purpose of pest control and removal or…

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06
Apr
2020

Protect Your Home From Stinging Insects

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You spot a beehive or wasp nest in a tree on your property, or under the eaves of your roof. What steps should you take to assess the situation, remove the hive or prevent future infestations? Some Important Things To Remember Most bees & wasps are not aggressive and will avoid contact with humans unless their hive is threatened. The…

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23
Mar
2020

Richland Response to COVID-19

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Statement from Michael Sarnese, Vice President of Richland Pest & Bee Control As a member of this 44 year old family-owned and operated business, I would first like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers well during these unprecedented times. As a pest control company, Richland falls into essential services by Governor Lamont's guidelines put forth in…

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21
Jan
2020

8 Bed Bug Myths – Debunked!

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Myth 1: The only effective chemicals used to kill bed bugs are illegal The chemicals that are most effective at eliminating bed bugs are not illegal, but they are more readily available to pest management professionals who have the technical training and know-how to correctly and safely apply them.  There are plenty of effective chemicals available, but fewer people who…

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16
Dec
2019

Keep Rodents Out This Winter

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Rodents are more than just a nuisance, if the population starts to grow, they can cause serious structural damage and spread harmful diseases. Rats alone cause an estimated $20 billion in property damage per year. Mice and rats both contaminate food by chewing through packaging and leaving traces of feces around food storage areas. They are constantly gnawing on things…

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