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 problem…

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27
Aug
2019

5 Facts About Earwigs You Might Not Know

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Earwigs are something people generally don’t like to talk about or think about, and definitely don’t like to see in their home. But these little guys are commonly misunderstood and ultimately, they pose no threat to humans. Check out these five interesting earwig facts you might not know! They aren’t interested in your ears - With such a misleading name, it’s…

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21
Aug
2019

Managing Backyard Tick Populations

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Some approaches for tick prevention at home include maintaining and modifying your yard and garden to reduce the livable area of the tick’s habitat. Take a look at the 5 simple tasks below to take the first steps towards reducing your backyard tick population. Mow the Lawn - Keep your lawn mowed to reduce the area that ticks could potentially take up…

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14
Aug
2019

The Decline in Pollinators & How You Can Help

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You may have heard the whispers that pollinator’s such as bees and butterflies have been steadily declining over the past several years, but do you know why? Read through the information below to learn more about this ongoing epidemic, and see what you can do right in your own backyard to help.  PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS The more widespread application of pesticides…

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